Andy's 1999 V70 R


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36 minutes ago, Dick Dastardly said:

Auto V70R wagons are lethargic. They really need a 6 speed. 

 

Mine will never have one...

Hmmm $1500 for manual in my beat A$$ R or $1500 into suspension and brakes on the M3..

This one has all the right moves but a 6 speed is the next logical step. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, apeacock said:

still itching to swap my wagon, everyone else is doing it! 

Seriously, come to Troy for a few days and we'll knock it out ASAP.  The M66 makes it so much more enjoyable to drive. 

2 hours ago, babyclaude said:

Come to Troy, NY, where we can swap your wagon in a couple days.

It's like we've done this before....

Yeah, because we need more autos to pile in the shed.

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1 hour ago, Dick Dastardly said:

to V70R wagons are lethargic. They really need a 6 speed. 

 

Mine will never have one...

Hmmm $1500 for manual in my beat A$$ R or $1500 into suspension and brakes on the M3..

everyones got an m3 though!

Just now, andyb5 said:

Seriously, come to Troy for a few days and we'll knock it out ASAP. 

Seriously, we need more autos to pile in the shed. 

Didn't know you guys were so close Buffalo's a quick drive out there. Message me about it man. 

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A while back I blew up an axle doing donuts and replaced it with an aftermarket axle from FCP.

The inner boot on that axle ripped, and me ignoring it killed the inner CV joint. So I bought the replacement axle from Advance Auto Parts - it's a new axle, not reman'd; since I got it for $60, I figured I'd give it a shot and see how the quality is. 

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I had to use a hydraulic press to remove the old axle from the wheel bearing. So while the bearing itself wasn't worn out, I wasn't installing a new axle in a messed up hub so I put a new FAG bearing hub in as well. 

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41 minutes ago, Tommy. said:

Ha you said FAG. Sorry been drinking again. Used those on my dad's xc all kosher for many thousands of miles. 

I always find your thread when I've been drinking... 

:laugh: the drunk posts are hilarious. Keep them coming Tommy :wub:

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On November 27, 2015 at 2:24:45 PM, andyb5 said:

A while back I blew up an axle doing donuts and replaced it with an aftermarket axle from FCP.

The inner boot on that axle ripped, and me ignoring it killed the inner CV joint. So I bought the replacement axle from Advance Auto Parts - it's a new axle, not reman'd; since I got it for $60, I figured I'd give it a shot and see how the quality is. 

 

I just put one of those (From Advance Auto) in my Mom's S70 AWD last week :) Look pretty solid. The outer shaft is thicker than the auto Volvo version.

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Test fit some OZ Ultreleggerra's that Matt had taken off his C30.  They're 18x8, et+38.  The tires are 225/45/18, so they're taller than the stock OD.

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Spokes clear the calipers by basically nothing.  They do clear, but I'd run a 5mm spacer with them to be safe.

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It was in on the lift because I hard started to feel a strange (yet familiar) vibration when turning right.  Opened the hood to confirm my transmission mount had snapped the same bolt as last time :monkey: Unlike last time, I haven't done anything to provoke this one.  I fucking hate this car sometimes.  Guess I'm going to remake that bracket, because even though it'll take 2 minutes and $0.50 to repair, it's sure as hell really annoying to have this as a recurring issue.  

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46 minutes ago, andyb5 said:

Test fit some OZ Ultreleggerra's that Matt had taken off his C30.  They're 18x8, et+38.  The tires are 225/45/18, so they're taller than the stock OD.

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Spokes clear the calipers by basically nothing.  They do clear, but I'd run a 5mm spacer with them to be safe.

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It was in on the lift because I hard started to feel a strange (yet familiar) vibration when turning right.  Opened the hood to confirm my transmission mount had snapped the same bolt as last time :monkey: Unlike last time, I haven't done anything to provoke this one.  I fucking hate this car sometimes.  Guess I'm going to remake that bracket, because even though it'll take 2 minutes and $0.50 to repair, it's sure as hell really annoying to have this as a recurring issue.  

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I'm running those too except mines aren't black

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