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      Broinkrist's 2005 S60 T5

      So I figured it is about time to start my own thread about my first Volvo.

      I purchased the car in September of 2010.

      Car was listed for sale here on swedespeed, but i purchased it from Volvo of Princeton, New Jersey. My best friend and his family had and still have a very good relationship with the dealer (purchased 4 vehicles from them over the years), so I had no worries about the price I was paying, or that I would be completely covered in the case of anything.

      Car was previously owned by JoshV70, or Josh@TKI. Seems like he never really drove the thing since when I purchased it, it only had 22,000 miles on it.

      Listed for sale here:
      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...12#post1565212

      Summary of car specs:

      2005 Volvo S60 T5, 6 Speed
      4C Optional suspension (C/S)
      CPO extended till Feb 2013 or 100,000 miles
      Factory Lip Kit
      Purchased at a hair over 22,000 miles.

      So over the past 8 or so months, I have the car up to 37,000 miles now. Purchased a set of Blizzak LM-25 tires with generic tire-rack wheels, also found here on SS. All service has been performed on time either by myself, or Volvo of Princeton. Was in for Check Engine Lights twice, and both times went under the knife for warranty work, first time to replace the brake pedal position sensor, and the second time to replace the fuel pump.

      Car has been great so far. I do have another car for the bad weather days, but I usually choose the Volvo because it is much more comfortable and enjoyable to drive in many ways than my Integra, which is just harsh all around.

      As far as plans for the future, I pretty much just plan on driving it. The only real modifications I plan on doing in the near future is adding a boost gauge and ipd sway bars.

      When the exhaust rusts away, I'll replace it with an EST downpipe and most likely make my own cat-back, with magnaflow mufflers and dual exits. But that is down the line. I also will be getting the ipd softloader with stage 2 tune, and am hoping to figure out a way to take the real-time datalogging feature and having it display those parameters in a more usable way, using the factory nav location for a screen for virtual gauges. It's a semi-tall order, I know, but I should be able to manage. If the 4C suspension goes, i'll probably keep it since it is nice to be able to switch between comfort and sport on the fly, although the KW Variant 2's have caught my eye...

      A little about me, Engineer with a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union. Spent several years specializing in the field of Automotive Engineering, mainly chassis and suspension design. Have my Master's thesis on chassis development for FSAE vehicles. I now work down in Princeton Junction at an Engineering firm that designs industrial gantry systems and other robotic scanning systems.

      Anyway, the S60 has been great so far. I plan on keeping it for a while to come, taking care of it as well as I can, and hopefully it will last me for several years to come.

      And some pictures to leave you with:









      Comments/Criticisms welcome.
      Last edited by broinkrist; 05-10-2011 at 12:11 AM.

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      Nice car bro. I love the body kit!
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      Sweet! Welcome, you have yourself a very nice and rare S60 there!

      Hopefully you'll be able to contribute to this community with your knowledge in the automotive industry and suspension technology.

      I'm actually going to be a sophomore pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
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      Thanks for the comments.

      Are there production numbers for S60s anywhere so I can see how rare a 6-Speed T5 is? I know it is a rare model, but do not know how rare.

      Also, are there any problems I should be looking out for? i already know about the transmission slave cylinder problems, but anything else?

      Also, I will most definitely be contributing to the forum. I have already begun to brainstorm about taking the real-time data from ipd's softloader and changing the display interface to something that is more usable. This should be able to be done with simple programs like excel. Just need to work out file permissions, and adapting some kind of display mode to excel calculations. I also want to be able to use a Car PC of some sort, mostly for music and the display gauges. Will try to retrofit a netbook/laptop screen into the OEM navigation pod if i can find one and use the steering wheel controls, by finding a way around the CANBUS system.

      Anyway, it's good to be here.

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      Great looking car and I'm glad to see you are taking care of it! 72 Volvo S60 T5's with a 6 speed manual transmissions were imported into the US during the 2005 model year. Hope this helps!

