Andy's 2000 V70 R


Recommended Posts

11 hours ago, andyb5 said:

Okay, story time.  Fast forward 2 months after having my injectors cleaned and serviced (see post above) and I'm about 1 hour into the 200 mile, 3+ hour drive from my parents house in RI back to my place in NY.  If you remember, the last time I made this drive, I popped a tire on a pothole and it took 5 hours to drive the rest of the way on the donut spare. I drove past the area where I got the flat tire, see the same creepy clown as last time smiling at me and waving, and think that was the worst drive home I've ever had.  Well, I sure jinxed myself....

 

Fixed it. Take a different road next time. 😂

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 191
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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:

It has been buffed and ceramic coated 😊 I’m thrilled with how the fresh paint and ceramic coating all turned out!  I’ll take some better (non-iPhone) pictures but heres a quick preview.   

I took advantage of some free time and the nice weather this past weekend to get my big front brake kit installed, and did a little bit of “while I’m in there” work too: I started the project by

Posted Images

yikes - so all good now though? New injectors cured it and car is fine?

i wish i was closer to those guys Tom/Nick and Ben... I'd have them finish all the stuff I haven't done in years.

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, B_Dub said:

Fixed it. Take a different road next time. 😂

:laugh: :laugh: I'd be lying if I said that stretch of road doesn't live rent-free between my ears now.  I finally got the monkey off my back and made the same drive around Christmas without issue.

12 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

yikes - so all good now though? New injectors cured it and car is fine?

i wish i was closer to those guys Tom/Nick and Ben... I'd have them finish all the stuff I haven't done in years.

Yup, all good to go.  It's been 6 months and not a hiccup (watch that be a jinx, fml).  

Rumor has it that both Re-Volv and Rolling Motors are expanding to bigger shops in the near future.  Highly recommend you take a ride up and drop your wagon off. Plenty of other guys have done the same thing.  Heck, Anthony ( @apeacock) drove his wagon over 6 hours to Ben's a few different times now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Some minor updates/incremental progress from the fall.  Several years ago, I scored an OG metal mesh IPD grille from Adam @adamdrives and ran it on my 99 R for a short while before getting rid of that car.  So after a few years in storage, I had a friend powder coat the grille for me.   

50340891423_56108e10b0_c.jpg

For those who remember, the original IPD grilles were either all silver or all black.  I went with black mesh and a silver band as an OEM style play off the stock XC grille or the modified stock waterfall grille I had on the car.

50340891323_b361c611bc_c.jpg 

Since the IPD grille has a much thinner perimeter than the stock grille, parts of the hood that were previously hidden were now going to be visible inside the grille.  This was undesirable so I masked off the area around where the grille meets the hood and plasti-dipped it black.  I also sprayed the hood release rod and handle in the same black so they'll disappear into the background.

50341573121_3c1ba479e7_c.jpg 

50340891403_27fbd008e5_c.jpg 

And installed the grille

50340891318_b9d634f60b_b.jpg (ignore the bug splatter all over the front of my car)

Ever since seeing one on the IPD Stage 3 V70 and then on some of the various forum cars (looking at you, Gary @Yellow95) over the years, I've wanted to run a custom silver/black version this grille on my wagon.  Thanks to Adam and my friend Donovan for the powder coating, that vision has come to life and I couldn't be happier. 

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe that was my very first mod I did on my car is the iPd mesh grill.  Still rockin' it.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Zappo said:

I believe that was my very first mod I did on my car is the iPd mesh grill.  Still rockin' it.

That’s awesome. They’re a really well-made piece. In high school, I wanted to put one on my 98 V70 NA but my parents talked me out of it. So instead I upgraded the stereo

Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe I still have one of those new lying around.  I bought the last 50 from grillcraft many many moons ago and sold them out of my garage.  lol

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy what spring rates are you running on your coilovers?

I have been reading about the BC racing sets... with swift springs... but unsure about all the rear spring rate options.

 

edit: I should say... the 5k front and 4k rear is how they come... from what little i know, that seems pretty soft

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/17/2021 at 2:21 PM, gmsgltr said:

Andy what spring rates are you running on your coilovers?

I have been reading about the BC racing sets... with swift springs... but unsure about all the rear spring rate options.

 

edit: I should say... the 5k front and 4k rear is how they come... from what little i know, that seems pretty soft

Greg - I have 5K front springs on my front CX coils.   They're kinda soft, not much firmer than stock.  Ride is comfy, and handles decently, but definitely leaves something to be desired in terms of body control relative to other coilovers I've experienced on these cars.  

The AWD rear is completely different, so I wouldn't have any meaningful input on rates. Check out this thread from SS for some pretty good discussion on spring rates: https://www.swedespeed.com/threads/coilovers-spring-rates.610761/#post-7452217

If you're considering BC's, I'd really lean towards the digressively valved DS series over the linearly valved BR series.  Should offer better body control (handling)  https://www.bcracing-na.com/articles/ds-series.  They offer both in P80 fitment and there's not much difference in price.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Content

    • By Saffron
      I just got my car back after ten years with the kids; it shocking looks new (miracles happen). I changed the belts, fluids, brakes, et al and replaced the struts (Sachs OEM) and relative parts. However, it still feels like mush. I was thinking Bilstein B6's and cut the springs an 1" or so, but came to my senses to ask. What would you do? 
      Data: Bought new, next day installed the IPD chip and dual exhaust. Nothing else has changed from Vovlo Specs
      Goal 1: I'd like to lower the stance a hair and stiffen the suspension. That is my goal, the best for the less for street use only. I don't expect to make any adjustments for conditions. I live in hilly Seattle. 
      Goal 2: Give'er a litle more life, a testosterone shot for age. Should I rebuild the turbo? if so, Ideal boost for low maintenance? A RIP kit? Change the throttle body? Best bang for the buck in your opinion?
      Appreciate any guidance. Nice to have her home again




    • By VolvoDon
      My 2007 Volvo V70R has developed a weird 'whistling' noise; it occurs following hitting a bump on the road but comes from the sound system, not the engine or turbo (directly); it rises in frequency with throttle application. Could the bumping cause microphonic pickup from the turbo or other mechanical component?
    • By ksb
      Our much beloved V70R (~110K miles) overheated on a family trip from Oakland to LA this week.  It now sits at a dealer/service station waiting either for us to pour more money into it than we can afford right now, or for you to come and pick it up.  Asking $1500, OBO.  Then you can either fix the thermostat (and possibly head gasket) yourself, or part it out.
      We are the original owners, with complete service records.  Right before this trip, it had a regular service and new front brakes done (but, ugh, not the thermostat).
      Needs to happen by Weds July 8, in Los Angeles. Paypal, Venmo works.
      (1st side facing pic is from this week, dash board & down facing pic from last year.)
       



    • By YV1LW
      A7737.pdfA7610.pdfA7608.pdfWanted 1998 V70R driver door interior panel. Interior code 3866.A0636.pdf
    • By Shane E
      99’ V70R wagon for sale best offer. Black with tan interior. 159K. Timing belt @ 111k, head rebuilt @ 128k. New heater core and radiator. Rebuilt rear driveline @ 130k but now removed because it started to vibrate. ABS light is on and abs is non-functional. Nice interior and no dents on exterior. Located in 83422. Text me for pics.. Shane, two 08 31three 9zero46