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just a polite question ---why do all you R swedespeeders do all these<br>uncalled for mods on your R s ? why dont you just buy that type of car???
 

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Re: aftermarket?? (lowbumpeR)

To <B>mod</B> a car it to <U>TRULY</U> make it your own. Need to????? No. Want to yep! To not see another car like yours on the road......truly priceless!
 

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What type of car would that be? An already supped-up S60R/V70R? Or a BMW M3, Audi S4, Subaru, Merc ... ? Some of us buy because it's the best bang for the buck or some people love Volvos or ... or, the list can go on and on. The uncalled for mods distinguish our cars from every other one. I personally believe that this the best looking sedan on the market. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just a polite question ...</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Sounds like you might know how some people are going to react.<p>Denny
 

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i agree with your response completely...but im talking about "stuff"that is not visual....is it just so you can say " i have this and i have that "
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hattrick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Funny question coming from a guy that sounds like he modded his bumper.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, since we all know I put an OEM bumper on my R from the car I <I>really</I> wanted... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: aftermarket?? (lowbumpeR)

I did mine for performance ... most everything works great on track days. The only huge disappointment is the Evolve Rotors, but that's for another day and a detailed thread.<p>Denny
 

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Re: aftermarket?? (lowbumpeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i agree with your response completely...but im talking about "stuff"that is not visual....is it just so you can say " i have this and i have that " </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Some people track their car.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i agree with your response completely...but im talking about "stuff"that is not visual....is it just so you can say " i have this and i have that " </TD></TR></TABLE><p>isn't that obvious? so I can get from one red light to the next teh fasterest. Duh!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Some people track their car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>See the link in my sig
 

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Re: aftermarket?? (lowbumpeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i agree with your response completely...but im talking about "stuff"that is not visual....is it just so you can say " i have this and i have that " </TD></TR></TABLE><p>what are you talking about? most, if not all, of the mods discussed here are either visually enhancing or performancing enhancing. you dont SEE the turbo upgrade from the outside, but you sure as hell know its there. same thing with ECU, etc.<p>is that what you are referring to?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yea. that and 35 cents will get you a phonecall</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what are you trying to get at or accomplish by this thread? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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apparently nothing...its just that i cant see doing all there mods to a car that my wife drives daily...if thats ok with you dudes...no disrespect intended
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">apparently nothing...its just that i cant see doing all there mods to a car that my wife drives daily...if thats ok with you dudes...no disrespect intended</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not sure why you posted this, and I'm not saying that to be a prick. I am going to make the assumption that you all think we are crazy to be modding a car that is so good stock. Which we are in a way. <p>I don't think that any of the mods are "needed". Out of the box, the R is good looking, distinctive, relatively rare, fast, good handling and all weather capable. <p>However, there are several reasons to mod.<p>1) As rare as they are, there are other R's out there. Some people want to make their cars even more rare.<p>2) Some people want what the R has to offer out of the box, but want it to be a bit more, noticable, maybe.<p>3) Some people want to track their car.<p>4) A car from a major manufacturer is a study in compromises. It must make a car to satisfy a wide pallate of tastes. People who mod tend to be a bit more focused in their wants. They mod to "sharpen the focus" of their car more in their direction...lower, stiffer, faster all has a price of more pothole problems, stiffer ride and peaky boost. People who mod are willing to pay the price for what they want. Volvo cannot make that assumption.<p>5) People who mod are inherent tinkerers. Some people buy off the shelf and say "I'm satisfied". Some people buy off the shelf and completely re-engineer. There's always room for improvement in a mass market product, and some people just like to change stuff for the hell of it. <p>I am sure that this list could get longer, but I'm going to lunch.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">apparently nothing...its just that i cant see doing all there mods to a car that my wife drives daily...if thats ok with you dudes...no disrespect intended</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Then don't. This isn't a cult, we don't recruit, nor do we ask that you sacrifice your children's education fund in support of the "cause". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: aftermarket?? (lowbumpeR)

There are numerous answer to this question.<p>* Customize a car to your own liking. I like a certain body style but engine is too weak. So I mod the engine. I guess I can buy a G35 and mod the whole body, but it seems more difficult.<br>* Most cars look high, so I lower it.<br>* If I come across another car like mine, I don't want to look exactly like it.<p>I think if you have to ask the question of why you need to mod, then you just don't understand. You are not the type that wants to be unique.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just a polite question ---why do all you R swedespeeders do all these<br>uncalled for mods on your R s ? why dont you just buy that type of car???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Because there IS no car like mine on the planet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And, I love Volvos
 
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