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  1. After driving the e30 for the couple months since selling my 850 and searching for a new daily, I more or less gave up on trying to find an R-design XC90. One, they were closing in on $20k and there weren’t any locally. Flying across country for one wasn’t worth it to me. I decided against Audi Q5s given they’re a little too small for car seats three across and they have notorious engine issues. Opted against the early years of the SPA XC90s given their cost and how terrible unreliable the first couples years of them are. Focused more on X5s. They seemed to be one of the few german SUVs that didn’t have any major issues. You can still get programs like VADIS for them. And parts aren’t crazy and they are still easy to work on. Found this X5 an hour north, which means I didn’t have to go into Chicago to get one. The guy who had it has a hoard of new BMWs and was selling this and his other X5 to make room for his new M3. So it was coming from a good dude. 2015 X5 with the M Sport package. Some other nice features on it. Drives great. New tires and brakes. Everything works. Pretty excited about it. This will be the car we use on trips and stuff. Fits three across in the back seat. The Atlas have second row captains which means a kid has to go in the third row but then you lose all of the trunk. Anyways. Sorry Volvo.
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  2. This is listed on Craigslist in WA for $5000: 850 Volvo Project. I bought this rolling chassis from the builder who owns a fab shop in WA. I changed jobs recently and took a pay hit so my pace on this project has slowed drastically. The builder's original thread is still on this forum for those interested: 1995 850 lightweight build. The first picture is from the builder who drove it for awhile after the cage work. The car was disassembled for more cage work in the engine bay. Pictures following the first 5 are current condition. Has a clean title. Has a full FIA/NASA spec roll cage and was designed to be a replica of the famous BTCC 850 wagons. The car was converted from a sunroof to a slicktop by the builder. The 850 Turbo engine was pulled so the front fenders could be tubbed and the strut mounts were raised and tied into the roll cage with extra camber and caster adjustment. I was planning to drop in a 2004 V70R 5 cylinder turbo engine and a 5 speed. I have most of the parts to complete the swap including an M56 5 speed tranny out of an 850 GLT and a V70R engine with 127,000 miles, K24 turbo, coil on plug, green injectors, Vast tuned M4.4 ECU good for 4 or 500 horse with minimal adjustments. The timing belt was changed at around 120,000 miles. It's sitting on Bilstein struts in the rear with drilled and slotted rotors all around. Bilstein coilovers for the front need an adapter plate to fit the new strut mounts. I also have all the necessary trans and engine mounts, all the panels to complete the body, plus loads of other parts- extra axles, brake and suspension bits, performance clutch, IPD turbo goodies, and too many others to list. The things you will need to source are: wiring harness for V70R (I have the complete 850 Turbo harness), suspension adapter plates, seats, and harnesses, steering wheel. I will continue doing fabrication work on the car as I know that is a limiting factor for some folks. Once I've machined new strut mounts and forward cage tack welds are sewn together somebody could complete the project with basic mechanic's tools. Thanks for looking. I want to find this car a good home.
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  3. I want to see it launch Tie Fighter drones.
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  4. Yes it does. I am running Simplyvolvo's Volsquirt and you can set up dual fuel maps easily
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  5. For Sale (Or if trading I'd take 18" OEM pegs or preferably 18" BBS OEM Nebulas) The wheels are like new. They have no rash, no bend, no cracks, no issues at all - Just want a new look for this car... I bough these wheels/tires in 2013. They have a little less than 3,000 miles on them total. There is no discount if you want just the wheels. Wheels: OZ Superturismo LM Set of 4 wheels, Bright silver with black OZ lettering, 18"x7.5", 5x108mm pattern, ET40 offset, 65.1mm bore. Come with the original wheel boxes too. Tires: BF Goodrich G Force KDW, 225 35 18 - they have tons of life left. Never tracked and my car hasn't been finished in 10 years either so never even got to properly wear them down if you know what I mean. The car has always been aligned running them - there is no uneven wear, no patches. They do; however, have some wear on the sidewall where it meets the tread from contacting the rear fenders. Fit: This is the stock overall outer diameter size for the 850 - they dont raise/lower the car or alter speedo. I have only ever had them with the BBK seen in the pictures. While they dont need spacers for this particular set up - these photos are 5mm front spacers and 15 or 20mm rear spacers. Location: West Chester PA 19382 - Currently not willing to ship them. I am willing to meet up to show/sell them locally. I will drive 30mins in your direction too and even help you mount them if you want to 'test fit'. Price: $1,500 Thanks for the interest, Greg EDIT: More photos coming
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  6. Mom owns a Volvo s80 '04, I used to own a V70 '99. I do some of my own repairs.
