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The weather was beautiful today so I decided to work on the <b><i>R</i></b>. Just did a few cosmetic mods.<p>First up are QuickBrick Motorsports cluster trim rings.<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/cluster%206.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/cluster%205.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>They make a great addition to the cluster. A subtle addition that makes a big difference, IMO.<p>This was the 2nd time I attempted to do this and was finaly successful. I removed the entire dash to make things easier. It's really not that hard once you know where all the screws are.<p>2nd mod done was a Japanese RHD passenger side wide-angle mirror. It's the driver side for us LHD folks. I had wide-angle mirrors (both L and R) on my Passat and it made a big difference. Thanks to [email protected] for sourcing these for me!<p>The mirror:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/mirrorglass%2008.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Before:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/mirrorglass%2006.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>After:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/mirrorglass%2009.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/mirrorglass%2011.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Of course I saved the best for last. The final mod of the day.<p>Before:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/lights%2001.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Half-way:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/lights%2006.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/lights%2007.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>After:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/lights%2011.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/lights%2015.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/index.php?list=24&page=all" TARGET="_blank">More pics here</A><p>If you haven't guessed, they are the Euro-spec Jewel lights. For the corner light bulb, I'm using Polarg G34 bulbs. They are much better than the full amber bulbs they came with. But may end up getting something else as it's still a bit amberish. <p>A big thanks going out to [email protected] for sourcing parts for me and for putting up with my questions.<p>Before you even say it, I know I need to move the horns! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I still need to get the car to the shop for paint work and that'll get done in time. There will be some other cosmetic parts that will get installed at that time as well. Going to the dyno next weekend so a temporary boost gauge will be installed for that. After that will be some suspension components (ipd sways, QBM adjustable end links and an OEM Strut tower brace). <p>I may try to find some 17" or 18" rims to roll on this year as well. But that's the plan for this year. Gotta save up some $$ for bigger plans coming in future years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, what I can say... Only <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now we have to compare light output between old style eurolights and new one. I know know, there is nothing to compare but still would like to see it. Also would you mind to make a picture of dash at night, wondering if these rings (BTW they look great) affect the light pattern.<p> Keep the good work! My car is going to bodyshop this week. Finally will paint the ugly hood.<p>Kirill<br> <p>BTW, Ron where you going for dyno? Just curious.
 

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Re: Just a few mods (Papa_Kirlo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BTW, Ron where you going for dyno? Just curious.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Krill, we do have to meet up one of these days. I'd love to compare my lights with yours and just chit-chat.<p>I'll try to get a picture of the dash at night. I purchased the satin finish and not the polish version so I don't think it'll affect it much at all.<p>What bodyshop are you taking your S70 to?<p>I'm heading down to EPLabs in Statford, CT next Sat. VS is doing a GTG down there. I just want to get some base numbers before I tune her. Even though it won't be for a year (at least that is what I am planning).<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoSpeed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WHERE : EBLABS IN CONNECTICUT (726 Woodend Rd. Stratford CT, 06615)<br>WHEN : APRIL 8TH<br>TIME TO ARRIVE : 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM<br>WHAT : $70 3/4 PULLS W/ AF<br>WHO : PEOPLE DOWN ON THE LIST, ALL VOLVOS<p><br>APRIL 8TH ! ! !! ! ! !! <--------- THE DATE ! ! ! !<p><A HREF="http://www.eplabs.net/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eplabs.net/</A></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Just a few mods (Volvo Grrrr)

