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      Bay Area Volvo Owners!!

      Hey all, as some of you know, I have been organizing get togethers the last couple months now. I also have been making a database in my contacts list of area R owners, as well as Polestar and misc Volvo owners.

      One thing that it has become hard to do is text 15+ people every time without sending a mass group text message, which everyone hates. Not only that, I try to preserve everyone's contact info from complete strangers.

      But I found an app that is really easy to set up and use, called Band. I went ahead and set up a Band of Bay Area Volvo owners Band so that I/we can get news out quicker about Cars and Coffee's, drives, dyno days, etc. The great thing is, is that you can set it up to use your SwedeSpeed name so that you can secure your identity if you want.

      This app solves the problem of trying to communicate on forum PM's, that are slow and we don't always check, but has the ease of Facebook without giving away your identity, unless you want to.

      I would love it if people would join up so we Bay Area folk can stay in better comms with each other. You never know, you might get stranded one day but be able to reach out to a member here for a rescue.

      Please follow this link and I'll get you plugged in.

      http://band.us/n/5rHvEI25

      Feel free to PM me with any questions. Cheers!!



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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      oooooooh fancy
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      We have 15 peeps so far! Works great!


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      Looks interesting I may have to check out the app. Been wanting a good old fashioned meet up. Did it all the time in my late teens and early 20s. Plus, I'm thinking about making a video(ex: user's exhaust notes and drive bys)
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      I'm in! found it bro lol
      2005 SR GT Silver Metallic/Nordkap Snabb inlet, iPd rear chassis brace, front strut conversion, iPd HD TCV, resonator delete, muffler delete, Poly top mount bushing, track spec sways, iPd springs, MORE TO COME, 97K miles 2nd owner, (devil took this one)

      2004 S60-R M66 Titamium Grey/Nordkap, k&n filter, muffler delete, 115K miles super clean interior. Sold...

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      who's the jerk that brought an Aston Martin to a knife fight?
      2005 SR GT Silver Metallic/Nordkap Snabb inlet, iPd rear chassis brace, front strut conversion, iPd HD TCV, resonator delete, muffler delete, Poly top mount bushing, track spec sways, iPd springs, MORE TO COME, 97K miles 2nd owner, (devil took this one)

      2004 S60-R M66 Titamium Grey/Nordkap, k&n filter, muffler delete, 115K miles super clean interior. Sold...

      1967 122s wagon

      2000 V70R project (devil took this one)

      2005 Magic Blue/Atacama VR, BBS 18's wrapped in PSS, iPd springs, Becker turbo back exhaust, snabb inlet, 90K miles 3rd owner (baby girl)

      1996 855R bright red on pegs

      1981 240GL in petina

      2004 titanium grey/gobi SR GT with sport kit 127k miles, (FOR SALE)

      2002 Duramax 600+ WHP

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      Was a nice drive with you guys today on the North Bay Drive route . Nice to see some life back in Northern California
      Last edited by CKAVolvo; 08-27-2015 at 11:50 PM.
      2006 V70R Black GT 377 awhp TME Exhaust, Girodisc 2 piece rotors IPD Sway bars, HD end links, Strut Brace, Poly engine mounts EST CAI, Silicone hose kits, SNABB intake, IPD HO coils,Enem Y21, CamsRaceS60R FMIC,Majestic Hybrid Turbo, HFS-4 water meth ElectronicsSPA digital Boost/EGT, ScanGauge II, Bel STiR ,Laser Interceptor HD front jammer, Mobileye collision avoidance system , LED interior lighting, ImiV, 2 USB, AARP member,

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      Ron, you're a pleasure to drive with and a class act! thanks for making it out today!!! I wanna see that VR!


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      2005 SR GT Silver Metallic/Nordkap Snabb inlet, iPd rear chassis brace, front strut conversion, iPd HD TCV, resonator delete, muffler delete, Poly top mount bushing, track spec sways, iPd springs, MORE TO COME, 97K miles 2nd owner, (devil took this one)

      2004 S60-R M66 Titamium Grey/Nordkap, k&n filter, muffler delete, 115K miles super clean interior. Sold...

      1967 122s wagon

      2000 V70R project (devil took this one)

      2005 Magic Blue/Atacama VR, BBS 18's wrapped in PSS, iPd springs, Becker turbo back exhaust, snabb inlet, 90K miles 3rd owner (baby girl)

      1996 855R bright red on pegs

      1981 240GL in petina

      2004 titanium grey/gobi SR GT with sport kit 127k miles, (FOR SALE)

      2002 Duramax 600+ WHP

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      Great drive today guys! We definitely need to do it again.

      Current: 2015.5 V60 Polestar Matte Gunpowder #50
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      It was amazing, loved. We need more drivers!


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      Quote Originally Posted by gabrielef View Post
      It was amazing, loved. We need more drivers!


