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Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by BigJ, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I'm really getting uninterested in my prelude. Its dull, and I don't have money to modifyit much. I haven't even bought an intake for it, and I just pulled the system I had in it out the other day, as I'm afraid it'll get jacked up here at college. So I've been looking into something a little more roomy, and would be about as quick.

    Now I've been doing some searching and research and I came across volvo's. My friend's dad has a few, loves them to death, and has had only good experiences with them. My mom had one years ago, it was an awesome car but was getting tired so we traded it in on the minivan we have now.

    I'm looking into a mid-90's 850 T5 or T5R or maybe even an S60 R of some sort. It has to be a five speed, but I'm not sure if there are many. If anyone has any good info on volvo's please let me in on them. So what does everyone think?
     
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    i love the shit out of them, been getting into them pretty hardcore, plan on buying an 06 s40 t5 come springtime.

    http://www.volvoforums.com/
    http://swedespeed.com/
    http://www.smallvolvos.com/index.php
    http://evolvecars.com/
    http://volvospeed.com/volvo_performance.php
    http://volvotuning.com/

    not alot of info out about them, easier to find stuff for the older ones like 850's. some videos on streetfire.net

    hard to find aftermarket support in america.
     
  3. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    im soooo getting an 850 GLT and changing the turbo...my next $800 project...ive been planning it forever.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    My brother has the non turbo 850. Its a 93 I think. I went and looked at a 96 850GLT (the turbo model) and it was freakin pricey. Volvo's are pretty damn hardcore. There isnt a ton of state side companies that make parts for them but there are a few places that make shit for them. My brother bought all of his parts through http://www.ipdusa.com/ He spent about 1000 dollars on the suspension and it handels pretty damn well for a heavy car.

    My cousin owns a 240 turbo and that this is pretty damn quick. His dad also has a 240 Waggon that is fully restored. I think he is boosting 15 or so pounds. Now that thing is a sleeper. Like mentioned above www.volvospeed.com is a pretty good place for info Ive checked it out a few times. If you do get into Volvo's hit the fourms there are a few guys out there that are known all over for there Volvo's and they visit a few of the fourms frequintly. Either way best of luck to you. If you have any other questions I can get ahold of my brother and ask him for you.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    they are tanks. if someone hits you, youll get about 10% of the damage and theyll get the other 90%. but as far as speed is concerned... ehhhhhh....
     
  6. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    850 turbo with small upgrades.... WINS!
     
  7. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    the new ones with turbos are pretty fast for a stock car. thank a summer of valet parking
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    yep the newer ones are quick. The older turbo models can be made quick. And they're prety strong in all aspects. The older interior isn't the nicest but it's a good car.



    get one and do some suspension work and its a nice little auto-x car.
     
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  10. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    my dad had a 240 non turbo, and i ran that bitch over a pile on...he thought i bottomed the car out because the plastic thingy that covers the engine was gone (cannot remember what its called for the life of me...like skid plate or something)
     
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