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Figuring out Trim level

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Figuring out Trim level

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Hey guys I'm trying to figure out the trim level just to make sure I get the right parts when I start working on it. this is the relevant information I can think of right now.

its a 99 V70 2.5t with an auto tranny, FWD, it had a factory amplified stereo system, sunroof, grey leather sunroof.

let me know if there is any other relevant info or for a way for me to find this, I've tried a couple free online VIN decoders but havent had much luck
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Volvo's VIN decoder isn't great for the 99, it will only tell you which engine it shipped with http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... n1999.html.

It's much better for previous years e.g. http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... n1995.html.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
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'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
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I don't know much about trims for the NA market (I think they are engine based), but I found this on r/Volvo
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Whew. I thought I was going to have to heavily moderate this thread.
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So I’ve narrowed it down to being a T5 or a GLT any ideas how I can figure out which of the two it is?
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abscate wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:32 pm Whew. I thought I was going to have to heavily moderate this thread.
Why’s that?
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donutV70 wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:28 am
abscate wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:32 pm Whew. I thought I was going to have to heavily moderate this thread.
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If it's a 2.5 (B5254 engine), it's a GLT.
If it's a 2.3 (B5235 engine), it's a T5.

You can also eyeball the name plate on the turbo, see if it is the small 13t.

E.g. this one is a 13g:
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Great info here from MVS member tryingbe viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74083
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
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What are the 6th & 7th digits of the VIN number?
Fill in the blanks: YV1LW_ _
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You will have to look at the Turbo, or note the absence of leather steering wheel or trip computer to tell l a T5 from aGLT.
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