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      You need to get some OEM style wheels that will fit a meaty tire in there... You got all the horsepowers!!
      Get some solid 9" wide wheels and you'll be set . Come on i know you want too lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      You need to get some OEM style wheels that will fit a meaty tire in there... You got all the horsepowers!!
      Get some solid 9" wide wheels and you'll be set . Come on i know you want too lol
      I'll snatch up the first set of 8" wide Midirs that I can find. Really tempted to pull the trigger on some Forgestar F14s 18x8.5, but I love the factory 5 spokes.

      It's also dependent on the color... The Midirs may look great or they may completely clash in a few weeks.

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      My Belle approves of your Belle.

      If it were any other member using the name Belle might've run them over, but I know you'll do the name proud.

      A dear old friend of mine that has (had? Think she sold it) a Polestar C30 had thought about a name along the lines of Blue Belle, but she went with Elsa.

      I'll have to keep an eye on SS a bit more, nice to see you keeping the Volvo passion alive.
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      Quote Originally Posted by carreragt7 View Post
      My Belle approves of your Belle.

      If it were any other member using the name Belle might've run them over, but I know you'll do the name proud.

      A dear old friend of mine that has (had? Think she sold it) a Polestar C30 had thought about a name along the lines of Blue Belle, but she went with Elsa.

      I'll have to keep an eye on SS a bit more, nice to see you keeping the Volvo passion alive.
      Thanks for the kind words. Great to see you're still around! Has the S40 been getting any love lately?

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      subscribed! Congrats Michael, this is gonna be a great thread.
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      Oh man I remember when those tail lights were tinted
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      Nice! I'm glad you have some use for them. I should meet up with you one day to do an auto x lol.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JN2k108 View Post
      Nice! I'm glad you have some use for them. I should meet up with you one day to do an auto x lol.
      You should, but first you need to come down to Atlanta.

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      Disconnected the backseat power socket for a plug 'n play splitter mounted behind the steering column cover panel.




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      No wires dangling through the cabin, just the way I like it.




      Also swapped out the Ultra racing strut bar for my EST bar and the chrome Injen pipe for my black Injen pipe.



      The interior is almost up to par with my S40.

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      Looks awesome man!! Totally jelly lol
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      Dropped the rear another inch, sits perfect for my taste. But the front needs to lower another 5mm to level everything off.




      Rear seat delete, more to come soon.




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      more low. rear seat delete..
      I am now waiting for the auto-x videos. haha
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      I always run them in summers lol
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      rear seat delete = SMF in autox.
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      Was thinking this has similar lines to the c30.

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      That looks awesome on the mini! But a bit too aggressive for my taste. I am considering a cupra lip though, if it'll fit...

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      Out of curiosity are you going to put anything in place of the rear seat and what's the Cupra lip? The lip on my moms cosmic is destroyed . Only part of the body that is bad...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Swagger XC View Post
      Out of curiosity are you going to put anything in place of the rear seat and what's the Cupra lip? The lip on my moms cosmic is destroyed . Only part of the body that is bad...
      Yep! In the process of building a rear shelf to extend the trunk further. Battery is going to be relocated to the trunk, and I'm finishing up the rear strut bar.

      It won't be exactly like this, but this will give you the general idea:




      The Cupra lip is what Slasher went with, but I need to make sure it'll line up right with the V2 body kit on my car.


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      Took out the sub, for now... Can't decide if I'll put it in the 850 or keep it for my car on the rainy days.

      Also swapped out the iPd skid plate for my Miller Motoring Skid Plate. Bought some carriage bolts, cut off the edges with an angle grinder, and they were a perfect replacement for the rusted factory skid plate bolts.




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      TheBelgian stopped by last night to swap my brake lights over.

      On a stock car, the lower "arches" were the taillights and the ugly rectangles on the upper portion were the brake lights. As seen on the Blue C30 here:



      Now, the lower arches function as both the taillight and the brake lights. I know the upper brake lights provided a more noticeable location and it was a throwback to the old Volvo wagons. But now there is significantly more brake light illumination and it looks a lot more modern.

      Taillights:


      Brake lights:

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      Wanna sell that IPD Skid plate?

      Car looks great! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      Wanna sell that IPD Skid plate?
      Already sold it, sorry.

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      TheBelgian stopped by last night to swap my brake lights over.

      On a stock car, the lower "arches" were the taillights and the ugly rectangles on the upper portion were the brake lights. As seen on the Blue C30 here:



      Now, the lower arches function as both the taillight and the brake lights. I know the upper brake lights provided a more noticeable location and it was a throwback to the old Volvo wagons. But now there is significantly more brake light illumination and it looks a lot more modern.

      Taillights:


      Brake lights:
      How did you do that? Can you just move the socket down to the arch without any drilling or wiring?
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      Nicely done Michael! It's those subtle mods that all add up. Love the rear taillight mod, great choice. Interested in how you managed that, that gave me some ideas.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Swagger XC View Post
      How did you do that? Can you just move the socket down to the arch without any drilling or wiring?
      It's a little more involved than that, but not very.

      We disconnected the wire from the upper brake lights, split that wire off in 3 branches, and then connected that to the lower lights. Because there was only one brake light on each side before, it had to be split for the three lights below. So there was a minor bit of soldering involve (just wire to bulb base).

      We then routed the wire for the rear fog light (which was originally going to the left lower light) up to where the brake lights used to be. We also split it, so both upper lights come on with the fog lights. I know it's not the "fog light safety" illumination pattern, but we don't get much fog in my area. I'll also be adding a lower 3rd fog light in the near future.

      Quote Originally Posted by DevolvR View Post
      Nicely done Michael! It's those subtle mods that all add up. Love the rear taillight mod, great choice. Interested in how you managed that, that gave me some ideas.
      Thanks Alfred! I generally avoid messing with taillights and brake lights, but my friend has had this setup for 2 years with no problems. I have to give him all credit, it was his idea and he did most of the work. Since he has proven it's a safe and reliable setup, I followed.

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      Some new accessories:




      Just over 5oz, it's lighter than stock, but I like the looks.




      Stole Bailey's blue nail polish to color in the numbers.




      I'll be putting it in the car as soon as I get it back...




      Abusing my loaner for the time being.


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      I like the reverse smiley face brake lights.
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      Abusing my loaner for the time being.

      Too bad it's not an s60 r design

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      Just to keep things current, new slave cylinder, new master cylinder, and DRLs have been disabled.

      Now we come up to a 4 day weekend when I can hopefully finish off my to do list...

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