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      One day ... I will fix my car
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      Looking forward to October 21st North bay get together. As well as Shift Sector Coalinga half mile event.
      Lots of crazy HP cars but I hang in there and try to do better at each events. A lot of this is getting good runs in. Steve with a MTE tune manual VR got a 138 mph in Portland . Portland Results

      Will bring the VR out but more to hang back as it will be in full race prep Tune for 110 octane for the race at Coalinga on Saturday 10/24 and 25. I think a few are coming down for Saturday. Hope to see some of you there. Sign up at This Link

      Looking for 370 awhp and a top speed of 142+ mph
      2006 V70R Black GT 377 awhp TME Exhaust, Girodisc 2 piece rotors IPD Sway bars, HD end links, Strut Brace, Poly engine mounts EST CAI, Silicone hose kits, SNABB intake, IPD HO coils,Enem Y21, CamsRaceS60R FMIC,Majestic Hybrid Turbo, HFS-4 water meth ElectronicsSPA digital Boost/EGT, ScanGauge II, Bel STiR ,Laser Interceptor HD front jammer, Mobileye collision avoidance system , LED interior lighting, ImiV, 2 USB, AARP member,

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      Bumping this, we are now over 40 people on Band.

      Join up!!

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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      won't let me sign up, for some reason....
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      What's it saying? We just had a new member join today...


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      I'm here just picked up number 250/250 of the C30 PLE

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      Hi Rdejesus486,

      I think we met at AutoNation Volvo San Jose when both our P*'s were in for service. Your C30 looked awesome!

      You will find us over at http://band.us/n/5rHvEI25.
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      Quote Originally Posted by gabrielef View Post
      What's it saying? We just had a new member join today...


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      I tried to sign up using email, but it wouldn't take that. But it worked when I signed up using my mobile #, so....
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      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      I tried to sign up using email, but it wouldn't take that. But it worked when I signed up using my mobile #, so....
      I was going to ask if that was you who just joined. Glad you finally got it to work.
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      Has anyone here stopped by the 76 gas station in Redwood City to run the 100 octane racing fuel in their P*'s? I had to run that in one of my previous cars, but was wondering if it'd be good to run that through my V60P every now and again? I suspect probably not - but any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
      V60P RB '16

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      I haven't, I didn't even know it was there. Good to know.


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      Quote Originally Posted by gabrielef View Post
      I haven't, I didn't even know it was there. Good to know.


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      Quote Originally Posted by whoisthat View Post
      Kings Union 76
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      Thx , in my daily commute zone

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      Quote Originally Posted by whoisthat View Post
      Has anyone here stopped by the 76 gas station in Redwood City to run the 100 octane racing fuel in their P*'s? I had to run that in one of my previous cars, but was wondering if it'd be good to run that through my V60P every now and again? I suspect probably not - but any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
      It's right down the block from my place. Last I checked it was almost $8/gallon. I asked P* about using it a while back and didn't really get a good response. I wouldn't recommend just dumping it in as the system is designed for up to 93 Octane as far as I know. Some people in the area take that fuel and and do their own mix to get 93 Octane. People who use it straight generally are not running stock tunes. Let's ask P* again and see what they have to say(Just asked them).
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      Quote Originally Posted by P50GT View Post
      I was going to ask if that was you who just joined. Glad you finally got it to work.
      thanks. Looking forward to meeting some of the local folks, even though my Volvos are of the more pedestrian variety.
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      That station was the ONLY good part of my wife's numerous surgeries in Redwood City
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      Just joined, looking forward to meeting all of you.

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      Just added you, welcome!!


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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      Good turn out today!


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      Posted a few pics from yesterday on my kinja, http://p50gt.kinja.com/the-swede-com...lay-1757636853. Real fun time.
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      Hi all posted in the wrong thread earlier, so I'll post here.

      Has anyone done the P* Optimization - and if so how were your results?

      https://www.polestar.com/intl/produc...e-e-optimised/
      V60P RB '16

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      My c30 has the tune on it from the factory. I love it but a lot of other people do tunes as well. I would check them out. Elevate, shark. Do you have a t5?


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      I don't post here much, but I figured I'd mention the car meet I am helping to organize on the 3rd Saturday of every month in San Jose. I think several of you might have attended it over the last few months, but it was recommended that I post it here.

      We meet at the Century 21 movie theater across the street from Stevens Creek at 10 am, and many hang out and grab lunch afterwards. There is a link to the Facebook post below. If a group of Volvos come, try to park together and I will take some pictures. Last month all the Volvos parked behind other cars, so it wasn't picturesque.

      Century 21 Parking lot
      3164 Olsen Dr
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      https://www.facebook.com/events/1173890615962320/
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      Are you a member of the Bay Area Volvo band?


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      Bay Area Volvo Owners!!

      Sweet, we posted your last event in Band (almost 80 members), but it was kind of last minute. Artizan clued us in. I hope to make it!


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      I do hope that after all this discreditable shuffling we may be taken into action. It has a wonderful way of reconciling a man with himself: and with everybody else, sometimes. - 1st Lt. James Dillon
      2007 V70 R GT - Black Sapphire/Nordkap : CJ Yother DP : IPD Exhaust : IPD ECU : IPD Engine Mount Strut Conversion : IPD Sub-Frame Bushing Inserts : IPD Track-Spec F & R Anti-Sway Bars

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