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BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/27/13 1:06 p.m.

Lol. Yeah I know. It probably had more to do with me finally getting the Volvo registered and sorted out enough the same week my daily driver developed a charging problem.

BeardedOne
BeardedOne New Reader
10/26/15 6:40 p.m.

Finally got the car to the $2015 Challenge. We accomplished all of our goals. We drove the car to the challenge and back home. Finished in the top half and the car was received well.

Shortening stock struts 2"

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patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
10/26/15 6:54 p.m.

This car and you guys are awesome

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Reader
10/26/15 8:19 p.m.

Needs more power and stickier tires. Could really use a V8 from a lexus.

chiodos
chiodos HalfDork
10/26/15 9:33 p.m.

What shocks did you use up front?

And Andy neuman, it's a boost controller away from making more power and torque than a 1uz.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Reader
10/26/15 9:37 p.m.

In reply to chiodos:

Need to be innovative and interesting. Also was hanging out with these guys all weekend. They will understand.

Harvey
Harvey Dork
10/26/15 9:44 p.m.

Those seats are working in that car. I really like it. It manages to tap into my nostalgia for the boxy Volvos that my folks drove, but at the same time manages to be cool, which their cars failed to do.

WaterfordMan
WaterfordMan New Reader
10/26/15 9:46 p.m.

I'm really considering getting an old 240 to replace my 2004 Ion as a daily driver. I think it would be more fun to drive and maintain. Plus RWD is more fun and the old volvos are built like tanks. There are a couple for sale not far from me. Hmmm....could be interesting.

By the way great looking car. Can't wait to see what you'll do next with it.

DatsunS130
DatsunS130 New Reader
10/26/15 9:47 p.m.
Andy Neuman wrote: Needs more power and stickier tires. Could really use a V8 from a lexus.

Think it did better then both v8 lexi. Probably needs a v8 and limited slip from a Q45. Because thats a real car.

DatsunS130
DatsunS130 New Reader
10/26/15 9:51 p.m.
chiodos wrote: What shocks did you use up front? And Andy neuman, it's a boost controller away from making more power and torque than a 1uz.

They are front strut inserts for a cutlass ciera (fwd platform) could've used saab inserts but the cutlass inserts were $20 a piece.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Reader
10/26/15 9:55 p.m.

In reply to DatsunS130:

That would make for a great story. The Lexus didn't have a LSD or enough power so I bought a Q45 and stole the engine and differential.

We were faster all around. Just not pretty enough?

DatsunS130
DatsunS130 New Reader
10/26/15 9:58 p.m.

I think we just thought up your innovative and interesting challenge car. Lol

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Reader
10/26/15 10:00 p.m.

In reply to DatsunS130:

It also solves my Q45 suspension issues.

DatsunS130
DatsunS130 New Reader
10/26/15 10:04 p.m.

You might need to teach yourself to weld. No more spectating for you. lol

Storz
Storz Dork
10/27/15 5:49 a.m.

Love the bricks! If my cheater TDI ever sells one is high on my list of wants

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