Peacocks Wagon Build


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1999 V70 R - Needed a VS build thread.

Wagon is a Canadian, originally tested by a rental car company and thankfully for me was rejected. Purchased in 2012 I'm the third owner. Vehicle thad a full service history that would put other anal Volvo owners to shame.

Mods list run down

Suspension/Brakes:
Ohlins Road holding kit Front - Rebuilt by PSI, Performance Shock Inc in California.
Ohlins Road holding kit Rear 
TME Awd Springs -
IPD Front 25mm Sway bar
IPD Rear Bar
IPD Strut tower brace
Solid-ish Top engine mount
Poly Firewall Mount.
Ceika 330mm large 6pot Front set  -Street Grey Pads
Porsche 330mm 4pot rear brakes  - Textar Porsche 996 Pads

Engine/Exhaust:
Stev0 Tune running 20-24
BW EFR 7064 Turbo Smart CBV and Dual port wastegate
Snabb Reverse intercooler piping kit
Custom Inlet tube mated to 3.5" maf housing
VR exhaust manifold - Milled Flat to fit T3 Turbo
Custom DP from Aaron
Magnaflow rear mufflers
Do88 intercooler -
Do88 Rad

Wheels:
Borbet LV5 with Bridgestone Potenzas.

Many thanks to Bmac,Steve, Hussein, and anyone else for answering the endless questions.

 

Day 01:
Car came with its drive shaft pre-removed but included. 12 total wheels and tires, a brand new set of R mats in the volvo box, and a stack of service receipts totaling 26,000 CAD.

Purchased at 121,000 miles currently 152k on everything.


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March 2014 - Acquired many nice parts through the winter. Met Bmac and got everything installed and then had Steve tune it the same evening. Long day but everything has held together like new since then.

 

Snabb kit was a oh yeah! to install, lower pipe need to sit just right to make it all work.
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18" of space was nice but we almost needed more.
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Clamshell was not surprisingly rusted closed.
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ugly ugly welds but it went in perfectly. Did require cutting the old downpipe to clear the angle gear.
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Bens BIG turbo
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Manifold and turbo and exhaust removed.
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Nice new nuts and reused the washers.
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Huge difference in design.
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Sway bars are such a nice improvement on this car
Reused a front bar from VS, rear can be had new without buying the set (just ask)
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Practice Safe Turboing
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May '14

Tint and Clear Bra - No surprise it doesn't show up in pictures. The Tint Shop of Rochester NY did a great job. Happy to protect the newly painted front end. (barely visible below)

'Winning' Only two volvos that weekend so I can't be too happy.

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Summer 2014
Fitting some poly bushings to rattle my fillings out.
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Sticker from the EST customer bbq day
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Nice little paint job under the hood
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Nothing Special but it does the job

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March 2015
Prep the Front shocks for service
Found a guide form what what i can't believe is 10 years ago. Thankfully the pictures are still up http://v70r.com/forums/topic/1667-ohlins-strutspring-install/
Had to get a offset box wrench but it was really the only tool for the job.

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Rear set still brand new in box. Really excited to get this all in and be on the road
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Not sure if VS works this way but Saving this space for suspension and brakes when they go on.

 

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good to see you posting, I'm sure you're itching to get the DO88 parts just as much as I am

btw do Ohlins use the same strut mount as normal shocks?

From what i could tell it seemed similar. I can verify in a few weeks when they return.

The shocks mounted upside down so it may have a different sized end up there. At the very least they are unlikely to wear out from dust/dirt as the actuation portion is contained withing the golden tube.

The mounts are also in very nice condition. I imagine they were replaced once already.

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good to see you posting, I'm sure you're itching to get the DO88 parts just as much as I am

btw do Ohlins use the same strut mount as normal shocks?

They use the same strut mount and spring seat and little rubber washer (that everyone forgets exists) but the bump stop is totally different and I don't believe available through Volvo. You also can't replace these items without essentially doing a rebuild or you end up unhooking the pressure hose and losing some of the shock oil and theoretically losing pressure. You can change springs easily but not the hardware. To change the springs you undo a nut on the bottom and then the tube slides out from the rest of the shock as more or less shown above.

To the OP: looks like a lot of nice stuff on your wagon!

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Thanks man I've seen and read many of your threads/posts.

The mounts didn't look bad when I sent them out. Came off a California car so they are all nice and corrosion free, my fingers are crossed too that the rubber boots are less worn from consistent temperatures.

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Nice job, I'm sure the car runs great w/ Steve's tune

Its been excellent so far. Very excited for the upped brakes and suspension to compliment it finally. I think I can use a lot more of it with proper supporting mods.

Nice work so far man, can't wait to see it with the Ohlins installed!

I'm excited to see the different they will make, stock original suspension in there right now and I can feel it being bouncy on my normal little run about. Waiting to here back on the spring rate of the TME's still to have Performance Shock properly tune the valving.

You have Öhlins? Wtf. :(

It came together kind of at the last minute.

Found the rears new through a really nice guy overseas, supposedly the last brand new set available in Europe - dealer receipts and all. Fronts were the ones for sale in October via swedespeed. I know the coilover setups would likely rival price and performance but I really like Swedish made parts and trust their ability to hold up in the long run.

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I know the coilover setups would likely rival price and performance but I really like Swedish made parts and trust their ability to hold up in the long run.

Plus it's Factory & the Ohlins Valves look cool mounted on the strut brace :D

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Waiting to here back on the spring rate of the TME's

For the TME AWD nivo springs, the rate was about 30% stiffer than stock, but you'd have to find out what stock rate was. ;)

BTW I was not impressed with the quality of the front TME springs. Mine were dead after 80K miles and had a coil budging out on both front springs. I've upgraded to H&R springs.

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For the TME AWD nivo springs, the rate was about 30% stiffer than stock, but you'd have to find out what stock rate was. ;)

BTW I was not impressed with the quality of the front TME springs. Mine were dead after 80K miles and had a coil budging out on both front springs. I've upgraded to H&R springs.

With the rate i've been driving the car in the summer months i've probably got 8-12 years to worry about that then. Something to think about though.

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