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I am looking for advice on what i should do to my R if you have a better <p>idea please help me out. as of now my R is 100% Stock!!!!<p><br>Staring out with a simple problem. I have a '04 Automatic Trans. S60 R and <p>after a bit of pumping out my CD player all the sound deverts to the <p>Speaker above the dash any ideas why this keeps happening?<p>Next i want to put some more power in my car. i was thinking Evolve Air <p>Management System, Stage 1 , 2 PPC Computer upgrade, 3.5in Turbo <p>down pipe with a 3in Advanced Exhaust system. is this a bad idea?<p><br>Lastly I am looking for discrete bodying Kits if any one knows of any let me know! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by s60rwolf at 1:19 AM 4-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">all the sound deverts to the Speaker above the dash any ideas why this keeps happening?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Check if you're Dolby Prologic setting is on 3CH. Check the center speaker knob if it's turned all the way up. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Next i want to put some more power in my car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Most users on this forum would recommend going with IPD for any and all mods. You can do a search as to why.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Lastly I am looking for discrete bodying Kits if any one knows of any let me know! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>As far as I know the only body kit out there is the factory one unless you do something custom.
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Check if you're Dolby Prologic setting is on 3CH. Check the center speaker knob if it's turned all the way up. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>His issue could also be the stock amplifier overheating. The center speaker keeps working because it is powered by the head unit.<p>The stock amp is under the passenger seat. People have used computer fans and/or diverted the AC vent next to it to help cooling <p>
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>His issue could also be the stock amplifier overheating. The center speaker keeps working because it is powered by the head unit.<p>The stock amp is under the passenger seat. People have used computer fans and/or diverted the AC vent next to it to help cooling <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hadn't realized this was an issue before. Great fix and good information for later troubleshooting.. thanks!
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (Jeremy7o2)

Get all of your performance mods from Evolve <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (PhilUp)

I did some snooping around IPD's site. I like there ECU upgrade. But as far <p>as exhaust I could only find the down pipe. Although I think i will use IPD <p>for the Air managment. I'm still leaning Evolve for exhaust. 3.5in DP and <p>3in Advanced set up. If anyone else has upgrade idea's im not looking for <p>half assed things. My end product im hoping is loud powerful and fast! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=69045" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=69045</A>
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I have a '04 Automatic Trans. S60 R ... My end product im hoping is loud powerful and fast! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, you're starting from a slightly disadvantaged position with an '04 geartronic.<p>Unless you have an absolutley pressing need to start mods <B>immediately</B>, here is what I would recommend:<p>Contact Phuz for a FMIC, DP and <B>eventually</B> an exhaust: <A HREF="http://www.phuzzymotorsports.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.phuzzymotorsports.com</A> <p>Once you have all of that in place, go with IPD for a stage 2 tune. You've already done/plan on doing a stage 0, right?<p>AMS is the absolutely <B>last</B> thing I would consider doing as far as "performance" mods go. I have seen absolutely no indication that the AMS <B>on its own</B> produces any detectable performance advantages.<p>Oh, and check your wastegate (get a pump and gauge and do it correctly): <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=104485" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=104485</A><p>Cheers,<p>J
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> If anyone else has upgrade idea's im not looking for <br>half assed things. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>And although we're trying to be nice to newbies and not saying "do a search" to every question, this is one situation where I'll say "Put in some effort to do your own research." The community is here to help but not to spoon feed you everything.
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (PhilUp)

I'd say keep leaning towards the full Evlove exhaust, its very very nice, and if you want people to hear your car coming, in a none obnoxious sort of way, you'll have it. Also, as for body styling you've only got a couple choices unless you have costume work done. For starters there is Evolve styling, front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts, hood grilles, trunk spoiler. There is also the standard factory Aero Kit which has front winglets, side skirts, bumper, and trunk spoiler. In addition the folks at Carbon Fiber Works make the Aero Kit front winglets, a roof spoiler, and trunk spoiler out of carbon fiber if thats your thing. Then there is of course wheels, and a couple other oddball things you can do like changing out stock grills for mesh ones, changing lights, wheels, tints, and of course lowering the car. Hopefully that helps, if you need any help looking for the stuff let me know, I try and keep up as I'll be going for the more show then go approach to modding out my R when I get the funds.
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And although we're trying to be nice to newbies and not saying "do a search" to every question, this is one situation where I'll say "Put in some effort to do your own research." The community is here to help but not to spoon feed you everything. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll spoon feed you, don't worry. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

