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yeah, i'm new here, and i want to know about my brick<p>i'm 16 for starters...like no cash and wanna go fast, i got this car until next september, wanna make the best of it<p><br>i have a 1994 850 GLT <p>it's non turbo and Automatic Transmission<p>talk about a lame car huh?<p>anyways, i hear a cone air intake is a great way to get easy hp on these, who knows how hard it is to get this conversion done?<p>also, exhaust systems...how much do they run for on volvos? am i better off just gettin a muffler shop to weld me one?<br>+headers too...what can i do about that?<p>ECU...worth the trouble? <p>i'd appreceate anything at this point
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (mainevent212)

Well, here we don't really think the 850 is lame <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>No cash to go fast typically is impossible. Everything cost big bucks for horsepower. A chip is expensive with little effect for the non-turbo, the exhuast you can play with for some good results though. I would recommend a K&N plug in charger instead of the cone filter, unless you now how to make a good heat shield. Most people I have talked to (not on swedespeed) who have cone filters have tiny four cylinder engines and thinks it adds 20% horsepower but it does not, don't listen to those people. It will give you at least a few horsepower and maybe sound a little different, I think EA claims 8 hp gain for their cone filters, likely divide that by 2 for a true result.<p>Some pretty cool parts they have though, check these sites out:<p><A HREF="http://www.easternaerospace.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.easternaerospace.com</A> <br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A>
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (Spearzy)

for NA you're outta luck<p>but hey, atleast you have the 20V version...<br>haha<p>Exhaust should be your best bang for the buck, HP wise.
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (mainevent212)

<A HREF="http://www.samsteffansson.se/samindex.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.samsteffansson.se/samindex.html</a><br>There is a chip a little less than halfway down the page that would do the trick. The price converts to about $480 U.S. I have the same car but '93, and i've been having the same questions as you. Everyone pretty much told me that exhaust is about the only thing that would help me out, and other than that, suspension upgrades were the way to go.<br>Hope this helps!<br> <br>Also, if anyone knows a good place to buy a new exhaust from I would like to know. Thanks!
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (Jake)

If your only going to drive it till september keep the money you would spend on trying to make the car faster. No.1 your not going to make it that much faster and No. 2 your not going to make it that much faster. Take some chicks out instead.
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (mainevent212)

lol well thanks for the help guys...i'm definately gonna put some new wheels and tires on as well as some sport springs and maybe some new shocks too...it needs em anyways<p>i'm gettin my next car as a freebie...my parents are lovely at times<p>senior gift=mustang says dad...325i says mom<p>we'll see what happens
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (mainevent212)

I would keep my money then and put it in the Mustang or the Bimmer. I would want the Bimmer, I'm a huge fan of Muatangs put the BMW is a great car, looks good, fast, gets the chicks and there are a lot of mods you can do to bimmers.
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (doublej95)

There are a lot of things you could do to get NA power, such as a BTCC style rebuild....but none are so cheap. Exhaust is probabl your best bet.
 

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Re: Performance Upgrades N/A (doublej95)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>If your only going to drive it till september keep the money you would spend on trying to make the car faster. No.1 your not going to make it that much faster and No. 2 your not going to make it that much faster. Take some chicks out instead.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I couldn't agree more. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Poritz
 
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