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I just got a volvo and so far have been doing the appearnce like wheels, tires, debadged, tint. My next stop is performance and I'm pretty unfimiliar with volvos, but not cars in general. If anyone has any advice to help with any performance I would love to gain every ounce of knowledge, thanks! <p>Also, anyone have tips for smoking the tailights and where to get an all black front grill? I'm doing black on black everything so the darker the better.
 

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Re: Need advice (BlackBeauty)

Grills:<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volvo-S40-V50-Badgeless-Euro-Sport-Mesh-Grill-T5-Kamei_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem45ed50104bQQitemZ300334190667QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A><p><br><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VOLVO-S40-V50-Badgeless-MESH-Sport-Grill-Grille-BLACK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem518bfdf0c4QQitemZ350241026244QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A><p>Tinted tails you can go with a vinyl or VHT Nightshades.<p>And I would say go for the first grill, as it looks the same and no one here ( I dont think) has tried one. It also looks like it comes with a sweet badge!<p>
 

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hey and welcome to swedespeed! <p>we need a pic of your ride ASAP <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>performance-wise, the easiest way would be an ECU remap (from BSR, viva or similar) - and a modded air intake. <p>as for the grill, have a look at dubstop or heico (the heico grill has a grey surround, but can be painted as fas as i know).<p>cheers<br>martin
 

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Re: Need advice (BlackBeauty)

B4 someone yells at you ,,,<p><br>There are crap loads of threads covering this !<p>I would say DP off ebay 170 free shipping 3 inch catback with magnaflow(if money is not important there are a few exhausts out there) K&N intake , Tune thats about all so far
 

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Not to hijack your thread or anything buddy but what does everyone think about this?<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-07-2006-Volvo-S40-05-06-V50-Mesh-Grille-Grill-Combo_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem4cea65383dQQitemZ330350016573QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A><p><br>I was thinking about buying just the lower part and painting it black...<p>Might look better than our stock lower "grills" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Need advice (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not to hijack your thread or anything buddy but what does everyone think about this?<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-07-2006-Volvo-S40-05-06-V50-Mesh-Grille-Grill-Combo_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem4cea65383dQQitemZ330350016573QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A><p><br>I was thinking about buying just the lower part and painting it black...<p>Might look better than our stock lower "grills" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>\<p>I have seen it in black for sale and i think it all depends on what the car looks like and the design your going for ... \<br>I think you should make your own thread about it !
 

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I was thinking of replacing the lower parts too, but I think I'll go with a custom solution, such as cutting out the "full plastic" parts (kinda difficult to explain) and replacing just the center part with black mesh, so it would match the upper dubstop grill...
 

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Re: Need advice (Kallvin22)

That first ebay auction is just the dubstop grille, and the funny thing is they use pictures without permission...the red V50 is turboah's and he had the MS Design grille, not dubstop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Go custom on the lower grilles, crossie has a good idea. I have my own in the works (drawing board only so far)...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That first ebay auction is just the dubstop grille, and the funny thing is they use pictures without permission...the red V50 is turboah's and he had the MS Design grille, not dubstop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Go custom on the lower grilles, crossie has a good idea. I have my own in the works (drawing board only so far)...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Righteous! Someone make a thread about this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Because of all the things about our car, I kinda hate the lower grilles. Makes the dubstop one look out of place
 

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Re: Need advice (Kallvin22)

The only problem with replacing the lower grille/fog covers is that the bumper and other stuff behind them are not the most attractive, so if you have custom grilles that are see through it might not look very good...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only problem with replacing the lower grille/fog covers is that the bumper and other stuff behind them are not the most attractive, so if you have custom grilles that are see through it might not look very good...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Spray paint cardboard black and stick it behind the hypothetical mesh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Need advice (Kallvin22)

So, I'm confused with the tint for the tail lights, though. Does the spray even work, and for tint is it different than the tint that goes on your windows? And if I ordered pre-cut tint is it hard to put on? Or are the shops that could specifically do it... I just have no clue.
 

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Thanks! And I was looking at your specs, how hard is it to put an AUX in to plug the ipod in? Cause I've been to 3 stores that say it'll be a pain in the ass and not worth it.
 

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VHT nightshade gives you pretty good results I think! its a spray, so you can go from light grey to all black. <p>tint on your windows is normally a foil, and can be ordered pre-cut <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I did the tint on my own, and the side windows are pretty easy to do, only the back window is a PITA... looked like crap, so I had it redone professionally...<p><br>as for the aux in: there's a thread linked in the howto/information-thread at the top of the S40/V50 board... describing (with pics) how to get an aux-in (for about 10-15 bucks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Sweet, that will hwlp me a lot to put the AUX in. But I have the windows tinted already, I was just wondering about the tint for the tail lights, I didn't know there were so many options.
 
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