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Marek
02-03-2008, 12:18 PM
So i installed these suckers yesterday, they are amazing!!! I installed them into the holes that were meant for the wipers! They were such a b1tch to bolt under the light though!
They are aligned properly yet but i'll do it this week :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1123.jpg

The antenna, i installed on thursday, it was in the box Vintage from the 80's repair antenna :P it has the spring on the base and can extend to 66 inches :rofl:
I dont even listen to the radio, just cd's but it was so pimp i couldnt resist :)


enjoy! (i was too lazy to go outside to take some pics :( through the window shots ftw!)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1115.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1116.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1117.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1118.jpg
lots of rallying this weekend :P its been snowing since friday morning :P had some hail in the night, so its nice and slippy and a blast to drift :)

cheers!




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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1122.jpg

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volvo940tuner
02-03-2008, 12:25 PM
nice!
those kind of look like the new zkw rally lights i got.

lammmy
02-03-2008, 02:00 PM
Ahh man, I'm jealous, it's been snowing here all week, but my car won't start and my only alternative is a FWD matrix :(.

As far as the antenna and lights...those are perfect, cool when you notice them, but not noticable enough to look cheesy. Where did you get that antenna? I love the tilted antennae

Marek
02-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Ahh man, I'm jealous, it's been snowing here all week, but my car won't start and my only alternative is a FWD matrix :(.

As far as the antenna and lights...those are perfect, cool when you notice them, but not noticable enough to look cheesy. Where did you get that antenna? I love the tilted antennae

I work at Volvo Orsini in Montreal, and they were getting rid of some old stock :) that antenna was in the package from 1984 or something and it was a "replacement antenna kit" for the 140-240's :)

I chose those fogs as they were very brickish :)

i find the antenna is rawkin because its chrome, its a ball at the bottom that you tighten and adjust with a philips screwdriver i chose the angle cause up and straight looked gay as hell !!!!

Marek
02-03-2008, 02:53 PM
As for installation...


just a little wiring: _Run a wire from the battery to the switch (add a fuse)
_Run a wire with a splitter at the end to the first fog light
_Run a wire from the splitter to the second fog light
_ground both negatives on the fogs to the chassis
_warm up engine
_fire up the fogs
_turn of day lights
_start beating the hell out of the car.




cheers

B Mac66
02-03-2008, 03:22 PM
damn you canadians and all your damn snow...I want snow:-(

A-Rode
02-03-2008, 04:05 PM
ahh snow, fun ish.... got anymore of those anteenas laying around?

Marek
02-08-2008, 01:52 PM
ahh snow, fun ish.... got anymore of those anteenas laying around?

Fun-ish? its a drug flying sideways at 100km/h ;)


I dont have anymore antennas but if there is interest for them i can find some!

A-Rode
02-08-2008, 04:08 PM
find me one if you can, i love that look

Bigscreen Bob
02-08-2008, 05:12 PM
Where can you buy those rock guards for the fog lights? I don't see that style on any of the Bosch dealer web sites.

I'm assuming those would fit on the standard 240 OEM/Bosch fog lights that hang under the bumper.

I like that style of rock guard better than the BMW/Saab fog light guards.

YLD244
02-09-2008, 01:15 AM
As for installation...


just a little wiring: _Run a wire from the battery to the switch (add a fuse)
_Run a wire with a splitter at the end to the first fog light
_Run a wire from the splitter to the second fog light
_ground both negatives on the fogs to the chassis
_warm up engine
_fire up the fogs
_turn of day lights
_start beating the hell out of the car.




cheers

no relay??

amargill19?
02-09-2008, 07:04 AM
are those the fogs that homer was selling?

Marek
02-09-2008, 10:42 AM
are those the fogs that homer was selling?
Nope! Old school CDN tire :P!!!


No relay, nothing heats all is good. And its "fused".

BigScreen B these arent bosch!!