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      Well this is pleasant to hear! I have one of 72!! 05 S60 T5 M SR no 4c no body kit just the sport suspension. I was also incredibly close to purchasing Josh's car! Sexy as can be! She's a keeper! I know mine is!

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      Nice car, but where are pics of the integra I can see?
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      Quote Originally Posted by n00bkiller944 View Post
      Nice car, but where are pics of the integra I can see?
      You can search my same username on team-integra.net for pictures.

      or halfway down the page here:

      http://www.team-integra.net/forum/18...coilovers.html


      Thanks Josh! You took great care of the car when you had it. I feel almost guilty driving it as much as I do.

      Thanks everyone else. It is a good looking car and I look to keep it for a very long time to come (as I do with all of my things)

      Anyway, looking into the Bluepower unit once a few other members recieve theirs and post up some reviews. So I'll keep it simple for now. Bluepower, Boost Gauge, and maybe Sway bars.


      A few notes:

      I have a sort of rough feel when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. In all other gears, i get a nice mechanical thud when it goes into gear. For going from 2nd to 3rd, it feels like, sometimes, I hit a gate or something before I fully engage the gear. Every now and then, if i do not catch this and release the clutch, the gear grinds slightly and pops out into neutral. This happens a few times a week, but I am getting better at catching it so it doesn't grind. Could this be an early symptom of the slave cylinder letting go?

      Also, what have people been able to do about the squeeky arm rest? It seems to me like it's not actually the joint that is squeeking, but rather the whole assembly as its not really secured very well, eventhough everything is tight.

      With windows down, going rougnly 40-50, there is this faint whirring/swishing air sound. Is this a phenomenon of the car's aerodynamics, specifically the side view mirrors? It's annoying some times, and I'm always paranoid it is something else about to fail.

      Currently as it sits, it's got 37,500 miles on it, so time for replacing some things like the oil, and air filter element...may upgrade to the EST or IPD intake. For either one of these systems, does the 2005+ T5 have the same engine layout as the R's? I have seen conflicting reports of that being so and others saying the opposite. Any input?

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      Just a quick update on what's going on with the Volvo:

      Gathering up goodies for oil change and the 37500mi service:
      Oil Change - Opinions on which synthetic oils to use?
      K&N Air Filter
      Brake System Flush

      Any other items I should look to be replacing? All wearable items are still fine.

      Will be ordering the SNABB turbo intake pipe.

      Ordered the Bluepower BLP-840 Head Unit/Nav/etc.
      Will be fitting a rear facing camera, as well as running lines back to the trunk for a sub/amp combo (already have 2 8" Alpine Type-R's in a sealed enclosure and MTX amp)

      And after that, a full detail of wash, clay, polish, cleaner, and sealer...

      pictures to come after all of that is done.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72 for '05). Four-C, OEM Lip Kit, Snabb Short Shifter, IPD Sways, TRS Bi-Xenon R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust.
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      So I got around to doing some things to the Volvo this past weekend.

      Installed the Snabb V2 Intake pipe (the R Model since the layout of the T5 engine is the same as the R engine). Plenty of surface cuts, but nothing major. Took a little while to figure out how to arrange everything, but it worked out in the end. Finished removing the OEM intake pipe, and installing the Snabb, along with the K&N Filter in around 2 hours, start to removing stock system, modifying the Heater sensor, reinstalling to cleaning up. Not a difficult job.

      I was also able to install the Bluepower BLP-840. First time around took around 2 hours because I was taking my time. I had to remove my unit because it was DOA, but apparently after sending it back to Bluepower, they discovered it was the wiring harness. Nevertheless, they sent me a new unit back, and I had it in, up and running in less than 1 hour. Didn't get a chance to run the rear-view camera line yet, or the subwoofer wires, but that will come later. Everything on my Bluepower unit works so far. There were some issues with the navigation software and map packs, but a new SD card and helpful member in the R forum fixed that pretty good I believe. Everything else seems to be working pretty well also. System sounds just as good, if not better than the HU-650 system that was originally in my car.

