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Newish Volvo V50 AWD T5 -6 speed - time to modify
So I figured I'd best come clean and post my details up instead of lurking in the background... I picked up this V50 in September last year from Adelaide and drove it back to Sydney.
It's my first Volvo and I really love it. I was looking for a manual T5 AWD off and on for 12 months so when this one came up I jumped on it. It's got fairly low kms (75,000) and was always serviced at the dealer.
I had always intened to modify it (without going too crazy) and I'm just about to get started. I'm looking to kick off with the handling - so I've been looking at various coilover set ups but I must say it's hard to get much specific info on what works and what doesn't. I've been thinking about KW V2's but they are so expensive - all feedback I've been able to find is positive though (I'd bloody hope so!).
A more budget alternative I'm thiking of are BC's RA model (http://bcracing.com.au/zg-14-ra). I'm trying to find a review of them on a Volvo before I jump that way though. Part 2 is a thicker rear sway bar.
Once I've got that sorted I'll move on to wheels and tyres before I look at power enhancement.
Anyway that's it for me now. I'll post an update when I've made a decsion on the coilovers!