Carbon_R

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  1. Using a Spec 3 with the S70 and it is pretty harsh. I was hoping the 3+ shows a little more comfort.. :(

    Nah, it will smooth out once you get around 1k on it, it's a hard face clutch so it takes longer to bed the clutch in.

    About two months ago I removed the tranny to fix a nasty tranny oil leak that developed (sealer didn't do it's job).

    I added Royal purple 75W-90 (50%) with 75W-140 (50%) gear oil which gives an end viscosity of 110 and so far the gear noise at low speeds it's nearly zero and the box feels smoother (except for the clutch disc rattle).

    Do you guys have issues with gear noises at low speeds (5-20mph)? like a whinning sound or clatter kinda hard to explain.


  2. Once its up and running, let me know if the SPEC 3+ rattles your gearbox to death and how do you like the feel of the clutch.

    At first mine was pretty harsh (jumpy) when you let the clutch out and now it's smooth and feels like a stock clutch but with one heck of a bite

    Nice project, keep up the good work..


  3. But, to each their own. I don't like it and wouldn't do it personally, but obviously others like it so more power to them :tup:

    The sad part about project Pras is that we won't be able to see the work with our own eyes. Sometimes pics don't do a car justice in order to appreciate the work that has gone into it. I've seen this before on other projects.

    Based on his write up, I expected worse, but it came out pretty decent IMO, I give him a :tup: for creativity.

    I must agree with Johann, the previous color looked amazing on his car.

    My.02

    Raf


  4. Well, I think it looks good but I've never been/will be a fan of the color "RED", not to forget yellow :lol:

    Too each's own.

    real-ugly-face.jpg

    Dang Pras, I see that your dental cleaning work hasn't been the greatest. Know wonder your leaving LA to India :lol:

    Raf


  5. Dang Pras, I feel ur pain.

    A bit of advise for any member on this forum that tries to under take a detailed project like the few of us have done or are doing, at some point it becomes a nightmare, so please, do your research and budget accordingly.

    I had my share of issues which you're well aware of but I wont get into that since we are chatting about your project.

    I heard that you also decided to changed the color, WHY???? it looked so pimp before IMO.

    The only thing I can say is that I hope the end results make you happy or satisfied. I'm sure Aaron will get the motor figured out but you will never get your $$ worth out of the car, might as well keep it for a while or until you return.

    Too bad you live far from me because I would of given you a helping hand, now post pics and quit ranting :D

    Raf


  6. What up Prasuede/Jay/Mike, Tahoe joke :P, glad that you guys made it down safely, did you like that IS burn out, ha-ha.

    I wanted to thank Jason/Pras/Mike for picking me up and letting me cruise in both rides, awesome cars. Jason's car is hot too, the paint is in amazing condition plus the other goodies he added in less then 4 days, crazy!!!.

    Prasuede, your ride is pimp, crazy drop, I got a few thumbs up while cruising on the freeway ;)

    I'm too lazy to post all the pictures from the meet but follow the link below, nice to meet all of you who attended and hopefully my car will make the next meet.

    Ben you're a big pimp :lol: and awesome car too, way too much to list..

    For those of you that didn't make it, we didn't miss ya at all :P jk..

    Later,

    Raf

    LINK


  7. Less than 5 years ago a sheet of 5/16" steel cost me $125.00 it now costs me $295.00 for the exact same piece of material. Inflation is alive and well regardless of what you may think.

    Let's not blame Canada for that, blame China & India for high steel prices :rolleyes:

    CJ, I was asking Scott back in 01 to come out with this kit before I went hog crazy on my car and they didn't want to do it, so I did my own thingy as alot of board members did. I'm glad that IPD finally pulled their head out of the fox hole and decided to do something for the Volvo community but I think is a bit late on the game, a lot of us are way over there head in terms of performance options and configurations ;)

    God speed to IPD..

    Raf