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Old 04-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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This is my first Volvo. It's been through many changes. I picked it up off Craigslist for $675 and made sure it had the 8v so if the timing belt went out I wouldn't have to worry about anything else. I had to learn about Volvos pretty quick afterwards. They're simple I've found. When I bought it there was no stereo, no mirrors, the drivers side door didn't roll up all the way, it needed tires, timing belt, all sorts of things. I found the nearest Jalopy Jungle and there was a grey wagon identical to mine so I fixed pretty much everything. I spent a bunch of time out in the rain yanking stuff off it and the same amount of time putting them on. I found that Volvos are easy to work on. It's been a fun project. Words are boring on forums, I'll give you a few pictures. Sorry there aren't too many of the process, I always forget to take pictures.

Slammed. I cut the springs a lot and bumpstops. My last car had coilovers and was pretty bouncy, I didn't mind the horrible ride, until I went offroading and ripped the trans mount out on three hidden boulders.



Lifted. I got Bilstein HD's for the front, flipped and raised the coil seats 1/2 in which gave me 2 1/4 inches of lift in the front. I put on Jeep Cherokee front springs in the rear which gave me 2 inches of lift and then Pro Comp shocks for the back. Crandandall influenced me quite a bit with his 240. It's got 235/75/15 Wrangler MT/R's and 14'' of ground clearance at the rockers now. No more rocks harming it.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:14 AM   #3
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:26 AM   #6
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I flipped the Volvo stripe over getting gas one day. Volvos are fun.




this is when it was broken. i found this awesome road and then this awesome road ruined the day.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:47 AM   #7
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Uno mas, I did a rallycross event before work last weekend. It was a good test for the suspension. I've got some clanks to fix in the right front strut. It's annoying.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:02 AM   #8
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Not bad, the car was super low before, I wouldn't have traveled more then a metre with the suspension like that...
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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lol that's awesome
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:30 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments guys. I did a bit more work on the front struts today and fixed a clunk. I've gotta get a trans pan, mine is hammered. I'm also planning on painting all the chrome black and the bumpers when the weather stays warm and thinking about painting the wheels gunmetal or black.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #11
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I like it!
If I were going to change anything, I'd trade the GL for half of this
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:36 AM   #12
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:41 AM   #13
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Nice. This is the goal for my white wagon.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:42 AM   #14
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #15
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i like it!
If i were going to change anything, i'd trade the gl for half of this
740 xl?

how about this instead. troll the universe.

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:03 AM   #16
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XLT, as in better edition Ford
It's more a trim level, like GL
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:12 AM   #17
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This thing is sweet, got any close up pics of the front strut tubes?
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You have just given those hood cats that slap 28s on lifted Regals ideas.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #19
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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You have just given those hood cats that slap 28s on lifted Regals ideas.
there aren't any of those cars here. the regals still have daytons. i actually wanted to get one of those a few cars back...on daytons, not 28's.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #21
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I took it out on the sand dunes yesterday and It works pretty well. The suspension is a bit stiffer than I like though. Once you're doing 80 it's okay, under that it's slightly stiff. Gravel roads are awesome. It absorbs washed out spots pretty well. I only aired down to 30psi and had no problems. The gearing is a bit high now for slow stuff. I need a couple new front tires so I'm trying to decide what I'm going to get. I'm thinking something MT still. Maybe Hankooks or BFG's and possibly in a 30x9.5 instead of 235/75. We'll see. I think I would need a small spacer to clear the strut tubes but I'd get another 1/2 of ground clearance. I think it would be cool to get some paddles and smoothies on it and go to Dumont haha. After tires, I'm getting a trailer and CR250. I don't really want to destroy it too bad, but it's taken all the beatings I've thrown at it so far. I'm definitely pleased.


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Old 04-27-2012, 01:11 AM   #24
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that's a good statement. what would a 200k b230f make with one of those? i've been considering turbo since it's quite the slowpoke and it needs some more power. what would it require to have 250whp?

also, i'm happy you have John 3:16 in your sig. Praise Him.


Now, I need opinions. I've currently got 235/75's on it and will be lifting the front up another 1/2 inch and the rear an inch. I was considering bigger tires and a 4.56 ring and pinion. I can get a pretty good deal on BFG mud terrains which I've always liked. I'm thinking 30/9.5 or 31/10.50 and some wheel spacers for strut clearance. I've narrowed it down to these tires.

BFG Mud Terrains at $165/ea


Hankook Dynapro MT at $144/ea


Yokohama Geolandar MT at $114/ea


or in 31/10.50 The new Kevlar Wrangler at $167/ea
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #25
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So real.
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I like.

Can't go wrong with the BFG's.
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