For the Volvo Enthusiast

Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2014

We’ve successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping. Each year this website attempts to piece together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may range from a couple of dollars to a few hundred, all of which can be obtained without much effort.  Some may be obvious Volvo-branded goods, while others are simply cool things from around the web that would look great wrapped inside a box with a bow on top. Whatever the case, we think most any enthusiast would be happy to have most items from this list. We do hope you agree and above all, would like to wish you a happy holiday season no matter what you’re celebrating.


KPAX Performance Parts
Established in 2010, K-PAX Performance Cars is a sister-company to K-PAX Racing, founded for the sole-purpose of sharing what they learn on the track and translating that to special edition vehicles and performance parts designed to heighten your driving experience. KPAX Performance offers upgrades for the C30 and 2011+ S/V60 models. From suspension upgrades to a killer sounding exhaust you can give that special someone a Holiday gift to enjoy for thousands of miles.

Purchase and Information: KPAX Performance


Escort RedLine Radar Detector
Where we live, speeding carried with it the potential for jail time, meaning that having a radar detector is a must.  We’ve found that the Escort RedLine is just about the best thing out there, aside from having an active blocker car.  Be sure to brush up on your local laws pertaining to radar detectors as not all states allow them.  And if you live in one of these states, the RedLine includes Beltronics TotalShield RF technology which should shield it from most Radar Detector detection devices.

Purchase and Information: Escort RedLine Radar Detector


Race Ramps
Getting underneath a car on jack stands or floor jacks can be sketchy at best.  For those of us who need to get under their car for tweaks, adjustments and modifications but don’t have the budget or need for a hydraulic lift, Race Ramps offers a relatively inexpensive lightweight solution.  For about $200, Race Ramps are a hell of a lot cheaper than an emergency room visit, and an all-around good investment.

Purchase and Information: Race Ramps


GoPro HERO4 Black
The GoPro has become fairly ubiquitous due to its versatility for capturing high quality video and still photography at a reasonable cost of entry.  This year, GoPro has released their latest top of the line camera- the Hero4 Black.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, GoPro decided to stay with the formula that has made them so successful, packing an insane amount of capability into the small package.  Technological advances over the outgoing model means that users can capture 4k video at 30 frames per second, 2.7k at 50fps and 1080 at 120fps.  When it comes to photography, the device can capture 12mp images in a 30fps ‘burst mode’.  The GoPro Hero4 Black can be had for $499, and is available at most electronics retailers.

Purchase and Information: GoPro


Home DecorLinear Edge Sculptures and Coasters
For those of us who are in their own place, but have yet to refer to themselves as “grown up”, wall hangings can be a sensitive subject.  Bridging the gap between posters and artwork, Linear Edge Race Track sculptures have a professional aesthetic that is sure add a bit of class to your pad.  Linear Edge manufactures recreations of most of the more popular circuits from around the world, and is open to tackling any track for the right price.  Sculptures start at $160.

Purchase: LinearEdge


For those who don’t have enough space for a full sculpture, Linear Edge also offers drink coasters featuring track designs starting at $29.99 for a set of four.

Purchase: LinearEdge

Big Ass Light LED Garage Lighting
Bigger is better must certainly be the motto of the Big Ass Solutions company. They’ve been making gigantic Big Ass Fans for some time now and have extended their offerings into lighting. In particular, they have these intensely bright and cool LED light arrays for your garage. Essentially, the garage light is a smaller version of the firm’s large warehouse commercial lighting fixtures, so it gets all of the benefits like super high endurance LEDs that last longer than even the usually long lasting run-of-the-mill LED. Each unit will cost you $399.

Information & Purchase: Big Ass Light


ViVA Performance Braided Steel Brake Line Kit
The rubber components for the 2004-2007 S60R and V70R are getting to the point of replacement. Keep your significant other and the designated driver at holiday parties safe with a set of ViVA Performance stainless steel brake lines. The kits are designed to improve every-day driving brake performance by improving brake pedal feel and reduce brake line expansion due to heat (compared to factory rubber hoses). Each kit comes with all necessary hardware and fittings. The kit will cost you $109.

Information & Purchase: ViVA Performance


Ipd Spark Plug cover bolts and Valve Stem Covers
If you are looking for a stocking stuffer, check out Ipd’s website for these little gems. Ipd’s billet aluminum bolt kit is a quick and easy way to enhance the appearance of your spark plug cover. The hi-tech aluminum finish really coordinates well with other additions you might have already installed. Ipd’s billet aluminum valve stem caps finalize and enhance the appearance of your Volvo wheels. The spark plug kit range from $48-58 and the valve stem caps from $16-$24.

Information & Purchase: IPD USA