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WTB: ARD/UR lightweight crank pulley or 850R clutch


Kit Vexed

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i know i know... it's become a ghost town around here and on top of it - im on here looking for discontinued items!

i had a legit 272218 850R clutch kit like a year ago and figured, "i'll never find/have another manual volvo again.." and sold it. honestly, i didn't even know they were discontinued at the time.. how long?  this past November i purchased a low miles, 1 owner, minty 420 paint code 850 (yes, in America) and of course it's a factory 5spd NA. it's also a slick top with VVIS intake for a 1995.. cool spec! going to throw on a TTV flywheel and figured i'd do a rear main and upgrade clutch just cause im in there.. i know it's not turbo power, but i want it anyways. my manual swapped T-5R had the 850R clutch and it was butter smooth and took a beating.

crank pulley! i had a UR crank pulley on my full bolt-on T-5R as well as an ARD pulley on my old 850 NA 5spd.. despite everyone saying "they'll vibrate your engine and blow it up" and "it throws the balance off" and "it made no difference"  lol i'd still like to source either one.. i logged 10s of thousands of miles on lightweight crank pulleys and NEVER had any issues.

it's also crazy to say a 1-2lb aluminum pulley isn't *some improvement over the stock 5-8lb pulley in terms of rotational inertia. NA needs all the help it can get - even if it's incremental!

 

hopefully someone will appear through the tumbleweeds and reach out.  i hope everyone been well!

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up until a bit over a year ago, i'd had the 850R clutch, i still had the fiberglass lip from the group buy here in 2014, i had a T-5R steering wheel.. i was basically done with P80 and didn't realize how rare this all became.

alls i have left for rare part is an OE strut bar.. even BBS propus C are becoming rare and expensive!

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On 2/13/2024 at 2:36 PM, Kit Vexed said:

up until a bit over a year ago, i'd had the 850R clutch, i still had the fiberglass lip from the group buy here in 2014, i had a T-5R steering wheel.. i was basically done with P80 and didn't realize how rare this all became.

alls i have left for rare part is an OE strut bar.. even BBS propus C are becoming rare and expensive!

The 850R clutch you can still get new luckily, just bought 2 ironically last week. 
1 for me and 1 for a friend. 

:3 I get hounded for my lip from time to time, but considering they are NLA, ill keep it. 

Most "rare" items here, you can get from the JPN market fairly readily which is nice.

 

Unfortunately you're after something that most people have probably either lost in their pile of parts, or scrapped with their car at some point.  
I would 100% definitely try the facebook groups. 

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21 hours ago, Kit Vexed said:

WHERE you getting 850R clutch?!

Dealership. 

Thought you were trying to find a cheap one, not brand new in box. 

 

Call Tasca if you're ok with paying retail. 

Also you could look on Ebay/Amazon/FCP if you call/New they are still very much available. 

 

 

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Well shit, maybe I got lucky. 

My local was able to get me 2 without issues.  

It's sitting next to the still in box spare black R bumper I bought last year, and the new roof trims, in my garage. 

I've started to just slowly buy replacement parts for the S70 since they've basically dried up in junkyards now. 

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