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I'm running drop bolts and am at -2* in the back, no camber wear issues on either set of tires I own. 

I can't wait to get the front to -2* or more. 

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15 hours ago, andyb5 said:

I can't wait to get the front to -2* or more. 

Are there special shops people go to for performance oriented adjustments?  

Kind of unrelated note I'm planning on going to Volvo soon to get a 4 wheel alignment. Mainly because I need to adjust the rear toe now that I replaced everything back there. It's funny after doing so much work on your car you don't trust anyone else to touch it. 

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16 hours ago, andyb5 said:

I'm running drop bolts and am at -2* in the back, no camber wear issues on either set of tires I own. 

I can't wait to get the front to -2* or more. 

that's good, my impressions are from an XC on TME's and euro nivo's which was stuck at -3*  and uneven wear was definitely an issue even with constant rotations, perhaps the R being a touch lower to start is a bit more forgiving..  I imagine I would have run into the same problem if I had opted to run them on my s70 awd... 

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Same situation with P2s. TME Springs are generally the best springs in the business IMO but you must install them on the car they're intended for. I remember someone having issues with installing S60R TMEs on his S60 AWD, just about the same problem you described.

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3 hours ago, Timbo Slice said:

TME Springs are generally the best springs in the business IMO but you must install them on the car they're intended for. 

http://www.vivaperformance.com/tme-lowering-springs-1998-2000-s-v70-r-awd-xc/

says right hurr they are intended for XC's as well

edit: hell, they even use my dad's wagon (bought from Chris@SS) for the picture on that link

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21 hours ago, B850 said:

Are there special shops people go to for performance oriented adjustments?  

Kind of unrelated note I'm planning on going to Volvo soon to get a 4 wheel alignment. Mainly because I need to adjust the rear toe now that I replaced everything back there. It's funny after doing so much work on your car you don't trust anyone else to touch it. 

Short answer is yes. One way to find those shops is to search for corner weighing and balancing; that's gonna be a specialty service  primarily for track cars that should weed out a basic Firestone or Mavis alignment center. 

That being said, Firestone here did a good job with my front alignment and their lifetime alignment is cheap enough

Or you can ask local car guys in your area where they take their cars - as dumb as it sounds, the stance kids usually know where they can get a good alignment done

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VS seems to be slowing down quite a bit.  

Sometimes I stroll through facebook VS and miss this place.  

Did we ever get an App for VS?

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2 hours ago, RobT5M said:

VS seems to be slowing down quite a bit.  

Sometimes I stroll through facebook VS and miss this place.  

Did we ever get an App for VS?

It's painfully slow most of the time :sad:

No more app, just the mobile version

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2 minutes ago, andyb5 said:

It's painfully slow most of the time :sad:

No more app, just the mobile version

There was an app, at least on iOS, from years ago but I think it's effectively defunct. I never understood the desire for apps. Especially when just wrapping webpages. I think most people are getting away from Tapatalk too. Just using the mobile skin.

There's always been ebbs and flows over the years though I think this one's the longest. Not too many are putting money in to the 850/x70 cars anymore. And I think many around here have moved on to different platforms. P2 is kinda split between SS. And I'm not sure the P3's have caught on the way the P2's did. Which seems kinda odd since I really like those.

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 There is plenty going on in the P80 boards on SS, which is honestly where I spend most of my time (I know I should spend more time here though....).  I don't think the P3s will catch on until the tuners crack manual swaps.  Then all hell is going to break loose. I don't particularly care for P2s but I could potentially see myself in a P3 V70 at some point in the future when I can have a manual one.

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31 minutes ago, JaredR1 said:

 There is plenty going on in the P80 boards on SS

Just taking a quick glance at their content, and the last post date and thread variety and comparing it here, I think it's comparable if you look at the Performance and Maintenance sections here. Maybe it's confirmation bias, but I think enthusiasm is down as a whole for the platform compared to where it was say 8-10 years ago which is what some of the older members here remember.

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I'm going to be selling my 855R soon. Tired of driving a 20 year old car every day. Buying a used 2012+ VW Jetta GLI as a replacement DD.

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16 minutes ago, Oreo931 said:

I'm going to be selling my 855R soon. Tired of driving a 20 year old car every day. Buying a used 2012+ VW Jetta GLI as a replacement DD.

I can relate. Just put some money in to maintainence on my S90 going .... why am I bothering? Maybe it's time to drive something a little nicer. Granted, after I did I was happy to drive the car again so there's that. But it's still ancient. Cheap as hell to own, but maybe life's a little too short.

The catch is I'm mostly on two wheels half the year. So my car is effectively my winter beater. And I'm pretty sure I only want to be driving RWD right now. Adult choices: Buy newer motorcycle, or buy E91 rwd wagon. Or drive beaters for life and any money on mortgage instead. Help me make adult decisions.

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