      So now, maybe a few more projects with the car, such as adding in a factory Navigation screen to work with the bluepower for a dedicated Nav screen (if the Bluepower firmware can do that), running lines for backup camera and subwoofer/amp, and normal maintenance...I'll have some more pictures when everything is done. Now time to enjoy it and drive it...make full use of that CPO Warranty for the next 1.5 years or 58k miles...
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      ok so what did you have to do to get that lip to fit your 05? id like to find one for my 06

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      looks great!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Josh @ TKi View Post
      Great looking car and I'm glad to see you are taking care of it! 72 Volvo S60 T5's with a 6 speed manual transmissions were imported into the US during the 2005 model year. Hope this helps!
      How do you know that....can you find out about 2006year

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      Quote Originally Posted by Volvo 4 President View Post
      How do you know that....can you find out about 2006year

      Josh (Josh@TKi) was the one who originally purchased the car and he has also been racing Volvos for a while now, and at one time having his race S60 being sponsored party by Volvo of Princeton, so it comes at no surprise that he may have had resources to find that information that us normal mortals do not have access too.

      I am also guessing that the 2005+ T5 manual cars are much more rare than the 2005+ T5 automatic cars.

      I need to update this with more pictures...too much time has past since I last posted about the car.
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      Wow, it's been a long time without updating this.

      Car has around 68.5K miles on it now. Hasn't really given me any problems. Have really only been doing oil changes.
      Warranty just expired and they ended up replacing the front 4C shocks because of premature wear. $650 each @ dealer prices! Yikes!



      When spring comes around, things will get busy.

      1. New stereo install with iphone 5 as source and no head unit, only EQ, DSP Sound Processor, Amp, Microphone, Steering wheel controls.
      2. Brake pads and brake system flush
      3. Swap out the winter Blizzaks with the summer Continental DW rubber
      4. Clean and recondition the seats
      5. Swap out air filters (engine and cabin)
      6. Snabb short shifter stalk install and all new shifter bushings
      7. Check over all suspension and subframe bushings
      8. Possibly add in all 4 UR Braces
      9. Possibly add IPD track sways front and rear
      10. Projector retrofit for true HIDs
      11. ipd boost gauge in ventpod

      Also, some information I found while I was reading around

      Production numbers for S60 T5 6-Speed manual cars:

      2005 S60 T5M: 72
      2006 S60 T5M: 79
      2007 S60 T5M: 60

      I'll update this when I find out how many had factory installed lip kits and optional 4C.
      Last edited by broinkrist; 02-27-2013 at 10:55 AM.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72 for '05). Four-C, OEM Lip Kit, Snabb Short Shifter, IPD Sways, TRS Bi-Xenon R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust.
      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      Needs moar low!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Vio-TT-R View Post
      Needs moar low!
      Haha. That will come with time.

      Planned mods in no particular order:
      EST DP + EST Touring Exhaust
      IPD Track Sways
      Lowering springs (not sure how this will work because I have the 4C shocks...maybe I have to use R lowering springs?)
      All UR Braces
      ARD Custom Tune (To switch between economy and sport mode using the 4C button)
      HID Projector Retrofit
      Custom Front splitter, rear diffuser

      A more recent shot with my D7000

      Last edited by broinkrist; 05-03-2013 at 08:49 AM.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72 for '05). Four-C, OEM Lip Kit, Snabb Short Shifter, IPD Sways, TRS Bi-Xenon R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust.
      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      You have an 05' S60 T5 with 4C? All the modules? hmmm. nice. You will have to use R springs, there's a decent variety of springs you can choose from! Eibach are cheap and great!
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      Curious to know how u plan on doing the hid projector retrofit? I mean 05+ s60 headlights are sonic welded the only way to open up the lens is to cut through it and glue it back together. If you have any other way of doing this i would definitely be interested to know as i too want to do a retrofit.
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      Quote Originally Posted by willicdgo View Post
      Curious to know how u plan on doing the hid projector retrofit? I mean 05+ s60 headlights are sonic welded the only way to open up the lens is to cut through it and glue it back together. If you have any other way of doing this i would definitely be interested to know as i too want to do a retrofit.
      Only way to do it is to get an older set of lenses. Not sure how I'm going to go about it. used R head lights are still very expensive. the ALB Xenon lights are impossible to find and also very expensive.

