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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:34 pm

That should be a nice upgrade! I've heard the BC coilovers are pretty good, I'm interested to hear how you like them.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
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1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by wizechatmgr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:12 pm

Just hit the 180k mark on mine. Looking like spring seat time on both sides. Thankful to have a passenger that can lean over and take the shot =)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by j-dawg » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:32 am

Goupil wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Just placed my order for BC coilovers, can't wait to replace the whole suspension (Monroe strut with 200k miles stock spring and crappy spring seats on the front, short ebay spring + Meyle strut on the rear :? )
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 am

BT5 waiting for me at airport

I drove from Laguna beach to riverside to Irvine Thursday

Then LB to UCLA to Cal Tech back to LB Friday

My Volvo was a 2013 Golf mark IV? With a 5 speed,..sweet

Traffic here is so calm compared to NYC


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:52 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 am
BT5 waiting for me at airport

I drove from Laguna beach to riverside to Irvine Thursday

Then LB to UCLA to Cal Tech back to LB Friday

My Volvo was a 2013 Golf mark IV? With a 5 speed,..sweet

Traffic here is so calm compared to NYC
Mark VI :wink:

That's surprising, I guess their traffic is more organized and "calm." Everybody over there complains about the traffic!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 am

Thanks for the Golf lesson. People putter about at 25 mph on the freeways. Iron out their differences, and drive green cars so they don’t get teed off.

2 hour from Laguna to UCLA , 60 miles trip, leaving at 0630. I liked having to waggle the stick it made me one with the flow. I am guessing the typical commute here would be 30 miles or less which would be ok in a hybrid with semi autonomous cruise control, almost enjoyable


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:11 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 am
BT5 waiting for me at airport

I drove from Laguna beach to riverside to Irvine Thursday

Then LB to UCLA to Cal Tech back to LB Friday

My Volvo was a 2013 Golf mark IV? With a 5 speed,..sweet

Traffic here is so calm compared to NYC
Traffic calm??🤣



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:56 pm

It’s hilarious to see all the muscle cars at 25 mph with bald guys wearing driving gloves...vroom vroom


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:15 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:56 pm
It’s hilarious to see all the muscle cars at 25 mph with bald guys wearing driving gloves...vroom vroom
:lol: I'm good staying here on the east coast! Those guys are probably having no problem at all cruising along at 25... I can't handle going that slow.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:34 pm
That should be a nice upgrade! I've heard the BC coilovers are pretty good, I'm interested to hear how you like them.
There's a lot of Volvo owners in the UK using them and they seem happy with how they perform.
I was originally going for Koni struts and Eibach springs but replacing every single parts (spring seats, strut bearings, bumpstops...) made it more expensive than BC coilovers, even with Koni orange struts :?

The coilovers were on order only, so I still have 2 or 3 weeks to appreciate the Monroes crashing on every speed bump :mrgreen:


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