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Well, I figured I'd start a project thread on the Volvo.

The car is a 96 850 R with ~140k on it.

Here's what I started with mods wise:

-2.5in IC pipeing
-2.5in turbo-back exhaust with cat delete
-AEM SRI
-AYM Manual Boost controller
-HID kit
-Remote Start
-17in Borbet Wheels

As of Friday I will be adding the following mods.
-2.5in Greddy T-pipe with Type S flange
-Greddy Type S BOV
-Autometer vac. Boost gauge

I am also replacing the pass. side lower control arm, and getting new wheels, as the set that came with the car has 2 bent rims.:(

I'm looking around to see what will fit my extra tires I got with the car, and what looks good on the car.

I'll keep everyone updated with more details.

Here's a few pics:

 

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installed new plugs, and hi-beam and foglight bulbs.

Also finished gluing and sanding that front bumper. I just need touch-up paint to make it legit~ish

Hope all my parts show up tomorrow.
 

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im not down with volvo's. is this AWD?

whats the moto size and shit. SPECS ***** SPECS
No, its still an FF car:lmao

But...

It's got a 2.3L 5cyl. which is boosted. Stock there rated for 240hp 220 ft.lbs of torque.

Since mine's slightly upgraded, and I get the boost dialed in, I'd say mines sitting about ~225WHP? as a butt dyno guess.

Its def. quicker than the GSR. Stock the 1/4 goes by in 14.6 sec.

I'd like to make it beefy enough to at least see high 13's.
 

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FWD. i got excited. :(

but a 5cyl. nice :tu
Its soooooo nice too. Its got like every feature imaginable, and thats nice.

I wish it was AWD, but volvo didnt start giving this model that till the next gen.

And I cant have RWD due to where I live.
 

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And that 2.3l 5cyl is a hell of a motor too. It pulls really hard.
 

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you are such a skank roger..

i like it eric, its def. clean. :tu
 

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I plan on takeing it to the drag strip here in a month and a half. I'm curious what it will do down the 1/4
 

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Well I finally got the new BOV installed and working correctly. It took me a bit to get the waste gate operating properly, but I grabbed a beer and then persevered!


And yesterday me and and my freind Keith got a brand new LCA put on the car. The wheel shake isnt completely gone, but its better. It still need an alignment and new wheels more than likely, this should completely cure the problem
 

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I love them! :)
Does the Blow off valve need a pipe from the top end going into the intake manifold to seal on boost and open on vacuum? i noticed it was missing or was this work in progress pic? :D
 

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I love them! :)
Does the Blow off valve need a pipe from the top end going into the intake manifold to seal on boost and open on vacuum? i noticed it was missing or was this work in progress pic? :D
I don't think there is one? At least I have never heard anything about it
 
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