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  1. tuner4life

    How Your Car Sits

    Gave the VR a much needed wash/polish/wax last night.
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    Can I fit 18's without too much trouble?

    18" fits fine on my lowered 1998 VR. IPD springs/Koni shocks in the front and nivo drops in the back. Fender liners are still 100% intact (except where they have rubbed through at steering lock) Will it rub over large dips and at full lock? Yes. Is it severe? No. Just know the game you're playing. 18" looks so good I don't want to go back to the 17"s I had before.
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    I've just left the camber.. If you align the toe and rotate the tires every now and then, the tire wear won't be bad.
  4. tuner4life

    How Your Car Sits

    More Saffron!! Quick little driveway shot:
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    If I remember right, those ends are a piece that Yother orders in, and then has to do some machining to enlarge the bore. I'm living with it for now, but at some point this summer I'll pull it apart and find a fix.
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    Update on this. The heim joints are holding up just fine under the Sealsit boots, But there is a pretty severe creak coming from the outer joints. They are a little weird as they are just an inner sleeve inside of a nylon or derlin bushing. I pulled them off and put some grease on the surfaces, but the noise came back after the first rain.. I might see if I can get replacement ends.. I might just drill a tiny hole all the way through the bushing and install a grease zerk so that I can service them regularly.. Not sure yet.. Also to note, it had been almost a year and 1 winter of daily use before they has issues.
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    Hopefully this summer! Too many projects in progress right now to pull this car off the road. The old one still works ok for now, just rattles at idle.
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    I just broke the studs off with some pliers. The studs weren't rusty to the point that they were going to fall off, just rusty enough that the threads were useless. I bent them back and forth a few times and they popped off leaving a small hole. I just enlarged that hole to fit the threaded inserts. You can't drill in very far because you will hit the carpet. There is nothing above to hit besides carpet. These riv-nuts are just mounted in the sheet metal. They are a copper/brass type of material so they shouldn't corrode too bad. You could put some sealer around the hole if you wanted, I did not bother although I did put some anti-sieze on the threads.
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    So anyone with an AWD should know what these are. I lose about 1 per winter. These are shields that go right in front of the fuel tank in front of the back wheels. Go through a big puddle or some slush at speed and it rips them right off. Being low doesn't help the situation Well Saturday morning I did it again. this also left the track for the fuel lines dangling. Luckily the shield was retrieved unbroken from the side of the road and able to be re-used. These are held on my 3 small coarse thread studs on the bottom of the car and some crappy sheet metal speed nuts. It doesn't take much to rip them off. This is the 3rd time for this cover and the studs were getting kind of crusty. I had enough! So I cut the studs out and drilled some holes in the floor and installed riv-nuts. Now I can install the shields with m6x1.0 bolts and they should never get ripped off again.. Here are the old coarse thread studs I removed: Riv-nut tool: Niv-nuts installed: And shield re-installed:
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    Haha! It can probably be called many things, but here is a link to a similar one I found on Amazon.. https://www.amazon.com/BE-PRESSURE-85-400-062-Undercarriage-Cleaner/dp/B0065OYYQQ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=power+washer+undercarriage&qid=1553629247&s=gateway&sr=8-4
  12. You could definitely have a defective latch. I've seen several fail. You could try lubricating the assembly until you find a new one. It might extend the lifespan a little
  13. Had this same issue when I bought my V70. After changing the latch 3 times, I realized that there was a plastic part missing on the catch that is mounted to the floor. Without the plastic part (which breaks off sometimes), the latch will not close all the way. Luckily they are cheap from FCP. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-trunk-lock-actuator-motor-850-9485477
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    Thanks guys! I would recommend painted flaps to almost any color V70!
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    Tuner4life's 1998 Saffron V70R

    Over the past weekend, I enlisted the help of a friend and professional mobile detailer to help de-salt the daily drivers and get them cleaned up for spring. I was on the fence as I usually handle thing kind of thing myself, however the very useful power sprayer attachments for under the car sold me. He literally Foamed the entire undercarriage and then power sprayed it clean. It is likely cleaner now than it has been in my entire ownership lol. I helped things by removing the wheels and bumper/shields underneath for better access. Afterwards, I installed the R bumper and the since it'll probably be June before the C70 comes out to play, I stole the 18" Bremmer Kraft BR11s to run on the wagon for a while. I am very happy with the result. We went out that evening and my photog brother got some cool shots!