      I currently have DDM 35W HID kids in my 05 lights and they work pretty well. The plastic lenses are starting to get pretty beat up and cloudy (inside, not outside) so I may have to make the jump sooner rather than later.


      All in all, I'm not looking to really spend much money on this car besides general maintenance and a few mods. More like a "upgrade to better aftermarket parts when the OEMs are finished". Saving up for more fun weekend toys.

      Will update when I get to the headlight situation.
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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      Lots done to the car since last posting. The winter was really harsh and the car took a beating.

      - Front lip got destroyed/lost driving to work in a blizzard.
      - 12" crack on the windshield after road debris.
      - Bluepower BLP-890 really took another dive so was removed.
      - Coming up on 100k miles.
      - Timing Belt/Water Pump service soon

      The good news?
      - IPD Sway bars, linkages, bushings, inserts to replace (already purchased)
      - Ordering Lip and new Windshield next week
      - Nexus 7 Installed as Head Unit
      - HID Retrofit with TRS D2S mini projectors (either the 05+ Non-HID lights or a set of R lights I picked up on here) - Seems like my 05 lights can be opened up. Will try it when I have time.



      More to come.
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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      ^Nice!
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      Tell me more about a tablet for a radio?

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      METALLIC BLACK 2006 S60T5 Manual M66 - OBX Catback - K&N Filter - Ipd Boost Tubing Coupler Kit - Snabb Turbo Intake Pipe - Full OEM Sports Kit - 22% tint all around - Powerstop Drilled/Slotted 316mm Rotors & Ceramic Pads

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      Damn only 79 of my car, I also have 4c :/

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      METALLIC BLACK 2006 S60T5 Manual M66 - OBX Catback - K&N Filter - Ipd Boost Tubing Coupler Kit - Snabb Turbo Intake Pipe - Full OEM Sports Kit - 22% tint all around - Powerstop Drilled/Slotted 316mm Rotors & Ceramic Pads

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      The Nexus 7 works great for radio. So much more functionality than the traditional DD setups and the interface is so intuitive as it is the latest revision of Android. When I eventually call up Verizon and turn on my hotspotting feature, data connection will not be an issue.

      More on the Nexus 7 Installation here: Post #63

      We both have rare birds. Can't wait till my downpipe/cat/exhaust start rusting away so I can replace them with EST's setup with a tune to see what the T5 can really do.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72 for '05). Four-C, OEM Lip Kit, Snabb Short Shifter, IPD Sways, TRS Bi-Xenon R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust.
      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      Broinkrist's 2005 S60 T5

      Do you still have the bluepower? I pm'ed you.
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      My car is 05 6Speed T5 Black sapphire metallic with Gobi interior. No 4C.
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      Quote Originally Posted by willicdgo View Post
      Curious to know how u plan on doing the hid projector retrofit? I mean 05+ s60 headlights are sonic welded the only way to open up the lens is to cut through it and glue it back together. If you have any other way of doing this i would definitely be interested to know as i too want to do a retrofit.
      A projector retrofit can be done on the 05+ S60 if you use the aftermarket TYC lights http://www.ebay.com/itm/190961149458...84.m1423.l2649

      I was about to do a morimoto mini d2s projector retrofit but my car got totaled.
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      Got to spend some time with the T5 over the weekend.

      Installed:
      IPD top front strut bar poly inserts
      IPD top engine mount poly bushing
      IPD rear sway bar with mounts
      Meyle HD rear sway bar endlinks.

