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Project V60: KPAX Performance Exhaust Upgrade

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Project Cars Project V60 R-Design

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The Volvo enthusiast community is a small, close-knit group with many segments focusing on certain generations of vehicles. The second generation S/V60 platform, referred to as the P3 platform, has started to see more aftermarket tuning companies cater to this generation of Volvo vehicles. KPAX Performance engineered one of the first P3 cat-back systems for […] More…

Intro: Project V60

posted by on 20 September 2015 in Project V60 R-Design

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Since the departure of the 2010 V70 R-Design, U.S. Volvo enthusiasts yearned for the return of a sports wagon. The second generation S60 arrived in 2011 but the U.S. continued without the V70 and V60 wagons. Volvo Cars North America may have lost its way for a few years but recently recognized that wagons are […] More…

Swedespeed Project V70 T5M: V70R Seat Restoration

posted by on 14 January 2012 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

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The leather with the diamond pattern suede seats found in the 1998 to 2000 V70R represent one of the most memorable features from that generation. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6 Says Goodbye

posted by on 4 November 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

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The Volvo XC60 T6 that’s been with us for the past year hasn’t been the sportiest, fastest, roomiest, most comfortable, or most luxurious vehicle we’ve ever spent an extended time testing, but the balance of all those qualities for the price that comes with it is why we’ll miss our little Swedish crossover so much. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6: August 2010 Update

posted by on 24 August 2010 in Feature Cars Project XC60 T6

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In this month’s update with our XC60 project, we visit a Volvo Club of America meet, manage to find some interesting roads in the Midwest, and go in search of a Volvo graveyard. Yes, we find it, and yes it was worth the effort. More…

Project V70 T5M

posted by on 26 July 2010 in Project V70 T5M

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Project V70 T5M Base Car: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 T6 Engine: 2.3-liter five-cylinder turbocharged Transmission: Five-speed manual Color: White Modifications:Engine:IPD Stage 3 Transmission: 850R clutch and pressure plate Exhaust: IPD 3-inch turbo back Wheels: 17-inch Volvo Pegasus Tires: General Altimax HP Suspension: H&R Lowering Springs Brakes: Stock Exterior: 2000 V70R front bumper Lighting: 2004 C70 […] More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6: July 2010 Update

posted by on 26 July 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

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Our 2010 Volvo XC60 is still a great car to drive and to load up, but now that we’ve had a taste of the next-generation S60, we know there is definitely room for improvement. More…

Project XC60 T6

posted by on 15 July 2010 in Project XC60 T6

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Project XC60 T6 Base Car: 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 Engine: 3.0-liter Inline Six Turbo Transmission: Six-speed Automatic Color: Silver Modifications:Engine:Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: 20-inch Heico Volution V Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Suspension: H&R Lowering Springs Brakes: Stock Exterior: Stock Lighting: Stock Interior: Stock Stereo: Stock Contact: Stu Fowle More…

Project 850 T-5R Wagon

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project 850 T-5R Wagon

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Project 850 T-5R Wagon Base Car: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Wagon Engine: 2.3-liter 20V 5-cylinder Turbo Transmission: 4-speed Automatic Color: Black Modifications: Engine: Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: 16-inch Turbo Fans Tires: Worn Suspension: Stock Brakes: Stock Exterior: Stock/Worn Lighting: Stock Interior: Stock Stereo: Stock Contact: Stu Fowle More…

Project C30 v2.0

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project C30 V2.0

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Project C30 v2.0 Stats Base Car: 2007 C30 T5 Engine: 2.4-liter 5-cylinder turbo Transmission: 5-speed geartronic Color: Cosmic White Metallic Modifications: Engine: IPD ECU Upgrade, Bell Intercooler, K&N Intake Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: Heico Sportiv 19×8 Volution V Tires: 235 35 19 Yokohoma S.Drive Suspension: H&R Coilovers, EuroSport Tuning Strut Bar Brakes: Stock Exterior: […] More…