22mm V70R Volvo Bar is PN 8672168.
Photo credit to vtl from 2018
The XC is so soft the only thing you'll notice is that the ass end doesnt fall over in corners now. Makes a neutral chassis and can be driveway installed in about an hour and a half by yourself.
By far the best band for the buck XC upgrade for handling. Followed closely by delrin front subframe bushings.
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2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 206k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 299k - Daily/Work Wagon
1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 243k - Moms Unicorn
2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters
Drove back down to CT today to pick up the majority of my stuff and get it packed away. One last night in New England before I head on down. It's a daunting proposition, I'm not going to lie -- 1,400 miles, stopping in Chapel Hill and Atlanta. Never done a road trip this long solo before. Can't wait to see parts of the country I've never explored on the ground, but also a little overwhelmed!
On a cooler note, I saw my 4th ORXC on the road today coming down from Danbury Airport. The first one I ever noticed in the area was at a buddies hockey game, and a year later it's a little hilariously awesome to me to know that there are 5! (if not more) in the Fairfield County area.
'06 XC70 Ocean Race 426/500
I suggest googling before you leave to see if there are any must see stops along the route you're taking.
Made it across in 3 days and the protests were following me down all the way. (Appreciated the email I got from FCPEuro today, as a side note). Around 1,400 miles and not a hitch. I didn't really pull off the highway that much as I was extremely reticent to drive in the dark and I was basically plowing 8 hour shifts solo.
First layover was in Chapel Hill, where social distancing was at best a suggestion. Ordered dinner and promptly passed out. Got on the road at 6am and arrived in Atlanta by 2pm.
My hotel was, of course, literally two blocks away from CNN Center, and seeing the shattered state of another hotel next door on the news was enough to terrify my girlfriend, her mother and my mother into making me stay with my girlfriend's family in Marietta. I will say that what I saw in the city was quite peaceful during the day, enough so that beyond normal ATL traffic there was nothing amiss on the road or by the hotel.
My ONLY photo on the road was of the Peachoid in Gaffney, South Carolina, and some videos on I-85 in Virginia, which was one of the most beautiful highways I've ever driven on. Tree-lined and empty, it was just so serene to drive.
From Atlanta I made it to New Orleans, stopped for coffee, and moved into my place. That was a week ago, and I've spent that entire time unpacking, assembling and shopping for furniture. I'm reminded of the Calvin & Hobbes strip about ad-libbing "adulthood". When I haven't been doing that, I've been scoping out weekend trips. Several plantations are nearby, but I'm tempted to drive back the way I came and spend a Saturday afternoon in Destin. It's a 4hr drive, so as Phase 2 rolls out throughout the country I'm going to look into it.
Below, the Peachoid.
A slick P80 V70 in New Orleans.
An older Volvo wagon (uncertain about MY or Model) parked a block over.
Some vintage detailing tools I found in a garage.
And finally! I rolled over to 170k on a sidestreet in New Orleans.
'06 XC70 Ocean Race 426/500
Enjoy exploring and glad you had an uneventful drive.