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Hey Guys,<p>Another newbie checking on. Just converted from almost 20 years of Mustang owwnership and absolutely love this new R!! My '90 GT was highly modified, but this R is even more of a blast to drive - I'm sure it won't be long for me to start tinkering. <p>Thanks for the tips I have seen on the driveshaft/exhaust safety cable - that was mod #1. Hopefully BSR will be #2. I love the ride height, and I won't do springs any more, so the OEM stuff stays! Looking forward to spending some time on the forum!<p>Cheers,<p>Joe<br>
 

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Re: Yet another new S60R owner (jrgoffin)

Welcome aboard <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I've got the BSR, very happy with it...<p>Pete
 

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welcome to the forums, and as a local, i would like to invite you to a get together we are having on june 25th. we are meeting at the holiday inn at (old exit 21), the lancaster/reading exit. i think we are meeting at 11:30.<p>more info:<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59351" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59351</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sk11vengeance</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is it absolutely necessary that something be put back in place of the plate or can you take it off and just leave it at that?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what are you referring to?
 

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try doing a forum search for this...volvo claims to have a fix for this, but you will find that most members do the "patented JRL mod" which is removing the resonator.
 

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oh they have a fix? ive read back 11 pages and i didnt come across that before, can you tell me what its like? i like the jrl mod but im afraid somethings going to get caught in the wire because it has a space between it and the exhast pipe and a fire could break out if its flamable.
 

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read here:<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59488" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59488</A><p>it mentions a new bracket w/ an adjustment. the JRL mod is safe...don't worry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Here you go:<p><A HREF="http://www.takspeed.com//shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23&zenid=075a37c4ee6339ec1c862609642f6b7e" TARGET="_blank">http://www.takspeed.com//shop/...f6b7e</A>
 

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thanks for the links. they talk about removing the resonator, where is that exactly and what is it? is it in that .pdf pic for the fix?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sk11vengeance</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the plate thats under the exhast that people are having problems with. my new R has this which is low also.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you are talking about the exhaust bracket, no there is no reason to replace it with anything.<p>The resonator is that long muffler looking thing under the center of the car. I have taken it off and it sounds great.<p>Removing the resonator is a fix for the rain squeal issue (and to get better sound). The other exhaust bracket does nothing for the rain squeal issue. It is a piece needed during manufacturing, nothing more. <p>
 

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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>If you are talking about the exhaust bracket, no there is no reason to replace it with anything.<p>The resonator is that long muffler looking thing under the center of the car. I have taken it off and it sounds great.<p>Removing the resonator is a fix for the rain squeal issue (and to get better sound). The other exhaust bracket does nothing for the rain squeal issue. It is a piece needed during manufacturing, nothing more. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>To elaborate a bit more - the problem with the exhaust bracket is that if you hit it on a speed bump or the top of an angled driveway, it will push the exhaust into the propellor shaft and cause $$$$ damage. Therefore, we all recommend removing it to prevent any such problems. <br>The modified bracket referred to several posts again is Volvo's attempt to fix the rain squeal, but the latest version of the TNN excludes the R. JRL's mod (removing the resonator) makes the car sound great and eliminates the squeal by removing the resonator which is the most likely thing to make contact during exhaust deformation from rain...<p>Be careful not to confuse the 2 issues - the most important is the exhaust bracket: a MUST do - removed it now! Replace with takspeed cable if you like, but many of us have put nothing more than a large washer when reinstalling the bolts.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adalcanto</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Be careful not to confuse the 2 issues - the most important is the exhaust bracket: a MUST do - removed it now! Replace with takspeed cable if you like, but many of us have put nothing more than a large washer when reinstalling the bolts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>so there is actually two separate issues involving the exhaust hitting the propellor shaft? i was unaware of this too!
 

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Re: Yet another new S60R owner (jrgoffin)

Welcome, enjoy the ride <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>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>so there is actually two separate issues involving the exhaust hitting the propellor shaft? i was unaware of this too!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes.<p>1) Rain squeal, which is what happens when the exhaust cools and bends. Resonator lip ends up touching the driveshaft and "singing". Loudly. Fix is a revised exhaust hanger bracket, which supposedly lowers the exhaust to give enough clearance. Does not work, don't even bother, unless you have some GOOD techs at your dealer that you trust. This is fairly light touch, light enough to cause the noise and a minor score mark, but not heavy enough to bend the driveshaft. <p>2) Exhaust Bracket problem. This is a bracket that is not used to mount, hang, or locate the exhaust. It has been said that this is for manufacturing only. It will also serve to catch the exhaust from falling in case it brakes. Not likely. Problem with this bracket is that it is low, and if hit, will shove the exhaust up into the driveshaft, causing it to go out of round and necessitating a replacement of the driveshaft at $2k.
 

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Joe, I am a new R owner too, but this is my second BSR mod (the first was a ppc for my previous car, an 05 S60 2.0T) and I am very happy with them. From what I have read here in this forum, there are other outfits that are at least as good as BSR, if not better, so start reading:)
 

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All new owners, please... REMOVE YOUR DRIVSHAFT BRACKET!<br>It serves no purpose whatsoever and if you catch it on a driveway you will have literally thousands of dollars in damage and NOT covered by warranty.<br>Oh, BTW:<br>WELCOME <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Why would that damage not be covered by warranty? I was looking at my bracket today and my safety cable from takspeed, but I don't see how I can do it. I'll probably wait until my first oil change at 2500 miles or so and ask the dealer to do it. Do you think they will?
 
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