Gone to the volvo side :)

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Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by JD406 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:28 pm

Well after getting rid of the 406 last year I went and bought a Volvo S60 T5. Its an ex police car and I absolutely love it, to be honest I don't know why I didn't get one earlier :lol:
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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by Welly » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:03 pm

That's my boy, I've got a 2005 S40 T5, had it 5 years now, only real niggle has been the Ford suspension, yours I think was made as a 'normal' Volvo without Fords' meddling.

I mustard mitt I'm not too keen on the black bootage but I like the rest of it no problem, nice big discs/calipers too (been after a set for mine for ages).

Now you can join Volvo Forums.org and enjoy falling out with everybody :cheesy:

There's a guy on there who de-commissions Police Volvos for West Yorks Police and he said the remap is removed prior to disposal (despite the rumors) and none of the cars have uprated steering or suspension.
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Post by JD406 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:30 pm

Thanks :D

It doesn't show well on the pictures but the boot and roof have been wrapped in carbon.

Still a few thing to do to it like exhaust and remap but that will have to wait till funds are available :lol:

I got mine from just outside Leeds, I also found pics of it in its uniform :)
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Post by Welly » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:19 pm

Oh I see, that's your own plate so it's a 2006'er.........right when Ford were at the helm. To be fair the S60/V70 platform and sussy are different and 'beefy' my car is the same underneath as a Ford Focus and a Mazda 3 so more like Cheese than Beef.

When you're ready have a word with Shark Performance about the eggsauce and the remap.

Have you dared venture onto the Volvo Forum yet? the format is simple:

A) Make a post > Get ignored.
B) Make a post > Get shouted at.
C) Tell someone what a problem is and that they can fix it at home for a few quid > They then take car to a Main Dealer to fix.
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Post by DaiRees » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:40 pm

See, resistance is indeed futile :D
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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:55 pm

Hur hur hur :|

Hey JD, did you notice cars slowing down and moving out of your way yet? :wink:

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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by JD406 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:34 am

Welly wrote:Oh I see, that's your own plate so it's a 2006'er.........right when Ford were at the helm. To be fair the S60/V70 platform and sussy are different and 'beefy' my car is the same underneath as a Ford Focus and a Mazda 3 so more like Cheese than Beef.

When you're ready have a word with Shark Performance about the eggsauce and the remap.

Have you dared venture onto the Volvo Forum yet? the format is simple:

A) Make a post > Get ignored.
B) Make a post > Get shouted at.
C) Tell someone what a problem is and that they can fix it at home for a few quid > They then take car to a Main Dealer to fix.
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steve_earwig wrote:Hur hur hur :|

Hey JD, did you notice cars slowing down and moving out of your way yet? :wink:

Neenurneenurwoo-oo-oo-oo :supafrisk:
Yep its awesome, even with the mods on it now people still move out of the way :twisted:
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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by Welly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:54 am

Someone on the Volvo Forum placed strobing blue lights behind the front grille, and posted a picture, but insisted he only uses them at 'shows' etc... what a bellend :roll: watched too many Road Wars I think :roll:

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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by trem1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:54 pm

Hey JD ive got an electronic siren that does 83 different sounds in the cupboard if you want it, No sneaking up on me at The Nook tho :P


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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by Doggy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:56 pm

Welly wrote:Someone on the Volvo Forum placed strobing blue lights behind the front grille, and posted a picture, but insisted he only uses them at 'shows' etc... what a bellend :roll: watched too many Road Wars I think :roll:
It's your civic duty to forward the post to your local constabulary, (perhaps with an explanatory note in very simple english). :twisted:
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Re: Gone to the volvo side :)

Post by JD406 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:11 pm

trem1 wrote:Hey JD ive got an electronic siren that does 83 different sounds in the cupboard if you want it, No sneaking up on me at The Nook tho :P
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