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Hi everybody, I'm Tommy, from Tampa, FL finally joining the S60R family this week. On Monday, I bought a 2004 S60R from a SwedeSpeed forum member, Damon (<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60945" TARGET="_blank">link</A>)<p>Pics are here: <A HREF="http://www.photoshoplab.com/examples/s60r" TARGET="_blank">http://www.photoshoplab.com/examples/s60r</A><p>I'm "upgrading" from a 1996 850R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> , which I'm prepping for sale soon. ( black/black, 108k miles...) I'll miss it, mostly the seats and seating position, but I'm enjoying shifting my car manually, plus all of the other upgrades and ammenities of the 60.<p>I'm not new to Volvos at all... I've had my 850 for 3 years, plus my dad has owned a Volvo of some sort since the early 80's. There's currently 7 volvos in my immediate family:<br>3 S80 T6's<br>1 855 T5<br>1 S40<br>1 850R<br>1 S60R<p>I'm just new to volvos with warranties!
 

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Re: A Formal Introduction... (legbend)

congrats! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> good to see you finally got one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>...so what've you got planned for it?
 

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Only took 3 years... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Exterior:<br>Update to 2005 mouldings (paint or replace)<br>Replace front "flaps" with VST spoiler<br>Replace rear sport spoiler with Evolve<br>Paint front grille and headlight bezels<p>Suspension:<br>Springs (haven't read through all 50,000 threads about them to decide which ones)<br>Sways, iPd non-track<br>Spacers, maybe?<p>Engine:<br>Intake or air filter<br>Custom 2.75" or 3" turbo-back<br>IPD Flash loader, if it comes out and isn't insane expensive<p>Nothing too crazy, still want to keep it a little warranty friendly...
 

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Re: A Formal Introduction... (Cicada)

Congrats and enjoy! Welcome to the R family. You will love this car more and more each day! Rick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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i ended up with the evolve springs because i got em at a good price, plus, if im not mistaken, offer the most drop. my front splitters scraped too much even on stock ride height, so i took them off, and in the future will probably replace the front bumper with the evolve bumper [people don't seem to be having problems with springs and the evolve bumper]
 

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I heard that about the Evolve bumper. It's a similar price to the VST lip... I'll probably consider that as an option too...I just don't the mesh for the front
 

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Re: A Formal Introduction... (legbend

Congratulations, and welcome! The car looks very cool. Just wait until December around here, when the car will have another 30hp!<p>One of these days we'll have a Tampa area/central FL GTG to show off our cars, and have a few <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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If you ever want to take a ride in my car let me know. I am up in Ocala and I am also down in Tampa quite frequently. I have the Eibach springs installed and I will have a 3" down pipe and 3" exhaust installed on my car along with the Aquamist next weekend. <p>IM me if interested. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Will
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i ended up with the evolve springs because i got em at a good price, plus, if im not mistaken, offer the most drop. my front splitters scraped too much even on stock ride height, so i took them off, and in the future will probably replace the front bumper with the evolve bumper [people don't seem to be having problems with springs and the evolve bumper]</TD></TR></TABLE> Just be ready for those BACK WHEELS to lean in quite a bit with the NEGATIVE camber that is associated with dropping our R's with the more aggressive springs. And having to rotate those tires at a minimum of 3-4,000 miles.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I heard that about the Evolve bumper. It's a similar price to the VST lip... I'll probably consider that as an option too...I just don't the mesh for the front </TD></TR></TABLE>where would oyu be getting the VST lip from? the look grew on me, but im not familiar with any VST distributors in the US aside form iPD, and they dont have the front spoiler on their site.
 

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Re: A Formal Introduction... (legbend)

Congrats on the car and welcome! You will definitely love the car. From the mods you listed though, I'm not sure that you will have much warrenty left. At least the car will be a rocket though. Best of luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">where would oyu be getting the VST lip from? the look grew on me, but im not familiar with any VST distributors in the US aside form iPD, and they dont have the front spoiler on their site.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They don't have everything they sell on their site, did you give them a call?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">where would oyu be getting the VST lip from? the look grew on me, but im not familiar with any VST distributors in the US aside form iPD, and they dont have the front spoiler on their site.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hopefully iPd when the time comes...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vipergtsz3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Congrats on the car and welcome! You will definitely love the car. From the mods you listed though, I'm not sure that you will have much warrenty left. At least the car will be a rocket though. Best of luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>From my understanding, the exhaust and filter/intake shouldn't mess with the warranty, and with the flash loader, I could always go back to stock... ideally, at least.<p>I'll have to talk to a few of my local dealers... see how "mod friendly" they are...
 

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Congratulations on the new ride!<p>If a dealer is looking, they will be able to tell that the ecu was modified in the past.
 

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Congrats on the ride! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Don't hesitate to hit the horn if you see me around town. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Just be ready for those BACK WHEELS to lean in quite a bit with the NEGATIVE camber that is associated with dropping our R's with the more aggressive springs. And having to rotate those tires at a minimum of 3-4,000 miles. </TD></TR></TABLE>is it really that bad? doesn't look like it from what ive seen
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If a dealer is looking, they will be able to tell that the ecu was modified in the past.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are dealers that hard pressed to see who has modded the ECU. After reading about this i feel like i am browsing through Evo forums. Those guys cant win with thier service departments. <p>Congrats on the new R. Between the Black, your color and now the blue i am having a hard time picking witch one i want. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IwantaS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Congrats on the ride! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Don't hesitate to hit the horn if you see me around town. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is it really that bad? doesn't look like it from what ive seen</TD></TR></TABLE><p>RE: Too much rear camber after lowering --<p>S60R's not so much of a problem, but there is a strange situation with some V70-R's that we are working on resolving.
 
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