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Given it has been a beautiful day, I decided to wash the Rs and take some pics:<p><B>My Car</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(in this first pic you can barely make-out the CAI just behind the driver's-side foglight grill)<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5238Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5249Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5248Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5242Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5262Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>With 10/15MM spacers (F/R):</B><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5240Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5241Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>With Evolve Lower Grill:</B><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5239Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Wife's Car</B>:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5243Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5244Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>The Happy "R" Family</B>:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5261Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5260Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5259Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5258Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5255Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/lakid042/IMG_5252Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Have a great Memorial Day!<p>Regards,<p>Derek<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bb vign at 6:36 PM 5-28-2006</i>
 

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Sweet man! My wife wants a XC90 next (she has a s40) lease ends in 7 months and with the baby it's impossible. Anyways I am trying to convince her to get a v70R but she is stuvk on the whole Yummy muumy SUV thingy she will never drive a Van or wagon... Can I ask why u didn't maybe get a different colour?
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

A lovely pair. On a side note, how do you like the Dunlop Maxx?
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

What pedals did you go with?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zigger</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sweet man! My wife wants a XC90 next (she has a s40) lease ends in 7 months and with the baby it's impossible. Anyways I am trying to convince her to get a v70R but she is stuvk on the whole Yummy muumy SUV thingy she will never drive a Van or wagon... Can I ask why u didn't maybe get a different colour?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The cars are actually different colors but tough to tell in the pics - mine is Black Sapphire and hers is Magic Blue. Virtually identical at night but easily distinguishable during the day.<p>Long story short, I wanted the Sport Package which only left me a few colors to choose from in '05 and Black was simply sinister looking (IMHO). My wife has ALWAYS had blue cars so Magic Blue was her only option as she though Sonic Blue was a little too "flashy".<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

Nice! Our driveway needs to look like that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm trying to figure out if we want to do anything with our '03 XC90 - we love it but we'd prefer a graphite interior and some more options. Ours was one of the very first allocation XC90s in '03, not a ton of options. A new V8 XC90 or perhaps an S60R auto for her, or possibly a C70. We've got the minivan for hauling the family on trips.<p>
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

nice shining rides....but shining tires <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> would be dangerous to do that on mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> (-> I can't allow grease on the sidewall as I use it halfway during cornering and yes I've 2.8bars infront and THE hardest sidewall <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (S60 T5 Moosed)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60 T5 Moosed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What pedals did you go with?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Those look like Ultimate Pedals.
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

Wow! That's pretty awesome to have both R's. Best of both worlds. The question is who gets the worst gas milage...you or the wife? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I notice you have Swedish in half of the S60 R pictures and Connecticuit in the others. Did you send off for those? They great.
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

Very nice R's and I really like the subtle mods to your S60. How much did you pay for that Evolve lower grille if you don't mind my asking? It adds a very nice "sinister" touch.<p>BTW - Why are you spending time with your cars on such a nice day? You should be out taking pictures on the sailboat instead!!! You owe us at least one picture of the boat! Living in Washington, I'm usually stuck wearing my yellow rainsuit ten months out of the year - I envy you. It's the end of May and pouring down rain. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (Finally) - NOT DIAL-UP FRIENDLY! (bb vign)

Those are some great pictures. I have to work on getting matching ones when the time is right:)
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (S60 T5 Moosed)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60 T5 Moosed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What pedals did you go with?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have to send kudos out to Alan at Takspeed for the pedals. They look great and fitment was a piece of cake.<p>Both cars also have Alan's doorpins, exhaust cable and badges (on our first day of ownership, my wife's car didn't even make it from the dealer to our garage without a stop at my indie to have a little "work" done <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: His & Her "R"s - Pics (bb vign)

Really nice paiR <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . How in the world do you keep your rims soooooo clean.<p>I'm getting picky here, but you forgot to clean the plastic trims around the footwell. <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>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A lovely pair. On a side note, how do you like the Dunlop Maxx?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I like the Maxx quite a bit. Quiet, good treadwear rating and the price at the time ($80 rebate) couldn't be beat. Excellent dry and wet handling and it is very difficult to get the back-end to move out even with DSTC turned completely off and slick conditions. It also has a VERY substantial rim protector.<p>All-in-all, I would either buy them again or spend a little more for GSD3s...<p>Regards,<p>Derek<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Very nice R's and I really like the subtle mods to your S60. How much did you pay for that Evolve lower grille if you don't mind my asking? It adds a very nice "sinister" touch.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>$199 from Don at Evolve and it took about 25 minutes to install with simple handtools (note you need to remove their entire bumper cover as it installs from behind).<p><A HREF="http://www.evolvecars.com/site/index.php?id=99,124,0,0,1,0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.evolvecars.com/site...0,1,0</A><p>Regards,<p>Derek<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Really nice paiR <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . How in the world do you keep your rims soooooo clean. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well blot, if you must know <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> :<p>1. Install Hawk HPS pads - substantially less dust than stock<p>2. Prior to swapping winter wheels/summer wheels (and vice-versa), I thouroughly clean each and apply RejeX:<p><A HREF="http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html</A><p>3. When I wash the wheels, I use an old lambswool mitt which does a great job.<p>4. As you can't reach around the entire inside of the wheel due to the caliper, I roll the car back about 12-18 inches and repeat #3.<p>5. Rinse thouroughly and dry!<p>(Too much information, yeah - most definitely, but you asked!!)<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 
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