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After a bit of investigating, I have found out that the "Spaceball" (as fitted on the S80???)is actually just a cosmetic surround.<P>My dealer has agreed to sell me one for £70, but I obvoiusly have to fit it myself.<P>Has anyone else done this or attempted this???<P>Before buying the parts, I was after a bit of info on what may be involved, like size difference of the hole in the centre console. <P>Thanx
 

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I don't think anyone has done it, but I bet Kai would be interested in seeing what you do. PLEASE take pics, I'd love to do a feature on it if you do it successfully.<P>It's fitted on the S60 T-5 only as I recall, but I think will be included in the R models also.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>I don't think anyone has done it, but I bet Kai would be interested in seeing what you do..</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> Who said I'd be interested...I didn't even pay much attention to the topic. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I think Yannis has mentioned this once before. No it will not be an easy task to fit that spaceball shifter...if completely not possible. After trying out the short shifter kit meant for new V70 and S60 from IPD, it was apparent that it was not possible to fit that short shifter kit for the previous models.....so my guess would be that it is probably going to be a huge task to convert this. A lot more detail that I'll probably just let Yannis have his chance typing out a long explaination for this. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>On top of all the troubles trying to fit that trim piece of the shifter base, you will still have to somehow resolve the major mechanical differences around base of shifter, the actual metal base on the top of the gearbox.<P>All in all, that's a hell of job to do to make it work. But I'd like to see someone get it done.....
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by topless_tart:<BR><B>After a bit of investigating, I have found out that the "Spaceball" (as fitted on the S80???)is actually just a cosmetic surround.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No it's not!<BR>It magic......<BR>A mystery.......<BR>Can it be a secret weapon?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by topless_tart:<BR><B>After a bit of investigating, I have found out that the "Spaceball" (as fitted on the S80???)is actually just a cosmetic surround.<P>My dealer has agreed to sell me one for £70, but I obvoiusly have to fit it myself.<P>Has anyone else done this or attempted this???<P>Before buying the parts, I was after a bit of info on what may be involved, like size difference of the hole in the centre console. <P>Thanx</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>i dont even know what the "spaceball" is... got pictures?? <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Johann:<BR><B> Can it be a secret weapon?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I've heard some saying that the space ball shifter thingy is a bit shorter, but some told me they are just the same thing as the regular V70 T5M would have. Not sure....
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GShyneDM:<BR><B> i dont even know what the "spaceball" is... got pictures?? <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Something like this... <A HREF="http://swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/pcc/large/08.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/pcc/large/08.jpg</A>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Johann:<BR><B> No it's not!<BR>It magic......<BR>A mystery.......<BR>Can it be a secret weapon?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>So what does the spaceball involve then?<P>Essentially it's the same box and transmission - isn't it??? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> Something like this... <A HREF="http://swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/pcc/large/08.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/pcc/large/08.jpg</A> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The S60 came with 6 gears??? Or is that a pic of the prototype R models? Oh nevermind, it's the PCC. Can you imagine a C70 with 6 gears? Hallelujah!<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by topless-tart:<BR><B> So what does the spaceball involve then?<P>Essentially it's the same box and transmission - isn't it??? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It's just a bunch of plastic <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>Same shifter as all the others.<BR>
 
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