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New steering rack, ipd sways and rear Konis being finished up tomorrow morning (front end is done, rear sway bar and shocks tomorrow at 7:00 and align)<br>I did the front struts last week. Should be ready for PU about 10:00 AM <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I don't think I could even think of anything else this R needs, <B>everything </B>has been D.O.N.E. (whew).<br>This car will stay stock (engine, ECU and exhaust wise)
 

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Re: All finished now (lax01)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lax01</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">o rly? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>?????????????????????????????????????
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

= "Oh, really" according to the Google translator (SMS to English)
 

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Re: All finished now (ss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">(SMS to English)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hmm. Shizzle my schitzel?<br>Pardon my spelling, I don't speak Snoop Dog
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

Not bad at all. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I keep forgeting what a huge change the IPD sway bars are and how they just make the car that much better all around
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

Yep,<p>Next is the ECU and the exhaust...you just don't want to admit it yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Glad to hear it's all done for now.<p>See ya in a couple of weeks!<br>Prospero
 

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Re: All finished now (Prospero)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Prospero</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yep,<p>Next is the ECU and the exhaust...you just don't want to admit it yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Prospero</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Naw, I don't think so.<br>It only gets about 18 MPG now and if I have to I can run 89, with an ECU I can't.<br>Exhaust perhaps/maybe but I doubt it. I have a TON invested in it and I think I'm done. Not quite the car my 99 was, close, no cigar though<br>Let me see how much I like it now with the Konis and the bars.<br>(Still need a bit of break in on the new steering rack. Have some air in it so it's "groaning" a bit on low speed turns off center)<br>Was advised it <I>should</I> go away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> in a few days
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Naw, I don't think so.<br>It only gets about 18 MPG now and if I have to I can run 89, with an ECU I can't.<br>Exhaust perhaps/maybe but I doubt it. I have a TON invested in it and I think I'm done. Not quite the car my 99 was, close, no cigar though<br>Let me see how much I like it now with the Konis and the bars.<br>(Still need a bit of break in on the new steering rack. Have some air in it so it's "groaning" a bit on low speed turns off center)<br>Was advised it <I>should</I> go away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> in a few days</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well you *could* run 89 on a chip as long as you stay out of boost... but wheres the fun in that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

And so, how does it sit now with the Konis? <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">?????????????????????????????????????</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.orlyowl.com/orly.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Why don't you throw on some beefed up endlinks to complete the "perfect" suspension you've got going there w/ the new shocks, sways and brace?
 

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It has new ipd HD links on. They went on during the 1st go around when I did the rear main, the T belt and other "small" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> repair items
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> nice.
 

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The more I drive it the more it now feels like my old 99 T5 which was one of the all time best cars, period.
 

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Re: All finished now (t5mmmm)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t5mmmm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And so, how does it sit now with the Konis? <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well the front dropped back to normal last week when I did the fronts but now the rear droppe down even more.<br>I would love to have the front down another 1/2" maybe 3/4", but we all know there's no 1/2" spring for an 850 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Car handles like an entirely different car, as I said much more like my T5 did.<br>I highly recommend the bars for anyone who wants their car to feel tighter, handle better and feel newer. It's not a wallowing pig anymore, they are truly amazing. I forgot thow good an upgrade they are on these cars
 

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Now it's <B>really done.</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Fixed the squeak/groan in the new steering rack and installed new Conti Extreme Contacts, 215/45/17's.<br>Also installed new front pads as the off brand <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> pads the previous owner installed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> were wrong, squeaked and were driving me NUTS!<br>I also forgot how well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> these Conti's work with 850's and S70's, nice handling, smooth and <B>QUIET</B> <br>The Konis provice a much smoother ride while providing the same excellent shock action as a Bilstein Touring.<br>If you want to be a maschochist, be my guest and install Bilstein HD's, I have. They lasted all of a week before either my kidneys or the car started to rattle apart<p>This R literally looks, feels and drives like a brand new car<p>I'm now convinced that after all my combinations that I've installed on this and several S70s that THIS is <B>the best </B>for all around everything, at least for our very rough roads:<p>850's and S(or V)70's <br>7" or 7.5" x17 wheels. 215/45/17 Conti Extreme Contacts<br>ipd sway bars and Koni (Yellow) shocks. Stock springs or maybe H&Rs in the front only.<br>While you may surely find a slightly stickier tire you won't find a smoother one that is as well matched to a Volvo suspension as well as these are, and a tire that works well in the dry, wet AND light to almost a medium snow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JRL at 10:46 AM 5-7-2006</i>
 

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Re: All finished now (855turbo95)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>855turbo95</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is this a car you're selling? if so, how much?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not really selling anymore as I have so much in it now that it wouldn't make sense,<br>I'm going to drive it for a year or so.<br>However, if you want to, you can email me to discuss it. I can add up how much I have in the thing to see if it makes any sense at all, however it won't be cheap
 

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Re: All finished now (JRL)

See, now you know what my wife's S70 feels like. Did the yellow konis, IPD sways, lowering springs, and the works... Wow! It's on a rail in contrast to the OEM setup.<p>Too bad the konis are soo damn expensive though, wanted to do the same for my C70 but had to roll with the TCs for now. But hey, I'm still young enough to take the bumps for a few more years...<p>Glad to hear that the car is nearly done. It's only a matter of time before you do an 18T turbo upgrade with ECU and injectors... The itch is there, just hiding behind your Ford Pickup! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 
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