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Well, I finally bought a Volvo ('01 V70 T5). Been wanting one for some time, just hadn't find the right one. Now, I'm looking for different places to find reasonably priced items for it. It is our main car and will be used occassionally to tow a small pop up camper (2000lb when loaded up) and that's about it. Other than that, it's our around town car for most things. I want to screw around with it a little bit, but nothing too drastic. Cosmetically, I'm adding the spoiler, tinting the windows and getting black rims (it's dark green in color). Other than that, I might look into a body kit...anyone know how much they run and where I can find them? The car is in INCREDIBLY good shape. No dents, dings, scratches, etc...just some white spots on the hood (hey...it's an '01 with 70K...can't be perfect). Where can I look to get some more decent power at a reasonable price? I'm sure there's a little more I can pull out of it in regards to power without causing additional wear and tear on the engine...any input?
 

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Re: New to Volvo's...looking for goodies. (alstensby)

Tints, good. Spoiler, good. Rims, good!!!<p>Some people think it's expensive, but I think the IPD ECU is by far the best bang for the buck as far as power goes. <p>I always suggest doing what is called a Stage 0 and make sure everything is in good working order mechanically prior to any power upgrades.<p>Other options include exhaust and downpipe. If you want firmer suspension, the IPD sway bars are well liked and lower springs do the trick as well!
 

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Re: New to Volvo's...looking for goodies. (dugums)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">. If you want firmer suspension, the IPD sway bars are well liked and lower springs do the trick as well!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>True. Furthermore, Volvo has a "roadhoding and lowering kit" available for that car; have it on my car and it has really improved the handling quite a bit. Naturally, 17" over the stock 16" wheels (unless the car came with the optional 17" wheels) would also help.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: New to Volvo's...looking for goodies. (GrecianVolvo)

alstensby,<p>We've got a '01 T5, too, and we love it! Get an IPD catalog to get an idea of what's available: <A HREF="http://ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://ipdusa.com</A>/<p>The guys at volvospeed.com are into bodykits and such; check it out.<p>Read up on ETM's and ABS modules; they're weak design elements in our cars. Your ETM's probably covered by an extended warranty granted by Volvo (10 years or 200,000 miles). For the ABS module search the archives for Victor Rocha or link to: <p><A HREF="http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/Volvo_Parts/Volvo_V70_ABS.bu" TARGET="_blank">http://home.earthlink.net/~vic...BS.bu</A><p>Matthews Volvo site at: <p><A HREF="http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com</A>/ is a good source of info as is Bay 13 at: <br><A HREF="http://www.volvospeed.com/maintence.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvospeed.com/maintence.htm</A><p>Of course your already involved with the best bunch of Volvo folks I've run across. Congrats on the car and welcome!<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Steely at 7:01 PM 7-31-2006</i>
 
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