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I know that Weapon R V2 has an intake for the 850 series. I own it, but is that a "cold=air" system? My friend was telling me a cold-air intake could add 20HP, I think mine might have added 5-8.<P>Thanks in advance<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>I know that Weapon R V2 has an intake for the 850 series. I own it, but is that a "cold=air" system? My friend was telling me a cold-air intake could add 20HP, I think mine might have added 5-8.<P>Thanks in advance<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Try Weapon Kai or Weapon K&N.....and so many other brands out there w/o the name Weapon. LOL~~ J/K~~.. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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Kai, seriously, is there anything out there for the 850 series?? I've looked around.... and havecn't found much.<P>thanks<P>
 

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If you already know...then you should also know the one that r1cey Weapon crap kit for 850 is just the cone, right?<P>Then, you can pretty much just get any cone out there in the market. I just don't like their silly name and crapy foam filter they have.<P>There is no cold-air intake for volvo.<BR>
 

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Man, I already have a K&N Cone filter on it... that was the first piece of crap I switched out.<P>That sucks how they don't make a cold-air system.<P>
 

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How about doing what this guy did ? At first I didn't like it but I think it's growing on me.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvotuning.com/membercars/850/brad/3.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvotuning.com/membercars/850/brad/5.jpg"> <P>Or this. It took alot of balls to do this.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvotuning.com/membercars/850/brad/7.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvotuning.com/membercars/850/brad/8.jpg"> <P>
 

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I have a semi-cold air intake on my 850R. It uses the original air tube from on top of the radiator, which connects into the box. The box is sealed on the left and right and bottom of the filter. The top is sealed when the hood is closed. The kit takes place of the original airbox and snaps into the same holders where the stock airbox mounts. I doubt it give 20hp maybe 5-8, but it did improve throttle and turbo response, which makes it feel like it added more than 5-8hp<P>Rich S.<P>97 BSR S3 850R<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jesse850GLT:<BR><B>How about doing what this guy did ? At first I didn't like it but I think it's growing on me.<BR> <BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That thing looks way too 'funny' for my taste. Soon you are going to see Civic tail lights on a Volvo, too. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yup, there's pretty much nothing in the market for our car, you would just have to custom make one.<P>
 

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I like my hood as it is... I'll keep it in one piece... with NO holes in it. Jesse, thanks for the idea.<P>As for the Air Scoop on the hood like the WRX's, it's a "new" idea... it just gives it too much of a r1cey look.<P>Rich, where did you get that kit? Or did you just make it yourself. I'd be interested in purchasing one...<P>Thanks<P>
 

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Try doing a search at <A HREF="http://www.yahoo.co.uk" TARGET=_blank>www.yahoo.co.uk</A> (England). Or try the <A HREF="http://www.needforspeed.co.uk" TARGET=_blank>http://www.needforspeed.co.uk</A> . They have some Volvo stuff, even exhausts, but I don't know about shipping. Open up a currency converter like <A HREF="http://www.oanda.com" TARGET=_blank>www.oanda.com</A> in a second window for quick cost checks.
 

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I actually dyno'd my car with a weapon air filter fitted to my car, no cold air intake and the peak power was 3hp lower than the standard intake with paper filter. I assume this was down to hot air being sucked in/or slight differences that you get between dyno runs but there was no improvement in power !!<BR>Throttle response and turbo lag was markedly improved due to the less restrictive filter medium and people often translate this to higher power on the 'butt' dyno.<BR>My advice to anyone is to just install a replacement aftermarket panel filter in standard airbox; this again gave no improvement in peak power but more importantly gave no losses and a better throttle response. <BR>Unless you are prepared to develope a brilliant intake system as Kai has done on his C70 then stick with standard air box: its good enough for 400+hp and there are many other restricting factors on power that your money would be better spent on.<BR>As an aside I'm thinking of trying an intercooler spray as a way of reducing intake charge tempreatures.<BR>Manufacturers of filters say that it will give you a 10% or so increase in power, this does not necessarily mean peak power but could indicate 'area under the power curve'with peak power being reduced or where the filter element is restricting peak horse power it might do so- this is not the case in the Volvo.
 

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Fast and Furious Air Vent<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvotuning.com/membercars/850/brad/8.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.bomexaero.com/images1/redline/DSCF0346.gif"> <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B>Fast and Furious Air Vent<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>If I remember it right, the design was an original style on the TRD Supra's hood. On the Supra, it almost looks okay, just like its Daytona SuperBird (is that the car) spoiler.<P>But on a Volvo....hmm....not too sure.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>...just like its Daytona SuperBird (is that the car) spoiler.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Plymouth Superbird or Dodge Daytona.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>Daytona SuperBird (is that the car?)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Yeah, Dodge Daytona or Plymouth Suberbird, same car. If I were to get one I would get the Superbird because you can slap a road runner sticker on the fin. Its spoiler looked like the F40 Ferrari's except it was huge. Here is a pic...<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.cars-on-line.com/7100/70superbird7161-A.jpg"> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>But on a Volvo....hmm....not too sure.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I think it only looks good on bright colored cars.<P>Here is a very cool wide body kit for the Supra based on the original TRD<BR> <IMG SRC="http://store5.yimg.com/I/supra_1673_40066645[/img]
 

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One more thing...this is what a supra spoiler looks like. Superbird style except more of a round arch.<BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.bsag.ch/~fs/jpg/supra-calendar768.JPG" TARGET=_blank> <IMG SRC="http://www.bsag.ch/~fs/jpg/supra-calendar288.JPG"> </A><P>
 

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Man, last generation supra's are nice enough looking stock. Not to mention fast enough... I wouldn't mess with the tt model, I'd get in enough trouble with that thing as it is.<P>It's too bad that no one makes a cold-air intake for these cars... what do you all think is the best cheap modification? I've already relocated the horns, and adjusted the wastegate, it's just that I'm low on $, and I need to beat my buddy's GTI... and it's not happening unless I put a performance exhaust on... which will cost some nice $, but I'm trying to get my car from 0 to 60 in 5.9, which it is now, to about 5.7 or 5.6... and I NEED a little more power, it's soooooo annoying.<P>Thanks guys<P>
 

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JHE~ what car are you talking about cheap mods on? there's like 17 cars in your sig file....<P>Which GTI are you trying to beat?? what's it got done to it?<P>
 

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Man, I figured that if I posted in the 800 Series, it would be 850 related... aiight, dats kewl. Well, the mods are for the 850. That car's pretty modded as it is, I'm just trying to squeeze every last bit of power out of her. The GTI is an APR modified 1.8T. It has their Stage III Turbocharged kit on it, linked to a 5-speed manual tranny. It has about 290hp at the crank, and I think I have about 290. He's doing about 12.9 in the 1/4 mile. Eventually, I catch him, at around 90-100, then pass him, but the thing is he has me off the line, so I'm trying to figure out a way to tweak it.<P>
 
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