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Re: Guys check this one out not a R but........ (volvosince16)

it's nice for what it is. The rear wheels look completely out of place and with the lip of the wheel sticking, dare I say...inner city low-rider-ish. The interior would've been perfect if he didn't cover the entire dash and steering wheel with baby poop suede.

But that's just my opinion. He could've bought an R with the money he put into that thing.
 

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Re: Guys check this one out not a R but........ (volvosince16)

HOLY CRAP!
I bet he has spent a ton!!! But it is nice! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Ehh... the rear fenders should have been pulled to complete the look. The way they are now it looks like someone simply just bent it outward.

I like the interior though - the guy put in a lot of work
 

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Re: Guys check this one out not a R but........ (volvosince16)

I want that interior. So sweet. Looks like something belonging to a Lambo
 

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Re: Guys check this one out not a R but........ (RainyS60R)

WOW!
 

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It's what I'd call a guy with a lot of heart. Like it or not he's doing some impressive things with that car. My guess is this is the shape of things to come as another group of gearheads get in the mix.
 

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Re: Guys check this one out not a R but........ (volvosince16)

Even thought I don't like everything he's done to it, he gets my respect for all the modifications. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (crimnlmnded)

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I have to admit I would have bought an R and invested in a bunch of sick performance mods for what he probably spent on hooking up that car.

It depends on your goals I suppose. The R is a great all-around car but if you wish to increase the performance you will find yourself quickly tapped out. The t5 engine he is using is capable of much more power than we can squeeze out before it self destructs. He also doesn't have the limiting factors that we do with the AWD components. To add to that he can easily augment the suspension characteristics (KW Variant set-up) because he doesn't have the 4C to contend with.

Quite a transformation and a wildly unique car.
 

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Re: (crimnlmnded)

You guys need to get out of the United States a little bit.


It's impossible and impractical to buy an R in a country like Belgium.
Try to pay the road tax on a car that has 300hp stock over there.
Tuning out there is more about aesthetics, they take it easy on the driving.

Job well done. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (heus33)

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Why do the tires look like they're too narrow for the rim? Is that done on purpose?

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It's called poke it's fairly common on vw and I'm sure it was intentional

Actually mounting too-narrow tires onto too-wide wheels is called stretch. Poke is where the wheel, having a too-negative offset, "pokes" out from the wheel opening.

Both techniques are extremely popular amongst the Latino low rider demographic.
 

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Re: (Dextrobrick)

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Both techniques are extremely popular amongst the Latino low rider demographic.
Since you're introducing race and demographic in your comment, I would say that you simply don't know because you live in Texas? That style came from Germany and Belgium. This guy is in Belgium in fact.

Nothing to do with Latinos and 13" 100-spoke Dayton wheels sticking out the sides of a lowrider.

Peace.
 
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