A slightly neglected but making a comeback, 70R that is just itching to find a motivated owner. Nearly every month, we all read, or hear about, another R selling for CRAZY money. This particular R is NOT crazy money. It's reasonable money. $4000.00 and who knows, it may be even cheaper. What I would REALLY be interested in, is a TRADE. STRAIGHT ACROSS. CAR FOR CAR.
MINE; 2005 VOLVO V70R ONE OF 674
190,000. Mostly fwy commute miles silver paint with the typical Gobi colored leather. Yes, it would be nice if it were flash green with Atacama but it's not. Clean title, never been involved in any significant accidents. NO panel has been repainted. Has a few of the typical umps and bruises but nothing big. Interior is Gobi leather and is a little tired. CaR starts easily, idles nicely, revs like a pissed off banshee, has a working 4C system, all three settings, NO CHECK ENGINE LITE, NO codes other than ignition ring and rear wiper motor.
Automatic trans with a new, Quality replacement, valve body including all eight shift solenoids. New, not ebay Chinese "reman" solenoids as well as all new proper transmission fluid. I have set adaptation thru VIDA only to find out that the VIN LOCKED TCU is probably "bricked" and needs a XEMODEX replacement. APPROXIMATELY $499.95 I just don't want to deal with it as I have other cars and projects in various stages of completion and have no room.
If I were to keep it, I would absolutely do an M66 Install as this conversion alone seems to make people go mad and throw huge amounts of cash at owners.
If I had the room I'd strip it bare and make it a 6 speed track only car with full cage etc.
Yours; 95-97 855R prefer red but any R color would work. Needs to be in reasonably decent condition. NO SALVAGED TITLE. Must run. NO more than 2 years out for tags. I understand how old they are and how crappie the interior plastic is now so I won't freak about a cracked or broken interior. PLEASE, NO TOTAL POS CARS BUT SOME ISSUES ARE EXPECTED
Interested? Let me know what you're thinking and maybe we can make something happen
first time posting here not sure what to expect. So I have an 07 xc70 I recently purchased and have a few questions about some performance mods I would like to do. So this car has about 175k miles and I want to boost my horse power up to the high 200’s if not low 300’s it’s my daily and I want a bit more juice for fun but I don’t want to destroy it too bad I love the i5 sound and the entire car in general. What are some things I can do to increase the horsepower but keep it from killing itself. Also what are some good exhaust mufflers or kits I can buy that increase the sound at higher rpms but not as much at low rpms it just sounds so amazing at high revs and I want to emphasize that as I’m driving. Any feedback or suggestions would be great. Thanks!
2006 Volvo v70 (120,000 miles) part out list of parts below:
Trunk hatch carpeted trim
Car jack and breaker bar red handle and tow bar
Windshield wiper motor
Fuel door lock solenoid
Antenna amplifier (green or orange x2)
Ignition switch starter
Turn signal stalk
Seat belt restraints (x2)
Door sill plates (x2)
Metal radio pocket
Volvo plastic radio pocket
A/C control unit
Side view mirror left
Servotronic fuse relay
Windshield wiper stalk
Overhead light driver front
Rear bumper trim (x2)
Rear speaker covers
Driver motor seat controls
Passenger motor seat controls
Steering wheel column cover
Door speaker covers front (x2)
Center console trim (x2)
Rear carpeted trim panels (x2 one thin one thick)
Rear cargo upper trim with dome light
Side view mirror right
Wooden door handle trim pieces (x4)
Fuel pump regulator
Overhead dome light rear
Windshield rain sensor
Tan headrest with long spikes
Tan headrest with brackets (x2)
Rear armrest with cupholders
Flip down sun shield left (red wire)
Flip down sun shield right (green wire)
Rear view mirror and wiring harness
Power steering pump tank
Right upper brake light
Right lower brake light
Armrest for front seats
Driver window switch box
Front passenger window switch
Rear speakers (x2)
Side airbags (x2)
Rear fuse relay box
Rear third brake light
Emergency brake with leather
Rear trunk speaker trim (x2)
Right rear trunk carpet trim
All 4 door panels
Back hatch carpeted floor (x2 one thin one thick)
Rear bottom single seat
Single seat leather upper
Double seat leather upper
Left and right rear seat bolsters
Right front carpet
Left front carpet
Drivers front seat
Passenger front seat
Rear trunk hatch trim
Braking systems (x2)
