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OK, so the car is a 2008 T5 AWD 6MT with the dynamic trim and the aluminum trim interior. Just a few mods thus far <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Hopefully I'll get a chance to take some better photos that aren't in direct sunlight soon haha. Comments and such are welcome.<p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3416/3571835112_3ab35069bd.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3571835224_48ca2068ce.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3571027695_148f1ce4ae.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3571028065_7e9107d2fd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3571027969_c19bc6b91c.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"><p>and my current rear camber <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3571834988_fe2d69a02f.jpg?v=0" BORDER="0"><p>Cheers, <br>Jess <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I wish my car were as clean right now! I'm jealous of the body kit and steering wheel. <p>I lowered my car 35mm (H&R springs) 2 weeks ago and installed adjustable rear arms at the time. I got to about -0.75 deg rear camber and my tires have melted/scraped away a bit of plastic on the inside of the outermost part of the wheel well. Just a warning of what you'll run into when you tone down the tire wear... I noticed the outside of the tires had weird wear on them before I even lowered, but now that I lowered, I started rubbing a bit, so I suppose it was barely touching before, at -2.1 deg.
 

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Oh I'm well aware of what the camber will do haha. <p>I'm thinking I'll get adjustable arms before I get new wheels/tires but meh... we'll see.<p>edit: the car isn't usually this clean <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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

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Your car looks great man. My rear camber isn't nearly that bad. It's not perfect, but it seems closer to Volvo specs than yours? You got an alignment, right?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mofolicious</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your car looks great man. My rear camber isn't nearly that bad. It's not perfect, but it seems closer to Volvo specs than yours? You got an alignment, right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Aligned, yes. <p>Thanks for the comments guys.
 

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Sick car man! I love the S40 facelift. Was 2008 the last year for manual S40 T5's? <p>Oh, nice camber in the rear <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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wow! I think you should come over to Vancouver and take a photoshoot for my car too! Sheesh... so far all the Vancouverites here have black cars lol. I really want to see your car in person. Maybe the long weekend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">. It looks incredible with the coilovers. Where did you take the pictures?
 

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Great looking black beauty, love the stance and that camber is just killer. I remember when I had my '95 Integra WOW... it brings some interesting memories. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Moofluffen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm thinking I'll get adjustable arms before I get new wheels/tires but meh... we'll see.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>IMO highly recommended since aftermarket wheels and tires are pretty $ for our current rides.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sick car man! I love the S40 facelift. Was 2008 the last year for manual S40 T5's? <p>Oh, nice camber in the rear <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nah. They just took out the manuals for '09, and bought them back this year.<p>But that car is a hottie for sure! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks guys! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I kinda like the camber look so the only reason I'll eventually give in and get rid of it is to save money on tires. The new wheels in the works are a custom set of 3 piece AutoArt VYs with stepped lips.<p><b>cmurphy:</b> Nah, you can get the '09s in manual too. I was planning to order one initially when I couldn't find a new, manual '08<p><b>cicatrizdare:</b> I don't know any male Jessicas either <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><b>Vash:</b> I'd be more than happy to do some photos of your car or of the 2 together <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> These shots were taken at the rooftop parking of Henderson Mall lol<p><b>05T5 / Vivek:</b> Thanks, guys!<p><b>itsmeee:</b> Larger photos and a few other ones that I didn't post can be found here: <A HREF="http://flickr.com/photos/moofluffen" TARGET="_blank">http://flickr.com/photos/moofluffen</A> Just click on the photo and it will give you different size options. I have higher resolution too if anyone really wants.<p><b>V50T5/euro3b:</b> Thank you both!<p>
 

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Can i drive along side your car to the g2g lol. Its so pretty <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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">Can i drive along side your car to the g2g lol. Its so pretty <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Done and done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Actually, I'll be riding shotgun in my car for a bit so I can get some rolling shots of the other cars driving down.
 

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Dude, your car looks sick!<p>I think stock, clean and lowered is one of the best things in the world.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chrisV50t</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think stock, clean and lowered is one of the best things in the world. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I think the stock+low phase is always when I love my cars the most haha. Thanks!
 
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