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    Poll: I just went with some Komho Grand Touring...

    I just went with some Komho Grand Touring 235/60/16. They look and ride great. No rub issues and better wet/dry traction than the 215. If I lived in a heavy snow area though I would have gonme with...
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    Poll: If you want to avoid going to a dealer I have had...

    If you want to avoid going to a dealer I have had good experiances with AutoScandia in Reston/Herndon VA. They specialize in Volvos and SAABs though they can not perform repairs that require...
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    When I had a Passat I went to Clubb5.com all the...

    When I had a Passat I went to Clubb5.com all the time. I felt that group there seemed much more focused on learning about the cars. Some very creative people there and a VWvortex.com
  4. Thread: Cold Draft?

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    That theory works for me. Glad to see it is not...

    That theory works for me. Glad to see it is not just me experiencing it.
  5. Thread: Cold Draft?

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    Well - I have ruled out the gost. It sounds liike...

    Well - I have ruled out the gost. It sounds liike he is stuck to my Thule rack - and from all the howling coming from up there, he is not to happy.

    I took a look at the rear side vents this...
  6. Thread: Cold Draft?

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    Cold Draft?

    I have noticed recently what apears to be a draft in the car. On cold days, when I am making a turn I will feel a breath of cold air that feels like it is coming from the center of the back seat.
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  7. Thread: New XC Driver

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    Thanks

    Thank you everyone for your great advice both here and in old threads. I just received the XC (Newly named "Greta") back from the dealer last night and it drives MUCH better.

    Items done:
    New...
  8. Thread: New XC Driver

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    Thank you very much for the help so far... I...

    Thank you very much for the help so far...

    I took a closer look at the tires and the total tread is close - just the outer edge was a bit more warn on the back (from being on the front prior to...
  9. dlr97 - I agree with you. I think we are all...

    dlr97 - I agree with you. I think we are all agreeing - just stating it in different ways.

    Performance filter are for performance cars with high performance or modified engines. This is the only...
  10. I have worked on cars ranging from Mazda Miatas...

    I have worked on cars ranging from Mazda Miatas to Grand-Am Prototypes... in every one we have run some type of peformance filter regardless of the engine size.

    Just replacing the stock filter...
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    You have to turn the dash switch the 12:00 (on)...

    You have to turn the dash switch the 12:00 (on) position and then pulling the stalk toward you will lock the high beams on.... atleast in my '01 it is this way. It is a weird way to do it.
  12. I have run K&N filters in a few competition cars...

    I have run K&N filters in a few competition cars up to Grand-Am level. It is my feeling that, while there is some gain with just the filter, you will not see any big difference from stock until you...
  13. Thread: New XC Driver

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    - Unfortunitly the Car isn't local - it is from...

    - Unfortunitly the Car isn't local - it is from Stamford Volvo in CT (Salesmens card was in the manual). I was going to take it to Don Beyer to get it looked over. The tire wear looks good (fonts...
  14. Thread: New XC Driver

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    New XC Driver

    Hello everyone... Just wanted to introduce myslef. I just recently purchased a '01 XC70 with 50,300 miles and am looking forward to making the car "mine". It is replacing a 2000 VW Passat. Car is in...
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