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ok so i've wondered about this one thing a couple times while i was fishing recently. I don't plan on doing this to my car but what exactly would it take to convert a volvo s60 n/a to a turbo? there are a bunch of things to consider but I always wondered about what parts can stay and which have to go and what else is needed.<p>im the type of person to think about this kind of stuff just so I can have this information somewhere at the back of my head....any thoughts guys?<p><br>and i KNOW someone is going to say sell it and buy a turbo'd s60...so im saying it now lol <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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basically none of your internal components are strong enough to be in a turbo - it would be, essentially, a full rebuild
 

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Re: just theoretically speaking... (volvo0toS60)

hey, there's an easy answer to this question, on this very forum:<br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=114964" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=114964</A>
 

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wow that s60 is something...i actually didn't think of just getting a smashed up turbo'd s60 and swapping out just about everything...<p>seeing all that just tempts me to do something to mine lol too bad there's nothing really worth doing to make an n/a any faster at all...<p>if i could get that thing to 200 horse i would probably give it a shot but nothing to my knowledge is doable without turboing it....unless some of you guys know of anything?...again im just a thinker
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvo0toS60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wow that s60 is something...i actually didn't think of just getting a smashed up turbo'd s60 and swapping out just about everything...<p>seeing all that just tempts me to do something to mine lol too bad there's nothing really worth doing to make an n/a any faster at all...<p>if i could get that thing to 200 horse i would probably give it a shot but nothing to my knowledge is doable without turboing it....unless some of you guys know of anything?...again im just a thinker</TD></TR></TABLE><p>See, in Europe the T5 is much harder to come by, and is much more expensive, so it's more worthwhile for him. <p>But over here in the states, it's much more worth it to just buy a T5 and sell your n/a. I learned the hard way with my S80 2.9l n/a, so I eventually bought a T5M. A Conversion is certainly possible, but if you're going to go through the process of building a 2.4l, you better just put a 3076R on it and make 400whp, a T5 is definitely not fast enough to spend $5-$8K on building up to a T5. Plus, the S60 is a FWD platform, so in the end, it's really a waste to make it that fast. You'll just keep on hitting the FWD barrier and wish you just got a RWD or proper AWD car.
 

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yea that's definitely true. it would definitely cost a lot and would still only be front wheel drive. rear or all wheel is always better than front. which is why i noticed a lot of cars a being put into all wheel or rear wheel setups....<p>when you ended up selling your n/a, how much did u get for it and how much did u have to add to it to make the upgrade?<p>i would consider doing something like that but i rarely see any deals in my area.
 
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