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Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? I'd looovve some help on this!
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (Jake)

I looked into that for my non-turbo 850 and I found it was simply not worth it. SAM sells a non-turbo chip for propably $500 USD, it was about a 12-15hp gain. That's a lot of cake for 12hp. But, on the other hand if you really want it it would be worthwhile, I'm sure that's a noticable gain. Not having a turbo with controlled boost is why we don't get to much extra power from the chip, if it is horsepower your after the easiest place to look is with a used T-5. Sadly I came to that conclusion a while ago with my car. But, handling modifications totally make the car fun to drive, even though I'm not to power up my motor I'm still going to improve its handling. If you got cash to burn Eastern Aerospace sells a low pressure Garret turbo for the normally aspirated 850 that has 6psi off boost. This will bring your car closer to the 200hp mark.
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (Spearzy)

so have you done anything to your car ontop of those awesome 17" rims and tires spearzy?<p>I've been upgrading the sound system in my car, got a new head, a new sub.<p>also got some led DRLs, hehehe, those looks pretty cool
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (xtremepsionic)

Rims are pretty much it so far. Pricing and dreaming for bigger things <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Rims, tires, tint, sub, xenon lights, K&N and just keeping her beautiful has been the job so far. I'm not sure what I'm going to do at this point, maybe down the road I might step up into a more powerful car. But I'm pretty happy at the moment (well no matter what I have I want more!!) After winter it will be time to proceed with the next plan of attack, what ever that will be... I guess it will be decided on how much dough I can scrape up. On one hand I'd like to invest heavily on customizations and on the other I want to do that with a top options model (such as a R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> ) because after the investment I know I will be keeping the car for ever. On a base model car you kind of have to draw the line of what makes sense and what to wait for to get the biggest bang out of your investment. Well thats my thoughts at the moment. Pretty much all I can see myself doing now to my trusty auto is maybe some suspension work as this is highly rewarding all kinds of driving conditions, not just the pedal to the floor driving.<p><BR><BR>
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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (Jake)

I think you are better off getting a custom cat back and high flow air filter. If you have any money left start upgrading the suspension. The 93 GLT will never be a speed demon so the ecu probably won't help much.
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (volvos70turbo)

we have a chip fo the 850 turbo that adds 45hp for $500.
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (james wilson)

Hey James, thats nice and all, but thats for the Turbo, these guys have GLT's, no Turbo there. hehe, sorry, I am being an A$$.<p>Ok, so I know I have a turbo, and I have never driven a GLT, so I dont know how slow they are, but I will sugest some things that might help. First off, the Koni Shocks and TME springs made a huge difference in the drivability of the car. The car ride is harder and a little harsher, but the handeling is amazing. I just love driving turns and twisties. The car has basicly no body roll, hold very well, I was beating out cars on the track that I never could before. <p>I shouldnt say this, but I will, just dont tell anyone. The road up to my school, I drive in, is very twisty, and its a steep hill. The hill is known to have a lot of accidents, I had even mentioned here about one that resulted in a death recently. However in the summer time I like to take the twisties hard, not like squealing tires dangerous hard, but hard. A few of the Ricer boys like to follow me up, and many of them could easily out handle me through these turns. Now I absolutely kill them, they cant keep up, and if they do, they are squealing and sliding around those turns. I have amazed many a ricer. Example two came at the track. I was given some track time with the BMW club, and raced against those guys. This included old and new BMW 325's, 328's, 323's, 330's, 330xi's, 525's, 540's, and many M3's and a few M5's. These guys have always just killed me in the past, I even faster than a lot of those cars mentioned, but they just outhandled me by far, and I couldnt keep up. This last time at the track I was keeping up and beating many of them. I finished are little practice race 6th overall, only beaten by two brand new M5's and 4 brand new M3's. If I managed to beat those guys it would have been an F'n miracle. <p>Basicly what Im saying is that the Suspension upgrades made the car faster around the track and a whole lot more fun to drive. Now I just wish I had a 4 or 5 point harness to hold me, I dont like sliding around those seats into the doors and central column there. Hehe, I also dont want to get pulled over by a cop with a 5 point harness on and try to explain that I never speed, I dont think he would believe me. Its sorta like the radar detector thing.<p>As for getting more power, I would bet that a real full blow cold air intake, which I believe that Eurosport offers one, would make a difference, as would an exhaust. But how about headers and that sort of thing. How about all those things people did to muscle cars to get power, instead of turbos, superchargers, and juice. That would also be an option, but not really a great one, Juice. You could probably safely add nitrous to that engine and use a good computer controller to control the flow of juice. However I believe its illegal on public streets everywhere in the US, and you have to refill the bottle all the time. I keep considering adding juice to my car, then I remember all those ricers with there burnt up engines, bent rods, cracked pistons, etc. Then I think, ah, so I cant beat them on the strip, I can always beat them on the twisties.
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (pj's 850)

hey man, so just springs and shocks right? did you get anti roll bars also?<p>I'm seriously thinking about getting springs. Since I'm going to do the struts anyway and have the suspension taken apart. Really don't want a harsher ride though, I think the 850's suspension is quite hard already. But I also dig the lowered look a lot.
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (Jake)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? I'd looovve some help on this!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p> Hi guys,<p> I'm second on this question.(No matter this is a second post too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) Just picked up the 850 GLT non-turbo, 5 speed, wanted to chip it ASAP and was slightly upset about chip "price/gain" ratio... is there any other options to increase power' output? I wouldn't go for Garret turbo due financial reason, but I want some POWER... Help me please. Any suggestion appreciated<p>Thanks
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (Papa_Kirlo)

Hey everyone, this is my first post on Swedespeed (I was always a VS person) well anyways...SpeedTuning makes a chip for the NA 850's Just e-mail Oliver at this address:<br>E-mail <br>[email protected]<p><br>You are going to have to open your ECU box to send him the computer number so he can see if he has a compatible program for your car. Good luck! <p>BTW, I am thinking of chipping my car as well. The SAM cat-back did make a noticible difference. <p><br>Jay<br>1993 850GLT (5speed)
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (pj's 850)

hey, the GLTs arent that slow, put it in sport mode and let that 5-pot sing, I love my car, its not slow, but obviously slap a turbo on pushing 12 psi and you're gonna go extremely fast, I cant even imagine, mine seems fast to me...
 

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Re: Is there a decent chip for a '93 850 GLT that is worth buying? (93850 in MA)

just drive it with the throttle wide open . . . after bleeding the clutch and the brakes - I did that a bit - brought it up over 6,000<p>sign is what it does - seems quick enough.<p>Chippin IMHO is completely wasted $$$ on a normally aspirated car<p>factoring $/hp there are better things to spend $$ on. If you want it to be fast in the autocross - there ar ebetter things to spend cash on - if you want it to go fast in a straight line and it isn't a turbo .. . buy a different car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> $500 will get you a nice fixeruper muscle car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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