The Re-Birth Of A Martian. Floggingmike's Build Thread.


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Nice work!! B) I also bought myself a V70 when I was 15, now 1 1/2 years later I turned 17 so I'm finally able to drive it legally :lol: Your V70R looks gorgeous, I really like the color and the wheels. In my opinion Comets are the best wheels for an x70 ^_^ Keep on the good work!

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Update: Installed Koni yellows up front.

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BUT it was squeaking like a mofo on the PS soo after being annoyed with that for a week, we took out the strut to do some investigating.

As i turns out. the thicker, and slightly tighter coils were hitting the bumbstop plate

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So we took that out and grinded it like a couple at a high school dance.

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VOILA no more squeaky business.

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Nice work, the car looks great. What did you do for rear springs? Also, did you reseal the angle gear yourself?

Cut two coils off the rear springs. (Disclaimer: that's a legitimate mod, not some ricer bullshit). But I'm sure youre aware of that ^_^

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To add to the washer grinding, we ended up grinding all the way around the washer and took appx .050 off the sides, for a diameter reduction of .100 of an inch in the event that the washer turned upon re-assembly. It seems that the top pigtail on some of the IPD springs is wound a bit too tight, causing it to shift in the spring seat and rub the bumpstop washer. I recommend anyone installing aftermarket springs to check for this.

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Nice work!! B) I also bought myself a V70 when I was 15, now 1 1/2 years later I turned 17 so I'm finally able to drive it legally :lol: Your V70R looks gorgeous, I really like the color and the wheels. In my opinion Comets are the best wheels for an x70 ^_^ Keep on the good work!

thanks man! the wait to drive is tough but soo great once you get there. Your V70 looks great, I love that color red.

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This thread has been tiding me over while I've been working on getting my '00 R roadworthy-not saying I'm going to copy everything you've done, but it might end up being very similar. :ph34r: Nice work!

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Finally got off my ass and polished the TME strut brace I picked up from Brandon (volvoskiah) at Carlisle. Was painted dark red with black paint peeling on the brackets. sanded the brackets a little and did a quick pass of primer on them.

test fit

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final fit

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