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caseycamby's S40 T5 AWD

caseycamby Mar 1, 2015

  1. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Well I guess I'll make one of these things. It'll probably be anticlimactic but somebody may want to see!

    So yesterday I picked a 2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD with just 68,000 miles off of Craigslist. I needed something better on gas and to keep the wear and tear off of the X. Turbo AWD doesn't hurt either ;)

    Nothing too major planned as of now. Probably some new wheels, couple LEDs swapped in, and maybe a few suspension upgrades to help with the cornering. It's gonna be the daily so I can't go too crazy, but I have to do something.. I just can't drive a bone stock vehicle haha


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    Stay tuned for some Swedish madness!
     
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    Tay-Lo Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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  3. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Lifetime Member Founding Member

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    Nice!
     
  4. DirtyRice120

    DirtyRice120 Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    I expect to see some light bars on that thing!
     
  5. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I'm seriously planning on putting one it... Probably behind the grill haha no jokes!
     
  6. DirtyRice120

    DirtyRice120 Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    40" curved on the roof
     
  7. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Needs yellow
     
  8. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I'm not that crazy haha

    I agree.. I do need to add some yellow flare somewhere...
     
  9. stevencox93

    stevencox93 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Nah im digging the 40" light bar idea. make it a rally type looking car. A volvo version of the sti
     
  10. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    That would be cool! I'd feel like I would need to lift it though... Just a little bit haha I'd love to see that!
     
  11. snoborderphx

    snoborderphx Bought an X

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    Here's a quick thought about making it Casey Camby Yellow!


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  12. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Well that's an interesting thought haha
     
  13. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    First little mod today! Need some opinions.. Amber or stick with what's there now?

    Left is stock halogen, right is the white LED

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    Close up of the white LED

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    Here is the amber LED that actually stays on the front corner of the X. This just has the single diode at the end, not all the way around so it'll look more similar to the white LED as far as its projection.

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    Just a couple of full shots with the white LEDs on both sides

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  14. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Lifetime Member Founding Member

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    I vote led
     
  15. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Amber or the white that's in there now?
     
  16. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Lifetime Member Founding Member

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    White sorry...lol
     
  17. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    I am insanely jealous! I've loved Volvos for years. I'm picking up an XC70 AWD wagon this summer as a daily driver.

    Enjoy it :)
     
  18. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Digging the Volvo! You know how I feel about the lighting. Always loved Volvos. Once my daughter is older and we don't need to haul around the world, I'm thinking about an xc60.
     
  19. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Thanks guys!

    Please do this to it...

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    I'm loving mine so far! And I have been snooping around on vleds and SBL.. and I've already found the complete LED conversion thread.. :kewl:
     
  20. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Obviously I'm going for a rally build, inspired by that exact picture ;)
    A very subtle one, but nonetheless. All-terrain tires, some driving lights, a CB.

    Nnnng, yours is pretty.
     
  21. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    That'll be awesome! I'd love to see pictures!

    And thanks!
     
  22. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    The chrome embargo!

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    Gunmetal grey plastidip, for the win! It's little but it's something haha a few little mistakes but eh, not too bad. These will look great with the gunmetal grey wheels I don't have yet ;) haha
     
  23. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Noice!
     
  24. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Way better than chrome. Nicely done! Which wheels are you getting?

    Jay, I heard you liked chrome. Why do you support this.
     
  25. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I had these in mind but I'm not dead set on anything yet haha
     
  26. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You heard wrong!
     
  27. Pro-2X

    Pro-2X Suspension Lift

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    If you are going Konig, get the Integram. They are SUPER DUPER lightweight. Love mine and they are the graphite color.
    Sent from my Lumia 830 Windows Phone using Tapatalk.
     
  28. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I'll have to check those out and see if they have those in my bolt pattern haha it's funky.. 5 x 108
     
  29. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Just a whorey picture

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  30. Malin_Rebate

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    You whore you!


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  31. Jack Stilts

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  32. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Parkway trip!

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    If you squint your eyes it looks like a fastback haha

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    I have a beautiful backyard

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  33. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Ordered and on the way! Can't wait to see how it'll look!

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  34. SAKS

    SAKS Wheeling Founding Member

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    At one time I had an 07 S60R. What a fun car. Until a young girl totaled it for me. 50mph straight into the trunk. I still miss that car. Enjoy yours!
     
  35. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Ah that's messed up, man!
     
  36. Frogstar7055

    Frogstar7055 Wheeling

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    And to think,you could have had a WRX!

    Bwaahaha
     
  37. Frogstar7055

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    (I got a thing for Subies)
     
  38. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I'd rather have the Swede
     
  39. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I love subies too and would probably give this up for just the right one. I really wanted something like this..

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    But evidentially, people around here think theirs is made of gold. Don't get me wrong, I love the Volvo. I believe it's faster than a stock WRX too! The only thing I would change about it is the tranny. I wish it was manual. Other than that, I love it!
     
  40. caseycamby

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    By the way, I replaced the headlights yesterday. My original plan was to add HIDs but with the Volvo being so finicky, especially with the headlights being DRLs and being on pretty much all the time. I decided just to add the Sylvannia zXe's and I must say I'm pretty impressed. Took it for a drive last night and the light was definitely improved. I just need to angle the headlights up slightly and I'll be happy.

    Also, I have some Hella Optilux yellow fog light bulbs that should be coming in tomorrow. Can't wait to see how they look!

    Pictures! The driver side has the new bulb, passenger has the old. As they say, pictures doesn't do it justice and it being daytime didn't help either.

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    Couple of nighttime pictures.

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