(n)A-GAME

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  1. I had some Alpine Type S's in my old S70 (fronts only) and they were a decent upgrade. But I've had a set of Rockford Fosgates sitting here waiting for my V70R for 3 or 4 years and I just can't bring myself to start messing with them. That and the Dynaudio setup in my XC90 are two of my favorite factory systems. The upgraded Harman/Kardon system in our new XC60 doesn't even sound as good to me as the older units, though I will say the B&O option in the new cars is fantastic but costs silly money. And, keeping us on topic...the yellow is about to get a full mechanical makeover. FCP paid a good chunk of their rent off of me this week 🤣
  2. 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.
  3. I am sure I just jinxed myself by posting that! But with 60K miles I would hope it isn't leaking yet.
  4. Nice. I just picked up an 08 V8 at the beginning of coronapocalypse to cover the daily driver duties myself.
  5. (n)A-GAME

    850R Bumper

    Ended up finding one locally that needs some refinishing.
  6. I'm not normally a yellow car guy, but it's kind of cool owning a unicorn.
  7. (n)A-GAME

    850R Bumper

    I know it's cobwebs and skeletons around here nowadays, but if anyone still cool enough to be patrolling the forums has an 850R bumper they'd be willing to part with, please shoot me a PM!
  8. Nope, found an old turbobricks thread where the original owner discussed replacing the 99 motor with a 2000.
  9. No idea - it was sitting at a shop in Harrisburg with a blown motor. The shop was acting as the intermediary for the sale, it wasn't until he brought out the title for signing that I learned of who owned it.
  10. We did a single day turn-and-burn from Detroit to Harrisburg, PA to get this over the weekend. It's Doug Strickler's old car for the OG's still around here. 1 of 50 99 LB's with a 2000R motor (that's currently blown). Currently awaiting an RN swap and M66. Can't wait to build it!
  11. I had the same issue with mine. I think their work quality must be slipping because the ones I bought before never had these issues. To their credit, I was also outside of warranty but they did end up replacing it for me. That was after when it failed the first time, they sent a grease pack to re-build it, and then 4 months post-rebuild (and not more than 1500 easy road miles) it started making noise again. Found driveshaft goop all over the bottom of the car so the exhaust must have melted it or something.
  12. Off topic, but that Volvo looks like it's going to be discovered just like that 50 years from now when the post-apocalyptic raiders are combing the ruins of industrial areas looking for supplies.
  13. Mailed this morning, also sorry to my person, I've been a bit under water myself.
  14. There are much easier ways to get a FWD 6 speed gearbox than shipping one from Yoorup. Hit up Car-part or similar sites. Very curious to see how you get to 40 MPG on an almost 20 year old turbo motor!
  15. Hmm, I wouldn't happen to have a >complete swap available for you...
  16. And you speak from experience, right? I've seen them in about half the 98-00 V70s that come up on the local Craigslist and multiple times in the JY. And Detroit is hardly a mecca of Volvo-dom.
  17. Soooooo....back to the original point of the thread: New MTB...Trek X-Cal 7. Might be a touch big for me but the price was so good I couldn't pass up.
  18. Pro tip: They won't work without a software upgrade and a main engine wire harness change.
  19. I don't know, maybe I got a bad one, but I was not overly impressed with it quality wise. If he's into the "military" style (and you don't mind buying a more off-beat brand) I got a Tsovet last year as a gift and absolutely love it. Not that it means anything but Esquire's written them up a few times, and always given them positive reviews. I've been asked if it's a Panerai more than once, which I'll take as a compliment!
  20. I returned my Luminox. It stopped glowing after 2 months. Total piece of trash. And putting on my watch snob hat for a moment I don't think I'd qualify Omega and Tag as "fine" timepieces, except for a few of them. Don't get me wrong, I love my Tag, but for the most part they are solid mid level mass-produced consumer luxury watches. Obviously 20 steps above Timex, but you get the point. What's your budget for this gift? And anything in particular your friend would like in a watch? Face size? Water resistant? Leather/metal band? Etc.
  21. Meant to +1 you on that. That is a beautiful machine!
  22. Tell your guy if he wants to experiment with Volvos I would be interested in buying/bringing my car there to have work done and/or supplying donor ECUs for him to mess around with. I know several other locals who probably would too. Maybe an economy of scale will make it worthwhile for him.