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.