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History about the V60 and Upgrades Done

Hi,
This first post will serve as a follow-up on all the mods done on my car. I purchased as CPO in late 2017 a 2016 V60 T5 e-drive FWD Black in LA, CA.
The V60 came with Premier Package which include Blis, comfort suspension, backup camera, Homelink, Navigation and that is pretty all in term of option.
More here on MotorTrend

As of 3/17/19, this is what the V60 looks like:
<img src="https://i.imgur.com/1wq3MAt.jpg" width=60%></img>

Modification already done:
- IPD Rear Swaybar Link and tutorial: OK 8/17/18
- IPD Rear End links Link: OK 8/17/18
- IPD Front End Links Link: OK 8/17/18
- R-Design OEM Suspension: OK 8/17/18
- MudFlap Kit OEM (Part 31265329): OK 8/17/18
- Volvo V60 Black Rubber Mat ( Part 39828878): OK 6/30/18
- Powerflex Bush Upper Mount Link: OK 7/4/18
- Powerflex Bush Lower Mount: KO, does not fit and Powerflex will be creating one later in 2019
- IPD Strut Tower R-Design Link (Part 31454819, 31323420, 31323421): OK 8/17/18
- Volvo V60 Black Load compartment mat (Part 39869332): OK 8/18
- Winter rims equipped with 235/45/17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+: OK 10/15/18
- IPD skid plate Link and tutorial: OK 10/22/18
- VIVA Satin Mirror Cover Link and tutorial: OK 10/27/18
- Light cup holder LED (Part 31377895) and tutorial: OK 11/22/18
- Polestar 19" Winter rims Replica by RSSW Link: OK 3/16/19 thanks to @vovo40
- ERST Air Intake Link: OK 3/16/19 thanks to @helloelectro
- Viofo A129 Dual DashCam Link: Ok 3/16/19 thanks to @MyVolvoS60
- lamp in the trunk tutorial OK 4/4/19 thanks to @stef1
- second lamp in the trunk using this tutorial for the parts needed (I have extra for anyone who wants) OK 4/4/19
- 12v Socket in the Trunk Part 31435602 and tutorial waiting the part 4/4/19
- Rear Footwell Bracket ( Part 1287724) and [URL="https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?310489-Rear-passenger-foot-well-illumination&highlight=footwell+bracket”]Ttutorial[/URL]: Mounted but lamp to add


Modification to do:
-Caliper 336mm
-Caliper Paint by Viva https://www.vivaperformance.com/brake-caliper-paint-kits-6/ “]Link{/URL]
-Stainless brake Hose from Viva or Elevate Link
-Polestar Update Software
-Steering wheel with Paddles/shifter tutorial thanks to @mountainbikert
-Dead Pedal
-DO88 Link and No tutorial so far
-Exhaust (Erst/KPAX/Elevate/Other)
-Xenon Headlights: waiting tutorial from @stef1
 

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2/ My V60 2016 T5
A year ago, my other car, Ford Taurus V6 1998 died so I decided to upgrade for, what else than, a Volvo. After looking at the dealers and cannot afford a brand new Volvo, I looked at the pre-own. My check list was:
- T5 or T6
- FWD: do not want to change 4 tyres in once
- Trunk to go to IKEA (even if I was surprised from the V70 to V69 the huge change
- something less than 2 years
2 weeks later, We went to LA and purchased this so far loved Volvo 2016 T5 FWD Convenience with BLIS, Black Leather, Heated seats, Parc assist and Pack Camera

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3/ V60 T5 : as of 2.10.18

Before /// During (@ p.rico: I see some patterns when we work on our car :p ) /// After .
<img src="https://imgur.com/MmYupyW.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img> <img src="https://imgur.com/yMFAyDt.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img> <img src="https://imgur.com/QcAs6DU.jpg" width="600" height="338">After</img>

Case in the armrest
<img src="https://imgur.com/umXdMiY.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img>

Mudflap(kit of 4)
<img src="https://imgur.com/tYM2tc5.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/VHS3Tol.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/VFEaNkJ.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/eubSjXk.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img>

My wife is in love of it, so Happy wife, Happy life ==> I added the sticker
<img src="https://imgur.com/Zl3ytzW.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img>
 

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Congrats, I really like the wood trim in your S40. Is that original or did you add that after. Enjoy the new ride, looks great!
 

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yes it was and that was of the thing I consider when I bought it. Too many times you see plastic or aluminium. I was looking for this in the new V60 but...never produced
 

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THanks and it thanks to your advices.

