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  1. I agree with this. A few years back @Aequitas_Veritas and I installed a full set of Alpine SPS-610C speakers in my wagon, but ultimately I thought it sounded better with the stock speakers, and the addition of a HU-901 + C70 amplifier. We eventually removed the Alpines and went back to stock, and I've been happy with it since. Could use a little more bass before distortion occurs, but otherwise no complaints.
  2. If you're in a position to, you can also check at local scrapyards. I've had some luck doing that over the years, but obviously it's hit or miss. Mostly miss.
  3. Sound like a lot of fun- until it's not! 😐 Last year I took a driving course at Porsche Experience Center in LA - it was great getting to drive such a small and low car (911 C4S w/PDK), and having the freedom of a consequence-free closed track to explore the car's limits. I would similarly describe the 911 as having go kart like handling. Next time I go I'd like to try a mid engine rwd car (manual Cayman GTS) to see the handling differences between the two setups (over/understeer, recovery maneuvers, etc). Would love to get a smaller two door to have fun with, but the V70 just keeps on ticking and I can't justify getting rid of it. Looking forward to seeing how you repair and improve the X1/9.
  4. Wow, yeah. Very glad it wasn't worse though! @lookforjoeHow does the car handle in general? Pretty predictable, or is it a wild child?
  5. I don't know anything about anything, but if you drop a 500hp 5 cylinder into a 240, please keep us posted! Check turbobricks, jagsthatrun, sts machining.
  6. Thanks for all the info. Safe to assume than, that a 98 V70 would require a trip to the dealer to access the programming tool?
  7. This is my assumption too, and corroborates what I've read online. I'll keep trying as time permits...
  8. Hahaha, just tried again tonight but all I managed to accomplish was setting off the alarm while switching batteries around in the remotes- a fun game to be playing with the alarm blaring. The resulting angry texts from my wife were tonight’s nightcap.
  9. Thanks for the response, I’ll try again tonight. here’s the remote. Says OEM factory, and appears identical to mine, though it doesn’t specifically say V70. https://www.ebay.com/itm/172788153637
  10. 1998 V70. It has the little red LED light that blinks when the car is alarmed. I have a functioning remote, everything works. I just bought another as mine is pretty ratty, and it would be nice to have a backup anyway. Instead of transferring the guts over to the new remote, I'm trying to just program it directly to the car. I've reviewed this VS thread, as well as some on Volvoforums, and MVS, but can't get any traction. I have tried the following, but have been unsuccessful. Any further suggestions? "If you have a red security light in the dash of your vehicle, you will be able to manually program this remote. If you do not have a red security light in the dash of your vehicle then you will have to take this to the dealer for programming. To manually program this remote, ensure that all doors, hood, and trunk are closed. Insert key into ignition, turn key to position #2 and back to off at least 5 times in ten seconds. The LED indicator should start to flash, leave ignition on. Once indicator starts you have 15 seconds to program remote. Press the lock button on the remote. The indicator LED lighting for about 2 seconds acknowledges the programming."
  11. Laminate really has come a long way and as much as I love to hate it, it is a good choice for a lot of applications. We have laminate upstairs and oak downstairs (wtf?) and the laminate still looks brand new. It predates us, so it's at least 5 years old. The oak could use a refinishing at this point although it's unrivaled in its warmth. If you like wood, nothing beats the real thing. If you don't really care, then laminate makes a lot more sense. I think it gets a bad rap because it tries to be emulate wood, usually not very well. Especially if it's a sheet product as opposed to plank laminate.