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      XC70 R manual swap project

      I originally posted in the xc70 forum but I'm guessing I'll get more help here.

      Well the slushbox in my wifes 04 XC70 finally quit. I've been wanting a V70r with a manual but I'm thinking I could get a wide body version cheaper this way. I'm planning on buying a rear ended 2004 s60r manual and swapping everything over. Now my question is in the how to. My thought was that I'd lower the subframe out engine and trans/transfercase and all and switch the s60r setup to the xc70. I'm hoping if its another 2004 it should mostly bolt up aside from the manual swap part. Any thoughts from anyone that's done this or something similar? I'm looking to get all the "R" features inlcuding the brakes, front seats, sway bars and drivetrain. Gonna let go of the 4c struts, but I do want the steering components and sway bars. I'm wondering if the transfer case and rear diff are different from the xc70? Are there other R features in missing?

      Please give me your thoughts, comments and insight. And if you think this is a hopeless cause, bad idea or whatever else, I'm doing it anyway. I have the car thats worthless now, and i can get a wrecked s60r for around $4k.

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      Jordan

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      Defibitely possible I believe @LukeFlynn has done it.

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      XC70 R manual swap project

      I have done it successfully, I will do a write up on this tonight and post to this thread.

      My build is a little different than most

      I will say this, 4K for a wrecked s60r is a terrible price, you can get a decent one for that, even m66


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      Quote Originally Posted by LukeFlynn View Post
      I have done it successfully, I will do a write up on this tonight and post to this thread.

      My build is a little different than most

      I will say this, 4K for a wrecked s60r is a terrible price, you can get a decent one for that, even m66


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      First of all, thank you, that is incredibly generous of you. Second, I re-read my original post shortly after posting and thought the same thing. But GD if I'm not willing to spend that money if I had to.

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      How wrecked are we talking here?
      Keep in mind youll bees the axles from the R so if theyre trashed its gunna be a pain in the ass to find a replacement (passenger side) or 700 for a new one.

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      @Chilled Man also has an xc70R if I'm not mistaken

      Me: 2007 VR gt Slicktop Titanium Grey/Nordkap Wife: 2015 XC60 T6 AWD Ocean Race Past: 2006 V70 2.5T Willow Green/Oak, 2005 S60 2.5T AWD Silver/Black, 1991 745 White, 1982 242 GL Silver
      Me: 2007 VR gt Slicktop Titanium Grey/Nordkap Wife: 2015 XC60 T6 AWD Ocean Race
      Past: 2006 V70 2.5T Willow Green/Oak, 2005 S60 2.5T Silver/Black, 1991 745 White auto, 1982 244 Silver 4spd w/od

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      Quote Originally Posted by LukeFlynn View Post
      I will say this, 4K for a wrecked s60r is a terrible price, you can get a decent one for that, even m66
      That's true! I bought an 05 V70R m66 two weeks ago for 1500$ Canadian dollars!
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