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Hey cats,<p>So, time flies. My warranty is up as of tomorrow! Can't believe it's gone so fast. Kind of bummed about the lack of coverage, but also very excited as I've said all along I was holding off modding till my warranty was up. So..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Planning on a DP and cat back exhaust followed shortly thereafter by an iPd softloader. VERY excited! That's my start, lots of plans to follow.<p>So my question is for other Southern ON R owners who have had similar work done; where do you recommend I go to have the install done? I'm in Wasaga Beach, don't mind tooling down to the Toronto area but would prefer not having to go into the city proper. So ideally like Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, etc, or outward to Newmarket, Orangeville, whatever. <p>Looking to hear some 1st hand experience stories if possible. <p>Thanks!<br>gb
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

gb,<p>I've got the softloader hardware unit if you want to borrow it and save yourself $425 when you do the IPD purchase.<p>There is a great Volvo shop in Aurora called Suter's Auto, customers sing their praises<p>Suter's Auto<br>31 Industry Street<br>Aurora, ON<br>L4G 1X6<br>(905) 727-2404<p>Quote directly from customer:<br>"I can't praise my mechanic enough. Les Suter and his team are the best! I'm not sure how one rates a mechanic, but I can tell you they have done all my mods with no trouble, and even swapped out the slush box in the old 850 for a 5-speed, and it worked perfectly; no warning lights, and everything functioned correctly (cruise control, tach, etc.). The guys are honest and open, taking customers into the garage, under the hoist or the hood to show & explain exactly what is going on & why. "<p>good stuff<br>Rob
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

I've got the name of a great exhaust place. my car is booked in for next week to get a full exhaust done. They come highly recommended. PM me for more info.<p>Shaun
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

EuroSport Tuning is in Oakville but I'm not sure if they do installs also.<p><A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.ca" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eurosporttuning.ca</A>/<p>Maybe they have installers they deal with?
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

You have a Blackama....nice! My 06 SR will be going past the 50K mile mark in 80 miles <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Had a lot of warranty work done recently before that happened.<p>Will be up in the Tiny Beaches area on Sunday for the day but not sure I'll be in the R for that trip. You down in Wasaga proper?
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (S60inToronto)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60inToronto</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You have a Blackama....nice! My 06 SR will be going past the 50K mile mark in 80 miles <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>...You down in Wasaga proper?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, loving the blackama combo for sure. I'm still only at 46K Kilometers, so it's pretty low mileage for its year, just ran out of time! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Yup, I'm right in Wasaga Beach. Pretty crazy here this time of year, but it's worth it I think.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>imageomega</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Cant comment on the area but for your situation be sure to do all the stage 0 stuff first! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll have to do some searching... I know I should be more knowledgeable but I'm not sure what stage 0 stuff is!<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There is a great Volvo shop in Aurora called Suter's Auto, customers sing their praises ...Suter's Auto</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks Rob, will put them on the short list for sure!<p>Shaun Oriold1, let me know your impressions after you get your work done. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on both the mod and the service!<p>Thanks for the replies so far, reminds me of why I like this place. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>gb
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

There are a few good shops in the Orangeville area, but I can't remember the names (it's been a while). One guy by the name of Hugh, did a ton of service on my mom's V70, and the work was always great. he can rebuild engines and i'm sure he does exhausts.<br>EST does not do installations, but does have one shop they highly recommend. you can call them and ask.<br>or, you could go to Hot Rod Scott's in Etobicoke. they do mandrel bends. <A HREF="http://www.hotrodscotts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hotrodscotts.com</A><br>I'm going to get my exhaust done there in the next two weeks and they'll also do my springs, etc.<br>hope that helps.<p> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by destro at 10:35 PM 8-6-2009</i>
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (grimmbob)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>grimmbob</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yeah, loving the blackama combo for sure. I'm still only at 46K Kilometers, so it's pretty low mileage for its year, just ran out of time! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Yup, I'm right in Wasaga Beach. Pretty crazy here this time of year, but it's worth it I think.<p>I'll have to do some searching... I know I should be more knowledgeable but I'm not sure what stage 0 stuff is!<br>gb</TD></TR></TABLE><p>"stage 0" is when people replace their hoses, vac lines, belts, and assorted other rubber parts. Its is usually not an issue if the car has lower mileage or is less than 6-7 years old (rubber gets far less compliant after 6 years). Most people doing stage 0 have much older cars.<p>On your car, since it is low Kms and is fairly new (4 years) I'd say skip it and get on with modding.
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (destro)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>destro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There are a few good shops in the Orangeville area, but I can't remember the names (it's been a while). One guy by the name of Hugh, did a ton of service on my mom's V70, and the work was always great. he can rebuild engines and i'm sure he does exhausts.<br>EST does not do installations, but does have one shop they highly recommend. you can call them and ask.<br>or, you could go to Hot Rod Scott's in Etobicoke. they do mandrel bends. <A HREF="http://www.hotrodscotts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hotrodscotts.com</A><br>I'm going to get my exhaust done there in the next two weeks and they'll also do my springs, etc.<br>hope that helps.<p>Hot Rod Scotts (Etobicoke) gets good reviews/feedback on the Toronto Mustang Forum....always associated them with domestics though but I guess an exhaust is just an exhaust.<br> <p><br><i>Modified by destro at 10:35 PM 8-6-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (S60inToronto)

Hey gb,<p>I've been away for a while since I sold my S70T5. However, I just picked up an extra low mileage 2006 S60R (only 19k km <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ) so I'm interested to see what's going on.<br>Anyhow, I purchased parts for the S70T5 from Frank at EST in Oakville and his installation shop was Meineke in Burlington. The owner is Tony and his lead tech is ex Volvo. I can't praise Tony enough, he was great to deal with.<br>I wholeheartedly recommend the two. Cheers.<p>Al
 

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Re: Southern Ontario R modders: Need your advice please! (S60inToronto)

Scott has done several volvos... one guy at my dealer has his 98 S70 T5 up to 400hp. he has gone through 3 engines to get there, and Hot Rod Scott's has done his multiple exhaust setups. He is familiar with EST and knows a sh*% ton about exhausts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sweet! Thanks for the new replies and clarifications all.<p>I don't think I need to worry about the stage 0 thing, pretty low Km and relatively young vehicle. I'll definitely do what I can to make sure all components are up to spec though, just to be safe!<p>Also debating the PhMIC... and whether to do that before a DP + Cat back. So much to do! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>gb
 
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