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I'm not big on the plastic-looking trim in my XC. Has anyone replaced theirs with either Aluminum or Wood. I'm looking at those ORE interior pics with the aluminum trim and am leaning towards doing something like that.<P>However, I don't have a manual for this car yet, so I'd figure I'd ask if anyone has done it yet.<P>
 

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Most XC's come with faux wood trim, but mine is the same as yours with the graphite plastic.<P>I'm not a bit fan of either and plan on getting the aluminium trim (as seen on the S60) in the next little while. Its priced at around $400CAD direct from Volvo, plus install which I can't see being too difficult if you choose to do it on your own.<P>I just saw my first ORE today and the trim is somewhat different than on the S60. The S60 is brushed aluminium, whereas the ORE I saw had a fine blue grid pattern with a pretty heavy lacquer on it.<P>
 

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Coastal,<P>Do you know if the aluminum trim kit from Volvo is real metal or synthetic? I've heard from various sources that the real metal kits are harder to install but are a much better looking product. Also, how many pieces are included with the Volvo trim kit? I've got the faux wood in my XC and was also looking at replacing it with the aluminum dash kit. I think that it would really match well with my XC's graphite interior. <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Art (edited 01-28-2002).]
 

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The aluminium trim kit is 5 individually priced pieces. One for each door and one for the glove box. <P>I was quoted $75-80CAD each, hence the ~400CAD price.<P>I'm assuming the one I was quoted was real aluminium since I mentioned to them it's the same kit that goes on the S60, which I'm almost certain is real aluminium.
 

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Hi All,<P>I checked out the trim at the volvo dealer here in town... and it is the double sided tape stick on trim...<P>now, hiding a flat of beer in my ski box for the mechanics at Christmas is starting to pay off... I asked the guys what they thought of it... and they said that if ever they needed to get into the dash... (like to replace your pollen filter which is a scheduled maintenance thing) in order for them to get into certain parts of the dash would require them to peel off the trim... then you know what that would look like, and then you would need to get another piece for the piece that has been destroyed...<P>so... thats what they said to me...<P><BR>(PS you would not believe how far that beer has gotten me... try it, you will be happy that you did...)<P><BR>cheers<P><BR>sporto gordo
 

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Gordo, we may be talking about a different trim kit. The one I'm referring to is just the door strips and the one for the glove box strip. To add, these are OEM parts for other models such as the S60 and Ocean Race Edition XC.<P>I know that there are some aftermarket packages that are available that cover most of the center console, perhaps these are the ones they're talking about being a problem?<P>PS: which dealer and what brand o beerz gain the best results. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Taylor.
 

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Hi Taylor, <P>yes we are talking different kits.... North Van dealer has a S 60 or 80 in the showroom with the "stick on" alu look panels for the center console. That was what I was referring to. I also saw the trim you were discussing, in the same car.<P>cheers,<P>sporto gordo<P>
 
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