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Here's what's been done so far in the 3 weeks that I've had my '06 sonic blue/nordkap S60R:<p>1. Takspeed front grill badge<br>2. Takspeed rear badge<br>3. Takspeed interior badge placed to the left of the comfort 4C button<br>4. Tinted windows (35% sides and 20% back)<br>5. Swedespeed.com sticker in back window in low center<br>6. Swedespeed (.com removed) placed on the rear passenger triangular window<br>7. Takspeed stem valves<br>8. New style volvo center wheel caps<br>9. XM radio installed with aluminum trim to match interior trim around HU-850<br>10. Blue R takspeed doorpins (thanks Alan!!!)<br>11. Blue R takspeed mug <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>12. Blue takspeed pen....which I already had in my T5 that had a pen holder, but this one unfortunately doesn't have the pen holder to display the pen<br>13. Bought the takspeed driveshaft safety cable, but I don't think I can install it. Will have dealer do it (if they will <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) at first oil change around 2500 miles (currently at 1180 miles)<br>14. SAAB turbo license plate frame (holdover from my '99 9-3)<br>15. 4" magnetic triangular volvo moose emblems on both sides above the side moldings<br>16. Front swedish EU license plate reading "CLW S60R" (I also have those exact letters ordered for my actual Indiana personalized license plate)<br>17. And of course....my blue dial Tag Heuer watch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That's it so far. I'm still debating about the takspeed pedals, but I don't know about the install and drilling into the existing pedals and how they will feel. I'd also like to get some blue carbon fiber trim for some of the interior dash pieces (maybe quickbrick can suggest some <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) <p>Sure is fun driving this car....tons better than my previous T5.<p>
 

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Re: My mods (small) so far on my S60R (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's what's been done so far in the 3 weeks that I've had my '06 sonic blue/nordkap S60R:<p>1. Takspeed front grill badge<br>2. Takspeed rear badge<br>3. Takspeed interior badge placed to the left of the comfort 4C button<br>4. Tinted windows (35% sides and 20% back)<br>5. Swedespeed.com sticker in back window in low center<br>6. Swedespeed (.com removed) placed on the rear passenger triangular window<br>7. Takspeed stem valves<br>8. New style volvo center wheel caps<br>9. XM radio installed with aluminum trim to match interior trim around HU-850<br>10. Blue R takspeed doorpins (thanks Alan!!!)<br>11. Blue R takspeed mug <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>12. Blue takspeed pen....which I already had in my T5 that had a pen holder, but this one unfortunately doesn't have the pen holder to display the pen<br>13. Bought the takspeed driveshaft safety cable, but I don't think I can install it. Will have dealer do it (if they will <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) at first oil change around 2500 miles (currently at 1180 miles)<br>14. SAAB turbo license plate frame (holdover from my '99 9-3)<br>15. 4" magnetic triangular volvo moose emblems on both sides above the side moldings<br>16. Front swedish EU license plate reading "CLW S60R" (I also have those exact letters ordered for my actual Indiana personalized license plate)<br>17. And of course....my blue dial Tag Heuer watch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That's it so far. I'm still debating about the takspeed pedals, but I don't know about the install and drilling into the existing pedals and how they will feel. I'd also like to get some blue carbon fiber trim for some of the interior dash pieces (maybe quickbrick can suggest some <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) <p>Sure is fun driving this car....tons better than my previous T5.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd call those 'dress-ups' more than 'mods', not trying to rain on your parade I've just always seens mods as things to improve performance.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>13. Bought the takspeed driveshaft safety cable, but I don't think I can install it. Will have dealer do it (if they will <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) at first oil change around 2500 miles (currently at 1180 miles)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Installing the safety cable is easy, you need only a 13mm socket wrench and a two 2' pieces of 2x6 wood (drive one side of the car up on the flat 2x6 boards to get just enough clearance to slide under and make the change).<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>Sure is fun driving this car....tons better than my previous T5. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I could not agree more on how much better the R is than the T5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: My mods (LTA)

OK..you're right. We'll not call them mods. Dress ups.<p>I'll try your technique on removing the bracket. That sounds pretty easy...even for me who isn't so technically minded.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by soledoc at 8:40 AM 6-19-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'll try your technique on removing the bracket. That sounds pretty easy...even for me who isn't so technically minded.<br><i>Modified by soledoc at 8:40 AM 6-19-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't do it when the car is hot (the exhaust pipes will burn you). <p>Don't feel pressured, if you don't feel comfortable doing it leave it until you bring it in for the next oil change.<p>LTA<p>
 

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Dont tell us what you did Soledoc SHOW US <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dont tell us what you did Soledoc SHOW US <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>OK, here's a few. I've posted most of these "dress ups" before. I'll take a few more to show the doorpins. <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60093" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=60093</A>
 
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