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Just joining this forum. I have had my 2006 s40 t5 awd gt saphire black17 in. sagitta wth everthing but nav and aero for about 48 hours. traded a 2002 v40 that was a good car but man the new 40 is soooo much better.<p>first mods will be lowering springs strut brace k & n.<p>appreciate any advice
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (littlezipp)

Nice choices i must say! You'll be very happy with the AWD for sure.<br>If you are lowering it, consider the heico springs. IMO the drop is just perfect. <p><IMG SRC="http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2232/dsc009265wv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by V50AWD at 6:34 PM 5-2-2006</i>
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (V50AWD)

v50awd, I love the look of your v50. what size tires are you running with the 18s? I'm hoping to do the HEICO lowering springs in the future, but I keep getting warned that the combination of 18s and lowering can lead to significant rubbing in some cars. have you had any such problems?
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (JDS40)

Running 215x45x18 tires, no problems at all! not yet anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Realigment was done along with the installation of the springs, thats is very important!
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (JDS40)

Very nice looking 450. I still miss ny v40 wagon. What is the difference/advantage between heico and eiback springs?
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (V50AWD)

dont waste time with K&N... doesnt have much effect on a stock blown car and lets in a whole lot more dirt into your engine.... plus if you overoil... you can screw up the MAF sensor.
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (Mistral)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mistral</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">dont waste time with K&N... doesnt have much effect on a stock blown car and lets in a whole lot more dirt into your engine.... plus if you overoil... you can screw up the MAF sensor.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I thought the whole point of the K&N filter was that it has superior filtering capabilities over a stock paper air filter? They have this to say about that:<p><I>We design our air filters to provide superior filtration of the contaminants that can harm your engine while maximizing the airflow characteristics of the filter in question. The ability of an air filter to protect your engine is generally measured in accordance with testing procedure ISO 5011. We subject a sample of our filter designs to this test procedure using Coarse Test Dust, which includes particles ranging in size from less than 5.5 microns to 176 microns. As a point of reference, a human hair is approximately 50 microns in diameter. The result of the above test procedure is a specific air filtration efficiency number. This efficiency number represents the percentage of test dust retained by the filter and thereby kept out of an engine. Our goal is to design our air filters to achieve maximum airflow while targeting overall filtration efficiency at 98%.</I><p>With respect to the MAF sensor, here is what K&N has to say:<p><I>7. Will a K&N filter cause my vehicle’s mass air sensor to fail?<p>At this time, K&N is unaware of any evidence that K&N air filter oil from a K&N air filter can damage or cause the malfunction of a MAF sensor, regardless of the make of the vehicle involved. K&N takes seriously any claim that one of its products is incompatible with its designated application or can damage or cause the malfunction of any automotive component. Such claims are thoroughly investigated and, when appropriate, testing is undertaken to determine their merit. In the case of MAF sensors, ongoing tests have shown that contamination from K&N air filter oil has not caused any failures or malfunctions of the MAF sensors in the test vehicles. K&N is aware that MAF sensors can become contaminated for a variety of reasons, unrelated to a K&N air filter (such as backfiring, blowby, leaking airbox or leaking intake duct) and that various methods have been used by some service departments and repair shops to clean a dirty or contaminated MAF sensor, such as spraying with an appropriate cleaner. K&N has not completed any tests as to the efficacy of such a process and, therefore, does not officially endorse or recommend any cleaning process. However, if given the choice of either replacing a MAF sensor or cleaning it, K&N recommends that the consumer ask his or her automotive dealer to attempt cleaning, before replacement. It should be noted that the presence of contamination does not mean the contamination was the cause of the MAF sensor failure. Sensors can fail for electrical or mechanical reasons, unrelated to any visible contamination.</I><p>Not that I'm an advocate for K&N, or associated with them in any way, but comments like that are easily disputed when they're not backed with facts. For a company that has been around for 35 years, if they had the problems with their products that you claimed, they would have been out of business by now.
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (rodlentino)

there have been a few of tests conducted that show that oil based filters just dont filter as well as stock paper panel filters... if u just compare the two, you can see how different they are.<p>its not that they cant do their job but its the 2% that gets through that is of concern. it is pertinent to note that they dont publish how much stock filters let through... <p>i dont doubt that a properly serviced and maintain K&N filter shouldnt give rise to MAF problems.. but overoiling has been known to happen. <p><br>ive tried the K&N filter, and to be perfectly honest, i really didnt find it made any perceptible difference to performance.<p><BR><BR>
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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (Mistral)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mistral</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ive tried the K&N filter, and to be perfectly honest, i really didnt find it made any perceptible difference to performance.</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Abslolutely. I woundn't disagree with you there. Swapping the stock filter with the K&N panel filter will get you MAYBE 3-4HP.
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (rodlentino)

Another inexpensive, easy modification if you're looking for performance at the cost of some ride quality degradation (or enhancing depending on your sensibilities) is a stiffer rear sway bar. IPD and others have them.<p>
 

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Re: Just picked up my new s40 (V50AWD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><IMG SRC="http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2232/dsc009265wv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry, but I just have to say once again that your V50 is AWESOME! <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>passat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the fog lights came stock in blue ? <br>10x</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No. See <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54647" TARGET="_blank">this thread</A>.
 
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