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Hi everyone<br>Just picked up my 2006 S60R yesterday, so I thought I'd come here and meet other fellos. <br>I traded in my 2004 Subaru STi because I couldn't take the beating anymore from the car doing my 30 mile daily commute, but I do miss the neck breaking accelaration of the Subaru, and so far the R hasn't shown me what its 300HP is capable of. I am sure I still have lots of reading to do to learn to to drive this car properly.<p>Anyway, just want to say hi to everyone and I welcome any pointers you might be able to give me. The ride in the car is very different from what I had experienced before (93 MR2 Turbo, 2004 STi) so I will have much to learn.<p>Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome! This is a great forum, although you may get some ribbing for your name. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The R engine needs about 1200 miles to break in properly (factory says to keep it under 4K RPM during that time). <p>You will notice it gets quicker after break in. You will also notice that it gets slower as it warms up, which will make you really appreciate winter. The R loves octane, so put in 94 if you have it, 93 if not. <p>Something to keep in mind, the turbo lag/rubber band acceleration and quiet nature of the R really mask its speed. I remember thinking, gosh, this isn't that fast, until I looked down and realized I was doing 90 mph, not 60.<p>At any rate, LOTS of information here on the board, as well as a great group of guys (most of the time). Click on my web-site (link in sig) for a list of most of the aftermarket tuners if you are in to that.
 

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Haha.. I had the same problem with my nick back on the STi board. It's a name that's been with me since my MR2 days, hence.. mister2... haha.. oh well.<p>I kinda moved away from doing aftermarket tunning with the switch to the STi. The idea was to get a car that I didn't have to do anymore work, and in deed it was. So I think I am going to keep the R as it is, at least for a while and just enjoy it.<p>Does anyone have a set of 17" wheels for sale? I want to get a 2nd set with all season tires for winter. I know it's a little early to be thinking about winter, but I like to plan ahead.
 

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There is a classified section that every once in awhile will have stuff. Currently there are some track items up for sale and yes they are 17" PEG rims. <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57312" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=57312</A><p>Welcome to the board.
 

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You'll probably end up getting aftermarket springs... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You'll probably end up getting aftermarket springs... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>And an exhaust..and an ECU...and maybe a downpipe! <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>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Something to keep in mind, the turbo lag/rubber band acceleration and quiet nature of the R really mask its speed. I remember thinking, gosh, this isn't that fast, until I looked down and realized I was doing 90 mph, not 60.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Very true! <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>mister2cool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Haha.. I had the same problem with my nick back on the STi board. It's a name that's been with me since my MR2 days, hence.. mister2... haha.. oh well.<p>I kinda moved away from doing aftermarket tunning with the switch to the STi. The idea was to get a car that I didn't have to do anymore work, and in deed it was. So I think I am going to keep the R as it is, at least for a while and just enjoy it.<p>Does anyone have a set of 17" wheels for sale? I want to get a 2nd set with all season tires for winter. I know it's a little early to be thinking about winter, but I like to plan ahead.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>if you're going with a seperate winter set, i would go with dedicated snow tires, like the wintersport M3s, makes a world of difference in snow compared to all seasons.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And an exhaust..and an ECU...and maybe a downpipe! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You guys are evil!!! <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>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>And an exhaust..and an ECU...and maybe a downpipe! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>and you'll have JRL breathing down your neck, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> giving you excessive pressure to mod your car.
 

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Re: Hello I am new here (mister2cool)

welcome...cool another R in Fort Lee...been seeing a few Rs around here lately...<br>
 

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Welcome aboard <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">. I live five minutes away from the factory where your car has been build <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">. Which color did you pick?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lvertvel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Welcome aboard <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">. I live five minutes away from the factory where your car has been build <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">. Which color did you pick? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Magic blue with Sand interior and silver 18" pegs. <br>After having a double decker wing (The STi) for almost 3 years, I decided to go ultra low profile this time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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