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Mach_T5
08-23-2009, 12:48 PM
Any of you Houstonians thought about what we should do for our next meet? We need to start planning. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">

Chuck_V70R
08-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Hello Chris 2,<p>What do you have in mind? Oh, did you see the R calipers in the "For Sale" section, are you still looking for some? The seller is selling one pair (not one side) ;-)<p><br>Chuck<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Chuck_V70R at 7:39 AM 8-24-2009</i>

Mach_T5
08-23-2009, 07:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chuck_V70R</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello Chris 2,<p>What do you have in mind? Oh, did you see the R calipers in the "For Sale" section, are you still looking for some? The seller is selling more one pair (not one side) ;-)<p><br>Chuck</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha Chris 2! I forgot about that! I have no idea what we can do. Just a weekend lunch or something soon to catch up. I saw the R calipers! I was tempted, but my pockets are saying ouch right now as I got new paint and Recaro Sportster Cs seats. I got the wheels I had ordered for the V70R to fit on the S40. Serious lip on the 10'' rears! The R Calipers and Rotors will definitely be a project I will tackle soon.<p><IMG SRC="http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/BigStickChris/010e.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/BigStickChris/018e.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/BigStickChris/012e.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Let me know if you have any meet ideas Chuck. Where is our other Houston guys!?<p>-Chris <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

kmagnuss
08-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Are your tires narrower than your wheels?

Dubfound
08-23-2009, 07:47 PM
Its called poke and stretch

Mach_T5
08-23-2009, 07:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are your tires narrower than your wheels?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Only on the fronts. Its called stretched and poked. Its basically just stretching tire a bit. If i went with any wider a tire it would have rubbed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

sinisin63
08-25-2009, 12:23 AM
I am currently working here in Austin, TX till Sep12. I drove the company truck out here from Mississippi. I haven't had time to work on my car or even drive it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">

craina
08-25-2009, 11:33 AM
I missed the last one and will be in Memphis this semester. I would love to make a meet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> . <p>Chris, the wheels look great!

Chuck_V70R
08-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Your car looks awesome, you've done a lot to it. Did you repaint the whole car? The color looks lighter in these photos than I remember.

Mach_T5
08-25-2009, 11:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chuck_V70R</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Your car looks awesome, you've done a lot to it. Did you repaint the whole car? The color looks lighter in these photos than I remember.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I repainted the center back to silver. It was graphite before, and wasn't going to tie together well with the black wheels. Thanks for the kind words Craina! You'll need to try and make it out to a meet we had a great time at the last one. Hard to think my car looked like this at the meet a month ago...<p><IMG SRC="http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5646/img0692s.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And now <p><IMG SRC="http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5848/getattachmentaspxzvz.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I do miss my R wagon though... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">

sinisin63
09-20-2009, 10:51 AM
Houston we need a GTG soon. We need to set a date in advance so that I can drive down from the dirty south. We should do something in October <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> . I should definetly have my car ready by that time.

Danhaggis
09-20-2009, 09:04 PM
Who painted the bumper and spoiler they are a different shade of silver then the rest of the car.

inteller
09-20-2009, 09:16 PM
ouch.

Chuck_V70R
09-28-2009, 02:03 PM
Hello Houston Folks!<p>Did you all already see this post? What are your thoughts?<p><A HREF="https://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124394" TARGET="_blank">https://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124394</A><p>Chuck<p>

Torkey
09-28-2009, 02:09 PM
Head to Goliad the weekend of the 16-18th for the Texas Mile <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">

sinisin63
09-28-2009, 09:03 PM
It would have been nice if the event had take place in August while I was working up there in Austin. I am due for another Houston trip, so I might just make it that way.

dbdent 04 v70r
09-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Chuck, I did see this thread awhile back. I enjoyed the first GTG and would like to have another. Problem with this one is that it's on Halloween and Halloween is spoken for...three kids... Anyone else have any suggestions when/where?<br>David

Chuck_V70R
09-30-2009, 11:08 AM
Hello David & ALL Houston area folks,<p>Yeah, the first meet was fun. I totally forgot that it's Halloween that Saturday. <p>Let's all think about what we can do some other weekend? Post ideas here please!<p><br>Chuck

sinisin63
10-04-2009, 10:37 AM
I need some recommendations on a couple of things. Since I hate living here in Mississippi, I try to get all my mods and parts online or back in Houston. I'll be in town towards the end of October and I want to tint my windows and get the JRL mod done. Anyone know a good tint shop and a muffler shop? Let me know if you've had this done and where. Thanks!

