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      Junior Member Meinders97's Avatar
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      Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIdeasWereTaken View Post
      Took both cars up to the dragon with some friends this weekend. The AWD is no slouch in the twisties, but you could really feel the extra weight of the wagon. It'll never be able to toss through the turns like the C30, but it was still a blast to drive! Also learned that it's great for towing out cars that get stuck in the ditch.


      It does tow cars pretty well
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      Made photo of the week! Can I get your votes? (on the home page, just scroll down http://www.129photos.com/)


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      IDK, with those mudflaps...
      2005 V50 T5 AWD M66

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      Love this car, and the rally inspiration
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      The owner of the RS is the previous owner of my V50, so that's why we got a few shots with both cars.




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      Also made a weekly highlight on Killboy.


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      Even with those trucker mudflaps, huh?
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      Quote Originally Posted by mercdude View Post
      Even with those trucker mudflaps, huh?
      You quit hatin' on Rally Armor, rascal!
      - Brian
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      Elevate tune, Heico suspension, & 196K miles

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      Can't help it But really though, those pics look great.
      2005 V50 T5 AWD M66

    11. #255
      Installed a Fumoto drain valve. I've had one on the C30 for years and it makes oil changes so much easier.




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      I have one on my C30 as well. I was able to cut an L shaped access hole in the (plastic) skid plate so I can leave it in place, attach the drain hose and open the valve. Makes the whole process much easier and cleaner.
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      Drool....
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      Love it!

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      Thanks guys! Some more pictures from last weekend...





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      That looks great, it rounds out the look perfectly making it more aggressive.

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      Prior to the dragon, we also installed these custom brackets (made by TheBelgian) to extend the rear calipers and fit 320mm rear rotors. Like the C30, the brakes now feel even more balance and there is significantly less nose dive on hard braking.









      Also painted the calipers purple to match the other purple accents on the car.




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      Those brackets are pretty awesome. I'd be interested in a set.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIdeasWereTaken View Post
      Belgian Brace...Belgian Bracket...what's next?
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    21. #265
      Had the seemingly inevitable heater core O ring leak from the lower pipe.

      Old O ring vs. new.


      Drained the coolant from the radiator and didn't have too much trouble getting the pipe apart. Putting them back together was the real challenge. I eventually removed the fuse box for better access.


      I must say, this pipe is one of the worst designs I have ever seen in this car. Two metal pipe, mated with a tiny rubber O ring in the middle, expecting them to be held together by a plastic clip?!?! Yeah... No.
      I bought a new plastic clip, but considered this to be a weak point. Especially since less than 1mm of separation in the pipe will result in a failed seal and another leak. So I replaced it with a rubber coolant line and hose clamps. It's nice and tight, even if the pipes do slightly separate and the new O ring fails, this shouldn't ever leak again.

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