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I just got my first one. I wish I had ordered one way before now as it would have saved me some headache and some $$$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am assuming that not alot of people have it or have read it due to the fact that there is some very informative info in there that could have been used in some discussions here. One of things that I cannot believe I have not seen on SS is the ECU comparison. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Especially as often as it comes up.<p>They have a few specialty tools that I have been looking for and all sorts of goodies. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD catalogue (R_Rated)

I guess the next question is how do we get it?<p>Answer: <A HREF="http://ipdusa.com/company_catalogs.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://ipdusa.com/company_catalogs.aspx</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I wish I had ordered one way before now as it would have saved me some headache and some $$$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They have a few specialty tools that I have been looking for and all sorts of goodies. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I too kicked myself after struggling mightily with a half-shaft on my old 850. Their specialty tools would have spared me a lot of grief.<p>It also would have saved me a service appointment to learn about the infamous, hidden vacuum elbow.<p>A very well-done catalog. Great photography and informative side-bars.
 

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Re: IPD catalogue (Dyno)

The Internet isn't the only source of information. Some times the "old fashion" book comes in handy.<br>Check out the bottom of page 63. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD catalogue (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Internet isn't the only source of information. Some times the "old fashion" book comes in handy. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ha! I actually have -- and sometimes use -- <I>graph paper!</I>
 

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Re: IPD catalogue (Dyno)

Yep, that's Lee and the R is his in the IPD catalog. Nice to see a fellow Minnesotan in IPD's set up and also from SS. Hats off to you my friend! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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been getting them happily for almost over 25 years from the early letters and cards to these new nice model specific catalogues. i really like the customer service i have received over all these years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>jim, a 4 digit customer number <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hastee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">been getting them happily for almost over 25 years from the early letters and cards to these new nice model specific catalogues. i really like the customer service i have received over all these years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>jim, a 4 digit customer number <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am a four digit customer too.... seems like everytime I do something to the R it comes out to four digits <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IPD catalogue (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Internet isn't the only source of information. Some times the "old fashion" book comes in handy.<br>Check out the bottom of page 63. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>pages 14 & 50 caught my eye. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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i think it is a "dummy", even though they portray it as an oem box, is seems it is just cosmetic. at least that is my take. page 51! a stealth phony!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>damn, i am bored. the kid fell asleep, i think i should too. all quiet on the home front.
 

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The ECU comparison chart is indeed eye-opening. First seen for me too. Now, if they tested it w/BSR and posted it, that would be a grand-slam. <p>Wasn't IPD coming out with their own version of a soft-loader? I seem to recall such a thing a few months ago in another thread. What is the status of it? Anyone know?<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hastee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i think it is a "dummy", even though they portray it as an oem box, is seems it is just cosmetic. at least that is my take. page 51! a stealth phony!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm pretty sure it is OEM original Volvo. Many manufacturers make dummy versions of their fins to keep the cars looking the same across trim levels. I know Saab does. If you don't get NAV or OnStar in your 9-3, the sharkfin is completely hollow.
 

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Re: (partridge)

It's not a dummy at all, but it is empty. The antennas are installed inside it. There are up to three: phone, nav and rti (traffic). The AM/FM radio antennas are located on the glass in cars that take these, btw. My V50 has none of these, but does have the stock fin IPD lists.<p>Tom.
 
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