bobbrown13
10-04-2009, 11:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sinisin63</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I need some recommendations on a couple of things. Since I hate living here in Mississippi, I try to get all my mods and parts online or back in Houston. I'll be in town towards the end of October and I want to tint my windows and get the JRL mod done. Anyone know a good tint shop and a muffler shop? Let me know if you've had this done and where. Thanks!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Both in Tomball. I should be around end of Oct, Hoping my DP will be in by then, my exhaust shop can change out then do a custom cat back. They did mine with stainless on hand. <br> I'm running Turbine deck nightshift at STP Refuel starting Tues night. Keep in touch about when ur coming back here. End og Oct GTG is earliest for me.<br>

sinisin63
10-04-2009, 12:27 PM
I'll be in town the 24-26Oct. I really want to get the tint done if anything.<br>Are you waiting for a downpipe from EST? I ordered one and I haven't heard when they will ship. If it don't ship soon I'll have to wait till thanksgiving.<br>

Chuck_V70R
10-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Hello sinisin63,<p>Good to hear that you're returning to Houston for some time off. For window tinting, I've had several cars done at Executive Motorsports. More info here: <A HREF="http://www.xmhouston.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.xmhouston.com</A>/<p>I've used both locations, but the most recent was at the Gessner location, ask for Victor (they did my red V).<p><br>Chuck

sinisin63
10-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Chuck, thanks for the tint info. I'll be calling them Monday. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

ATXS60R
10-04-2009, 11:37 PM
I sent some pm's out to some Austin folk but got very little replies. I want to do gtg for the austinites. So if we could meetup somewhere in the middle that'd be great. My only days off are Sun/Mon. Please let me know!

VolvoLT
10-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Somewhere in the middle? What did you have in mind?

sinisin63
10-05-2009, 05:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ATXS60R</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I sent some pm's out to some Austin folk but got very little replies. I want to do gtg for the austinites. So if we could meetup somewhere in the middle that'd be great. My only days off are Sun/Mon. Please let me know!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There really isn't anything somewhere in the middle. Columbus, TX? How about Katy, Tx?

mehran05
10-05-2009, 05:37 PM
I'll come to H-town or Austin...

sinisin63
10-05-2009, 06:53 PM
How about a GTG in Houston Sunday 25Oct? Once the holidays roll around it'll be harder to get everyone together until January.<br>Once we all decide on a date we'll choose a location for lunch.<br> <br>Please reply if you are interested

htownturbobrick
10-05-2009, 11:40 PM
Most of the people who look for meets check the VCOA Texas forum, or come to <A HREF="http://forum.texasvolvocrew.com" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.texasvolvocrew.com</A> to get a hold of more local people.<p>Hope to see you guys at the Columbus, TX meet. Most VCOA and TVC members will be there.<p>Austin area people please check out the pinned thread in the meet forum for disccusions on Spring Break Bash 2010 which will be held in Austin. We're looking for locals to help us set up the TVC's 5th annual event. PM me on TVC if you can lend a helping hand. Check the showroom for photos from the San Antonio 2009 event to get an idea of what we do.<p>Houston area people, we get together about once a month, it's slowed down in the last few months, but there's a group of us that get together at least once to twice a week on the SW side. If any of you guys are ever interested in meeting up give me a holler.<p>sinsin63, executive motors is top notch, they've done the majority of member's tint. If you need exhaust work done, let me know our local builder/tuner does incredible work. I can put you in contact with him if you'd like.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by htownturbobrick at 10:04 PM 10-5-2009</i>

sinisin63
10-06-2009, 08:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>htownturbobrick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Most of the people who look for meets check the VCOA Texas forum, or come to <A HREF="http://forum.texasvolvocrew.com" TARGET="_blank">http://forum.texasvolvocrew.com</A> to get a hold of more local people.<p>Hope to see you guys at the Columbus, TX meet. Most VCOA and TVC members will be there.<p>Austin area people please check out the pinned thread in the meet forum for disccusions on Spring Break Bash 2010 which will be held in Austin. We're looking for locals to help us set up the TVC's 5th annual event. PM me on TVC if you can lend a helping hand. Check the showroom for photos from the San Antonio 2009 event to get an idea of what we do.<p>Houston area people, we get together about once a month, it's slowed down in the last few months, but there's a group of us that get together at least once to twice a week on the SW side. If any of you guys are ever interested in meeting up give me a holler.<p>sinsin63, executive motors is top notch, they've done the majority of member's tint. If you need exhaust work done, let me know our local builder/tuner does incredible work. I can put you in contact with him if you'd like.<p><br><i>Modified by htownturbobrick at 10:04 PM 10-5-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the heads up. I'm waiting for my DP from EST before I get started on my exhaust.

htownturbobrick
10-06-2009, 10:22 PM
He build's DP's too if you're interested. Highest quality and about the same price as EST's peice.

ATXS60R
10-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Hey Guys, were gonna do a meet and hill country drive on nov. 8th.<br>Meet at Juan In A Million Tacos here in Austin @ 8:30 am. Eat and Go. maybe out to Luckenbach. Won't be all Volvo's But hopefully we can get a few to show. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hope to actually meet some of you guys in person! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

gdill2
10-28-2009, 03:48 PM
The Volvo Car Club Meet this weekend (10-31-09) is open to all interested parties including the free BBQ - no RSVP needed...<p><A HREF="https://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124394" TARGET="_blank">https://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=124394</A><p>Y'all come, heah!?<p>George Dill