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Any suggestions or request? I like the cold air intake the guys over in the R forums are doing, does anyone know if it's been done to the S40?<p><br>
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (T5special)

I re-drilled the H-bracket for the front license plate, so now it sits lower without covering the chrome part of the upper grill --> easy 10 minute job.<p>Since I have the warning triangle, I used a fastener to attach the box to the trunk lid. --> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53843" TARGET="_blank">See here</A><p>You could also paint stuff. Valve cover, fog-light grill, etc.<p>I've been thinking of cutting the fog light cover to make slits, like the R. But I don't have time even during the weekends. I'll look for that later.
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (djeremya)

I spray painted the muffler with matt black heat-resistant paint when the car was new. <br>Its a pet peeve, but I don't like seeing shiny metal parts hanging below the bumper--its too much like having your underwear showing.<p>I also removed each wheel and rejexed the whole wheel so as to make cleaning them easier. (The Sagittas look like a pain to keep clean and I read that rejex makes it much easier to wash them.)
 
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The engine compartment is so packed in I don't know where you'd put the hose. Since it's right in front I'm not sure how you'd route it to the front of the airbox. The stock filter is thick, so unless you replaced it with a thinner one (BMC or K&N maybe) you couldn't get a hose in there through the side. Even then the intake hose is on the left and the ECU on the right. Where could you put it? Maybe you could pull the airbox, drill a hole in the bottom section with a hole saw and route a hose down to lower grille, then cover the end with a mesh. <p>Still, I'd worry about getting too much road debris in there. When I switched my air filter I needed a vaccum to get the leaves, dust, and bits out of there. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by vlv4life at 5:22 PM 4-19-2006</i>
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (djeremya)

I just picked up the car yesterday and noticed the odd placement of the triangle in the trunk. I'll have to find a way to mount it up top, as we've discovered, the velcro won't stick. <br>And for the plate situation I didn't drill any holes for it, the dealer put 2 way sticky, rubber tape that holds my front plate on. I have the longer, narrower European plates tho. I do wonder how long that will last in it's current state.
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (benjr)

Someone did a quick "mod" for the hazard triangle mount. It's more of a "clean-up after Volvo's half-ass attempt" than an mod.<p>He used two velcro bands/belts and looped them through a couple of slots he made in the liner. He said that the casing of the traingle had some indents, and he spaced the bands to match them. I didn't get a triangle with mine. Maybe it's just a Euro thing... or maybe, it's just that we in the U.S. get screwed again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (GoSwedeRacer)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GoSwedeRacer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Someone did a quick "mod" for the hazard triangle mount. It's more of a "clean-up after Volvo's half-ass attempt" than an mod.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. I wouldn't really call that a mod. I was just finishing what Volvo could've done @ the factory. <p>The hazard triangle is mandatory in Europe. I got it for free when I picked up my car through OSD. You could buy it for $17-ish online. <p>In case you guys haven't found the link, <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53843" TARGET="_blank">here's the old thread on it</A>. Real easy to do it.. I don't think you guys need a step-by-step for this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . It does require drilling though.
 

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Re: Anybody with Home mods. DIY style stuff (T5special)

The stock Volvo cool air induction is near perfect. I drilled some holes in the front scoop so air can enter from the front instead of the sides. My first mod has always been to build my own air induction, this is not needed on an S40 it is already big, nay HUGE.
 
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