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  7. https://www.motegiracing.com/product/wheels/mr147-cm7/?attribute_pa_finish=gunmetal MR14778045438 - 17x8 w/ 5mm spacer in the rear. using stud conversion with ET tuner lugs.
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  8. I'm sure they have the option of map switching
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  9. Hello All, I have decided to create a new thread due to how cluttered and confusing the other became. Old Thread: I am back, a college graduate and re-motivated and ready to get this beast running for real this time! Here is a small history of the car: Engine 1: Original Engine with 216K, oil cooler line popped off and sized the engine Engine 2: First fully built engine (pistons, rods, etc) - Metal left over in oil pan caused bearings to spin Engine 3: Second fully built engine - Oil pan oring got pinched because "Right Stuff gasket maker" pushed it out of the recess. Lost oil pressure, spun bearings Engine 4: Stock B5234 with h-beams. Didn't do a good enough job cleaning out the inside, pickup got clogged, lost oil pressure, spun bearings I am now on my 5th engine and will be having my machine shop assemble the shortblock and put on the oil pan. Specs of new engine are as follows: 82mm N engine block (original engine block bored to 82mm( 82mm Wisecos with teflon skirt K1 139.5 connecting rods RN 90mm crank Glyco std Sputtered rod bearings King .010 main bearings I dropped everything off at the machine shop on 5/19/2017. Yesterday, 5/24/2017 i ordered the rest of the parts i need for shortblock and oil pan assembly Oil pan orings Main bolts Volvo sealant Oil pump oring + gasket For those looking for the sputtered bearings i was able to find them here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/262810037814?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT These are pretty much the only source I was able to find. For those looking to get K1s at the cheapest price on the internet look here: http://www.sparktecmotorsports.com/k1t-044dw21140.html At time of ordering there were 4 sets left and i know one friend who bought a set, so i think there are 2 left. They ship right from wiseco hence why they're so cheap. Lastly, I have been working on a MS3 Pro PNP solution. This includes: Coolant Guage driver Circuit PWM Fuel pump relay driver Full AC with idle compensation EVAP Onboard MCU with CANBUS controller for extension of different devices and built in 8 extra ADC and about 20 extra digital IO Expansion Header Onboard MAP and BARO USB Reverse Polarity Protection Main relay control Its literally plug and play... No hacking up your harness, no creating new wiring harnesses. No external circuits to drive the coolant guage, fuel relay, no switching fuel relays, etc. Hoping to get these out for manufacturing tonight. ~Matt
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  10. I specially registered to VS just to say HOLY SHlT MATT, YOUR 850 IS INSANE! I LOVE IT! Wish SV would return but life > fun stuff unfortunately
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  11. I can confirm this piece is the one referenced by Kirill in the Swedespeed post. It is used to sort of align the door card relative to the door frame / window frame area. The locator exist on all four door panels (for S70 / V70 / V70XC) and is installed with the pointy bit towards the front of the vehicle. That means the square end is always facing the back of the vehicle. I've taken the liberty of using your picture and drawing onto it: From this video I have taken a still that shows the matching area in the metal of the door: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s349lXHPqT4 I believe you can identify which side the locator belongs to by the colour. On the drivers side it's white/yellow-ish and on the passenger side it's black. Orientation statement is only correct for LHD vehicles, for RHD it's obviously the other way round.
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  12. Seen you over by Town Center Mall in Kennesaw the other day. Car looked good.
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  13. Man it’s gonna be awkward when one of your kids comes out 🤣
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  14. I'm super late on this but Vs didn't let me post for a month lol. From what I recall they were about the same drop as the HR and the eibachs, all three being a little higher than the IPD blue springs. I found this for you https://www.swedespeed.com/threads/fs-1995-850-t5-r-sedan-yellow.585443/
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  15. Just in case it bugs anyone else like it did me, I had an issue where the pre-start listener would be hit and miss when sending commands (such as the begin logging command, which meant I'd start the car, see it wasn't logging and have to turn it off and repeat). Whilst looking at something else I found out that while the OBDII/OEM diagnostic stuff is disabled by the prestart listener as it overrides the serial port settings - there is also code that manually checks the serial port for the 5-baud KWP init (which consumes the byte we send before the pre-start listener has the chance to). So to fix the issue above I knocked up a little bit of code to disable this if pre-start listener enabled. @ 0x1B67E place the following (jump to custom code): 0x02, 0xE9, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00 and @ 0x1E903 place the following (custom code, existing bytes should be all 0x02): 0xB4, 0xFF, 0x01, 0x22, 0x90, 0xFD, 0xCB, 0xE0, 0xF5, 0xF0, 0x30, 0xF3, 0x03, 0x02, 0xB6, 0x84, 0x22 (same address in both 607 & 608) TLDR: if you have trouble engaging logging before engine start every now and again patch as per above and should fix it 👍
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