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      @Volvbro's 2007 S60 T5M Thread

      Hi all,

      This is my first time posting an interactive discussion thread on a forum, but I figured it would be a perfect place to document my progress on my Magic Blue 2007 S60 T5 with M66. This is my first P2 Volvo, in the past I have owned a couple manual P80's and a few redblocks.

      As is, the '07 T5Ms were quite rare as many of you know (60 made in '07 iirc). The way this car is spec'd out makes me believe it is a one-off car, at least in the United States. As a Magic Blue '07 T5M with the 917C two-tone interior, I would expect very few cars to be made the same. I haven't checked the VIN to confirm if everything was as-is from the factory, but as it sits, I think it is one of very few spec'd the same.

      I bought it about a month and a half ago in February 2020 from Connor @ ViVA. It was brought up to Massachusetts by Connor from a fellow in Virginia who seemed to take good care of it. Connor never ended up putting it on the road, so I got it with hardly any New England miles. I bought the car with just over 124K and have since put ~2K miles on it.

      I bought the car with all the factory bits and aftermarket mods it has on it. It has ABL Xenon headlights, Volvo sport front bumper, side skirts, rear valence, and spoiler, Bilstein HD F/R shocks, Ultra Racing strut brace, iPd strut bar conversion, Ultra Racing rear chassis brace, Snabb catted downpipe, TME cat-back, and various R bits like intake manifold cover and 18" Pegasus.

      I plan on doing some work with it, making it an R spec T5 without all the expensive breaky stuff (4C, AWD, cracked sleeves). I have recently acquired a set of R Brembos that I am in the process of repainting, as well as a set of R headlights that I hope to modify with a projector retrofit.

      The car is currently registered with a rebuilt title due to a rear-end accident where the driver's side rear quarter panel was hit. The body work done is very nice and you cannot tell that the car had been hit from the rear quarter, but if you pull the interior taillight panel off you'll notice some mangled metal. Everything fits as it should and under normal circumstances you cannot notice it so it doesn't bother me.

      However, it does mean the car was resprayed. I was informed that the body and bumpers were resprayed, besides the roof and trunk lid. For the most part, the paint work was very nicely done and the untrained eye would not be able to notice anything. Upon closer inspection, you will notice some slight surface rust on the rockers near the door frames and a small run on the front passenger door. My auto-body friend said she noticed a few more things, but I was unable to identify anything (I have almost zero bodywork experience).

      Overall, the car is very nice and I am incredibly happy to have it. I am moving on from a '98 V70 T5M with 300K miles so this is quite the upgrade, however as a college student with an active lifestyle, it gives me anxiety. It was nice to have a car where you didn't have to worry too much about the exterior or interior (in terms of current shape). I have a '92 240 that I'm trying to get back on the road so I can use that for daily abuse and winter driving. Once that is back up and running, this vehicle will be more for running errands and weekend drives.

      I will do my best to regularly update this page for more in-depth write ups on what has been going on with the car, but for more short-term updates, feel free to follow my progress over on Instagram @volvbro. I'd love to post pictures here if anyone can give me some instruction, I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Imgur isn't accepting my photos for some reason.

      If you've made it this far, thanks for reading and I look forward to getting more involved with the P2 and Swedespeed community!
      Current: 2007 Volvo S60 T5 M66 Magic Blue on 2-Tone // 1992 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Silver on Charcoal // 1991 Toyota MR2 w/ 1993 5spd 3S-GTE swap Red on Charcoal

      Past: 1999 Volvo S70 N/A M56 Nautic Blue on Charcoal (Kaputt) // 1988 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Grey on Charcoal (Totalled) // 1998 V70 T5 M56 Black on Charcoal (Kaputt)

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      Welcome to the club!

      Sweet car, you'll have some fun!

      I'm curious to know how the Headlights turn out

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      Might be a pretty rare car. Can't wait to see some pictures!
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      This will look even better when the proper trim is put back on! - I'm a follower on Insta
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      Quote Originally Posted by ImportService View Post
      Welcome to the club!

      Sweet car, you'll have some fun!

