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Hello fellow Volvo Enthusiest, seems you people may be able to answer this easily sinse you have much knowledge on the subject.<P>Woundering if there is a performance chip for a B 5252 S 10 valve motor?<BR>I have a 1996 850 GLE, I believe this ten valve is only avaible in Canada, so a Canadian chip company may be the only to program for it. Aside from a K&N filter, no extra horsepower of any kind is under the hood (and that may be an extra 2 hp at best).<BR>Here are the specs:<BR>OUTPUT: 142 hp at 5400 rpm<BR>TORQUE: 152 lbs. at 3600 rpm<BR>2.4 L<BR>10.0:1 compression ratio<P>Not to impressive really. But the funny thing is it will actually pull about a car length in front of a 20 valve motor for a short distance (in my red light confrontations <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> ) . I think it is because it peaks in torque about 1100 rpm sooner. <BR>Is there any hope for this motor?
 

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Check with SAM in Sweden:<P> <A HREF="http://www.samsteffansson.se/products/index.asp?id=903" TARGET=_blank>http://www.samsteffansson.se/products/index.asp?id=903</A> <P>
 

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Hmm, chips don't add that much power to non-turbos.<P> <BR>What do you guys think of this kit? Is it safe?<BR> <A HREF="http://www.easternaerospace.com/automotive/engine/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.easternaerospace.com/automotive/engine/</A> <P>Bolt-On Turbo Charger Kit <P> Now you can add the power of a turbo charger to your Volvo with our bolt-on aftermarket turbo kit. This kit includes everything you need to convert your normally aspirated 850, S70 or V70 into a turbo charged wonder. This is a low pressure turbo kit that generates 6psi of boost and is capable of increasing engine power to within 10HP of a stock high pressure version. Kit includes a Garrett T03 turbo charger, ductwork and lines, an intercooler, 3" stainless steel downpipe, and a stainless steel exhaust system with a twin round tailpipe that attaches after the catalytic converter. Available for the 850, 70 series (1994 through 1998). <P>EABOTK01........... $3,595.00 (Complete Kit)<BR> Est. Gain for Normally Aspirated = 40HP <P>EABOTK02........... $3,250.00 (Complete Kit, Minus Exhaust System)<BR> Est. Gain for Normally Aspirated = 35HP <P> * Check Local & State Laws Before Using<P>Thats pretty darn pricy though...<BR>
 

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hmm.<P>142 hp + 40 hp<P>=182hp<P>Cold air induction + 7hp<P>=189hp at the price of upgrading to a 850 T-5 to begin with! Damb. <BR>What a stupid kit, it is way to expensive considering 850's have dropped in price so much. I seen '96 T-5's here for around $13-17K. I can still fetch 10K for my car I think. Very clean. Well if I keep it I still want to make it look good and the whole DVD player thing and naturally new suspension upgrades. Might buy another set of 17" rims too.
 

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Here are some pics of baby. I think I need some lowering springs, stabilizer bar and strut brace to balance out the slightly heavier than stock wheels.<BR>17"x8"TSW Trophy<BR>BF Goodrich Scortures 215/40/17 (although the red stripes don't show in the pics(?).<P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/my8501.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/my8502.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/my8503.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/my8504.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/my8505.jpg"> <P>What do you all think?<BR>My first car. My first Volvo <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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Spearzy,<P>Finally got those pictures to work huh? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>That is a nice and clean looking car you have! The only thing I would do on the outside, is put a spoiler on it and then do those suspension upgrades like you mentioned.<P>-Drew
 

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Yes, I agree that car looks great, and it is begging for a spoiler!<P>
 

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I was thinking about a touring spoiler like on the '95-'96 BTCC 850s. I think that would be awesome but am afraid that might actually be a little poserish considering its not a turbo. I have driven it past the 200kmh mark a couple of times and maybe the extra downforce would be functional. Would I need an agressive front airdam to balance that out? Maybe a 850R front spoiler or the erubuni kit one.<BR>Not sure, it is only a 150hp car, I see civics and the like everywhere now that are 100hp and have the huge wings and it seems a little ridiculous to me. I don't want to subject my Volvo to that image.<BR>I do want it to look great and customize it a bit to my personality. <BR>A more OEM style spoiler may be a must have, I still love the look Touring Car spoilers give though...<p>[This message has been edited by Spearzy (edited 06-29-2002).]
 

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How would this look <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/Spearzy/voWtouringspoiler.jpg"> <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>Check with SAM in Sweden:<P> <A HREF="http://www.samsteffansson.se/products/index.asp?id=903" TARGET=_blank>http://www.samsteffansson.se/products/index.asp?id=903</A> <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>SAM quoted back 12-15 horsepower gain today. Thanks for the lead to. As soon as I figure out what "4350sek + freight" in Canadian currency I'll be all set <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR>haha, they actually said that Eurosport Tuning will carry this chip upgrade in a little while down the road. This is good because they operate out of Canada too.<P>
 

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4350SEK is about 1/10th that number in US dollars, or about $435. I think that's about $670 Canadian. As you can see, a chip isn't a great bargain for the non-turbo cars, but every little bit helps I guess.<P>
 

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Yeah, I may consider it down the road. I what to do some suspension upgrades and get lighter wheels first. Some interior treatments may also be on the list. Need to save up some cash now!<P>(edit) Are cold air systems the cheapest horsepower gain? I know it isn't a ton of extra power but it is an extra 8hp or more for a reasonable amount of money. Anyone have one? <BR>
 

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Well... considering you can hop on down to your local car parts store (advance auto parts or auto zone, etc) and pick up an air filter for $25, I'd say its the cheapest hp <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> I put one on my 4runner. You get a little better throttle response (nothing big) but I like it b/c of the sound. Too bad your car isn't a T5 b/c then you'd get the cool wooosh of the recirculation valve <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> Man... I miss my forced induction <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/turboale/.Pictures/4Runner%20Pix/EngineBay.JPG"> <BR>
 

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Hey thats pretty cool <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <BR>Yeah, my friends with Hondas all have these and definately makes the car sound awesome with some extra pull. My buddy who has a prelude had to cut away a portion of the wheel well to allow some cold outside air to get in, can that be done on an 850? Would I have to do that without the airbox?<P>
 
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