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NEU last won the day on August 4 2016

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  1. Welcome, another NoVa vR owner here.
  2. I still can't believe people are stupid enough to even consider ARD... I promise not to laugh too hard when your engine goes "BOOM!"... A simple Google search on him will tell you everything you need to know about his so called "tuning". And it's on ALL the boards, not just VS. You've been warned!
  3. Nobodies done it cause it won't work. Non of the mounting points will match. And the p80 rear suspension is Nivomat, which support the weight, not the rear springs 4c isn't... Not to mention 4c is combined with the ECU which also controls the AWD. No ECU control for p80 cars... Again not going to work without full customized suspension and wiring etc. etc... You'd be better off just buying a used p2R.
  4. The Foresters are nice and big, but still based on the Impreza platform. The current body is stretched over the pervious body style and gives the rear passenger more leg room over the XV...
  5. p80= 850/s/v/c70 (our cars) p2= s60/v70 p1= s40/v50/c30/c70
  6. He's around on IG bashing the Jehovah Witnesses and flexing a lot in front of a mirror, but is out of the parts game... Talk to Nick @ Revolv he might have one but is mostly dealing with parting P2 cars. Or try on VS on FB.
  7. What's the offset? I'm running 18x8 38et with 235/40 tires and they are stuffing the wheel wells, plus the car is lowered. They rub at full lock and at the outer edges of the fender lips. If you run narrower tires it could be possible, but it all depends on the offset. I accidently left my 5mm spacers on once and offset of 33mm was too much for the rear outer arches.
  8. Carfax would fall under the "accidents, maintenance, repairs" investigating/research that I mentioned he should do... So would running the VIN at the dealer to see it's history... Also the number of '06 vR imported are 823, about 510+ are autos. The most popular exterior colors are sapphire black, titanium grey and passion red, the most popular interior color is Gobi. I seriously doubt that the car Florida/Kentucky car with trans issues you mentioned for sale year+ ago is the same car as the one he's looking at in Illinois...
  9. All the high end exhaust systems are all around the $800 mark, give or take $100. If you wanted a cheap and good quality bolt on exhaust/catless DP look for OBX systems. The p80 guys love them and I'm looking at them for a cattless DP and muffler for my c30R. The IPD softloader looks like it's being replaced by a new product. Have you asked them when they are releasing it? And as it states you can still send your ECU in to get tune. And to do that is less "spendy" than the softloader. But again a lot of the tunes run around the same price give or take. The lower cost ones are the "homebrew tuners" Hilton, JZW, Beusted, Steveo, etc. The big boys like IPD (MTE), Eurosporttuning (Rica), Elevate (Autotech) are all disturbing heavy hitters from Europe that put a lot more R&D to get a tune right from the start than the seat of your pants riding shotgun tunes. Some folks call them "custom" vs. "off the shelf" which they are. The off the shelf you can flash it and go, the other you might have to spend time having it tweaked to be perfect. Both will get you what you want, more power, its just the method on getting there that's different. Personally I'd go for a local tune (custom or off the shelf) you'll have them immediately to help you if anything goes wrong vs. having to wait for them to get back to you... I have a off the shelf Speedtuning tune, he's 30min from my place. I don't know anything about JZW tunes but looks like a good product. Also I don't think he's tuning ME7 cars but Beusted is in Colorado too. Might be worth seeing if he does. Also do yourself a favor and stay away from ARD!
  10. Tirerack
  11. Details like interior color, options, condition of the exterior/interior, accidents, maintenance, repairs, etc. etc. etc... Without any of this information I'd be guessing it's worth based on less than a sentence and a small fuzzy photo. I'd suggest that you investigate/research all those things before you buy any car, especially one that you don't know anything about. Or maybe take it to an indy Volvo shop that has dealt with p2R's to have them look it over for you. You can go here to get a rough idea what it's worth... Kelly Blue Book. Volvo AWD systems are very good in dry/wet/snow. But it's the tires that make contact with the ground. Knowing the brand/model of tires will give you your answer. With a good set of snow tires you'll be unstoppable if you have the ground clearance. BTW 172k isn't high mileage for a Volvo, most go much higher with proper maintenance. Good luck with the car hunt...
  12. Parts are like any European car. Sometimes they are very expensive depending on the part
  13. Details about the car would help, like if it's auto or manual?
  14. Yes all the AWD parts from '00 cars are the same, except the trans and front axles.
  15. It's not the ETM it's the fuel pump check valve. If you prime the fuel line with the key in position 1, then try to start it I bet it starts right up. You can add a in-line check valve to resolve it or replace the fuel pump.