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 Post subject: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Location: Calgary, AB
Its been awhile... I figured I would drop in and give an update...

So as some of you may remember, I had a nicely modified 1996 854 Platinum Edition that I sold about 2-3 months ago. It was a sad day. I had owned this car for nearly 5 years and in the last year of ownership the car had finally been upgraded to joyride status. My daily driver at that time was a 07 TSX 6spd. I had my reasons for selling both cars, and I upgraded, well I thought I had upgraded to a 2012 TSX A-SPEC 6spd.

To bring everyone up to speed or to serve as a reminder, here is:

1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Edition (Joy Ride):

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2007 TSX 6spd:

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2012 TSX A-SPEC 6spd:

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This is the only photo I took of this car, here is a file photo with the original 18" Summers:
http://www.auto123.com/en/new-cars/deals/ontario/downtown-acura/2012-acura-tsx-a-spec/?promoid=123807


I didn't even have this car for two (2) months or 2,500kms (<1,600miles) when I had to get out of this piece... Not the same quality as my previous 07 TSX, and you can feel it in everything. Cabin noise, isolation from engine, road and tire noise, was practically non existent and the material feel and touch along with the feel and sound of the door closing , it was all very disappointing.

The 2012 Acura did have plenty of pluses but not enough to justify having to get rid of my 96 Volvo and 07 TSX...



So here we are today where I just took possession of my brand new 2012 "R", well I actually took possession on the Friday, 21st -Dec-2012 (the day the world was to come to an end... FYI, it didn't....)





































Rear Emblem:

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Front Emblem:

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I know what you may be thinking this doesn't look anything like the usual "R" on any Volvo I've seen.... They even got the logo all wrong...















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Ahhhhh enough already... here are the photos of the beast....

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Lets just say... Now I feel like I finally upgraded... Its been almost three (3) weeks and have been loving every minute of owning this beast...

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1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Edition
R Manifold, 54Trim Stage III Turbo, 550cc @ 3bar Inj, 3" Turbo-back, Custom Intake Manifold, Turbo Tuner, BOV, FMIC, Crane Ign, 5spd Swap, KONI FSD & Eibach Susp, IPD Sways and BBK, 384whp & 363wtq


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:04 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Holy crap!! Wow. Congrats man! I haven't been in an XF yet, but they look purdy!

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:14 pm 
First volvo in outer space
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Niiiice!!

Couldn't figure out what you had as was thinking Volvo, no R's anymore. :(

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:10 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Cool! Maybe we should do a colour-mismatched chase scene from The Sweeny!

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:18 pm 
Turbo'd and Intercooled!

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:02 pm
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Location: Calgary, AB
Ugly Duck wrote:
Cool! Maybe we should do a colour-mismatched chase scene from The Sweeny!

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I had no idea what "The Sweeny" is, so googled it, and thanks to IMDB I am all the wiser...

You name the time (just please wait till the weather is more compliant) and the place, and I'll be there, just got to get someone to shoot it all...


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Niiiice!!

Couldn't figure out what you had as was thinking Volvo, no R's anymore. :(


Thanks!!!

See, nice to see I got someone thinking...


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Holy crap!! Wow. Congrats man! I haven't been in an XF yet, but they look purdy!


Thanks for the well wishes and compliments.

All I can add to that is as nice as they look in photos; once you see one in the flesh, you'll realize they're not photogenic at all. Besides the interior on these cars is what sets them apart.

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1996 Volvo 850 Platinum Edition
R Manifold, 54Trim Stage III Turbo, 550cc @ 3bar Inj, 3" Turbo-back, Custom Intake Manifold, Turbo Tuner, BOV, FMIC, Crane Ign, 5spd Swap, KONI FSD & Eibach Susp, IPD Sways and BBK, 384whp & 363wtq


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:58 pm 
Somehow completely sideways in 4th

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Location: Regina, SK
Gorgeous car...

All I wanted to ask was about the sound system. Is it still a Bowers & Wilkins system? I read reviews that tried to explain how good it was, but words escaped them. The design and effort put into the sound quality for every passenger was crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 "R"
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:38 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Yup, that's one pretty kitty. Too bad I only have Jag parts for old junky ones.

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