You should go for it and really easy to setup... only thing odd, it looks like shell and not full as I am used to have...Volvo concept pretty sure
 

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Congrats on your new V60!
thanks a lot. I really love your rebel blue T6 RD one even if I preferred it with the Bor 19" wheels. BTW, thanks for the spare wheel information since I am looking to add one in my V60
 

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A quick (not really) post about my recent road trip with some headlights
San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA
1260 miles
Door to door in 20hours or so
3 full tank (16 gallons each)
34 MPG :thumbup:
70 Miles per hour in average (See picture below) :thumbup:
Highest point: Mt Siskiyou 4310 feet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siskiyou_Summit
Lowest temperature (Oregon): 26 Fahrenheit
Highest Temperature (California): 85 Fahrenheit

Biggest fear: crossing My Siskiyou with Summer tires, Snowstorm, low in gas, and losing grip at 20 miles per hour when the floor became with 1 to 3 inches of snow :nono:

Pictures as follow by order from SD to Seattle

Pyramid Lake at LA . //// . Somewhere close by San Francisco . //// . First tank average . //// . After Sacramento, CA . //// . Half way second tank . //// . Mount shasta close to Mt Siskiyou . //// .
<img src="https://imgur.com/gj3N8po.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/adTCVZ5.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/JH7Q8w4.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/3AOqdpx.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/f4ZlS7w.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/qHCKUQN.jpg" width="600" Height="338"></img>
 

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These are great road trip cars, its the reason i bought mine.
 

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S40 Replacement of Front and Rear strut (158000miles)
Parts from IPD (Thanks Jared for all)
<img src="https://imgur.com/iqeb11F.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/dI2oNiK.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/9aNesyL.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/WQGQqTZ.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/o7Pot8x.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/4TSK0RT.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/wYHReRF.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/pQonvrD.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/4dB1Hnc.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img>


V60:
Thanks to Jard (IPD) I received the IPD Rear Sway Bar and 2 front sway links
<img src="https://imgur.com/yPq3NUq.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img><img src="https://imgur.com/ORyuJaV.jpg" width="600" height="338"></img>

Thanks to @Genesmasher (from our forum) who sold me those great full strut Dynamic kit)
<img src="https://imgur.com/0q7CGoE.jpg" width="338" height="600"></img>

Gift: San Diego Skyline
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June 30th: Detailing inside and out by a pro
Kind of happy but not so much. The result is so-so in a way that the detailing is not as good as I expected. Needless to say, I will go to another one next time.

June 30th: Installed the new Black Rubber Mat
Since the V60 is in Seattle, I thought it will be a great addition to our car which will avoid ultimately to wash the carpet often. After 2 days, I am more than happy to report they are awesome and did their job twice (mud after hiking). Looking to buy the Trunk mat too
<img src="https://imgur.com/b2j2U46.jpeg" width=20% height=20%></img>

July 1st: Rolling Cabinet
I have so many tools in different space and I was really off about getting each tool out from somewhere. I enjoyed a Sears discount (50%) on it and now I am rolling my cabinet outside and have all tools close to the V60 . ^^
<img src="https://imgur.com/pNMZyFY.jpeg" width=20% height=20%></img>

July 2nd: V60 in Deception Pass (Widhbey Island, Washington state)
<img src="https://imgur.com/bmRJTjs.jpeg" width=20% height=20%></img>

July 4th: V60 Upper Mount Powerflex
After 2 months sitting in my cabinet, I finally found (literally) 10minutes to mount it. Really easy and I can do a tutorial for anyone. Result: the car seems more responsive and really not shaking at all
<img src="https://imgur.com/Ew7fVbA.jpeg" width=20% height=20%></img>

July 4th: V60 Lower Mount Powerflex
I tried to mount the lower one at the same time...as you can see, it does not fit at all on a T5 (no idea on a T6). I asked to be refunded since Powerflex is not doing one for us
<img src="https://imgur.com/BMPx0GB.jpeg" width=20% height=20%></img>

July 6th: Clean and Polish the exhaust lips
Product: From Europe named Belgom. In france, this is the highest quality end-finish result oriented. Anyway, ordered a bottle on Amazon.com
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Before
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After: Left side (5min of work with a soft fabric)
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After: Right side
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Hello,

After months of trying to make this happen, and moving too Seattle, Wa, I fianlly installed/set up my parts.

