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Swedespeed Project V70 T5M: V70R Seat Restoration

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

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…

Project V70 T5M

posted by on 26 July 2010 in Project V70 T5M

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 V70 T5 Part Three: IPD Stage Three Upgrades

posted by on 15 February 2010 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

While we were finalizing Stage 0 and other cosmetic enhancements, we began to plan out what we were going to do to turn up the fun factor for our Project V70 T5. While chatting with IPD, they mentioned they were going to be offering a new “Turbo back” exhaust system for the 870 cars and offered to send us a version for our project. More…

Swedespeed Project V70 T5M Part Two: Reaching Stage Zero

posted by on 4 November 2009 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

The actual definition may vary depending on the owner’s opinion of what is baseline livable, but at the core of Stage 0 is the return of your engine components and mechanicals through repair or replacement, bringing the car back to solid stock performance levels. More…

Reincarnation: Project V70 T5M Introduction

posted by on 2 April 2009 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

Envisioning my next project car, I was looking for something that was timely and had the potential for a broad appeal. At the time, our 2006 Project V70R was at the higher end with the latest generation R and mods. I wanted to go in a similar but different direction on a more realistic budget. More…