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  1. Yeah, I have the Auto Vox V5 Pro. I've had it installed for about 3 months and I'd say my feelings are mixed. With young kids I really wanted to get backup camera capability, which this does a good job at. No complaints there. But in my opinion this reduces its usefulness as a rear view mirror in daily driving, because a camera/video feed is nowhere near as crisp as an actual mirror. I'm on the fence about keeping it tbh. PM me if you want more info on it, happy to share.
  2. Got new shoes today- Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's. 235/45/17's fit with no rubbing, thankfully. I probably could've gone even wider now that my car is no longer lowered, and my fenders are rolled. Is this too much camber?
  3. Nice truck, I love this era. My dad has a 6 speed and it's a blast to drive. A little gloss black vinyl or paint on those pillars would look great IMO!
  4. Wow. Beautiful. Reminds me of a Vitus.
  5. What a welcome surprise! Psyched to have your updates to look forward to!
  6. When you're all done, toss it up on BaT! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-fiat-x1-9-12/
  7. I love my Flir camera and have used it similarly. https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/coolant-temperature-after-engine-shut-down.1022435/#post-11317859
  8. Excellent. Looking forward to some fresh inspo!
  9. Thanks for the info. These are actually OEM Saab wheels from a 9-3 Aero, see photo. Saab makes some nice looking wheels - I like these too.
  10. I've spent entirely too long thinking about Volvos...
  11. Happy to oblige. The guys at NGP were awesome to deal with. Bumper guard took all of 3 minutes to install. https://store.ngpracing.com/rearguards-by-rgm-volvo-850-v70-wagon-1996-2000-w-painted-bumper.html
  12. Installed a rear bumper guard. I had some spider cracking in the paint on top of my bumper from a buddy's Jeep Wrangler. This should take care of it. Looks good and matches the other black plastics pretty well. New German Performance.
  13. Wow, beautiful. Can't wait to see the brakes mounted...
  14. Looking good! Someone should really go through my V70 and tackle all of these little lurking projects! I'm too busy with this nonsense! https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/new-to-me-lx570-general-thread.1216897/
  15. @lookforjoe your capacity seems boundless. Every time I open this thread I'm impressed. So cool!
  16. Thanks! 79k miles, got it for $24k. Dealer serviced here in SoCal since new - was too good a price to pass up and I actually bought it sight unseen! Looks brand new underneath, and has the dark gray interior which I prefer. But it drives like a boat and it's very thirsty, as expected. And Lexus/Toyota has also never been on the leading edge of technology - the infotainment/nav/audio are all pretty terrible to use. But whatever, I got it to haul us around and get into the desert from time to time for some camping. Proper roof rack, and roof top tent coming in the future...
  17. Just picked up an 08 Lexus LX570 for a family hauler, about two months ago. Already it's been through a few iterations...wheels, tires, spacers, etc. First step was throwing those horrid chrome rims away... Next step was cleaning up and painting an old set of LandCruiser rims, and getting some decent tires on them. 1.25" wheel spacers on all 4 corners. Rims were painted using Superwrap 'Gun Metal'. So far so good. Active Height Control suspension is cool. And finally some late model rims for daily street use.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Wow, yeah. Very glad it wasn't worse though! @lookforjoeHow does the car handle in general? Pretty predictable, or is it a wild child?