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Old 08-31-2008, 07:56 PM
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Hello everyone! My real name is Stacey and I just bought my first Volvo back in May after graduating from IUPUI. It is a Silver 1999 S80 2.9. I absolutely love it. Especially the Backseat Driver Button (BDB), otherwise known as the Backseat Headrest Release Button (BHRB). It is my favorite feature of the car, and all of my friends wish they had one. I have found so many gismos and gadgets on this car that I still have not found them all. Like Rear Fog Lights! I have never heard of Rear Fog Lights until I bought this car. LOL I am just dumbfounded with all of the features that it has. Anyway, I have some pictures of it, they are below. I was thinking about fixing all of the minor glitches that I have with it and showing it next year at the Indianapolis Truck Bash and Import Show. I went there this year and saw a stock Sliver 1997 Volvo S40. The guy took everything apart down to the frame and restored it after the car was in a bad crash. It looked brand new! So I am going for it! I still don't know if I should tint the windows or change the wheels but I am going to get Front Fog Lights because one of my inserts is missing, (shrug) so I might as well get them! Enjoy, and have an awesome day!

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:49 PM
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Looks nice I can see the color difference in the passenger side and nose of the car.
But it still looks good.
 
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Thanks! Yeah I just noticed that myself, now that you mentioned it. When you see it in person it does not look that way, but now I think I should take a closer look at it tomorrow when I have daylight.
 
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:16 PM
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Sorry to rain on your parade but I just noticed it. I hope it looks better in person them most won't ever notice it.
 
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Welcome.
 
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:05 AM
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Thanks jks2! No worries tech! I looked at it today and I could tell that there is a sligh color discoloration between the doors, but meh, unless you look really hard at it in person, no one could tell.

Just out of curiosity... There is a door dent on the driver's side... I have a dent puller kit that I bought from Auto Zone for my first car (1993 Pontiac Grand Prix), and it worked great on it, but I'm not sure if it will work on that size / angle of dent. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get it out? Thanks!
 
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:14 AM
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There is usually guys that specialize in dent removal. They do good jobs and usually around $70.00 or so.
I would check that option first.
 
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:02 PM
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OK cool! Thanks!
 
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:17 PM
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I have worked in the Body industry since '89 and I'm a third gen bodyman

I can tell you from experience that the Rear door and Qaurter have been repainted

silver is by far the hardest color to match

open the trunk and inspect for "factory looking" seam sealer

you can compare the right to left sides
 
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Hey it's My twin I have the same car lol 99 volvo s80 2.9 luv the car went from NYC to Honesdale PA. wonderful drive Ive had Camry's Corollas, Bonevilles,Taurus,Sable,Mazda 626 but love this car by far with the exception of my 1983 Mazda RX7 thats my baby but MY S80 oh what a pleasure brought it in March replaced the ABS module thanks to Techs advice I did it myself saved the money the Mechanic was gonna charge for changing half the ABS components. Now Im replacing the struts they are pretty much done was thinking Bilstein but I think $650-$680 is a bit much gonna go with the KYB til the spring & then with my Income taxes if they still exist by April 09 get the billstein & use my warranty for new spring if they need replacing.
so hard to get the photobucket pic's to show here must be doing something wrong
 
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Trying to get those pictures here
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I fixed them for you.
 
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sorry just cant seem to get it right but i guess you can click to get the image sorry guys
 
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Thanks Tech silly question but what did i do wrong when i posted them ? would like to later when I do upgrades to post Pic's too
 
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What you need to do is copy the direct link to the picture and then click on the little yellow square above where you are typing with the little mountain. Then paste the link and click ok and it will post the pic.
 
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Thanks Tech always appreciate the help & advice
 
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I'm loving this forum because I can see all the love people have for their S80's. I just got a 1999 2.9 s80 and I love it. It's my first car and I love pushing all the buttons in it. Tech has helped alot of people and I say Thanks...does anyone know where I could get the stage zero list....Jules
 
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:51 PM
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You need new rims!! Those are hideous!!!!!
 
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:11 PM
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Sorry I did not post until now...

ORIGINAL: MaxBoost13brx

Hey it's My twin I have the same car lol 99 volvo s80 2.9 luv the car went from NYC to Honesdale PA. wonderful drive Ive had Camry's Corollas, Bonevilles,Taurus,Sable,Mazda 626 but love this car by far with the exception of my 1983 Mazda RX7 thats my baby but MY S80 oh what a pleasure brought it in March replaced the ABS module thanks to Techs advice I did it myself saved the money the Mechanic was gonna charge for changing half the ABS components. Now Im replacing the struts they are pretty much done was thinking Bilstein but I think $650-$680 is a bit much gonna go with the KYB til the spring & then with my Income taxes if they still exist by April 09 get the billstein & use my warranty for new spring if they need replacing.
so hard to get the photobucket pic's to show here must be doing something wrong
[sm=happy046.gif]LOL This is my second car my other one was / is a Teal 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2 door. My dad drives it around now so it is still in the family but I don't drive it unless the S80 is in the shop. I have to replace my ABS control mod anyway. Could you could PM me the link to that forum? I also have to replace my suspention as well... I am just going to get whatever brand my BF's Cousin gives me... He works at a Auto Parts shop that can get me OEM Volvo parts for cheep. LOL so we are twins LOL The ones I have here were from Photo Bucket and I used the image tag link and it worked fine for me. LOL

ORIGINAL: Julesisjazzy

I'm loving this forum because I can see all the love people have for their S80's. I just got a 1999 2.9 s80 and I love it. It's my first car and I love pushing all the buttons in it. Tech has helped alot of people and I say Thanks...does anyone know where I could get the stage zero list....Jules
I know I did the same thing too when I got mine. Still don't know what some of the radio controls do but when I have time I am going to figure them out. Like I said above... I think my favorite button is the Back Seat Driver Button AKA the button that colapses the head rests in the back so short people like me can see LOL. Anyway, I hit the BSDB while my BF in the backseat because he was cratiquing me on my driving LOL It was funny... Everyone had a good laugh because I did not tell them about the button until I hit him in the head. LOL Don't worry I made up for it. LOL It was fun. As to the stage zero list... I have no idea what that is. So what is that?

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You need new rims!! Those are hideous!!!!!
I kinda like them but I think I am going to get some new ones whenever I get everything working and I have the money.

I was thinking about getting these but I am not sure if they will fit on my car.

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This is the Fortuna 8" x 18" Diamond Cut Wheels that come on the 2008 / 2009 S80. If memory serves me right these are $750 a piece, but I really think that they would look good on the car. See...

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Ah the magic of PhotoShop LOL
 
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:32 PM
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Paint that black stripe down the middle same color as rest of car and it'll look just like my 2003.

 
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Looks great one color no black stripe will be a summer project I guess I want my tints rims & eibach spring set a lil sound system Im kinda gettin to old for the outrageus systems now 43 guess it's chill out time but I do need more bass I live for bass
 

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