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  1. On 1/19/2022 at 1:22 PM, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

    OEM roof rails, got too cold/dark to deal with swapping the box over.  Also ditched the sunroof visor that came with the car.



    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!


  2. On 1/3/2022 at 4:31 PM, quiksilver said:

    ...So I bought a 1986 Alan Record. OG aluminum race bike, screwed and glued tubing and then I went all minimal designer on it (as I do).


    Wow. Beautiful. Reminds me of a Vitus. 

  3. 10 hours ago, JaredR1 said:

    Nice!  Those are cool boats, and built about 40 minutes from my house.

    Ours is a Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 15.

    Awesome. I used to frequent the Herreshoff Museum when I was in undergrad. Incredible place. You have good taste!

  4. 20 hours ago, JaredR1 said:

    Thanks, yeah I live a life filled with classics it seems haha.

    Everyone on board owns multiple Volvos :cool:


    Very nice, even more beautiful than I imagined! I just took out our little 13' Mellonseed skiff with my oldest kid for the first time the other day. It was a blast. 

    What are the details of your boat?



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  5. 15 hours ago, lookforjoe said:

    New calipers for the C30 - the originals (about 8 years old now) were intended for the V70 - the black doesn't go so well on a black car.

    Main reason was this - revised design for the eBrake

    New wheels (17") for my snows for next year - my Enkeis are kinda beat up now


    Wow, beautiful. Can't wait to see the brakes mounted...

  6. 2 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

    VERY cool - how many miles? I couldnt find any under 100k. I was looking at these when I bought our 14 XC90 recently...

    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...

  7. 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. 


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  8. 1 hour ago, (n)A-GAME said:

    I maintain that the stock 901 system with paper speakers and all rivals most setups on these cars.  It truly is a fantastic sounding system.

    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.