Volvo thread. Post Volvos and bask in the glory of the red block.
Your thread is lonely, OP. Hopefully this 242gt will keep you company.
We need more Volvo now
comin' to nick ya in a turbo brick son, yield to my swedish backed british authority
In retrospect I kind of wish I got a wagon but I'm happy with my rust bucket sedan
Here's my Volvo that I always post in these threads.
I fit a 1984 suzuki katana 650 in the back of mine, this is what it sounds like now.
>want a rwd volvo
>don't want an old primitive one
>start looking at 960s/v90/s90
>they have that weirdass fibreglass leaf speung independent rear suspension that can't be lowered
>they have that great but slow and unupgradable i6
>just want a 960 wagon with a b230ft and coil-over-spring in the rear or normal live axle even
>that weird 940se (960 with the turbo 2.3) wasn't sold where I live
Wrong picture, that was when i brought my welder up to a friends house and took a turn a little too fast... I bolted in a piece of plexiglass I had chilling in my basement as a fix
>has never owned a volvo
Heres a cool pic, this was the morning after I ended some prick deers' life. You can see a little bit of his hair stuck in the fender...there was guts in there too.
I've got a few more I'll post even if no ones looking
ah yes, lets not forget this gem. If you ever want to put underglow on your car, amazon has an answer for you for about $40.
s60 2.5T AWD 2004
Worth it or will the repairs bend me over quickly?
for the rear suspension, I want something where I have options, not some one-off weird suspension that was used once and dropped. I don't want to lower it to an unusable level, I just want to make it a bit more sporty
and with the engine, 150kw really isn't much in a big 4-door saloon/wagon. 176kw like in an 850r would be ideal but swapping the engines is more cost and work than i'd like
>tfw most Bricks are for sale out east
Hold me /o/din ;_;
Currently in the shop having rear end bushings replaced. Got the iPd Poly ones. Curious to see how stiff the suspension will be now.
I like that grille. I've never seen one like that before. Is it original?
>mfw I wrecked my prized possession the other night, a '97 850 T-5.
It's going to be okay though. It's a Volvo.
I've posted this one a few times. Picked it up a couple of months ago and drove it about 12 hours home. The stickers and bullbar have since been removed though.
Nice shot and I love your car. Heres me drifting in my 02 V70 t5
ye nigs. wagon bros
Personal preference. The 740 is basically a 240 with more straight lines and a few more amenities (like cupholders). It's still a FR brick on wheels with a redblock four-banger in the front and your choice of slushbox or 4/5 speed manual tranny.
Picked up a set of like new Blizzak WS60s for $100. Only think is they're 14s and I don't have a set of steelies around. I have one at my parents house but that wont help since we're supposed to get slammed with 6-8" of snow this weekend on the east coast. So I'm going to try and snag a set at the yard this week and hope to have them mounted before the snow hits. Wish me luck!
I wanted a wagon, but you can't refuse a 150$ Volvo
Same engine but with the distributor mounted at the back of the head; the suspension is also pretty different and the interior is completely different.
The only few things that will swap between the two are wheels, motor/trans, its accessories and the fuel/spark ecu's.
740/940 are pretty much the same, just different body panels.
The 960 was pretty much a facelift of the 940 but with an inline 6 instead.
S90 was a facelift of the 960 and last of the RWD's.
also I can't believe the red block only sips 7.5l/100 km (that's 33.5MPG)
>got my 850 turbo wagon for $200
>p/o hit a deer and didn't know how to replace a radiator, brakes were shot, ball joints were toast
>$500 in parts and reg. fees later...
we hoon now.
Did you post this car before when you bought it and are you in France?
volvos toyotas and hondas have reliability tax where i live, so the same may be true for anon. some casuals sold a '92 "volve" 240 for $1200 on craigslist with a broken odometer that had been broken since the owner before the p/o, and vin check showed multiple electrical problems that it was shopped for (but they never bothered to fix the odo). It was pretty clean on the inside but worth maybe $500 tops. I gave them two days to stew on their bad CL ad and terrible price but when i called they had sold it to some fool and were just too retarded to take the post down.
*casuals will buy anything for any price if they heard it's good
*240s can be driven into the ground just like any other car, it just takes more time and will be less apparent.
240 T5 swap my man; well-documented, cheap and easy to find 850s for cheap in junkyards and on the street, and while it is intensive it's relatively straightforward (except switching sides for the distributor and finding all the necessary parts) and pretty easy for a novice that's properly equipped.
you could just throw a turbo on there tho, i'm sure the aftermarket has some sort of setup for you.
i really want to swap in a manual.
the auto is nice, but god damn does it sometimes get twitchy.
where the hell would you get a manual tranny for one of those
depends on the model a manual might be very very hard to find, might be better to buy auto and junkyard swap it
having owned both, (240 NA and 740 Turbo) the 740 is the better car honestly. Nicer interior, easy to find in turbo, fixed most of the small problems the 240 had. The 240 feels more "retro European" and has a solid headliner, other than that its worse in every way.
I need help am I the only one who remembers Volvo logo being round at some point not this
At some point maybe but not regularly for quite some time
I never thought about getting used tires before, good call. A little while back I asked you how you plugged the holes that held the rocker trim in place but I lost your response at some point. Does any water get in your doors without the trim there? The only thing keeping me from ripping mine off are fears of even more rusting.