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A few weeks ago we added a set of 19" Heico Volutions to our Project V70R, more details on those later. I thought I'd share a couple comparison picts:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/heico_11b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/heico_13.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/heico_14.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/heico_15.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/06_project_v70r/heico_16.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison ([email protected])

It looks great! I just purchased a set of the 18's and the quality is second to none. Nice job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison ([email protected])

Nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> But now, your brakes look tiny. WP Pro 6 Piston BBK upgrade perhaps in the near future? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>How's the ride quality?
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (mike_c70)

Advanced: only for freshly paved, smooth roads. Although, some may say that with the 18" Pegs.<p>Sport: a little firmer over the 18" Pegs; good on the highway; can be a good all around setting if you don't mind things on the firm side.<p>Comfort: good for highway cruising without worry of bridge or concrete separators or around town without feeling everything. - the wife & boss friendly setting<p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison ([email protected])

Oh, nice! Chris, that R is looking really sharp.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (Quick Brick)

Yes, TME front & rear
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> But now, your brakes look tiny... </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> You said it. Me too.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58610&postid=548482#548482" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...48482</A><p>So it MUST be true. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (ljjones)

And another thing. It's probably a minority opinion here, but I think the TME springs set the rear of a V70 too low. In my opinion the top line of the vehicle should be closer to horizontal, not sloping downward at the rear. The springs make it look like you're carrying a load of lumber or something. (I like the way that silver '05 sits better--it looks like you could actually load it up with some stuff.)<p>Or is it me? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (ljjones)

Looks really nice Chris <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You know they have now Titan volutions <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (ljjones)

In the garage I do have some weight in the rear. The top pict and with the rear hatch empty it does sit level. i agree, the rear should not look like its sagging. (it measures even) <p>In a perfect world, I'd want the rear up about 1/4"-1/2" to give me height with weight in the rear - add some weight and it no longer sits level. It would also eliminate any sagging optical illusions with the rear fender curve.<p><br>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison ([email protected])

My (prototypes) are about 1/4" or so higher in the rear, but thanks to YOU GUYS, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> TME made them 1/4" lower.<br>(Scott said that everyone wanted them a bit lower in the rear, personally I think mine are perfect)<br>I had 4 tires (and wheels) in the rear of mine last week, it sat level, dropped at least 1/4" perhaps a bit more.<br>Chris, IMO, yours is a bit too low in the rear by 1/4" to 3/8"
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (JRL)

I don't remember a thread of Scott asking how we like the look and people's responses. I'm curious to see what people had to say back then. Personally, JRL's stance is PERFECT!!! I hope a revised or optional set will be available once my issues are resolved.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't remember a thread of Scott asking how we like the look and people's responses. I'm curious to see what people had to say back then. Personally, JRL's stance is PERFECT!!! I hope a revised or optional set will be available once my issues are resolved.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>There was no public poll
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (JRL)

When ever you are ready to pull your springs let me know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Is there any way to increase the height slightly yet still be safe? <p>
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When ever you are ready to pull your springs let me know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Is there any way to increase the height slightly yet still be safe? <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Never and not really<br>Talk to Scott, I think they may be making a very short run of my exact spring <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project V70R: 19" Heico comparison (JRL)

I think the stance looks perfect Chris... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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