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

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Nice, Ron. I've been eyeing the QB trim rings. If I ever decide to do the center speaker for the SC-901 (which I have yet to install <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ), perhaps I'll roll this mod into that project ...<p>As for the jewels -- what can I say: I'm jealous <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Just a few mods (Papa_Kirlo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also would you mind to make a picture of dash at night, wondering if these rings (BTW they look great) affect the light pattern.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here you are Krill. I normally have my interior lights midway. I don't like them bring at the maximum brightness. So I took some pictures at full brightness and mid-way. They do not affect the light pattern at all. <p>Full brightness:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/clusternight%202.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/clusternight%203.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Mid-way:<p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/clusternight%204.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/clusternight%205.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t5mmmm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice, Ron. I've been eyeing the QB trim rings. If I ever decide to do the center speaker for the SC-901 (which I have yet to install <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ), perhaps I'll roll this mod into that project ...<p>As for the jewels -- what can I say: I'm jealous <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The dash isn't too bad to remove for this. Not sure how hard it will be if you have the center speaker installed. You should do the center speaker. It'll be nice. I'd like to pick up a dash with the cutout so I can try to put something else up there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Cool, thanks, seems like I was wrong. Looks very sharp. Now I have to find "R" cluster, I passed it once and never had a second chance.
 

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I love the Euro-spec Jewel lights, that is definitely a mod I would like to get, however too expensive for me to consider....<br>The car looks great <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>dicostal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I love the Euro-spec Jewel lights, that is definitely a mod I would like to get, however too expensive for me to consider....<br>The car looks great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>They are crazy expensive, too much for me too.
 

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Ron,<p>Car looks great! I can't wait to see it when it is repainted and some of the other cosmetic mods are added.<p>Every customer who has bought the Euro Jewels has never regretted it; once you go jewels, you can't go back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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definately looks great Ron, can't wait to see what rims you end up with. The '00 V70R is a classic. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The wide angle mirrors intrigue me -- the previous owner of my S70 added those small round adhesive mirrors to each side, which help a little bit with the merges (and are great for parallel parking), but I like the sound of having an even wider field of view on my left flank.<p>Does anyone know if the mirror parts for this 2000 V70R would also work on my 98? How difficult is the swap?<p>Thanks!<p>p.s. -- I love the "halfway" shot of the headlight conversion. Great comparison pic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>[Edit for model accuracy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ]<BR><BR>
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<IMG SRC="http://ss.otheron.com/gallery/mirrorglass%2002.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>I have a V70R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Not a S70 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>[email protected] can get you the mirror glass.<p>The angle works great. It does take some time to get used to it on the driver side. It will work just fine on your 98 S70.<p>Swap is easy. Push the mirror in on the edge closest to the door. Then pull the glass off on the exposed edge. Once that side is off a bit, start pulling around the edge of the mirror. It'll pop off. There are 2 wires that connect to the mirror for the heating element. Remove those and install in reverse order.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cabot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How difficult was it to install the new headlights?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>3 10mm bolts hold the main light in. Corner lights just snaps in. Real easy to swap them out. I did it in about 20mins.<p>One bolt is a slight PITA as it's underneath the hood latch. I used an extension and a needle nose pliers to get the bolt out. You can also take off the high beam cover and get at it if you have small hands.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Grrrr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have a V70R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Not a S70 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Whoops! Sorry. I knew that. I was just typing too fast while looking at your gallery in another window. <br>Vivaperformance's site appears to be in "overhaul" mode at the moment, only their catalog is online. Is [email protected] his email address?<p>Thanks for the info!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kageryu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Whoops! Sorry. I knew that. I was just typing too fast while looking at your gallery in another window. <br>Vivaperformance's site appears to be in "overhaul" mode at the moment, only their catalog is online. Is [email protected] his email address?<p>Thanks for the info!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You got it. He may be a bit slow in getting you a price for you but he will. He's currently out of town. It may also take a bit for the part to come in as it's coming from Japan, IIRC.<br>
 

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Re: Just a few mods (Volvo Grrrr)

Nice jewel headlights. I concur, very expensive, but a nice addition. Aren't they like $1000??<p>Where did you get the rings for the odometer etc? Easy install. Any pics of that process?
 

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Yep, jewel lights are $1K. <p>Got the rings from <A HREF="http://quickbrickmotorsports.com" TARGET="_blank">http://quickbrickmotorsports.com</A>/ You'll need to PM Slater on Volvospeed.com to get them. They were $75, IIRC.<p>I don't have any pics of the process but the instructions included are very good. The exception I did was taking off the entire dash. Real easy to do. Cluster just lifts out and there are snaps that you need to unsnap to get the cluser off. Pop the rings in and re-install in reverse order. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 
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