Hey Wolf,<p> I would say that the 3.5 Inch downpipe is a little excessive but if you want the extra .5 inches then go for it... But you could save about $650 by getting the 3 inch DP from IPD and still getting the Evolve Exhaust. Also I didn't see anyone mention the torque delete on the 04-05 GT as an option... IPD will remove the 257 ft lbs limter after you sign a waiver, of course the increased risk for damage if you go nuts with a lead foot is there. Otherwise you are waiting until third for the boost to climb... The AMS is more of an asthetic if you will, looks sick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> , sounds sick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> and will provide less vacumn when boosting for slightly better throttle response <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . Last ensure the car is in good shape and that you check over everything prior to boosting the performance, (plugs, vacumn lines, fuel filter, add a boost gauge, check the condition of coolant and hoses). Finally be prepared when you do go nuts to have some problems or issues to beigin to uncover themselves, that if left stock may have otherwise lasted just a wee bit longer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (kmg_S60R)

Hey guys thanks for all your help! I am brand new to the Volvo line of products. I don't plan on doing anything for at least 10 months my army deployment is graciously funding my pet projects! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Unfortunately I have to get through this thing first before i can start anything <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> again thank you all that have "spoon fed" Me i greatly appreciate it! I just hope when all is said and i done i can take out that little boy in daddies Mustang! if you know what i mean.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just hope when all is said and i done i can take out that little boy in daddies Mustang! if you know what i mean.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Primarily depends on:<p>1) Your driving skill<br>2) Little boy's driving skill<br>3) Daddy's Mustang <br>4) The proximity of the closest track or drag strip<br>5) Willingness of both parties to go there<p>As others have pointed out, a 04/05 factory GT is not that fast and even with mods, the R is a finicky beast off the line due to the turbo and AWD bog.
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my army deployment is graciously funding my pet projects! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Unfortunately I have to get through this thing first before i can start anything <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> again thank you all that have "spoon fed" Me i greatly appreciate it! I just hope when all is said and i done i can take out that little boy in daddies Mustang! if you know what i mean.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Be safe, and remember practice good OPSEC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Oh and consider daddy's Mustang taken out (less a superchager or turbo) but then the little boy probably wouldn't be drving it anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Yes we know what you mean...<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB4FeNyZOhY" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB4FeNyZOhY</A>
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (kmg_S60R)

Sir by Mountain home ID do you mean 10th Mountain? because if that's the case my unit is replacing the 10th Mountain in Iraq.
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

No, not 10th Mountain though I would proudly serve with them, or any Army unit, I am AF... So that is the deployment that is funding the R... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Mountain Home Air Force Base Idaho... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I know of one other SS member from that area. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Get all of your performance mods from Evolve <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Justin...where art thou...
 

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LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Awe... Wait for it... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R UPGRADES? (s60rwolf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rwolf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Next i want to put some more power in my car. i was thinking Evolve Air <br>Management System, Stage 1 , 2 PPC Computer upgrade, 3.5in Turbo <br>down pipe with a 3in Advanced Exhaust system. is this a bad idea?<p>Lastly I am looking for discrete bodying Kits if any one knows of any let me know! <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Rather than spend oh, $5K+ on the above, I suggest you get:<br>1. JRL Mod (cut out the exhaust resonator) - $70 or less<br>2. Kelly AKA IPD CAI - pretty cheap too<br>3. Second set of wheels/tires - in MN you want a set of summers and a set of snows (assuming you are gonna stick around MN when you get back) - figure $1000.<br>4. Spend the rest of your 5 grand on track days and related consumables. It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow - you'll get both the instruction you need and the joy of doing 1G turns at 120MPH+ at Brainerd Raceway.<p>I started modding my T5 and quickly started funnelling all my spare cash to track days rather than additional mods. It's a no-brainer really if you enjoy speed. Spending money on mods and having none left over to actually enjoy them is silly. Here's my collection of videos of me enjoying my pretty-much stock R: <A HREF="http://vimeo.com/user483440/videos" TARGET="_blank">http://vimeo.com/user483440/videos</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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