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trust me oldman i here ya, hearing all the BS recently with modding the S40 is very discouraging. i am inches away from buying a new 2006 Civic SI with Navi for $22,500 or a new 2006 2 door Accord EX V6 6speed for $25,000 ( me just venting a little frustration)

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Re: (jclaib)

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I'm starting to agree with your theory on the inconsistent performance of the T5 with mods. Yesterday and today my car felt a bit "sluggish". At other times the car feels like a rocket that can barely be contained.

Warmer weather the last two days may be a factor. I did just fill up with fuel as well.

to be honest with you guys at first i didn't beleive it, then recently i've been tracking how the car feels and watching the speedo closely when under heavy acceleration. now there is days where my speedo goes from 50 to 100 like no ones business and then there's other days where it seems like it take forever to hit 80mph
 

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When sluggish, the car is by no means slow. It's just not as zippy as it usually is.

I need my damn K&N cold air intake!

yeah that would be nice to have a AEM cold air http://********************/smile/emthup.gif, but i sure as hell won't count on it.
 

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My guess is that K&N took a run at a prototype, but found there was very little to no performance gain to be had with the CAI.

yeah the typhoon never made it past the test stage it seems
 

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I just want to be clear. I am very happy with this car and look forward to driving it everyday. It's fast, and with the sports suspension and high performance tires, it handles very well.

I plan on keeping this car until I can afford an M3 with the competition package.

I need a ride in your car to see what the BSR stage 2 feels like
, hoping the AWD doesn't slow me down to much
 

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Well hopefully we'll be having a meet this summer at the NH track where we can hang out and run some 1/4 miles.

Sounds good for me, let me know when........... i have my K&N drop in and got 4 weeks left till my Eurosport exhaust ships out so next for for me would be BSR stage 2
 

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Re: (Al Canuck)

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Sounds to me like the guys complaining should just go and buy a Honda then. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.....

Me, I bought my V50 T5 AWD for lots of reasons, not just going fast in a straight line. That is not what these cars are built for, and honestly I'm surprised that ANYONE makes anything for them. I love mine in bone stock, fully loaded trim. If all I wanted to do was drag my knuckles at the drag strip, I would have bought a Mustang!

Al

That's great that you are happy with your stock V50 but maybe some of us would like to add maybe just a little better performance based characterristics to the car. no way in hell am i looking for a drag car out of the S40 nor has anyone said that on this thread yet . the extra hp gains from alot of the aftermarket company's so far are well below exspectations compared to lets say a S60 or 850 turbo just for comparion matter. As far as the Honda comment goes and the door.................. their was no need for a comment like that
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