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Ok, who has XC90 axle bolts, and wouldn't mind unscrewing one so they could measure up the rubber stopper for us? These bolts are ridiculously priced, and when you consider we all have 4, currently, and all that's different is a rubber stopper/bushing, I really think we could just source something from Home Depot to add to the existing non XC90 bolts.<p>Plus, everyone that already has xc90 bolts could improve their factory ones and keep them as replacements.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (JoeLvo)

Interesting idea... I'm thinking a mold could be made to make a poly bushing that could be used w/ the stock bolt...
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (AthruC)

I bet you're right. I was thinking of just sourcing some rubber stoppers (like, for chemistry sets) and drilling a hole through the middle. I'd hate to have to pay Volvo $100 or more for the priveledge of not having pinging axles.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (JoeLvo)

To my knowledge you only replace the front axle bolts and you won't be replacing them very often if at all. Also when I bought them, they were only around $30/pair, not sure what they run now with the parts price hike. Also also, it's a really easy DIY job.
 

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You can get them for about $40 a pair plus $7 or so in shipping from BVV, I have not heard of them having to be replaced yet.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (PhilUp)

I just read over $20 per bolt, <i>plus</i> shipping. And I would want to do all 4. I've never heard that only the front ones ping, but I'll take your word for it. But 2 or 4 rubber stoppers are probably gonna be around a buck or two, so why feed Volvo 20X-50X more $$. Is's not like they give a crap about us R owners <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Let's be skilled recessionistas, folks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (JoeLvo)

omg, this is pushing it now. I understand the need to "source" your own parts, etc., but come on. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You only need 2, for the front, and they aren't unreasonably priced at all. It's a wicked secure bolt, and is quite a nice piece of work actually. So just cough up the dough, put the proper part in, and call it a day.<p>If you choose to do all 4 (unnecessarily) than it's up to you to put your own chemistry set together. I wouldn't trust a generic rubber stopper or a poly bushing wrapped around a generic bolt. But that's me.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (JoeLvo)

Joe, <br>I just ordered my xc90 bolts. When they come in I'll take detailed measurements with photos of the rubber pieces.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Joe, <br>I just ordered my xc90 bolts. When they come in I'll take detailed measurements with photos of the rubber pieces. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">omg, this is pushing it now. I understand the need to "source" your own parts, etc., but come on. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You only need 2, for the front, and they aren't unreasonably priced at all. It's a wicked secure bolt, and is quite a nice piece of work actually. So just cough up the dough, put the proper part in, and call it a day.<p>If you choose to do all 4 (unnecessarily) than it's up to you to put your own chemistry set together. I wouldn't trust a generic rubber stopper or a poly bushing wrapped around a generic bolt. But that's me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You wouldn't trust a generic rubber stopper, but you'd trust a Volvo rubber stopper. <i>That</i> is worth <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Why would I pay $40 for 2 rubber stoppers? I already have the bolts, all I'd be paying for is a 10000% upcharge for a package that says Volvo on it.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> For sure.<p>When I find a 4 pack of rubber stoppers that are the same size, at a Home Depot or Walmart or something, then ppl can do 2 bolts for $1 or 2 bolts for $50 (with shipping). You can spend 40X more all you want on crap Volvo parts. I'd rather spend next to nothing on just as good, if not better parts (We all know Volvo sources the sh!ttiest rubber components money can be wasted on).
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (JoeLvo)

Go for it Joe. You know best, and can guarantee that the rubber stoppers you buy will not be the same "****ty" rubber Volvo uses. I disagree with you on the quality of Volvo parts, but you seem to have something against the big "V" anyway. All dealers use the lowest cost items for their parts, not just Volvo. But the stuff you'll find in the store will be so much better. Laughable.<p>So in the time it takes you to find this stuff, drill the hole out for the bolts, possible shave the stopper to the exact size, you could've had these bolts shipped to you and installed. This is for you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Step 1. Grab Pick tool to pry out volvo Center caps. Or GPS Suction cup as suggested and tested by xman03<p>Step 2. Grab Dewalt or similar Impact gun with correct impact socket to fit XC90 bolt.<p>Step 3. Find Random Xc90, thats still under warranty.<p>Step 4. Unscrew thier bolts, and replace with your R bolts.<p>Step 5. RUN!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by chinaonnitrous1 at 12:13 PM 4-28-2009</i>
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (T5 for Life)

Only front axles are needed. <p>Not all rubber is created equal. <p>It is possible to do this on your own. However consider what type of abuse these rubber spacers go through when you are ordering them...make sure you order appropriately. A rubber stopper who's only design is to prevent a liquid from transferring from one atmospheric location to another isn't going to cut being subjected to multi-directional loading and heat stresses. <p>Make sure you source something that can.
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A rubber stopper who's only design is to prevent a liquid from transferring from one atmospheric location to another</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Our IT group prohibits me from easily visiting a site that would allow me to post a picture of a condom in response to that statement, so my response will have to suffice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Re: XC90 Axle bolt rubber stopper thingee (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Our IT group prohibits me from easily visiting a site that would allow me to post a picture of a condom in response to that statement, so my response will have to suffice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LEmmie help you.<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> A rubber stopper who's only design is to prevent a liquid from transferring from one atmospheric location to another</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.avert.org/photo_library/images/photo_no_242.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Step 1. Grab Pick tool to pry out volvo Center caps.<p>Step 2. Grab Dewalt or similar Impact gun with correct impact socket to fit XC90 bolt.<p>Step 3. Find Random Xc90, thats still under warranty.<p>Step 4. Unscrew thier bolts, and replace with your R bolts.<p>Step 5. RUN!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even better, use your GPS suction cup. Works really well! <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>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Even better, use your GPS suction cup. Works really well! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I see someone has been active in this line of duty <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I also updated the instructions with your suggestion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ha! guys, Im not gonna rape some XC90 owner's axle bolts. If I was the type to do that, I'd have 2 real R headlight wipers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Volvo rubber is garbage. Everything they make that is block rubber fails. Ok, maybe not everything, but mounts - yes. bushings - yes.<p>What I dont get, is why some people insist that spending $40-$50 for rubber stoppers (Im using the term loosely) is respectable, yet finding a $2 solution is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoeLvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What I dont get, is why some people insist that spending $40-$50 for rubber stoppers (Im using the term loosely) is respectable, yet finding a $2 solution is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Have you found a $2 solution that will do the job? <p>I'm not saying that there isn't a better alternative, and that it might be cheaper. But make sure that you find one to back that up. <p>I agree with you regarding the rest of their rubber parts, though.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Have you found a $2 solution that will do the job? <p>I'm not saying that there isn't a better alternative, and that it might be cheaper. But make sure that you find one to back that up. <p>I agree with you regarding the rest of their rubber parts, though. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not yet, I haven't even started looking for suitable parts. Their choice in rubber will not be some unobtanium compound. The bolts do all the work, the stopper part just takes up free space so that the bolts dont walk themselves out. This is not rocket science. I'm sure Volvo sourced the rubber stoppers from a (low quality) rubber stopper supplier. It's not like they're impregnated with Kevlar or anything..<p>It's a rubber stopper, folks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Use a Hockey puck and cut it down on a grinder.<p>Ive seen hockey pucks (rubber) used to make motor mounts. It works very well.
 
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