      I'm curious to know how the Headlights turn out
      Thanks! I'll post pictures of my progress once I begin, and once I can figure out how to
      Current: 2007 Volvo S60 T5 M66 Magic Blue on 2-Tone // 1992 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Silver on Charcoal // 1991 Toyota MR2 w/ 1993 5spd 3S-GTE swap Red on Charcoal

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      Welcome! Sounds like you have a good handle on things. the P2 T5M66 is a great platform and really rewarding when everything is sorted. Super reliable, plenty fast-ish, and a high fun factor all around. Any questions on your upcoming mods, ask away as I've done a majority of them.
      2005 S60 T5 M66 (1 of 72). 4C, Sport Kit, Snabb Short Shifter+Bushings, IPD Track Sways, Bi-Xenon Retrofitted R headlights, IPD DP + Oval Tube Exhaust, Forge CBV, Snabb intake pipe, R Brembos F+R, FC04A 17x8+35...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
      Might be a pretty rare car. Can't wait to see some pictures!
      I still am trying to figure out how to post the images. I was able to upload them to Imgur, but they don't seem to show up in the thread.
      Current: 2007 Volvo S60 T5 M66 Magic Blue on 2-Tone // 1992 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Silver on Charcoal // 1991 Toyota MR2 w/ 1993 5spd 3S-GTE swap Red on Charcoal

      Past: 1999 Volvo S70 N/A M56 Nautic Blue on Charcoal (Kaputt) // 1988 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Grey on Charcoal (Totalled) // 1998 V70 T5 M56 Black on Charcoal (Kaputt)

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      Quote Originally Posted by 855RI View Post
      This will look even better when the proper trim is put back on! - I'm a follower on Insta
      Awesome! I have bumper trim on the way, the door trim is proving more difficult to source...
      Current: 2007 Volvo S60 T5 M66 Magic Blue on 2-Tone // 1992 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Silver on Charcoal // 1991 Toyota MR2 w/ 1993 5spd 3S-GTE swap Red on Charcoal

      Past: 1999 Volvo S70 N/A M56 Nautic Blue on Charcoal (Kaputt) // 1988 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Grey on Charcoal (Totalled) // 1998 V70 T5 M56 Black on Charcoal (Kaputt)

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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      Welcome! Sounds like you have a good handle on things. the P2 T5M66 is a great platform and really rewarding when everything is sorted. Super reliable, plenty fast-ish, and a high fun factor all around. Any questions on your upcoming mods, ask away as I've done a majority of them.
      Thank you! I'm a believer in the platform already
      Current: 2007 Volvo S60 T5 M66 Magic Blue on 2-Tone // 1992 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Silver on Charcoal // 1991 Toyota MR2 w/ 1993 5spd 3S-GTE swap Red on Charcoal

      Past: 1999 Volvo S70 N/A M56 Nautic Blue on Charcoal (Kaputt) // 1988 Volvo 240 N/A M47 Grey on Charcoal (Totalled) // 1998 V70 T5 M56 Black on Charcoal (Kaputt)

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      Quote Originally Posted by rundy View Post
      I still am trying to figure out how to post the images. I was able to upload them to Imgur, but they don't seem to show up in the thread.
      How I figured out how to load images onto the forum is like this:
      1. Reduce the image size to about what is right for your screen, so something in the 1000pixels wide - to reduce the image file size
      2. Use the image loading button above the reply box and load your image
      3. When you post your reply, it will show up like "" or something, but no image
      4. Go to edit the reply, and reload the image in the same way as before - you can only add one image at a time.
      5. Repeat as many times as needed to add the images you want.
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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      How I figured out how to load images onto the forum is like this:
      1. Reduce the image size to about what is right for your screen, so something in the 1000pixels wide - to reduce the image file size
      2. Use the image loading button above the reply box and load your image
      3. When you post your reply, it will show up like "" or something, but no image
      4. Go to edit the reply, and reload the image in the same way as before - you can only add one image at a time.
      5. Repeat as many times as needed to add the images you want.
      Or you could just use Tapatalk

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      Sick car, I posted on your Instagram too but why in heck would you remove the abl lights? The best possible light for a P2 car. Plus you would have to hack the CEM to get rid of the warning light in order to put in R lights.

      That being said... I'll trade ya lights

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      @Volvbro's 2007 S60 T5M Thread

      Don’t replace the bi-xenons. I love mine. I also have an 07 T5 m66.



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      1999 V70 XC; auto, Sandstone Metallic: Borbet BS5 17s, 5mm H&R spacers, Koni Oranges, TME springs, Mishimoto FMIC, Custom 3" exhaust, cool air intake, ss brake lines. Coming soon: green injectors, K24, custom 3" DP, Brembo calipers, stage 3 tune
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      Nice new car rundy, magic blue is best! What’s that on the c pillar? Reminds me of the caschy shields I got for mine a few years ago



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      Nice score. When Connor first got that before I knew about the crash I was going to try to buy it to replace mine when he was done with it (because magic > sapphire).
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