Before starting, a huge thanks to
-Genesmasher: for selling me his pristine full set of suspension pack from R-design (30mm lower)
-Slachman: for a ride in his V60 T6 Kpax and ideas to upgrade my car
-Stef1: who I spoke with about how to best to the full conversion of suspension
-Jared @ IPD: who was always ready to help me and make sure I receive the parts on time

Back to business, I spent a day before fully converting my car. Some due to a disagreement of the tool to properly work (rented one which was faulty), the wether (rainy remotely), and broken a bushes.
Parts to mount on my V60:
1/ Polestar Strut Bar via IPD
2/ IPD rear sway bar + bushes
3/ IPD rear end links
4/ IPD front end links
5/ Full set of R-design suspension
<img src="https://imgur.com/KyHuA4S.jpeg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Disclaimer: I named the 2 suspension kits as "comfort" and "Sport". The "Sport" one comes from a R-design -30mm so slightly stiffer

Tools
https://imgur.com/hp1TYRT

REAR setup/Installation
Comfort Rear Spring (left) vs Sport Rear Spring (Right)
<img src="https://imgur.com/o1nHUNG.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Sport Rear Suspension (left)vs Comfort Rear suspension(Right)
<img src="https://imgur.com/ennk6lP.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

IPD rear end links (left) vs Volvo Oem(Right)
<img src="https://imgur.com/v8tpngz.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Full change on the rear drivetrain: 2 hours
<img src="https://imgur.com/8HgcfIY.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Overall, the job is a child work. Even my son (5y.o) helped me remotely working on the car. My only regret is that I read you needed to compress the rear spring to get them out...Lost 35min for this stupid idea from a website.
How to:
A/ put your jack under the "spring plate"
B/ unscrew the bolt linking the rear hub and the "spring plate"
C/ Remove the force from the jack against the plat..which will liberate everything without damage
D/ Do the opposite to mount the new spring
Take 5 min and it is a childish game


FRONT setup/Installation
Parts
<img src="https://imgur.com/4SWe9gK.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Since I bought a "nearly" full kit, I have to order 2 parts to mount the Sport spring on the sport suspension. Thanks to Jared (IPD), I received them just before starting my conversion
Setup the spring (Sport) on the Sport suspension with Spring jaws and
<img src="https://imgur.com/hn8r8lg.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Strut fully assembled
<img src="https://imgur.com/St6XWfz.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Full Strut/suspension in place Front Right
<img src="https://imgur.com/ccXtTVS.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

with the IPD front end link bar
<img src="https://imgur.com/LIiupEw.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

Volvo Polestar Strut bar
<img src="https://imgur.com/CMEelvH.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

2 new front arm**
<img src="https://imgur.com/3k9qJLK.jpg" width=40% height=40%></img>

** Before going for the front conversion, I spoke with a member who told us (Stef1 and me) how he did it and why he/she thought it does not worth it to do it by yourself. I viewed the video 5 times making sure I get the full meaning of the process. Thus, after watching it and having done the same on my S40 2008, it was kind a piece of cake...WRONG
Page 130 Post#4519 and on
First:
-the person who extract the "screw" from the hub does not come at all. After 25,000miles, even with WD40 and a metallic bar to make leverage, it does not move
Second:
-the person uses a tool which I rented exactly the same from O'reilly..ended up to damage the plastic/bush between the front arm and the hub ($140 the new arm FYI) :mad::angryfire::angryfire:
Then:
-the person remove the from arm from the hub in a second and remove the screw from the front axle...same. It does not go out so easy and there is no need of removing the screw
Finally:
-the easy way, after loosing 3hours doing like the video cam to me since I did the same on my S40
A/ remove the 3 screws (18mm) and 2 bolts(21mm) from the from arm
B/ place a jack below your hub
C/ pull into your direction (out) the front arm which will go out in less than 2 minutes
D/ place the whole on the jack
From that, your can work really fast and easily to unmount the front strut in seconds and mount back the new one.

LITERALLY, this solution of removing the arm took me 2 minutes out and 3 putting it back WITHOUT damaging the arm(bushes) or remove the front axle from the hub) :thumbup:
If needed I can create a tutorial, I might have enough pictures
 

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Finally:
-the easy way, after loosing 3hours doing like the video cam to me since I did the same on my S40
A/ remove the 3 screws (18mm) and 2 bolts(21mm) from the from arm
B/ place a jack below your hub
C/ pull into your direction (out) the front arm which will go out in less than 2 minutes
D/ place the whole on the jack
From that, your can work really fast and easily to unmount the front strut in seconds and mount back the new one.

