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I currently own a V70 T5 2001 and want to know if it is possible to upgrade to the performance of the R. What seperates the R engine from the T5? Is it a larger turbo, or overal larger engine. Im just curious if it is possible to throw in the R turbo and successfully improve the performance of my car?<br>Thanks.
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (turbo11)

There is NO 01 V70 R
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There is NO 01 V70 R</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He thinks that a simple turbo swap will make his 01 T5 into an R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (MagoonR)

wow, guys, have a <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> or a valium and take the edge off, he's just asking a question.<p>So, turbo11 said:<br>"I currently own a V70 T5 2001 and want to know if it is possible to upgrade to the performance of the R. What seperates the R engine from the T5? Is it a larger turbo, or overal larger engine. Im just curious if it is possible to throw in the R turbo and successfully improve the performance of my car?<br>Thanks."<p>The R's performance is based on more than the fuel system. I'm not the most knowledgeable about this, but a few things are:<p>The engine is a 2.5L (isn't the T5 2.3?) and dual intercoolers (is T5 single?) but there are also differences in the braking, cooling(?), suspension (mixed blessing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) drive train--AWD, just for starters. <p>For my money, rather than bolt on a R turbo, I'd go with an ECU upgrade from a shop like IPD which is designed for your vehicle, etc.<p>Good luck.
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (turbo11)

With an ECU update and exhaust (perhaps downpipe), you can match or top the R in a straight line on a sunny day. What you won't be able to do it match the AWD grip of an R or the variable suspension (4C).<p>On the bright side, some R owners will tell you that a properly modified non-dynamic system is better than 4C. Not all see it as a panacea.
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (VTT5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VTT5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With an ECU update and exhaust (perhaps downpipe), you can match or top the R in a straight line on a sunny day. What you won't be able to do it match the AWD grip of an R or the variable suspension (4C).<p>On the bright side, some R owners will tell you that a properly modified non-dynamic system is better than 4C. Not all see it as a panacea.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly. You can easily make a 2001 V70 T5 beat an R on the acceleration or even highway passing test. But you will be hard pressed to match its handling and impossible to match its traction advantage.<p>Yannis<p>
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (GrecianVolvo)

If I get an ECU upgrade i really like the idea of the BSR one (similar in price to the one they sell on IPD) Because it allows u to install yourself, download upgrades via computer to the module, and convert back to stock settings to avoid dealer check- ups. You also don't have to send in your ECU which is huge in my books. My question is : With an ECU upgrade such as this, oh and i forgot to mention it gives you 300 horses aposed to 280 or so with the IPD, am i going to blow out my engine with something like this, or my turbo? If so what upgrades can i do to avoid the wear and tear on the engine with all the extra horses?? Any advice is great!<br>Thanks.
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (turbo11)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turbo11</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If I get an ECU upgrade i really like the idea of the BSR one (similar in price to the one they sell on IPD) Because it allows u to install yourself, download upgrades via computer to the module, and convert back to stock settings to avoid dealer check- ups. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dealer can find out if he really wants to dig. The flash event is recorded. You're probably out of warranty anyway.
 

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Re: 01' V70 R vs. T5. (MagoonR)

I had 10 months left when i bought the car, It only has 40K miles on it right now with the 100000 or 6 year warranty whatever it is, should i wait until the warranty is out?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turbo11</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had 10 months left when i bought the car, It only has 40K miles on it right now with the 100000 or 6 year warranty whatever it is, should i wait until the warranty is out?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just remember the bottomline when deciding to mod......If you want to play, you may have to pay. Entirely your choice.
 
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