Okay, managed to get the plugs in and the IPD upper engine mount on Friday. Though I had a bad misfire at first, then realized I had the tighter mount on AND the MacGuyver strut bar conversion thingy with the 3/4" washer. I'm just feeling some serious engine vibes now, which I know is normal. Also made the final measurements and cuts for my custom heat shield.<p>Then started the brakes on Sat. afternoon. Easiest brake job EVER on these Brembos. Put my IPD endlinks on and got it back together with my 5mm spacers in less than 2 hours start to finish. Took my time to make sure all mounting surfaces on the pots were clean, the rotor was rubbed down with brake cleaner, and then reinstalled the pads (Volvo OEM) with the copper goop that came with it).<p>Decided (poorly) to start the back brakes at 4:30PM, since I was replacing the parking shoes also. Driver's side rotor came off with minimal whacking, passenger side was much more difficult. And those stupid springs are a PIA to get off and seating them properly took some tinkering. Then the passenger side adjuster came off in my hands and I said "F it". it was late, had to make dinner, and I was out of daylight. <p>All went back together fine the next day, just needed some sleep and a few beers. Put 5mm spacers on the rears as well for a balanced look, bedded the pads in nicely, readjusted the parking brake, and didn't hear a sound from anything. <p>The spacers eliminate 98% of the rub from the 245s. Only ultra hard left hand turns cause rubbing on the right side, but that's avoidable. Now I have to change by PVC stuff out and put a new drive belt on. Should be good for the summer (knocking wood).