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Forum: showroom 06-01-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,756
Posted By acbarnett
I know a bunch of people who are putting 20+ psi...

I know a bunch of people who are putting 20+ psi through their forge CBV's, they're pretty much the only replacement for the bosch that you can get away with on the trionic 7 cars and they seem to be...
Forum: showroom 05-31-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,756
Posted By acbarnett
Better yet, forge makes a drop-in replacement...

Better yet, forge makes a drop-in replacement that's great for 1 bar+ applications, it's only ~$100 too iirc and you get a few different springs etc.

I got one for my car after the diaphragm went...
Forum: showroom 05-20-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By acbarnett
It just had a bottom-up redesign, it just looks...

It just had a bottom-up redesign, it just looks the same. But now the S comes with a turbo instead of a blower, and that's all you need to know.

If I had the dough I'd be all over a turbo clubman
Forum: showroom 11-21-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,505
Posted By acbarnett
I like the look minus the paintjob, I like the...

I like the look minus the paintjob, I like the sound, I'd like it more with a real turbo

but I like this heico car the most:...
Forum: showroom 11-21-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,690
Posted By acbarnett
oh believe me you still have to cut into the R...

oh believe me you still have to cut into the R bumper to make it all fit :twisted:
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
but then it's not a ****box anymore and that's no...

but then it's not a ****box anymore and that's no fun at all...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
Absolutely yes, there is a huge difference in the...

Absolutely yes, there is a huge difference in the max boost that the ECU allows and the turbo spools at least 500 RPM earlier than it did before. The car feels much faster on the butt dyno, it will...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
sandwiching the 3/4" thick stock IC between that...

sandwiching the 3/4" thick stock IC between that massive AC condensor and the hot, hot radiator is even gayer
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
those "teeth" are painted aluminum fins that are...

those "teeth" are painted aluminum fins that are part of the second intercooler on S60R's

you can see them here:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p228/p0cketpenguins/intercooler/PB172451.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
yeah, fitting 3" pipes into spaces that really...

yeah, fitting 3" pipes into spaces that really weren't designed for 3" pipes was bad enough, I'm not looking forward to when we put a real turbo on this car.

Luckily my car has more engine space,...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,690
Posted By acbarnett
Nice buy, that thing's impeccable R front...

Nice buy, that thing's impeccable

R front end, that rare S60 bridge-style rear spoiler, and the non-peg 18" rims of your choice would look so hot, for a daily driver I'm it's more than fast enough...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
hahaha Except not, try doing any work in...

hahaha


Except not, try doing any work in an S60R engine bay then talk, alot of the time was spent getting the front of the car apart and back together without damaging anything. In terms of...
Forum: showroom 11-19-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,076
Posted By acbarnett
holy **** that's awesome

holy **** that's awesome
Forum: showroom 11-19-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By acbarnett
the width on mine was at least 8.5" so yeah...

the width on mine was at least 8.5" so yeah you're fine

what tires are they?
Forum: showroom 11-19-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By acbarnett
The tread width on my avons was also unusually...

The tread width on my avons was also unusually wide for 235's, remember there is often just as much variation in tread width between different brands or tire lines when all else is equal as there is...
Forum: showroom 11-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By acbarnett
Who says the FWD/AWD crowd won't get their hands dirty?

So this saturday my friend and I did an FMIC install on his S60R, and 15 hours later I'm now browsing ebay to find a core that will fit MY car, it made that much of a difference. The S60R was...
Forum: showroom 11-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By acbarnett
I had a set of wide 235/45/17's on 17" pegasus...

I had a set of wide 235/45/17's on 17" pegasus rims on my old 940 and there was no steering rub, though I did have to slightly roll the rear fender lips.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,019
Posted By acbarnett
that looks just like the red 340 that my cousin...

that looks just like the red 340 that my cousin had as a learner car a couple years ago

last I heard she got a ka when she got her license
Forum: showroom 11-08-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
at least the volvospeed people fix their bumpers

at least the volvospeed people fix their bumpers
Forum: showroom 11-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
oh yeah? well I'm working on both of those...

oh yeah?

well I'm working on both of those problems right now...



at least I never drove around a car with bumpers that were falling apart
Forum: showroom 11-05-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,666
Posted By acbarnett
no effin fair I say

no effin fair I say
Forum: showroom 11-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,362
Posted By acbarnett
e28 535i

e28 535i
Forum: showroom 11-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,436
Posted By acbarnett
I hope you're going to part it out so that as...

I hope you're going to part it out so that as much of it as possible can live on in other people's cars

it's the only sane thing to do when you lose a car with that kind of time and effort put...
Forum: showroom 11-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,436
Posted By acbarnett
+1, it wouldn't be nearly as bad if you hadn't...

+1, it wouldn't be nearly as bad if you hadn't killed a yellow
Forum: showroom 11-05-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
The e46 m3's are getting that cheap? The last...

The e46 m3's are getting that cheap? The last time I checked an E39 M5 generally cost less than an E46 M3 of the same year and mileage. The M5's a better car imho, it's much closer to the spirit of...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
The reason that R owners tend to not be so...

