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I've got several questions about R models. When I bought my 2005 V70R I couldn't get 18" rims. I'm happy with it and lucky nothing major has broken.<p>1. Why was the S60R available with 18" only?<br>2. If I put 18 or 19" wheels on, what problems will I see? I hate the wheel turn radius with the wheel rubbing already.<br>3. How reliable are the evolve performance parts?<br>4. Anybody else hate their car keys? mine are loose and batt cover trim broken.<br>5. Anybody else got other tips or gripes?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got several questions about R models. When I bought my 2005 V70R I couldn't get 18" rims. I'm happy with it and lucky nothing major has broken.<p>1. Why was the S60R available with 18" only?<br>2. If I put 18 or 19" wheels on, what problems will I see? I hate the wheel turn radius with the wheel rubbing already.<br>3. How reliable are the evolve performance parts?<br>4. Anybody else hate their car keys? mine are loose and batt cover trim broken.<br>5. Anybody else got other tips or gripes?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>1. plenty of sr's have 17" pegs. they didn't come with 18 only.<br>2. your wheel rub- plenty of people get spacers to help it, adjusting steering stops can be done but will further limit wheel travel. most learn to live with it and know how far they can turn without rub. harsher ride on larger wheels, no real problems. i have 18's but wouldn'[t want 19's on the roads in MN,, there are a fair number of vr's with 18" and a few with 19's.<br>3. i'd go IPD or VIVA for perf. parts. mileage will vary with evolve.<br>4. you can get replacement keys, the keyfobs are large. you can also get just the outer casing and swap the circuit board. under 15 bucks if i remember. will save a good chunk of change if just the casing is damaged.<br>5. remove exhaust bracket ASAP. JRL mod is good to do as well. <p>just follow the forum and read the threads, you'll learn a ton. search search search as well, lots of good info. read the quick reference thread. loads of info there too. welcome to ss <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> oh, and post pictures of your vr.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by atacamaR at 1:58 PM 5-31-2009</i>
 

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Welcome and glad you finally found us! I can help with a couple of these:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got several questions about R models. When I bought my 2005 V70R I couldn't get 18" rims. I'm happy with it and lucky nothing major has broken.<p>1. Why was the S60R available with 18" only?<p><B>S60's could come with 17" or 18". US spec V70Rs only came with 17".</B><p>2. If I put 18 or 19" wheels on, what problems will I see? I hate the wheel turn radius with the wheel rubbing already.<p><B>The ride will become slightly harder each size you move up. Other than that the turning radius and rubbing will stay the same.</B><p>3. How reliable are the evolve performance parts?<p><B>I don't have any, so I won't comment.</B><p>4. Anybody else hate their car keys? mine are loose and batt cover trim broken.<p><B>You can purchase the batt covers for pretty cheap. My keys are still tight. My only gripe is when they accidentally open in my pocket.</B><p>5. Anybody else got other tips or gripes?<p><B>The first Rs in the US were purchased in summer of 03, so there are about 6+ years of tips and gripes covered in this forum. Best bet is to read the sticky FAQs at the top, and then check the forum on a regular basis. The common tips and gripes come up often, but there are too many to try and reply off the top of my head.</B><br></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Welcome and glad you finally found us! I can help with a couple of these:<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good post. Check your angle gear every time you change oil. Also you might use some oil in between changes. This is normal.<p>Also use lots of leather conditioner.. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>badams1897</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good post. Check your angle gear every time you change oil. Also you might use some oil in between changes. This is normal.<p>Also use lots of leather conditioner.. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lexol Leather Conditioner <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (s140s)

I've just started changing the oil in my '06 VW GTI and I'll start changing the oil in V70R. Especially with the dealer prices. Where is the angle gear and what to look for?
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (sinisin63)

this pic was taken several months after I got out the army in Germany March2006. I no longer live in HouTex <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> Now I live in Mississippi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I bought the VW to drive to work everyday, also a fun car. Best automatic gearbox ever!<p>
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Re: New @ swedespeed (sinisin63)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this pic was taken several months after I got out the army in Germany March2006. I no longer live in HouTex <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> Now I live in Mississippi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I bought the VW to drive to work everyday, also a fun car. Best automatic gearbox ever!<p>
<p><br>Don't know if the image will show up</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You need to host the picture on a site. I recommend photobucket.
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (sinisin63)

Welcome Aboard.<p>I have an 04 VR with 18" rims and General Exclaim UHP tires. They do not rub at all through the full steering range. The VR 6MT is a great car and very fun to drive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (Needsdecaf)

I've opened up the photobucket account and uploaded a couple of images to that account.</B> Now, how do I get them here?<p><IMG SRC="http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/sinisin63/DSC01732.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>maybe this won't work either... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (sinisin63)

IT WORKED!! <p>Here's my two babies. Like I said before, I haven't done any mods yet. I want to get tired of looking at my car in its original form. Then I'll modify it all at once.
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (sinisin63)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got several questions about R models. When I bought my 2005 V70R I couldn't get 18" rims. I'm happy with it and lucky nothing major has broken.<p>1. Why was the S60R available with 18" only?<br><B>The V70R requires a 97 load rated tire to maintain it's GVW specification. The factory Pirellis had this in a 17 inch only. Most V70R owners do not consider it an issue and use lesser load rated tires</B><p>2. If I put 18 or 19" wheels on, what problems will I see? I hate the wheel turn radius with the wheel rubbing already.<br><B>Most do hate it. Not much you can do about it. Tire size will have little effect</B><p>3. How reliable are the evolve performance parts?<br><B>Seems to be a love/hate, do a search</B><p>4. Anybody else hate their car keys? mine are loose and batt cover trim broken.<br><B>I have never had a problem. I suspect something is broken on yours. Do they have the "R" covers?</B><p>5. Anybody else got other tips or gripes?</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: New @ swedespeed (rogersampson)

The car keys have gotten loose on the assy. One of them was replaced by the dealer warranty last year. But it has managed to get loose. But the battery cover where the R is has a small plastic black trim and half of it is missing. This goes for both my car keys. I do my best not to drop them and I keep it in my pocket with no other junk in my pocket.
 

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Nice rides! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have 2 keys and on both the locking pin is busted so they stay open. I split one in half and took the spring out so at least now it closes, but in the process i broke all the tabs that hold the key head together. The super glue i used is still holding but it looks like crap and it has only been 2 days.<br>so yeah i hate the keys too
 

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Tragically I'm in Columbus, Mississippi. I'm from HOU*TEX. The only thing keeping me here in MS is my job.
 

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As has been said, nice rides. My advice is get out and drive that thang and enjoy it. Too much time is spent commiserating about these R's and not enough time on the road. Good plan if you can do it to do a bunch of mods at once. Just be sure and check past posts on the different mods out there.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Tragically I'm in Columbus, Mississippi. I'm from HOU*TEX. The only thing keeping me here in MS is my job.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>ah, are you in the service?<p>haha, never been there, but then again, if you aren't in jackson, hattiesburg, or the coast, you aren't really anywhere(in ms) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 
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