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I am wanting to purchase a 2005 S40 T5 and need some help. I have noticed some S40 T5's have the lower part the same color as the car and some are black plastic. I am wanting the painted version but do not know if this is a particular model, trim package, or something else. Could someone help? <p>Thanks!
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (jasonz)

It's the sport kit Volvo offers for the S40. It was an option for all S40's and you should be able to buy it from your local dealer of from <A HREF="http://www.myswedishparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.myswedishparts.com</A>. Shoot ForceFed Motorsports a PM and see if he can get you part numbers if your dealer doesn't know what your talking about.
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (mad matt)

Just to make sure I understand. There should be cars for sale that came with a sport kit, not individual owners modifications. Essentially, I should be able to ask my dealer for a 2005 S40 T5 with the sport kit and there will be some for sale. Is that correct?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jasonz at 4:57 PM 4-26-2009</i>
 

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That's a pretty rare find. Usually the cars come with just the black plastics. On another note, I just bought my bodykit <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> gonna get it painted tomorrow<br>
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (jasonz)

Some people have painted their gray trim to match the car and said it turned out looking good. I'm tempted to get it done, too.
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (jasonz)

they put the plastic black on the s40's they like to sell for bottom dollar.<p>most s40's you see with plastic black usually dont have moonroofs, are FWD, auto, non turbo, manual seats... unless otherwise requested.
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (nme95k)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nme95k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they put the plastic black on the s40's they like to sell for bottom dollar.<p>most s40's you see with plastic black usually dont have moonroofs, are FWD, auto, non turbo, manual seats... unless otherwise requested.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have black trim but I have every single feature available except fog lights/turbo and /awd. <p>Including all packages <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (Kallvin22)

yea, when i worked at the dealership, after i got the volvo, i asked the sales guy that. thats what he told me. but he says once in a while they throw in a few things here and there to sell it for 1k more or 5k more depending on what they throw in.<p><br>check forum "paint project" by the way.. i threw in more pics.
 

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You could have nme95k paint them for you. He's got his own parking garage because he's rich. He does a killer rattle can job, and only uses top of the line Krylon products!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JTapper</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You could have nme95k paint them for you. He's got his own parking garage because he's rich. He does a killer rattle can job, and only uses top of the line Krylon products!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I heard he does good work! Better than professional auto paint!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phillm3swede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>check forum "paint project" by the way.. i threw in more pics.<p>pics of the finished product?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>look at the date...<br>still waiting tho
 

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Re: 2005 S40 with painted lower trim??? (nme95k)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nme95k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they put the plastic black on the s40's they like to sell for bottom dollar.<p>most s40's you see with plastic black usually dont have moonroofs, are FWD, auto, non turbo, manual seats... unless otherwise requested.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is absolute bullsh!t. I have every option in my car (moon roof, navigation, sound, T5 AWD, leather, fogs, etc.) with the exception of DSTC and I have the black trim. My car is CERTAINLY NOT bottom dollar. In fact, I don't see that many S40s with the painted lower trim. That is additional money that many people just aren't willing to spend.<p>"most s40's you see with plastic black usually dont have moonroofs, are FWD, auto, non turbo, manual seats... unless otherwise requested"<p>Not true. It's the other way around. Most S40s don't have the painted lower trim "unless otherwise requested".
 
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