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Old 01-31-2016, 09:17 PM   #101
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what coilover rates are you using?
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:17 AM   #102
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It looks awesome on the track! Love the wheels!

Good job tho, I'd really like to build one like yours just for drifting and fun, but the lack of drift events and my financial status does not really approve this kind of things. Someday...
Thanks! Yeah, its a lotta fun...and surprisingly not too much money (i say as I'm broke...haha)
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:48 AM   #103
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what coilover rates are you using?
Im just on cut springs all around right now. I have the stock front struts, both completely shot. In the rear i have the koni yellow adjustables as stiff as they'll go. The plan is to be on "coilovers" by the next event, February 20th.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:08 AM   #104
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Yeah coilovers will make a huge difference and you will be able to run those sweet crown vic wheels
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:13 AM   #105
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Yuuppp. I just need new tires for the fronts haha, I had no grip at all last time I used em. I had the steering wheel at full lock left and still going straight...
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:13 AM   #106
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Yuuppp. I just need new tires for the fronts haha, I had no grip at all last time I used em. I had the steering wheel at full lock left and still going straight...

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Old 02-22-2016, 07:34 PM   #107
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Been a while since an update but a few things have happened.

The night before the drift event was way too easy...me and my friends had all our cars and stuff ready to go by 8pm. So I started the drive to a friends concert when my clutch cable finally snapped... Stuck on the side of the road, the night before i have to leave at 7:15am, i start making calls to see if anyone has a clutch cable in town...obvious no haha. Then i figured i would have to macgyver something and came up with a "fail-proof" plan. I had a friend give me a ride to home depot and i got some wire rope clamps and a loop guide.

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The plan was to wrap the loop around the clutch fork and clamp it because i thought there was enough slack...but there wasn't. Then i took an old dog leash (the cable kind) and stripped away the coating so it would slide through the clutch cable sleeve. I left the end with the hook/clip on it since i know thats a strong connection. I ran the other end through the counter weight, then the fork, then the cable sleeve and to the pedal. At the pedal, i ran it through the hole on top and looped it through the cable clamps.

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It was actually working pretty well for a while so i went home and got ready for the morning. The drive down to orlando was great, absolutely no issues, clutch cable holding up all the way to the pits.



Nervous, i took it out for a lap and thought "if i baby it, it'll break later and i won't have time to fix it" so i just drove normal and clutch kicked just as i normally would haha. I guess no one drifts Volvos in florida cause i just kept getting all kinds of looks and compliments and questions and pictures the whole day...even though i suck haha. Pretty cool though, driving something way different and unique. You definitely get way more pictures than your normal 240sx with something like this.

So far my favorite pic...






I guess nows a good time to mention the wheels...

I didn't have anywhere near enough front grip so i started looking for better tires, but instead I picked up some real cobra r wheels for pretty cheap, I've always liked 5 spoke and mustang wheels. These are 17x9 et23 front and 17x10.5 et23 (i think, or close) rear. The rears don't fit, they rub the metal plate piece next to the rear calipers thats attached to the frame. I plan on getting new quality hub centric adapters, since I've broken 3 studs on these eBay ones already haha, so ill get bigger ones for the rear. Then i gotta cut and weld the top of the rear wheel well cause they rub up there too. The fronts fit surprisingly well yet still rub since my suspension is so soft. By the time i got home, it rubbed enough heat to ruin the paint on the outside haha.



They do look great on the car though...








All the pictures in the grassy setting are from this awesome place some people we met at OSW took us to on Sunday. The place is in the middle of nowhere and has these tight turns and streets that people drift all the time. Theres a bunch of crazy dirt drops that range from like 6 inches to over a foot. Its kinda sketchy for most but i wasn't too worried in my monster truck haha. I was mainly worried about bending something. I definitely dirt dropped a lot, my exhaust rattles now, but it was super fun and well worth it.



I got a couple video clips but every time i pull out a go pro, its either dead or the card is full haha. Ill put em all together and post it soon.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:46 PM   #108
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You are much braver than I am. But it does look like much fun and well worth it. Grats on making it work.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:50 PM   #109
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sweet dude. That shot of the car sliding from behind is mint!
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:05 PM   #110
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Thanks! I've got a big list of things i want to do to get it to slide better, just trying to get as much seat time as possible! That drone shot is the coolest pic ive seen of this car so far! Dude is actually a pro drone racer, he said hes making a video and he'll send me all the footage afterwards!
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:31 PM   #111
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Quick video of some random clips. GoPro's had no memory or battery so some clips were cut off...

