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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

Not really
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

when I had similar question asked, answers were pretty much inline. The recommendation was - sell it, buy a car w turbo. that's what I did.
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (Papa_Kirlo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">when I had similar question asked, answers were pretty much inline. The recommendation was - sell it, buy a car w turbo. that's what I did. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>FWIW
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (V70 Brad)

+ 1 MILLION <br>Needs moar Turbo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (heavyiron)

Tow it behind a turbo Volvo??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Maybe aftermarket exhaust to make it breathe a little better. But that's a lot of dough for something you probably won't feel very much.<p>Sorry, I'm no help.
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (Bearclaw)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bearclaw</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Tow it behind a turbo Volvo??? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Finally...a unique solution to this 'age old problem'<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

It's 168 HP. It gets up to 70 MPH crusing speed okay. But if you are worried about "fast" then get another car with 200HP min.
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (Taleof2Bricks2)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Taleof2Bricks2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Finally...a unique solution to this 'age old problem'<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Drive it off a cliff?
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

1) Go to Autozone and buy some silicone hoses (red, blue, or yellow, doesn't matter) and a sticker pack, and install them on your car. Get an 8" tach while you're at it, and maybe a motorcycle muffler.<br>2) ???<br>3) PROFIT!!<p>Oh, sorry, thought I was on a Honda board. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Seriously, you'd have to invest some major time/money into major internal engine work, and in the end you probably wouldn't get that much out of it anyways. Sad to say (I like NA power, too), but the "buy a turbo" is accurate.
 

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you can install a throttle body plate from a volvo 960. see the write up here:<p><A HREF="http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19204" TARGET="_blank">http://www.matthewsvolvosite.c...19204</A><p>i just drove a n/a 850 automatic on sunday and it was painfully slow off the line. that 960 plate should help.
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

Why not add a turbo, associated hardware and software/ ecu?
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (3g3t7i)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>3g3t7i</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why not add a turbo, associated hardware and software/ ecu?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Buying a factory turbo equipped car = <I>Waaaay </I>faster, easier, cheaper!
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (BEJinFbk)

Buy a Prius, mine makes my V70 NA seem like a speed demon! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (VoLvOs70wa)

It appears most of these responses are elitist or at best trivial attempts at humor. Too bad the guy can't get a decent answer from all of you experts. Some folks are a bit cash strapped and prefer to work on their cars as money and parts become available. Over in the VW community there is no shortage of people who actually do install turbos on stock NA engines and have great success building reliable daily drivers/
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (3g3t7i)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>3g3t7i</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It appears most of these responses are elitist or at best trivial attempts at humor. Too bad the guy can't get a decent answer from all of you experts. Some folks are a bit cash strapped and prefer to work on their cars as money and parts become available. Over in the VW community there is no shortage of people who actually do install turbos on stock NA engines and have great success building reliable daily drivers/</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A "decent answer" is either one of the first three responses to his quesion above. Even if doing the work themselves, the parts cost alone to do a turbo conversion would far outweigh the cost of just selling the NA car and buying a turbo.
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (3g3t7i)

We gave you an answer you chose not to read it or comprehend it<br>You NEED A NEW BLOCK, the displacement is smaller, the liners are thicjer, the compression is lower, etc etc<br>If you want a turbo BUY a turbo car
 

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Re: Any Way to Make a non turbo s70 faster? Input please (3g3t7i)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>3g3t7i</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It appears most of these responses are elitist or at best trivial attempts at humor. Too bad the guy can't get a decent answer from all of you experts. Some folks are a bit cash strapped and prefer to work on their cars as money and parts become available. Over in the VW community there is no shortage of people who actually do install turbos on stock NA engines and have great success building reliable daily drivers/</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This question has been asked many times over, and the replies may just reflect that. <p>These cars are not for folks who are 'a bit cash strapped', as normal mt & repairs can 'nickle & dime' you to death. Even an enthusiast who is not 'cash strapped' looks back at times and wonders why the .... he continues to drop $ into these V's.<p>There's an NA on here w/ some serious mods (veloc. stacks, etc), but I'm sure he's got a lot (2 words! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) of $ in it. If I'm not mistaken, the output he reported is not more than what a stock or near stock T5 would make.<p>There should be one of those permanent posts above (with the yellow "!"), with the correct answer to this question - Yes, it's possible, but the costs far outweigh the VERY minimal (maybe 20-25hp for a turbo conversion, <B>maybe</B> 1-5 hp for a CAI + exhaust) benefits.<p>These cars are NOT your average V-dub, either, but more (moar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) power to that crowd. The last modded VW that tried to mess w/ my T5M was the LAST VW I wasted my 'petrol' on - it was like taking candy from a baby! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Taleof2Bricks2 at 8:02 PM 8-26-2009</i>
 
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