The reason that R owners tend to not be so radical with their cars is that they are generally older than your average VS or TB kid and have bigger and better things to do with their lives than go...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
uhh an S60R will break the rear end loose much...

uhh an S60R will break the rear end loose much more easily than any NA volvo will

try driving one then complain about them, otherwise you can't really judge them
Forum: showroom 11-04-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
ooohhhh, so I guess 17" rims come before fixing...

ooohhhh, so I guess 17" rims come before fixing your busted-ass bumpers or the god-awful stock volvo exhaust?

All I see is a boring, slow, stock NA 240, and talking about "stance" is a moot point...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
FYI it was someone else tweaking the camera...

FYI it was someone else tweaking the camera settings and flipping the shutter with their canon DSLR, I just lined up the shots and suggested exposure times.

My camera is a nasty 4 mp sony...
Forum: showroom 11-03-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
yeah the old polaroid complex on winter street...

yeah the old polaroid complex on winter street behind the cambridge reservoir

the shots in the garage were from the next office complex over
Forum: showroom 11-03-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
the turbo-X rims are done by BBS, I know that...

the turbo-X rims are done by BBS, I know that much

the only other BBS rims in my size/offset are CH's which are kinda like the saab version of pegs, CK's which I just plain don't like, and the 17"...
Forum: showroom 11-03-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
those 17" 3-spokes are going to have to become...

those 17" 3-spokes are going to have to become the winter wheels once I get my big brake project together

the problem is that I'll need summer wheels, I want 18's, but there aren't really any 18"...
Forum: showroom 11-03-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
http://data1.blog.de/blog/k/kalpeakatsastaja/img/i...

http://data1.blog.de/blog/k/kalpeakatsastaja/img/i%20want%20to%20believe.jpg

that was a 30 second exposure for poops and giggles, the plane was either from hanscom or logan
Forum: showroom 11-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,340
Posted By acbarnett
One of these swedes is not like the other....

so I took some night shots last night with my friend and a couple swedespeeders

and here they are

http://www.dkomm.net/s60r/nightshots/s60r-11.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 10-25-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,692
Posted By acbarnett
looks like a 90+ turned 90 degrees nice work...

looks like a 90+ turned 90 degrees

nice work though, even if it isn't pulse-fed
Forum: showroom 10-23-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
I really want to see them do a follow-on to the...

I really want to see them do a follow-on to the orange XC70 with one of the new XC70 T6's
Forum: events 10-22-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,424
Posted By acbarnett
your avatar made me pee my pants :rofl:

your avatar made me pee my pants :rofl:
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
yeah but I made it to swedish car day

yeah but I made it to swedish car day
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
I ran up a $400 bar tab saturday night with 4...

I ran up a $400 bar tab saturday night with 4 other people doing the drinking, got my car towed at 1 am and didn't pick it up from the tow lot in watertown until 230 and I still made it. I just...
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
you should have come and chilled with us at the...

you should have come and chilled with us at the viva tent, we were too lame to go out in the sun for long periods of time, but I did score a pair of S60R calipers for $200, now I just need to get...
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
my friend took pictures, I unfortunately am...

my friend took pictures, I unfortunately am camera-less
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
if you want your car to handle like a shopping...

if you want your car to handle like a shopping cart with 2 bad wheels :nomex:

those parts sure do look pretty though...
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
That's exactly the sort of car that IPD should be...

That's exactly the sort of car that IPD should be making for the shows

Think the hilmersson racing car but with a 242, 142, or 1800

Think a touring-car inspired DTM-ish 850 or v70R

Think an...
Forum: showroom 10-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
I just think it's sad that evolve put together a...

I just think it's sad that evolve put together a better car than IPD, a company that ostensibly sells legit performance gear did. I myself am a big fan of the cars that heico does, especially the...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,131
Posted By acbarnett
The IPD c30 looks like all the body and interior...

The IPD c30 looks like all the body and interior work was done by your average honda shop

the evolve car's engine bay actually looked halfway-decent, like it would all work if they went through...
Forum: events 10-11-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,424
Posted By acbarnett
and no matter how iffy you think your volvo is,...

and no matter how iffy you think your volvo is, there WILL be a saab that's in worse shape

nothing quite makes you feel better about your car than seeing a pre-restoration '60's or '70's saab,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,491
Posted By acbarnett
For the money it's going to cost to make a 3...

For the money it's going to cost to make a 3 liter redblock, you could probably swap in a rebuilt porsche 944 S2 engine, which will also be 3 liters while also being DOHC and all aluminum. 10 PSI...
Forum: showroom 09-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,975
Posted By acbarnett
that is so effing badass I love the look of...

that is so effing badass

I love the look of tunnel ram intakes, that and the flathood/dual rounds is pure sex
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By acbarnett
but is it a better or worse arrangement and port...

but is it a better or worse arrangement and port design than the B18/20?

I have secretly always hoped that some crazy swede would siamese two OHC heads and get custom cams made and graft the whole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,357
Posted By acbarnett
Amen to that, the worst is how the only EZ-out I...

Amen to that, the worst is how the only EZ-out I had wouldn't fit down the damn holes in the heads to get to the bolts. I had to grind off the hex edges on it and machine out a 1/2" drive compatible...
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