Marek
02-09-2008, 10:42 AM
find me one if you can, i love that look

I'll keep an eye out but remind me some time if you can :)

Dauntless
02-09-2008, 10:44 AM
I like the antenna, I have the same one on my Toyota Hilux.

Why did you install the fogs there, rather than below the bumper?

Marek
02-09-2008, 10:47 AM
I like the antenna, I have the same one on my Toyota Hilux.

Why did you install the fogs there, rather than below the bumper?

I'll go for a little ride in not too long and take some pics, and you will quickly understand :)

Dauntless
02-09-2008, 10:51 AM
OK. BTW, I've noticed that the lenses are clear. Are they driving lights or fog lights?

Why did you mount them in a position which partially obscures the stock headlights?

Marek
02-09-2008, 01:56 PM
OK. BTW, I've noticed that the lenses are clear. Are they driving lights or fog lights?

Why did you mount them in a position which partially obscures the stock headlights?

Because i didnt want to drill into the bumper, and i found that putting them where the wipers go would look awesome :D And they dont obstruct the headlights at all! :)

Marek
02-09-2008, 01:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1124.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1120.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1121.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1119.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1122.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/mark689/IMG_1123.jpg


i did some doh-nut vidz but they take sooooo freaking long to load onto youtube...

I'll post up as soon as i get em oN!


when snow falls here it falls hard, and often you have snow banks in the middle of the street and in intersections that are door handle high, its aweful, and you have to smash through them (its fluffy snow but still!)

cheers!

VolvoPunch
02-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Nice shots the 240 looks good. But do you have a plug for the 240 to keep the oil warm? What type of oil do you run though it being that far up north.

Marek
02-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Nice shots the 240 looks good. But do you have a plug for the 240 to keep the oil warm? What type of oil do you run though it being that far up north.

I have a block heater but i only used it once when my alternator busted and i was forced to change it outside and didnt run the car for about 4-5 days, so it was plugged while i was working on it and the belly pan was keeping me nice and warm :)

here is a little vid i made doin some donuts on some icy snow.

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Warren
02-09-2008, 08:10 PM
hahaha! Kewl vid! I thought your car was going to roll away!:lol:

Rectilinear
02-09-2008, 11:16 PM
Playing around on ice and snow would never get boring.... Too bad we only get the chance to do it once every couple of years or so around here....

Keep having fun for us!!

Dauntless
02-10-2008, 07:13 AM
Because i didnt want to drill into the bumper, and i found that putting them where the wipers go would look awesome :D And they dont obstruct the headlights at all! :)

Cool. Are they driving lights or fog lights? Can we have some pics with them and the stock headlights turned on?

Marek
02-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Playing around on ice and snow would never get boring.... Too bad we only get the chance to do it once every couple of years or so around here....

Keep having fun for us!!

Well, come on down to montreal buddy, its the snowiest city in the world and you can get hammered at 18 gamble at 18 and basically not get into trouble for smokin some green :)

Dauntless
they were advertised as fog lamps but its true the lens is clear but they are so damn powerful and i angled them low so they are perfect for fog or snow :P

I'll try and get some shots tonight are wherever dark to bring them justice :)
My driving lights are Bosch Hallogen blues with kind of 3d chameleon bulbs they are amazing and cover more than 180 and go crazy white on the highs!

Warren for a second i actually considered when i saw it rolling to just jump on the hood and scream "ghostriding the brick b1tches!"

holyoly253
02-10-2008, 02:21 PM
I like the random car that slows down when it drives by

Marek
02-10-2008, 02:26 PM
I like the random car that slows down when it drives by

Yeah thats one of my Car beating spots :P People look at me crooked when im there but they arent allowed in there either lol so blah!

Never ever got a ticket even when i got stopped by cops blowing up civic there i was always told: "Well at least you are doing it in a safe place!"

TurboBrickMan
02-11-2008, 04:45 AM
Car starts rolling away with the driver's door open at the end...lol.

Marek
02-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Its always rockin back and forth, never got stuck in snow or ice, ever and we had brutal snow this year!