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If you had an unlimited budget for mods (existing or not, think beyond what is out there right now, or what has already been done), and had to keep your current car (S40 or V50), what would you do? Imagine there are no issues with MOST, and you can go crazy with interior and electronics as well...<p>I'm working on a design project and have a pretty crazy list myself, but wanted to see what other people want.
 

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19" I-Forged with T1-R rubber<br>Heico front and rear lip (or the evolve front bumper I guess money being no object)<br>H&R Coilovers (ah what the heck, make it KW Variant 2's)<br>Bigger turbo (2871R sounds good)<br>Custom White pearl (or flake) paint (not the oldskool "mother of pearl")<p><br>But money BEING an object, i'll just be happy to lower it in the next year or so. The wheels look good as they are (kinda wish they were 18's though).
 

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Re: Your ultimate wish list? (surfer_bill)

money not limiting, I'd take the T5 motor out and put in an R motor and then add do a large turbo kit similar to what ipd did to their project V70R. superlite forged 18-19s, evolve body kit, try to lighten her up to less than 3000 lbs, perhaps some sport seats , like the leather ones from the GT3.
 

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Proper 4 wheel drive system (not front-wheel drive with Haldex clutch) with rear wheel bias (think Audi ur-Quattro or new RS4)<p>300kg weight loss. Ditch some sound-deadening, make the doors aluminium, the roof carbonfibre.<p>Softer springs & stronger dampers.<p>Lower seating position with proper side support.<p>Dead pedal for RHD cars.<p>Common wheelbolt centres with any other car.<p>Main beam headlight control as per VAG setup (pull to flash, push to set main beam)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TFS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">19" I-Forged with T1-R rubber<br></TD></TR></TABLE> <br>with unlimited money, i'd throw out my 19" i-forged and go for HRE. then get a big break kit.
 

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Re: Your ultimate wish list? (surfer_bill)

These are the bits I would want:<br>-iPod connectivity controlled via steering/center controls.<br>-mp3 cd playback<br>-bluetooth<br>-stock GPS system<br>-R gauges, R wheels<br>-Leather covered dash and other interior bits <br>-Brembo Brakes<br>-Paddle shifter for geartronic (which I would want improved)<br>-Replace all the exterior panels with carbonfiber (painted passion red)<p>If money is no object, well I'm no genius when it comes to mods. So I'd take a trip to England with the S40 and visit Lotus or Prodrive to redo the suspension/handling/AWD/engine/transmission. I'd want the engine to be a Volvo I5 with 333hp and at least 260lb-ft torque with a turbo. And in terms of handling/comfort, it should be similiar to a M3 since this is my daily driver. And it should have a engine sound like an Alfa Romeo.<p>That's it. Nothing too big. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yea, I suppose I wasn't thinking outsid the box enough. What i'd really like would be some Kinesis.
 

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Re: Your ultimate wish list? (surfer_bill)

Ipod aux in.<br>auto lights sensor.<br>remote boot opening.<br>custom FMIC<br>injectors.<br>forged pistons / rods/ cams.<br>CAI.<br>cusom manifold and a matched bigger turbo with custom on the road remap.<br>aquamist 2D kit with purpose build tank for 50/50 water methanol.<br>oil cooler & catch<br>sweet sounding BOV.<br>swop to manual transmission.<br>apexi Head Up display <br>volvo nav system - but LCD screen modified to take OBD reader/software and for display of boost, pressure, oil temp etc.<br>7 kg forged rims.<br>more supportive bucket seats.<br>smaller steering wheel.<br>RWD or AWD conversio - but a full time AWD, not haldex.<br>LSD to go with RDW/ AWD.<br>full set of strut stiffening for undercarriage, rear strut.<br>stiffer sways, coilovers. camber plates front and rear.<br>stoptech big brake kit.<p>
 

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As long as we're being crazy, how about some interior storage. Map pockets in the doors that can actually hold a map would be a good start. (Insane, I know, and maybe no more likely to happen than a carbon fiber R model, but I can dream.)
 

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Re: Your ultimate wish list? (steverino)

well, if we're talking ultimate, then I want cupholders that don't lose the rubber rings too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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