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Two AW11's! Now you can use one as a ramp and do jumps with the other one.

What are your plans for it, is it for parts or for keeping? So cool.
 

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Hehe, if only; it's just one I saw in somebody's driveway on my way to work. Believe me, if I had the room I would become a hoarder for sure.
 

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You must spread some Revolutions around before getting it to redline again.
 

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We've covered this before. Volvos may have a lot of reliability issues, but the whiteblock 5-cylinder engine itself isn't one of them ;)
 

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Your Volvo white knighting is getting tiresome. Sure, the 5-cylinder might not be unreliable by modern standards, but comparing it to the Toyota 1ZZ? Don't make me laugh.
 

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I would look into alignment first? Unless you've had that done. Another thing is, if it has been on incorrect alignment for an extended period earlier the tires might have worn in a way to make it a bit twitchy.
Mine is fine on the motorway up to at least 140 km/h.
Well well well, as it turns out a seriously worn rear wheel bearing will really mess with handling. New bearing, hub, and alignment, and it no longer drives like a paranoid crab.
 

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Your Volvo white knighting is getting tiresome. Sure, the 5-cylinder might not be unreliable by modern standards, but comparing it to the Toyota 1ZZ? Don't make me laugh.
If everyone wouldn't take every opertune moment to shit on Volvo, maybe he'd not have to?

And those MRSes ain't exactly quick, so someone put a more powerful engine in.
Though i'd worry more about the weight balance of the car now, i'd think the 5cyl is heavier and might ruin the balance of the car?
 
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If everyone wouldn't take every opertune moment to shit on Volvo, maybe he'd not have to?

And those MRSes ain't exactly quick, so someone put a more powerful engine in.
Though i'd worry more about the weight balance of the car now, i'd think the 5cyl is heavier and might ruin the balance of the car?
The MRS is kind of a Mid-engined Miata. It is not supposed to be quick.
 
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