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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>notthestig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>got any pics<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm working on a better hosting solution for pics!!! but if you search for roof rack removal project in here you'll see a nice shot of my car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>EDIT: or just click here <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=93493" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=93493</A><p>I'd post it here, but its pretty big, so i'll let you find it if you want to see it, and your bandwidth is good for it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>oh and if I told you how old I was you'd kill me, lets just say i'm significantly younger than a pensioner <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br><i>Modified by Trentyn at 9:16 AM 7-2-2008</i><BR><BR>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi Trentyn,<p>How is it that everyone on this site has got an accessory shop on wheels except me!!<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>hahaha family needs drove my choices, plus dogs, plus hating wood look interiors... had to pick the sport really.....<p>I tink we must have most accessories by now as well, including the bolt in picnic table for the rear, works a treat, installed myself.<p>The sport comes without roff racks, so we added them (no cost extra) so we could roof mount the ski gear and bikes when our extended family came over.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>is yours the d5, petrol or V8 and is it metallic black or black. I had a look at the 90 and whilst it is about the same length and maybe a tad wider i just wanted a jacked up wagon as i have to whip around philip street and do a lot of metro driving. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>the sport pack is only available on the V8, and I love it!! I test drove an executive, and the handling is noticably better. and yeah, mettalic black!! as a joke between friends i put a red pinstripe up the side, looks kinda neat till you hear the story (I'm Mr T....)<p>Yeah, we have a pug as a runabout but as we transport my 1 year old, the Volvo safety means we end up using it alot more... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>i wonder if volvo will go the way of merc & bmw and with the next 90 bring out an even bigger car. i pretty much think so given that is exactly what they did with the xc70. i dont mind though given that is the reason i bought it. i do a lot of country driving and it is disquietening to know that i am sharing the road with a bunch of geriatric drivers who think nothing of throwing down a handful of pills and then getting onto the highway and doing (80 kph in a 100kph for 5-6 hours or least until lunch when they have to throw down more pills. You would not believe how many cars i have seen turned over etc with the roadway usually strewn with those ugly pastel colored crocheyed pillows. i speak to a lot of accident police and i asked them once which is the safest vehicle to which I received the reply, get a lamp pole or a tree. I am a bit slow but after a few seconds caught on and pursued my original question (not wanting to look too stupid) and they all say get 'high and heavy'. so you have done well getting the 90 given the built in safety features and it is 'high and heavy'. high so you dont go under and heavy is just a physics thing. i have had a few near misses over the years on the road (most which relate to old fogies hence my remark above) and in all seriousness i do actually feel safer in the xc. of course, there is also the comfort and space.....<p>I really liked the black xc70 and if i can get two at the same time then it will definitely be the black. having said that i really like my white. its just that the black shows off the chrome much better. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>with the release of the xc60 and fuel prices the way they are i cant see them putting a bigger car out, and besides if this thing can do every thing it needs to in scandinavia, who really needs a bigger 4x4???<p>sure safety could be better, but hey, why not buy a tank?<p>we got the black against my best intentions, it does look the best by far, but in aussie heat, i'm glad the sunroof and aircon work!!! we also got those mesh window inserts that means we can wind the windows down and still have a "tint" effect, plus they look a stack better than those sleeves that sit outside the car, and fade in the sun....<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>was the dvd a genuine volvo accessory as i think the roof mounted ones were an option. i got the built in as i had dreams of fitting a ps2. I think they those swedes havent quiet got the electrics right and i could see how they might overlook something like an inverter fitted to a lighter to make the ps2 work. would have liked to be there though when the guys putting the promo movie together tried to get ps2 to work on the built in rse. I bet pounds to pence there were some urgent calls to the factory so those two little kids in the back got that thing working. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>the dvd was an optional roofmounted upgrade, its an alpine unit and it has some niggling issues, like some details only alterable by remote, not on the unit itself.... i had the same idea, re: play station, and i bought a power converter at dicksmith that works a treat, so long as you can tuck away all the cords <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>on that, we also have bought a queen sized blow up mattress that fits very comfortably in the back if the XC90 is in 2 seat configuration!! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>ps hope you arent a pensioner!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> but i see way too many XC90's around and ask the question... I do have a great Base ball cap, in black with white writing across the back... "Bloody Volvo Driver"
 

