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    Talking Copycat Volvo S70

    Hi, my name is Ted. I'm from Holland and I drive an S70 2.5T Manual.
    I used to have an 850R, but that was totalled about 5 months ago, someone rearended me.
    I did introduce myself some time ago when I still had my 850. As you can see here:
    Introduction in the past

    Now... it's time for something new. And this is what I have to work with.





    As is know to some, Volvo's are not the easiest car to go low with, but I'm not looking to go extremely low so I'll be fine.
    When I first saw the car (same make model as mine) of Mattphi, I liked it a lot, and when he put on the Style-5's I fell in love with it. So at some point I decided fuck it, I'm going to put on Style-5's as well.

    Yes I know, shameless copycat behavior, but we have a saying in the Neherlands. "Beter goed gejat dan slecht verzonnen" which can be translated into something like "Better steal a good idea then make up your own bad idea".

    When I found some Style-5's to be refinished for little money on Ebay I jumped right on them and I am now in the process of refinishing them and so the project has started which entitles me to make this build thread.

    At the end of may I'm ordering my first ever coil-over set to go low, because the lowering springs that are on the car now just don't cut it. This is the set I'm going with. BC-racing which gets a lot of very good reviews.



    So, the set of Style-5's:

    Here they are sprayed with some WD40 to loosen the bolt.



    Removed all the bolts of the first wheel. They were all very easy to remove, no problem there.



    Then I tried to remove the center which was impossible. There was no way I could get them out with a big log and a hammer. I broke it, not the wheel, not the log, but my hammer... Damn



    So I took it to work and pressed the centers out. 2000psi of pressure didn't work, but when I heated the hoop with a torch the center came loose very gentily. And the center was removed.
    In this next picture I've already cleaned and stripped the wheel of paint and stuff, ready to receive some colour.
    As you can also see, I've had them all re-drilled to 5x108 because 5x120 just won't work!



    This morning I also removed the center from the second wheel, so I'm halfway there.

    I must honestly say, I'm feeling a bit weird about copying the wheels of Matt's car. I have no idea why. But I just love the look, and so I'm going through with it. And on the other hand, doesn't the entire Volvo community roll on Pegs? Like I used to with my previous car... This is finally something different that should be respected and followed!!
    So Matt, I hope you don't mind.
    Last edited by Tedd81; 06-02-2012 at 05:00 AM.

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    looks like you're going in the right direction

    kom ook ff langs op het Bel/Ned gedeelte

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    Looking good! Can't wait to see what color combo you decide on those style 5's!

    Glad to see more S70's popping up!

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    I was thinking white centers with polished lips and gold-ish plated bolts and nuts.
    But then I saw another 850 on Volvospeed with white centered RS-es and I was thinking damn I'm too late. I don't want to make them too dark. So no black center or something like that. I like gold or brownish/bronze a lot, but that's very 2010 Impreza, so I guess I'm sticking with white.
    But I haven't decided yet until the paint is on!

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    love the nautic blue. i've got a nautic xc70 that im working on. what year is this 99+? or did you just swap the corner markers on?

    either way you're off to a good start!

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    Haha same combo as Gabe on the wheels. I like white buy maybe do white bolts? My boss at work just got a set of polished lip white bolts white centers for his E30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okoye View Post
    love the nautic blue. i've got a nautic xc70 that im working on. what year is this 99+? or did you just swap the corner markers on?

    either way you're off to a good start!
    Thnx, it's a 98 model. EU spec (as I'm in Europe) but the US-corners were added later. We put on US-corners as you US folk put on Euro corners. LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVC View Post
    Haha same combo as Gabe on the wheels. I like white buy maybe do white bolts? My boss at work just got a set of polished lip white bolts white centers for his E30.
    Yeah I know. I'm not going with white bolts.

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    So, this is about the process I'm going through with parting the wheels.

    First I remove all of the bolts (Duh), than I put the wheel in the press



    Add some bad-ass flame



    And than it's two pieces.

    The edge is filled with dirt, salt and whatnot. A lot of sheit.

    So from this



    To this



    And now I have this




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    color match the centers with ur car color, and white lips?

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    Nah, that means really dark centers, which I don't want and I want polished lips.
    So no, but thanx for your input, much appreciated.

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    So there is a clearcoat on the lips. How to remove? Right with paint stripper.

    This is the result after 20 min of stripper. Not everything is off





    The shiny stuff is bare aluminium, the milkywhite is still clear.

    Another round of stripper. This time 1,5 hours.



    Now we have more result. Bare aluminium all over the place, with offcourse a fair amount of oxidation which will be sanded out and polished. But have a look at those curb rashings, this is the worst one.



    Aaaaaaaand.... Gone!!


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    I love DIY wheel restorations currently finishing a set of Gottis myself keep it up. Loved the old 850r I've been hunting for a t-5r forever.

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    Thnx, I saw a yellow T-5R at the pump today and fell right back in love. Love the lines of that car!!

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    Wow, you did wonders on those style 5's! Good job


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    Thnx, they're not even close to being finished yet!

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    Polished lips? or stepped?


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    Polished, though I'm now wondering what you mean by stepped.

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    These are BBS RC90s right? i though there was a stepped lip option?

    edit: nevermind lol its 2 pc


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    Yea they are RC090's. No stepped lip option.

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    Default This is going to be legen ... wait for it ... dary!!

    Today I did a testfit with the wheels, no I didn't do this before. I am very very pleased with the fitment. The front needs a little work, but the back is great. Maybe a tiny spacer, but doesn't need much.
    Nice!!

    I'll let the pictures do the talking











    The front is poking a little too much. But a little more low and some camber will fix this for me. Again, very pleased.






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    i see penis

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    Sorry, can't help it that I'm hung well!

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    lol
    this is going to look sick
    i got fk street coilovers for my s40, less than $300 total
    they go pretty damn low

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    Definitely gotta get some rear spacers just to even out the front to rear fitment. Looks great though!

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