LITERALLY, this solution of removing the arm took me 2 minutes out and 3 putting it back WITHOUT damaging the arm(bushes) or remove the front axle from the hub) :thumbup:
If needed I can create a tutorial, I might have enough pictures
Nice work with that suspension change ! Do you have before-after pictures to share? Are you satisfied with the end result ?

Also, thanks for the control arm removal tip. Will try this when I finally decide to install Eibach springs.
 

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Nice work with that suspension change ! Do you have before-after pictures to share? Are you satisfied with the end result ?

Also, thanks for the control arm removal tip. Will try this when I finally decide to install Eibach springs.
Was waiting for your comment ^^
I should have picture somewhere on my computer ready to be shared.

IMO, the V60 is more grounded, more precise direction, and it stays comfortable too. So far after 50 miles, nothing to complain about and my wife, who need comfy rides, did not even noticed until I told her. You should have seen her face when she learnt I grounded the car of 30mm :p

Yes, please try and let me know if you find it easier or not. I would like to gather as much as possible experience and feedback from others
 

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A long time I did not post here

*10/5/18: My dear and reliable Volvo S40 2.4i from 2008 was sold to a friend

*10/8/18: Purchased IPD skid, paddle Led Lamp(IPD)

*10/12/18: After 500miles, I can tell the huge difference between the factory setup and the IPD sway bar, sport suspension and front bar. This is fun to take a curve now even if my tires have lost their grip (too old and crackled)

*10/13/18: New tires since I could not find any 18" or 19" for my car. Went from Michelin Premium 215/50/17 toMichelin PS A/S 3+ 235/45/17 which is the other approved mount by Volvo on my V60 T5. I pick up the other size because
-in 215/50/17 there is no Michelin PS A/S 3+
-215 is not enough wide for many purpose here
- instead of being at 60mph I am really at 59mph which is nothing
Overall, the handling is monstrous and I start to play more with my car...aiming for race track next year for fun ^^

<img src="https://imgur.com/9rC1Dwi.jpg" width=40% height=40%>In process</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/lVohhpG.jpg" width=40% height=40%>thanks for the curb in Seattle...:angryfire::angryfire:</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/KDU3GFR.jpg" width=40% height=40%>profile from above</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/v6Ni4JO.jpg" width=40% height=40%>The view </img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/pnfbrVY.jpg" width=40% height=40%>Empty space for lamp</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/xyDMMod.jpg" width=40% height=40%>Found it</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/L3jUwLK.jpg" width=40% height=40%>Plug is hidden against the motor ready to be used</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/QzAyg6p.jpg" width=40% height=40%>the famous one</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/HtRRGg8.jpg" width=40% height=40%>Need to activate the option</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/A8PbXj4.jpg" width=40% height=40%>IPD Metal skid plate</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/8lNf9UY.jpg" width=40% height=40%>Before</img>
<img src="https://imgur.com/y7X7JFh.jpg" width=40% height=40%>After</img>


<img src="https://imgur.com/WdHxIV0.jpg" width=40% height=40%> Found a pair in Europe...coming with my parents this winter</img>


*10/28/2018: Maintenance of 30k miles/ 3year planned end of this month. Special request has been made to check the oil level and have a time point if the Piston Ring (discussion) fail later

***Other purchase coming up before end of the year such as Polestar perfo*****
 

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Nice work, good to see you still doing neat stuff.

Do you know if there is a plug under the seat for the rear lighting? I don't recall any free harnesses under the passenger seat (while I was doing the amplifier wiring), but I didn't look all too closely. I had been curious about that one.

BTW, that new IPD guard looks really weird. I wonder what metal, or alloy, it is.
 

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Do you know if there is a plug under the seat for the rear lighting? I don't recall any free harnesses under the passenger seat (while I was doing the amplifier wiring), but I didn't look all too closely. I had been curious about that one.
No harness. Need to wire from the from footwell lamps. There is a thread about this retrofit in the XC60 forum.



TnoV60, I searched real hard but found nothing about the door modules configuration change to activate the door courtesy lamps. That would make a nice addition to v-dash.
 

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No harness. Need to wire from the from footwell lamps. There is a thread about this retrofit in the XC60 forum.



TnoV60, I searched real hard but found nothing about the door modules configuration change to activate the door courtesy lamps. That would make a nice addition to v-dash.
Ah OK. Seems easy enough.
 
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