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Re: (ForceFed Motorsports)

Is that an S40? If so, where do I get the factory twin cylinder bank engine and Y-pipe exhaust option..? That'd be pretty sweet.
 

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No I dont think so, thats the picture they post for reference in the acc. options for S40 but looks like its installed on a S80. Dual pipes came on the straight 6 non turbos haha.<p>Its supposedly the same design though... stupid volvo couldnt take a seperate pic for the S40's I guess lol.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No I dont think so, thats the picture they post for reference in the acc. options for S40 but looks like its installed on a S80. Dual pipes came on the straight 6 non turbos haha.<p>Its supposedly the same design though... stupid volvo couldnt take a seperate pic for the S40's I guess lol.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I couldn't find this anywhere on Volvo's car website or accessories site...is there any public reference?
 

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Try here:<p><A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/cat/en-GB/S40-V50/styling/exterior/VCC-392945.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...5.htm</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slrising</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Try here:<p><A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/cat/en-GB/S40-V50/styling/exterior/VCC-392945.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...5.htm</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>None of those part numbers work, and it says it's for 08+. Anyone know pricing or updated part numbers? I'm interested in seeing how this compares to ipd's.
 

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You have to call the dealer for prices. Not sure what you mean by the part numbers don't work. I realize it states 08+ but I don't think anything has changed at the frame between the MYs, probably came out in 08 and hasn't been test fitted to anything older, but again the dealer may be able help with that info. I really doubt its cheaper than IPDs, but worth a shot.
 

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Ive seen a few older S40's rockin that factory shield so I know that it fits...<p>I access the accessories thru my VRC2 login but its all the same information <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I wonder if my dealer will be nice enough to bolt that on for me at my first safe+sound oil change for the price of the shield without labor. I mean, I could do it myself but it would literally take them 20-30 second when it's up on the lift anyway. They have to take off the stock plastic one to change the oil anyway right? or does that have an access hole too? Haven't been under the car yet.. This really depends on my cost for the factory metal shield, as I assume the list price is insanely high.
 

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Yeah we do, I freakin hate those things though. They arent as simple on and off and every minute counts when your flat rate <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I finally installed mine as well. Also patched the whole in the front. Anodized some aluminum sheet and riveted it to the back.<p><IMG SRC="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1912/img0647b.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LronSigh</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I finally installed mine as well. Also patched the whole in the front. Anodized some aluminum sheet and riveted it to the back.<p><IMG SRC="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1912/img0647b.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I really like what you did ! Very Clean, <p>I think it would look really good if you painted in the IPD, obviously it would get filthy so it would be mostly for show. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Nice! Very clean look!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ion</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>None of those part numbers work, and it says it's for 08+. Anyone know pricing or updated part numbers? I'm interested in seeing how this compares to ipd's.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>About $240ish + shipping<p><A HREF="http://www.c30world.com/forums/showpost.php?p=101863&postcount=13" TARGET="_blank">http://www.c30world.com/forums...nt=13</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LronSigh</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I finally installed mine as well. Also patched the whole in the front. Anodized some aluminum sheet and riveted it to the back.<p><IMG SRC="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1912/img0647b.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Awesome job <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>LronSigh</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I finally installed mine as well. Also patched the whole in the front. Anodized some aluminum sheet and riveted it to the back.<p><IMG SRC="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1912/img0647b.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is what I was talking about. Nice job!
 

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So the vibration was from the lower engine/transmission mount rubbing against the plate under hard acceleration. Ended up spacing out the back with 1/4" plate (riveted of course) in place of the upper washers, and spacing out the front with a nut on each bolt. <p>Fixed the logo for AJ. Used a bit too much silicone behind the pate and it leached a little. Looks better than before though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://theeshadow.com/files/volvo/skidplate11.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Although I didn't go too crazy, since by the time I got home it was already nasty<br><IMG SRC="http://theeshadow.com/files/volvo/skidplate14.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Also, in case you were wondering what the rows on the bottom are, there's three rows of angle running down the length, so now it's an actual skid plate instead of a decoration. There's beads of silicone running down the length, and one rivet per inch. It's significantly more sturdy than before, no flex whatsoever.<br><IMG SRC="http://theeshadow.com/files/volvo/skidplate12.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Plus a few layers of 40mil butyl mass loader<br><IMG SRC="http://theeshadow.com/files/volvo/skidplate13.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Looking good shadow!<br>
 

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BTW, this is the note I sent to Lucky:<p>Got in on the massive skid plate group buy in January - great deal by the way, can't buy a plate that size for $200 shipped. Couple of points:<p>1) Only two front bolts were supplied and shown in the instructions, but there are three holes in the plate and the car. The supplied bolts are also way too long, and would have punched through the intercooler piping if installed as indicated. Should supply three bolts for the front. Nuts on the top? So much harder than it needs to be. Since the cutouts are already square, I used three 1/4" * 3/4" carriage bolts installed threads-down, which is perfect. Carriage bolts remove the requirement for the nut/washer on the top, prevent any potential interference in the radiator/intercooler, and allow sane removal/install of all three bolts.<p>2) This is apparently only an issue on my car (several dozen others have not had this problem) but the washers supplied for the back bolts gave insufficient clearance for the lower engine/transmission mount, and under hard acceleration in lower gears the mount would make contact with the plate and produce a lovely Honda-Civic-with-hole-in-exhaust sound. Might be worth supplying a few more washers for the back bolts in the future, in case others run into this problem. I used 1/4" aluminum flat stock to space it out. <p>3) The IPD logo is a nice touch, but a bit large for a part that will only be seen by mechanics. It also presents a major structural weakness in the most critical part of the skidplate. I can understand if you've already got a batch cut out, but I'd really recommend laser-etch any new ones you guys make. I painted a plate riveted to the back of mine, but as you can see that's just going to fill with mud and be a PITA to clean out. A laser etch could just be sprayed off. If the idea was to match the ventilation of the stock splash pan that is unnecessary, the stock one was sealed all around to the bodywork and radiator support and would have been forced off the bottom by air pressure at high speed if not for the vents. The IPD one isn't being forced anywhere by anything, and the sides are wide open anyway. <p>4) Stiffening. The plate is very pretty, but almost useless as provided. For any expectation of direct-contact protection, it really needs significant strengthening. I used aluminum angle and a few rivets, for production a decent bead-roller would do the same thing. Without rails/beads, the first time the car skids over something it will fold halfway between the bottom fold and the subframe, and go directly into the oil pan. <p>5) The stock pan was covered in styrofoam and other deadening, and I found the "tinking" noise small rocks made bouncing off the bottom of a giant aluminum cymbal to be annoying. Some butyl rubber sound deadener (rated to 150 degrees c) took care of that. <br> <br>Other than that, the fit was perfect, clearance is good (at least in the front), all holes line up, and the oil drain slot is actually useful. Pictures of modifications attached.
 
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