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I took my 2001 S60 2.4T to the 1/4 mile track in Englishtown, NJ this past weekend. This was my second visit. The results of my runs last November are below. To recap, the results of the car with stock setup were as follows:<P>1/4 mile time: 16.468 seconds<BR>1/4 speed: 82.467 mph<P>Now, I know some of you have read that the 1/4 mile times for my model car are 15.7. Under real conditions I suspect most 2.4T's will run in the low-mid 16's. Since November, I have installed a 3" downpipe with racing cat (SAM), 2.5" cat-back exhaust (SAM), a K&N air filter and had my ECU upgraded by IPD. The results of the modified 2.4T from this past weekend were as follows:<P>1/4 mile time: 15.068 seconds<BR>1/4 mile speed: 93.695 mph<P>I had a performance increase of 1.4 seconds and 11 mph. The goal is to get down to 14 seconds. Enjoy.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NYS60-2.4T:<BR><B>I took my 2001 S60 2.4T to the 1/4 mile track in Englishtown, NJ this past weekend. This was my second visit. The results of my runs last November are below. To recap, the results of the car with stock setup were as follows:<P>1/4 mile time: 16.468 seconds<BR>1/4 speed: 82.467 mph<P>Now, I know some of you have read that the 1/4 mile times for my model car are 15.7. Under real conditions I suspect most 2.4T's will run in the low-mid 16's. Since November, I have installed a 3" downpipe with racing cat (SAM), 2.5" cat-back exhaust (SAM), a K&N air filter and had my ECU upgraded by IPD. The results of the modified 2.4T from this past weekend were as follows:<P>1/4 mile time: 15.068 seconds<BR>1/4 mile speed: 93.695 mph<P>I had a performance increase of 1.4 seconds and 11 mph. The goal is to get down to 14 seconds. Enjoy.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, I would have thought that with all these mods you would be in the low to mid-14s.<P>How is the exhaust system noise/ Dies it get very loud?<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Hehe, it's a neato feeling knowing that I got a 14.71 @ 95.5MPH in the 1320 in my 1963 Volvo! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> Yep, 4-cylinder (for the time being). No turbo, 172HP at the flywheel, 4.56:1 LSD, dual twin-choke Mikuni 40PHH carbs, Clifford B18/B20 4-2-1 header, 2 1/2" exhaust, $5,000.00 worth of engine work and internal parts from IPD. But then again, my car also weighs around 2,360lbs. though, hence the term "lightweight for racing".<P>Just curious, what kind of car/make/model did you race against? Or was it jsut against the tree?<P>-he who stacks pork
 

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The exhaust system is not loud at all. It is louder than the stock system, but not at a tone that is undesirable. The track is open to anyone who wants to race. I race in the import class and go up against Honda's, BMW's, VW's and other popular import models. 2300 lbs? I wish my car was that light.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NYS60-2.4T:<BR><B>The track is open to anyone who wants to race. I race in the import class and go up against Honda's, BMW's, VW's and other popular import models.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hondas and VWs are what I like to call "easy prey", whereas the newer BMWs are pretty damn quick! I am very impressed with the new M3 and the M5 (someday I'll be able to afford one, but wonder if I have to pay extra for the attitude that every BMW driver seems to have)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>2300 lbs? I wish my car was that light.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Stock weight, according the the 122 owner's manual (1963 edition) is 2,360 lbs. However, the car has had the majority of the interior items removed (a fire usually works best for this - thanks to the firewall material and tiny holes in the firewall itself, coupled with an oil hose disconnection at 100MPH at over 4,500RPMs) and has no unnecessary items such as A/C, power steering, radio, etc. But I estimate that with all the extra junk in the engine compartment along with all the "just in case" items I stow in the trunk (<A HREF="http://www.redlineoil.com/frames/engoil.htm" TARGET=_blank>oil</A>, <A HREF="http://www.sierraantifreeze.com/" TARGET=_blank>coolant</A>, water, 1 gallon gascan, spare tire, etc. etc. etc.) that I am back up to around 2,360 lbs.<P>Meanwhile, the fabrication shop is working to add a few hundred pounds onto it (Ford 9", Tremec TR-3500 trans), so that will warrant installing a beefier engine in it eventually. So for now, the kids in the lowered Acuras and Hondas with the 17-foot-tall Boeing 727 wings and the 19" diameter exhaust tips might actually stand a chance against me!<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NYS60-2.4T:<BR><B>The exhaust system is not loud at all. It is louder than the stock system, but not at a tone that is undesirable. The track is open to anyone who wants to race. I race in the import class and go up against Honda's, BMW's, VW's and other popular import models. 2300 lbs? I wish my car was that light.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>That's good. I am trying to find a system that is not very loud since my wife also drives the car and she hates additional noise (she absolutely hated the custom dual tips I had on my previous V70R, but that's another story). Would you say that it is twice or three times louder than the stock exhaust?<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Leo, <P>I have to agree with you on the 17 foot tall wings and 19" diameter exhaust. Most of the kids that try to modify their Hondas, are doing it on an asthetic basis I think as opposed to acheiving better performance. At the track, the Hondas are faster than me, usually running in the low 14's. Their cars are much lighter plus aftermarket parts are abundant for those vehicles as opposed to the availability of parts for a Volvo. I don't think I am ready to remove any equipment from my car as this point. Maybe in 5-7 years, I can start replacing the turbo, transmission and other components. In regards to the Grecians question, I would say the exhaust is maybe twice as loud. When driving at normal speeds, I don't think it is that noticeable. But I will say, if you are at low rpm's (1500-2000) and someone is in the back seat, the sound may be annoying. I have had complaints from people in the back seat. Since I never ride there, I don't really factor that in. Seeing as how sensitive women are, you may want to consider that.<BR>
 
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