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Old 03-01-2016, 12:30 AM   #112
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I ended up getting invited to a friends birthday drift event on Saturday as well as a car show and had to prep the car for those. I got a fresh clutch cable and started cleaning the engine and bay. I also had to fit the rear cobra wheels which are 17"x10.5" haha. Had to use a slip on spacer since it rubbed inside and had to cut the top of the fender. I also couldnt fit them with the 255/40 i planned on using and had to stretch a 235/45 haha.



I think they look great with all 4.



My friend lent me his roof rack which helped distribute the weight better and i ended up not rubbing too bad. Unfortunately, on the way to his place i forgot to put in my hood pins again and my hood now looks like a spoon haha.



On the way down, without a hood, i noticed a little puff of white smoke every once in a while and thought my turbo was leaking again. I looked and noticed my oil cap was leaking. Since i was in a rush, i just drove like that all the way to Orlando and made it just in time to park with other Volvos at the show. I forgot all about it and left to the drift event and did a few laps, since it was an open hot-lap event, before i remembered. Checked the oil and it was kinda low. I ended up making a new "seal" with RTV and a zip-tie baggie.



Worked great all the way through the event, got a TON of seat time, and made it home safe. Looks pretty sick sliding with the roof rack haha



My bands new album is coming out tomorrow (shameless plug haha) so i started on my sound system finally. I found some little pioneers at the junkyard a while back and they fit the stock door speaker spot quite well. Hopefully they work, i never actually tested them haha









Next is the head unit...i used the original spot for my gauges and also butchered the wiring for them haha. So gotta sort that and rear speakers out.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:26 PM   #113
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Did a couple things recently.

I mounted this cool old school Fiat steering wheel



Obviously it didnt have the 6 bolt mounting holes for the momo adapter so i just drilled those in. I was gonna counter sink them but it probably wont stay in long...this #2 pencil suuuucks to drift with haha




It rained so i put the ugly red hood (i thought was in great condition when i got it) on



Its actually bent and wont line up at all...oh well



Also, i gave my friend back his kicker amp cause i wont make the most use out of it and he ended up giving me a little 4 channel amp.



I made a bracket to mount it and since i dont have a head unit, i wired a swith in to turn it on and off. I just plug the aux cable straight in for now since i dont even have rear speakers. The switch is the "make my seat rumble" switch haha

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Old 03-07-2016, 11:32 PM   #114
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Lol it's a heated seat switch. I'm jealous of your drifting pics. I like your quick fixes lol.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:18 AM   #115
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Lol it's a heated seat switch.
ehh, same thing...cause my mixtape's fireeee! haha


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Old 03-08-2016, 08:15 PM   #117
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Hahaha, for real though, throwin this out there. My band "JAHMEN" (hence the name) just released an album "Open Your Eyes" on pretty much every available music distribution site. So if ya like reggae, it's cheap, it'll help us out, and support a fellow Volvo person haha.

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Old 03-09-2016, 01:22 AM   #118
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You should pull your heated mirrors and sell them to me
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:28 AM   #119
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I like where you've gone with the car. you've given it a lot more character than it started out with.

I checked out your album btw, sounds pretty good! I'm not huge into reggae, but you guys definitely have talent!
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Sweet build. Takes some skill to drive like that.
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I am not completely opposed to that if ya wanna pm me...haha
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I like where you've gone with the car. you've given it a lot more character than it started out with.

I checked out your album btw, sounds pretty good! I'm not huge into reggae, but you guys definitely have talent!
Thanks man! Yeahhh, it was definitely your standard "single mother low on money" car in the beginning haha.

And thank you!
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Sweet build. Takes some skill to drive like that.
Thanks! Just racking up on that seat time is all haha
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:29 PM   #124
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Hey throw some white injectors in. Turn the boost up and you definitely need a handbrake of some sort.

Oh, also for that track you were on were you in second? You may need a shorter axle ratio maybe 3.73 or even a 4.10 to get more wheelspin
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Hey throw some white injectors in. Turn the boost up and you definitely need a handbrake of some sort.

Oh, also for that track you were on were you in second? You may need a shorter axle ratio maybe 3.73 or even a 4.10 to get more wheelspin

Definitely gonna turn the boost up soon. Funny thing about the handbrake...I put brand new shoes in and it held the car on my slightly inclined driveway for a day. Then it just gave up... I also have a rusty fitting on the rear brake line that goes to the rubber soft hose and then to the t. Since I couldn't get it off, I just put a brass junction piece and another rubber hose to get the rear brakes hooked back up. Needless to say...It's MacGyvered and it leaks. So my solution for both no handbrake and leaky brakes, when I get some spending money, is gonna be a hydro handbrake with new lines to the rear t piece.

Yeahhh, I have found out the 3.31 is no bueno for pretty much any drifting. Takes a second to actually put the power to the wheels. Stock S13's have something like 4.08 or similar and they definitely feel snappier
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