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LeemansJ V50 Progression Thread~~LOWERED~~

"MyNameIdeasWereTaken's " gave me the idea of making one thread with all the modifications I do on my car :)
That way you guys can have an idea of who I am and what I did/do to my car.

My daily drive for the past two years is a Volvo Momentum 2.0D in Titanium Grey.
I'm not planning to over do the volvo, just do the basics of a nice car :)
I have another project in my garage to go crazy on :)

Current modlist:
- Xenon-look high and mainbeam
- LED city light
- LED licenseplate lights
- LED interior lights
- Small licensplateholder+ B sticker on window
- Cleaned the V50 and 2.0D logos
- Blanked off the EGR (mechanicaly and electricaly)
- Modified my standerd airbox to atach an cold air feed that goes under the bumper
- Placed a K&N panelfilter.
- Creme/Beige leather interior
- Changed the speakers
- Isolated the doorpanels with 'bitumen' so they stop ratling like hell when you turn up the volume :)

Mods waiting to do:
- 2008 rearlights (bought)
- 2008 rearbumper (bought)
- custom rearlip for bumper in a T5 style (will start the fabrication next month)

Mods planned to do:
- Double exhaust
- 2008 front

Then last week I drove 220km to go buy an creme/beige leather interior.
some pics to show how a V50 looks with two interiors :D




Changed my interior from black Dala Tec to beige leather.
Wasn't a complete 100% easy change because my passengerseat had the height/tilt adjustment and the new leather one was just a basic one.
So took the two seats apart and changed everything of my old seat onto the new leather one :)

didn't take pictures of every step but you get an idea of the work involved:












All mounted. Pics arent the greatest, took them quickly this noon with my iPhone...

Doorpanel and passengerseat (with the height/tilt adjustment of my old seat :) )


Front seats with armrest:


rearview off rearbench:


Rearbench itself:


Pics will folow :)
 

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Very nice interior man, good work! .. lets see some pics of that motor!
 

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Wasn't so sure about a contrasting interior when I first went with it, but I love the look now! It really livens things up and shows the details of the interior design, rather than a monochromatic color scheme.

Can't wait to follow the progression of your car.
 

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love the interior swap. looks great!
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Thx guys :)

Took some more pictures of the V50

First the boring engine:

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Doing some prototyping ;)


 

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I drive like this for two years already, never had an issue, even with large puddles :)

Just when it's spring and the leaves are falling of the trees i must clean the filter more often cause of the leaves being sucked in the airbox :p
 

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Ordered my rims :)
Little example of the dimensions:
(only instead of the golden bolts, I have chrome bolts)


Choise of tyre are Falken 914 in 225/40/18
I know, the amount of stretch isn't that much, but it's acceptable for the roads in my area.
Front: 8x18 with 225/40/18


Rear: 9,5x18 with 225/40/18
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
This year we decided to do some work in our house so didnt order the rims. Instead i'm now rolling on some 18x7.5 mondeo rims and ap coils
maybe next year or so i wil buy the rs-replicas...




 

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Hey, Leemans - Walks the Talk - and Talks the Walk - LOL

Your Wheels and Seats have Inspired _ Members to make Improvements in Their Ride .

I like the Rim Bead Protection on those Tires , Nice Rims Lowering looks Good !

Seems like You have been away for a long time , what You been up to - besides Vacuuming up Leaves - across the country side `\ : - ) :D
 

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^^ LOL

So, lowered the v50 yesterday.
at the front I can go lower for about 5mm with the retainerspring. If I want to go lower I need the remove that. At the back I can go lower for about 13mm.
so next weekend I'll lower it at the back all the way down ;)

two pics during :p



Result:


Because our driveway is not straight, my frontleftwheel and rearrightwheel are always "lower"
with this as a result :p

 
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