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  1. http://auctions.volv...d.com/index.php

    If you are a lifetime supporting member sign up and PM me your member name for a 50 dollar credit. Everyone else gets a 5 dollar credit, which works out to the first 500 dollars you sell is free this includes non-supporters. Works out to forsale just got 5 dollars cheaper and no need to maintain supporting membership for 12 months if you only sell something every few months.


  2. Obviously negotiation been on the table for sometime now, but with Saab going, I think this is not a wise move now - all being equal, people actually look for alternative and being (the only) Swedish is a hell of a way to differentiate your car brand imo.

    That Ford have in fact bastardize the brand already since owning it is of course debatable.

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  3. i just sold a whole kit to do this with to a memeber on here hopefully he will post up pics of his even more rarreeerr car ever!

    I wanted to do this with the kit from D s50r but wisely backed-out - I dropped pans b4 and unless there's a more compelling need like sticking lifter noise, I'm not too excited to do it again. I can't seem to find time doing other projects and this would have just added to my things to do on the shelf, lol.

    Otherwise, a very good mod for 98 and below cars, specially if the cooler lines start to leak and one has time.

  4. LOL Very good point.

    yes, you can always call us or email me scottd@fcpgroton.com

    Hey guys,

    Here's my story, good and bad.

    I've bought parts from fcp Groton thru the years, on-line, thru egay, in their Groton store (I believe the gentleman I dealt with is Nick's uncle). I do get discounted parts from our local dealership but most of the time, online retailers provide good value - whether fcp or their competitors.

    I got straight answer when I was shopping for t-belt components late last year. (That's a hint for you noobs, lol, ASK question, or forever hold your peace if you receive parts you don't expect/want).

    When I saw an offer for a good t-belt componenents kit at egay, I asked what the brands are, and finding out that the tensioner is a no-name brand, I asked for oem AISIN. I got it for additonal amount and came out with a good deal still - INA rollers, Contitech t-belt and serp belt.

    My only gripe is that the tensioner roller I got has the issues that have been long been raised by Made in Japan - a minor inconvenience for me because I'm aware of it, but could have been a disater for a noobie. As it happened, I've replaced t-belt on P1 FWD (850/X70) twice already, so no biggie.

    Found the link, btw: http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=104436

    Now I'm up for another PCV/T-belt/Radiator for my newly acquired T5M, can't wait for the discount for supporting member deal! I hope I can combine that with the on-line $10 discount I got for answering a survey the other day, lol.


  5. Rotated my tires on the 855 - my $80 investment on alignment paid off, the wear on my tires are very even after about 5k miles. I'm all praises to 215/45R17 Bridgestone RE92 (?) - the designed band/protection on the side protect my wheels from damage, I'm yet to f**up any wheel (knock on the wood, lol) even after hitting potholes in the Hartford, CT area. Usually, I have to have at least a pair repaired every season!

    Bad news, discovered a fubar tie-rod end, maybe two - it was getting dark just before I finished, so need to jack her up again just to assess the issue one of these days - hopefully the outers, easier to work on.

  6. For the 855, installed B&G lowering spring. I got it from 240 (VS member whom I swapped my EST strut brace with for the springs) and although it is for sedan, it's perfect for my wagon. The drop is exactly what I want, about 1.25" all around, and the rear stiffness (or lack thereof) is compensated by Bilstein HD and R-sway bar.

    One happy clam I am :)

  7. "Slaters" or Quickbrick Motorsports massive adjustable swaybar endlinks for older style V70/S70/C70 for sale. These are generation 1, so have bigger end hardware, still perform same function as new generation. See here for details on current generation, read posts here (group by forum) and on other performance sites for testomonials, these rock!


    Parts are new as shipped to me, all the little stuff and instructions, complete. These are $180 new, selling for $100, buyer pays shipping. Paypal would be fine or I'll ship after your check clears. If in Denver area just stop by.

    Why selling? These are great endlinks, looked forward to adjusting handling to where I liked it, but wife totaled my 00 C70 HPT Coupe these were destined for, my loss is your gain. I got a 04 V70R so slowly getting past the loss :-)


    PM sent

  8. So far, the IPD links have held up for almost a year, far longer than I ever got from OEM.

    Is this the heavy duty type?

    I'm glad I saw this thread before I ordered the links, I could have gotten the HT. I just ordered IPD-HD.

    Anyway, believe it or not, the links on our 98 V70 is still the original after almost 9 years/100k, and it only started to make noise in the last 6 months or so. I check the boot every time the I switch tire and until the last time, they were intact.