hey everybody - fairly new to the volvo scene but have been browsing the forum for a few years now. first got introduced to volvos by my girlfriend who had a sweet 850r back in the day that she never stops talking about! i never got to see it in person because she traded it for a lexus before we met, but just talking about it got me pretty hyped about getting my first volvo project.
so about four years ago i bought a 1998 V70 T5 with 140k miles for $1500 out in CA. it was bone stock, original white paint, had a loud squeak coming from the passenger front side, but other than that in great condition. the owner said his daughter drove it in college and he didn't have much need for it anymore. plus the dealership quoted him way too much $$ to find out the issue and fix it, so he was ready to deal it for a low price! got it home, replaced the tie rod and bushings, problem solved for like $30 in parts. score!
this build thread is starting like mid-build because i've already done a few things over the past couple years - lowering springs, rims/tires, tint, paint, and some minor mechanical fixes. but i've decided to turn it into my daily driver, so i'll be upgrading a few things in the next month or so and wanted to document my progress!
future plans aren't too crazy but include:
*silverstar ultra headlights
*bosch distributor cap/rotor
*genuine volvo plugs
*bougiecord spark plug wires
*brakes - rotors/pads
*turbo boost gauge
*cabin air filter
*anything else i find along the way
i'm going to need some help along the way, and i'm open to all ideas and suggestions. so please follow and comment! current pictures to come shortly!