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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/volvo_s40_feature_gene_header.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Old habits die hard. Case in point — this stunning S40, which Gene Tjin purchased as a car to just drive and not fiddle with. As you can see, that didn’t last. When he bought it, this car was black. And boring, too, at least by comparison. <p>There’s nothing boring about this S40 any more, but that’s also not to say that the basic car isn’t one of the better-looking small sedans on the market. It is, but that handsome form with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine, six-speed transmission and Haldex all-wheel drive makes an even better template for a project. This car’s metamorphosis started innocently enough when Gene decided six months in that his T5 daily driver at least needed a nicer set of wheels, something with more character than the somewhat plain stock parts. He called up a friend at a company where we wish we had some buddies, HRE. . . <p>Full Story: <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/article_1555.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/news....html</A>
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD ([email protected])

This has been one of my favorite S40s and Volvos since I first started looking at Volvo...<p>Understated elegance. Beauty.
 

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The car that convinced me to buy an S40 <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>Moofluffen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The car that convinced me to buy an S40 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Touche <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Unfortunately i dont have the deep pockets to afford HRE's which are amazing wheels. If i grow a pair and save for years ill get some FIKSE's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Edit: Did I read that right "his local Heico dealer Barrier Volvo"? Thats in seattle he's not from WA is he???
 

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<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4</A>
 

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^LOL^ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (mdms)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mdms</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone know what wheel- and tire sizes he uses? (rim width and ET would be appreciated)</TD></TR></TABLE> If I remember correctly 19x8.5, no mention of offset
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (MarvynDT)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MarvynDT</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> If I remember correctly 19x8.5, no mention of offset</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah and from the looks of it stretchin some tire... might as well just get a 7.5" wide wheel with hella offset and run the same 225 tires that he has on his will have the same look <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>coolin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah, fat wheels + thin tires= <B>Every Nissan 240 in the nation</B><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Fixed lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>might as well just get a 7.5" wide wheel with hella offset and run the same 225 tires that he has on his will have the same look <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>you are kidding right?
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (mdms)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mdms</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>you are kidding right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No im not, stretching tire to run an oversized wheel is gay and only for looks. Function over form <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>No im not, stretching tire to run an oversized wheel is gay and only for looks. Function over form <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>could you maybe define whats gay about it?
 

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Re: Swedespeed Feature Car: Gene Tijn's Gray S40 T5 AWD (carreragt7)

haha this is my favorite ....... its my background on my computer lol anyone no wat kind of rims that car has??
 
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