make my car a project and try, hehe, um, but then again, if you break stuff, I might get pissed. Actually, I talked to some mechanics and race nuts about this topic. They dont know anything about Volvo's, but they know about brakes and said this: I need to properly bleed the brake system. They said the way dealerships do it is a joke, using this machine that doesnt bleed out the master cylinder and all, and so to really get the OEM spec feel back, you have to bleed the whole system. They said this was done by pumping up the brakes with the car off, then having a second person crack the bolt open-I dont mean litteraly, and when the pedal pushes all the way down, he tightens it up again. I keep doing this until its all cleared out. One guy said that with Braided lines the silicone brake fluid might help, that different drivers he works with prefer its feel and it doesnt attract water. I was told the Steel lines will make a big difference, and one guy showed me that all the lines have slight balloons in them, I guess thats the word, so that Im def. losing some pressure there. They also said that pads will make a difference, and that I should find one I like. I still dont want to go with a Big brake upgrade, cuz the 3 grand price and 17" wheels just aint an option. Ill check out that thread on the R thing though for sure.