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<br>Hi T,<p>if your getting the occasional vertical line going slowly up the screen try a couple of $5 suppressors from dick smith i think there model number is R520 or something similar anyway. the geek from DS suggested to put one on the lead into and another on the lead out. Unless you were lucky enough to have bought the real time inverter when ds was still selling them...they dont stock them anymore. in the end, i pretty much figure that if was to rectify the power problem it will be to have an auto electrician to get in there and do some cutting and connecting and i dont want to go down that track just at the moment. we have a german shepherd hence the order for the rear tray cover and the steel barrier divider. <p>do you know what model inverter you have as I may have bought a more powerful model which of course is blowing the fuses. seems odd that you can get your ds inverter to work and i cant. <p>i couldnt find the photo in the thread. there is a blue question mark at the bottom which may have been it but when you click nothing happens. <p>re the queen bed - i never realised the interior was that big. <p>cheers<br>Hatdriver.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trentyn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm working on a better hosting solution for pics!!! but if you search for roof rack removal project in here you'll see a nice shot of my car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just set up a free account with flickr - works fine for Hatdriver and I !!!<p>(you can even just upload via email)<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>if your getting the occasional vertical line going slowly up the screen try a couple of $5 suppressors from dick smith i think there model number is R520 or something similar anyway. the geek from DS suggested to put one on the lead into and another on the lead out. Unless you were lucky enough to have bought the real time inverter when ds was still selling them...they dont stock them anymore. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>havent noticed this problem just yet.... if i do i'll be sure to do this thanks!!!<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>we have a german shepherd hence the order for the rear tray cover and the steel barrier divider. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>we've a brother and sister redcloud (kelpie dingo cross) one of whom also managed to get some labrador blood, so we got the mats too. my wife was insistant that metal cages can do more damage to the dogs at no extra safety for the passengers so we still use the mesh fold away net that came standard.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>do you know what model inverter you have as I may have bought a more powerful model which of course is blowing the fuses. seems odd that you can get your ds inverter to work and i cant. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>i'll check for you but i dont recall it being anything special.......<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>i couldnt find the photo in the thread. there is a blue question mark at the bottom which may have been it but when you click nothing happens. <p>re the queen bed - i never realised the interior was that big. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll post it here.... but it is big....<p>yeah, its snug at the edges but a 95%full bag fits great, perfect length, i'll have to take a photo of that too!!!<p><A HREF="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/_/rsrc/1214914836807/Home/gallery/P010708_10.30.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://sites.google.com/site/v...0.JPG</A><br><IMG SRC="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/_/rsrc/1214914836807/Home/gallery/P010708_10.30.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hatdriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>do you know what model inverter you have as I may have bought a more powerful model which of course is blowing the fuses. seems odd that you can get your ds inverter to work and i cant. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>its a m5150 150watts, works perfect with the psone thats in the car right now, but as i'm playing with the ps2 inside, i havent checked it for any of the lines you mentioned... <p>oh and it plugs straight into the Alpine roof unit, which sends audio over radio frequency to the stereo so it cuts out for the bluetooth and reverse sensor/camera!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trentyn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm working on a better hosting solution for pics!!! but if you search for roof rack removal project in here you'll see a nice shot of my car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would like to remove my roof racks too but I don't think I can... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>notthestig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I would like to remove my roof racks too but I don't think I can... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ask your dealer or service team.... they should be able to look up whether or not there are fittings to fillin the spaces. if you dont want to put them on and off again regularly, you could always use the middle set of hole covering caps from the XC90, as they are essentially just a stick on part!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trentyn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm working on a better hosting solution for pics!!! but if you search for roof rack removal project in here you'll see a nice shot of my car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would like to remove my roof racks too but I don't think I can... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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hey, if they built it one way, and, have it another way............. you can have it your way.<p><br>the car can be made the way you want it, i am sure of it. there are filler strips, etc.<p>it just takes money.
 

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I previously illuded to my in car ent system, here is a pic.<p>note the cap on the left hand side as you look at it, it conceals the red/yellow/white av sockets.<p><A HREF="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/Home/gallery/P220608_09.09.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://sites.google.com/site/v...9.JPG</A><br><IMG SRC="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/Home/gallery/P220608_09.09.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trentyn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I previously illuded to my in car ent system, here is a pic.<p>note the cap on the left hand side as you look at it, it conceals the red/yellow/white av sockets.<p><A HREF="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/Home/gallery/P220608_09.09.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://sites.google.com/site/v...9.JPG</A><br><IMG SRC="http://sites.google.com/site/vernxc90/Home/gallery/P220608_09.09.JPG" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dead link ???
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>notthestig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Dead link ???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>sometimes the link is good, sometimes it fails... so i think i need to move over to flicr or simmilar.... I'll try and repost the image soon...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trentyn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Working again!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not for me...<p>I think the flickr free account is the way to go !<p>
 

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Hey all, new to these forums. I'm a Melbournite with an 06 S40 T5 and a passion for embarassing ricers at the lights (and corners) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I've posted in the main S40 forum as well asking whether anyone knows a good Melbourne-based Volvo S40 2005+ tuner and possibly evolve parts outlets?<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=104677" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=104677</A><p>Cheers - Osc <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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