Here's a link to my photobucket, there should be quite a few pics of their:Impressive ... can we see some pics of actual car?
Thanks, yeah the AWD is essential to be able to put any power down. The FWD models even with an LSD will spin through the first two gears even with moderate power levels. My car weighs just a touch over 3,700 lbs with a quarter tank of gas and without me in it so that's 450-500 lbs heavier than the fwd cars. I'd gladly substitute some extra weight for the AWD benefit- not only is traction improved under load, but handling is much better with the IRS over the delta link.Very nice, Im quite jealous of your AWD 5sp car. I've been itching to make my 98 T5M a AWD car for the added grip and handling, I would just need a power bump to compensate for the added 700lbs.
Let me first preface by admitting that my setup and my tune are not a super representation of the potential of the 4T4. Todd Huso's S60R with sleeved/built motor and 4T4 puts out much higher numbers than mine and is far quicker. It's safe to say that the "off-the shelf" tune offered with the 4T4 package for P2R's outperform my car even though I'm running 4 more pounds of boost. I had the opportunity to personally drive several of the prototype 4T4 cars, and while my car is decently quick it isn't even scratching the surface of what this turbo is capable of.7-8ish seconds from 60-100mph, not bad for that little turbo but holy crap they're expensive!
I have the same question, this thread has me rethinking my ARD rebuild on my 18T4T4 on a p80 is got to be breath taking. You have got me day-dreaming. 4T4 is not the most affordable solution, but is impressive and a bolt-on. For people like myself who are not as skilled or mechanically inclined, bolt-on solutions are less headaches.
I just want to know. How does a '98 R w/ 4T4 feel compared to the P2R? What kind of power are you making? How is durability or wear/tear on the rest of the car affected by the 4T4?
Aaron data logs which is what makes his tunes so good.Turdsnack and Cloudkicker- I would say an MTE tune is not a realistic option for post people, as you can't easily data log 4.4, so remote tuning is going to be next to impossible.
My point being, IF you have a P80 with those types of modifications and are looking for a bolt-on turbo then the 4T4 is hands down the best choice, HOWEVER, BMac is correct; One could certainly save some money by going the route of a ball bearing Garrett Turbo or something comparable. The ipd 4T4 is about $2,500 so you'll have to consider if the cost savings is enough to justify/warrant the time, expense and hassle of fitting one of these turbos to your car.
Personally, I don't think you're going to find a turbo quite like the 4T4 in terms of combination of quick spool and tremendous pull up top. People seem to focus only on price, and ignore the fact that the sizing of the turbo was very well thought out by IPD and really works well with the Volvo 5 cylinder motor. There is a reason that Marco Alsterfalk of MTE was quick to anoint this his favorite street turbo for Volvos. Remember, MTE has been at this since the mid '90's and has tuning experience around literally any and every available turbo out there. Sure a Garret may be cheaper, but there simply isn't a Garrett turbo out there that shares the characteristics of this turbo. This is a fully custom turbo, with A/R dimensions and wheel choices carefully considered.