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Just picked up a new XC from the dealer. Well, it's new to me. It's a 2001, black/tan leather and I'm really digging the new car.<P>It's not as quick as our 850R that it replaced, but it's a great car and I'm really enjoying getting acquainted with it.<P>So for you guys that have them, what have you done to them? Is there any good modding to be done? Are the brakes a prob like they were on the 850s?
 

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Congrats on the new car!<P>What sort of problems did the 850's have with brakes? <P>I've seen others do the usual stuff such as dual exhaust, air filters, lighting, audio and rim/tire upgrades.<P>Generally, it seems like most people are leaving the car relatively stock for the time being, though this will probably change as parts become available.<BR><P>
 

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I was always warping them on both my 855 and my 854R. So I upgraded the 855 like what Swedespeed did with the project car and sold the R. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>BTW your site is great. I was checking out the gallery and those are some cool XCs. They look so much better with 17" rims. Now I just have to sell that on the wife. <P>
 

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I love the look of this one. <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/fictional/large/02.jpg"> <P>But I am thinking maybe it would look better with these.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/00_c70/large/11.jpg"> <P>
 

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I like the look of the 17's too but will wait at least until the end of the winter before I go ahead. Plus, I haven't found a rim that I prefer over the stock Tellus.<P>Only problem with rims on that C70 is that they look to be a royal pain to clean. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/redface.gif"><P>Thanks for the comments on the site too <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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Evolvo,<P>Those 17-inch 'Sentinal' wheels on your black XC would look so sweet! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> I really like those wheels.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/iaa_01/volvo/images/large/28.jpg"> <P>And then you could order that Ocean Race 'Aluminum' trim for your black XC, it might look pretty damn cool as well. I am sure the dealer would be able to replace that trim pretty easily.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/02_xc/01_xc_ocean/large/03.jpg"> <P>Just a thought! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<BR><p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 11-26-2001).]
 

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Yeah, no kidding. That would look good. I'd love to build one up like that. Maybe we'll do an XC Project Car someday. <P>That said, the aluminum trim is actually plastic. I checked it out when I saw the car first hand in Frankfurt in September. It still looks great, but just an FYI. It'll keep costs down in ordering it though. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 
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