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So I thought it would be interesting to list and discuss everything the member's in here are planning to have done on their cars, whether is be maintenance, mods or repairs. Here's mine:<p>1. Partially rebuild front suspension<br> -Put in a pair of gently used struts (thanks Jim)<br> -New OEM Endlinks<br> -New Tie Rods (if needed, tech said they weren't <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> not sure if I trust him yet)<br> -Check control arms, replace if needed<br> <br>2. Timing belt, and water pump if needed<p>3. Full tune up (new plugs, filters all around, ect)<p>4. New climate control knobs, and master window switch due to wear<p>5. Steering column bushing <p>6. New headlight wiper motor (Driver's side just burnt out, again) <p><br>I'm budgeting around $1500 to have the work done. I'm going to do it in two stages, with suspension and timing belt taking priority. <p><IMG SRC="http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/christopherdavis91/iPhone023.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (895meztz94)

Well, my signature covers pretty much everything I've done, tomorrow it's going in for a complete paint job. Sticking with black, but with an iridescent cobalt blue undertone. Just added projector lights, and factory fogs.<p>
 

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LOL not going to even list what I want to do , imagine to do and have done. <p>Put it this way nothing in the engine is orignal. <br>Nor on the front of the car, everything now Apillar front has been replaced
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (895meztz94)

I'm not sure how long you have owned yours, but...<p>My '99 was bought new, and I have a stack of receipts about as thick as one of those large "Yellow Pages" books. I don't even want to <I>think</I> about adding those up. It's an NA, so the only "mods" are a full IPD suspension, 18" wheels, tint & the rest are maintenance & repairs.<p>In checking receipts recently, for my '98, bought 2 yrs ago, I 'roughly' added them up. I have dropped over 8 grand into that car in 2yrs - Stage 0, followed by some other mt & repair items & the rest in performance mods, up to Stage III!<p>I was planning on changing my engine 'set up', but I have now changed my mind. I love my Volvos, but with 3 in the stable, none of which were kept stock, I may have gone 'overboard'. My '82 has been in the shop for a few weeks, getting a custom brake set up (in addition to several grand worth of other mods & "things" already done), but now that I have come to my senses, and have had a look at the 'numbers', I think that is it! <p>Good luck w/ all that you guys are planning for your rides. I have just done about everything I care to do with mine and will just fix whatever breaks from this point on...<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Taleof2Bricks2 at 5:53 PM 9-23-2008</i>
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (895meztz94)

Here's my list:<p>1. keep it running <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(everything works fine, except for a few dash switch lights, but I need to take a look at rear shocks, and front shock seats.<p>Oh, and driver's side sun visor droops)<p>glsable<br>98 S70 GLT (bone stock)<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by glsable at 3:47 PM 9-24-2008</i>
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (glsable)

I'm in the process of buying the black/black '98 V70 T5 automatic that Jim has.<p>Next month or the month following:<p>1.) Stage Zero<br>2.) New brakes all the way around with braided stainless steel lines<br>3.) Complete front end rebuild with Koni yellows and IPD HD endlinks<br>4.) H&R lowering springs<br>5.) wheels (Moda R6 or Comets)<p>This winter:<p>1.) evap replacement<br>2.) heater core replaced (preventative maintenance)<p>In about six months:<p>1.) DP and 3" exhaust (dual exhaust if possible)<br>2.) '07 R exhaust manifold<br>3.) wastegate adjustment<br>4.) IPD short ram intake<br>5.) IPD flash<br>6.) IPD RIP kit<br>7.) wheels (18" Pegs or the 18" BBS style replicas IPD's designing)<p>In about a year:<p>1.) R front bumper<br>2.) paint hood <br>3.) door panels fixed<br>4.) tailgate spoiler installed<br>5.) '00 R rear bumper with dual exhaust cutout <br>6.) euro style fender blinkers<br>7.) XC70 grille<br>8.) '04 C70 jewel headlamps<br>9.) red and orange pinstripe painted on the side<br>10.) wheels (maybe 19" forged Volution X's)<br>
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (njb8199)

Wow, I just roughly added up my bills and just in the last year I dropped more than 5K into the car, that's not even including maintenance!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My parents are right, I do work to feed my car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (glsable)

I too have a yellowpage phone book size pile of receipts from the original purchase in Nov 1998 to now, some 215,000 miles later. Theres no point in listing all of it. I've put in over 8K in mods & labor in the last two years. Currently running IPD Stage III and a few other goodies. <p>As for a total on repairs and maintenance, I stopped counted after I hit $18K. The first 3 years and 70,000 miles had a considerable amount of warranty work, and the unfortunate side as been that everything after that has been out of my pocket. <p>Can't say I've ever had anything major break, ie (transmission or engine) but when things wear out, typically they happen in pairs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <p>
 

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I can't wait to see that T5 when you're finished with it Nick! <p>I'll take those Perfos if you're looking to get rid of them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>895meztz94</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't wait to see that T5 when you're finished with it Nick! <p>I'll take those Perfos if you're looking to get rid of them. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It'll be an expensive endeavour but I'll be having fun. Getting kinda tired of paying for depreciation rather than fun stuff so this car will change that.<p>Jim has first dibs on them; but if I buy his Moda R6's, then yeah I don't see why not.<p>
 

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If I don't get those Perfos, I might buy those Satellites Jim has sitting in his garage. <p>Good call on the front end rebuild, btw.
 

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Re: FV-QR (895meztz94)

He has Satellites for sale too? Hmm..... e-mail me. My e-mail address is in my profile.
 

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Sway bar - Check<br>Intake - Check<br>Front shocks -<br>105k service - In Process<br>springs -<br>all fluid flush - 2/4 check<br>tint - <br>302 brakes -<br>wheels - Check<br>HD end links - <br>ECU flash -<p>I can't think of any thing else.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ian Carr at 12:34 PM 9-24-2008</i>
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (895meztz94)

-Need re-tint 35% now....want 20%<br>-IPD Sways<br>-Timing belt needs to be done soon<br>-3000K fog install<br>-"R" manifold<br>-C70 or V70R steering wheel<br>-Cheap 18" rims to paint black and swap with the Volans once in awhile<br>-Bumper lip some day<br>-Dynamat the rear...car got a little loud when 3" DP went on<br>-BBK upgrade but that's prob. last<br><B>CHECK THE SIG FOR MODS DONE ALREADY</B><br><IMG SRC="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/adamjjohn203/CIMG0363.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (adamjjohn203)

I just finished timing belt (70k service) and finally today got the thing registered in my name. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If I ever sell my 2004 V70R, I will, at the very least, put on IPD sways. Until then, I don't really need any more horsepower. I'm very happy with the way this car pulls. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (adamjjohn203)

THIS:<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adamjjohn203</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><IMG SRC="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/adamjjohn203/CIMG0363.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>MAKES ME WANT TO DO A LOT MORE. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My List...what's yours? (895meztz94)

I'm almost done with mine - this next week I'm putting on a 19T, modified 3" DP run on the right side of the rear driveshaft instead of the stock mess that loops over to the left & under....<p>I've got an IPD BBK on the way, and that's about it.<p>Only possible additions will be F&R braces, higher output fuel pump.<p> <I>Everything</I> on the car works; no flaky switches, burned out dash bulbs, no squeaks/rattles.<p>When I put the winter 17" pegs on, I'll be cleaning up the curb rashes on my 18"'s. <p>After this, I'll pretty much just maintaining what's there.<p><IMG SRC="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/huseinholland/cars%20cats%20houses/ca70d85c-1.png" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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you know if I just could do the maintain what I have I wouldnt spend so much but I cant so ... lol
 
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