      Still to install:
      IPD front sway bar with mounts
      IPD subframe poly busing inserts
      new steering stops
      new subframe bolts, plastic washers
      2005 morimoto d2s mini retrofitted bi-xenon R lights. (finally found the correct harnesses)
      Viva CBV

      still to do before end of the summer:
      new Volvo windshield (thank you insurance)
      new front sport kit lip (thank you insurance)
      new front air guides (thank you insurance)
      new front underbody tray (thank you insurance)
      painting front lip, front bumper, and maybe rear bumper (thank you insurance)

      "Needed" in the not too distant future:
      new downpipe w/ cat (EST)
      new exhaust (EST Touring)
      IPD drop in intercooler
      Custom Tune

      I'll get some more pictures up when things are finished for the summer.
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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      Finished retrofitting one side:



      Morimoto Mini D2S 3.0 X-Lens "Square" Projectors with Gatling Gun 2.0 Square Shroud.
      2007 R bi-xenon headlamps with reflector, bulb holder, high-beam cam wheel, and some material removed. Painted the housing guts matte black.
      Custom wiring harnesses based off of the 2005+ R headlamp harnesses. Added a wire for DRL and a relay harness to power the ballasts.

      I know what all the pins do from the headlight harness to the R projectors so if anyone needs that information, check back here or in the other projector retrofit threads.
      I will install both headlights and the wiring harnesses in the coming month when I get time to install the front sway bar and a few other goodies.

      Stay tuned.
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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      in love with that head unit! where did you get the shell at?


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      which shell are you talking about? radio DD bezel or software kernel?

      Refer to Post #63 and after
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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      the plastic piece surrounding the nexus 7


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      Reference the linked thread. I have a list of parts that I purchased.

      Got the Scosche kit from amazon and had to machine off the entire inner bezel to have the Nexus sit flush. The opening is not sized exactly right (needs to be a little bit wider than the standard DD cutout), but was close enough so I did not enlarge the opening at all. You really will need a milling machine for this as it will almost be impossible to do it consistently with a dremel.

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      the plastic piece surrounding the nexus 7


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      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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      So a 3 year later update. Not really on here much anymore because I have no time.

      Car now has 122k miles.

      Finally got a free day to detail the car. Clay and Sealant.



      IPD F&R Track Sways
      IPD Sway endlinks
      New Windshield
      TRS Bi-Xenon Retrofitted R headlights still going strong
      Back to OEM radio with Bluetooth IMiv
      Left vent-pod with ipd boost gauge
      Custom trunk LED lighting
      IPD Downpipe
      IPD Oval Exhaust
      Timing Belt+Water Pump replaced
      Front wheel bearings replaced
      Rear shock mounts replaced
      Finished a set of Continental DW and Blizzak LM-25's
      Now on a new set of Continental DW's and Blizzak WS80's


      Upcoming things for the future in no particular order:
      repaint and remount sideskirts
      reinforcing front lip and making a custom splitter
      seal up rear bumper with a custom diffuser
      wrap side mirrors
      wrap interior components that are peeling
      open headlights and remount projector bezels and relevel projectors
      boost gauge dimmable gauge lighting
      Hilton or Stevo stage 2 tune
      Re-tint the rear window
      Custom wiring for phones and such
      New Steering rack needed because of leak
      New ETM needed because of intermittent P2111 code and resulting limp mode
      KW V2 coilovers when the 4C goes out
      Clutch and flywheel possibly next year
      While the trans is dropped add an LSD in there (if I can get one)
      Repaint front and rear bumpers (NYC/Brooklyn Parking has taken its toll)
      R Brembo Caliper upgrade when the current brake rotors+pads need replacing.
      New wheels, just not sure which.
      Last edited by broinkrist; 04-25-2017 at 06:03 PM.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72 for '05). Four-C, OEM Lip Kit, Snabb Short Shifter, IPD Sways, TRS Bi-Xenon R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust.
      2007 Formula SAE Racecar. Chromoly Tube Frame. Un-equal length A-Arms. Fox Racing Shocks. GSX-R 600. Dry Sump. Torsen LSD. Magnesium Wheels. (restoration)
      Old NSX or MP4-12C next?

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