Emergency brake trim (x2)
Center console back plate
Passenger lower dash cover
Floor door trim (x2)
Front door handles
License plate frame
Seat railing covers
Instrument cluster 163000
Trunk trim (long back piece (x2) and shoulder piece
Floor door trim (x2 longer pieces)
Rain sensor cover
Dash radio storage box
Fuse panel cover
Gas tank cover
Front air bag crash sensor
Rear air bag crash sensors
Air bag impact sensor
Hazard light switch
On pallet not in box:
Door pillar vents (x2)
Windshield wiper motor cover with seal
Trunk pillar covers (x2)
Left side skirt cover
Right side skirt cover
Left and right side door trim panel moulding (x2 longer)
Left and right side door trim panel moulding (x2 shorter)
Trunk trim with cut out for lock
Trunk trim no cut out
Left and right trim railings (x2)
factory volvo key fobs where i work used to be a volvo dealer and some of the left over inventory was a bag of factory key fobs. there brand new volvo parts. they may need new batters from sitting on the shelf for so long. they will need to be programed by the volvo dealer. can be found here on amazon
set of 4 s60r 18" wheels off 2012 s60r, center has been bored out buy a wheel shop to 65.1 mm to fit older 850, v70 and s70.
rims are not bent and in great shape 600$ located in concord California
can be seen here https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/concord-volvo-keyfobs-s60r-rims/6964383047.html
Here's the story behind my new-to-me 2000 V70 R. Its gonna be a long post, and picture heavy too!
This thread will serve as a continuation of sorts of my 1999 V70 R build, which can be read here:
The conclusion to that thread will come later this summer, as I will be pulling all the modifications of my 99 R, and transferring them to the 00 R. Now, onto the details of my new Venetian Red 00 R!
My friend sent me the for sale ad on Facebook:
Here's a couple of the photos from the listing:
After spending a few weeks negotiating with the seller, I bought a one way flight to Denver, packed some tools in my bag (I did, however, forgot to pack underwear ) and went to visit some friends before picking up a car and driving it 1900 miles across the country back to New York!!!
I landed in Denver Friday evening (May 12) in the early evening. While there, I got to check out the murals of the Denver Airport, and see all the other bits that are the basis for a long list of conspiracy theories.
Here's how it sat when I picked it up from the seller at a shopping center a short walk from my friends apartment.
Shortly after taking delivery of my R, I went on a hike in up Golden with my friends. The views were stunning to say the least.
After lots of fun touring around the Denver area on Saturday, I packed my stuff into the car and started driving back to NY on Sunday morning (May 14th) with plans to stop at my friend's place in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Here are some photos from the drive Sunday. Nebraska was wide open, flat, and very easy to drive through:
Drove through miles of turbines in Iowa (despite the picture being of a singular turbine). There's a Don Quixote joke here somewhere....
Cruising towards Cedar Falls, Iowa and got to watch the sun set
Sunday's drive was about 800 miles, which took about 12 hours, and the drive home was off to a great, relatively easy start.
Here's how my car sat outside my buddy's place in Iowa on Monday morning
When I left Iowa Monday morning, my destination was headed to Anthony's (@apeacock) house near Buffalo, NY. Monday held about 850 miles of driving, which was about 13 hours of driving.
Stopped for gas in PA. I had a hard time with card reader on the pumps though....
Made it to Anthony's around 10pm, took him for a quick test drive, and then face-planted into the extremely comfortable bed in his guest room.
Monday morning before I left his house, Anthony took this photo of our wagons together
Made good time on my way back to Troy on Tuesday morning - at this point, 300 miles seemed like a short drive to me I got to enjoy some really nice views in the mountains in western NY:
Here's how the odometer when I made it home:
The entire trip was 1960 miles, and I managed an average of 26.8 mpg at an average speed of 70 mph. All of this was calculated from the trip computer.
And here's how my two wagons sat when I got the office on Tuesday at noon:
Earlier tonight I got it registered in NY, so now the build can begin. Stay tuned, this should be a fun project and I'm very excited to get working on it