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We've had the V70 R for almost 6 months...and the car has just finished breaking in. According to my butt-O-meter, the R when i hit the gas it feels like the car isn't accelerating quick enough. Feels like my CLK320 has a better pull when i'm hitting the gas. 300 hp R vs 215 hp CLk.... I sometimes wonder if there's something wrong with the car. Thanks<p>-Greg
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

GT or 6 speed?<br>If it's a stock GT it's not all that fast.<br>Torque is ery limited in 1st and 2nd gear plus the wagon is heavy<br>Get the ipd ECU stage 2 mod. All the limiters are removed, you get about 30 more NON LIMITED hp and from what everyone says, the car/wagon becomes a rocket
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

In your in Davis...just outside Sacramento...not San Fran? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Shoot your in the mist of the worst part of the year. It's got to be in the upper 90's or low 100's in the north San Juaquin Valley. Take it into the city for dinner, I guarantee you the car will pick up some more hp.
 

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yea it's the GT...we got the extended warranty until 100k, so don't want to do any mods. You would think the R would be faster then a 3.2L CLk....feel kind of dissapointed
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (KillerB)

Also true, these car HATE the heat and lose about 20-25hp when it's over 85 outside.<br>Try getting on it very early in the morning, like 6 AM (as soon as it's warmed up of course) and with the <B>A/C turned OFF</B>
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (KillerB)

Right now I'm currently in Davis..I'll be going back home when finals are over. Hopefully it'll be better once I'm in the city.<p>-Greg
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GT or 6 speed?<br>If it's a stock GT it's not all that fast.<br>Torque is ery limited in 1st and 2nd gear plus the wagon is heavy<br>Get the ipd ECU stage 2 mod. All the limiters are removed, you get about 30 more NON LIMITED hp and from what everyone says, the car/wagon becomes a rocket</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Na, his inter coolers are suffering from heat stroke. Tempetures in his area are pretty hot and the night's cool down slightly since he's near the river.<p>Got a friend right down the road from him in Dixen...funny how they think they live in the bay area. Takes him 2 hours to get to the city with taffic...and he's closer.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>silver623arrow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Right now I'm currently in Davis..I'll be going back home when finals are over. Hopefully it'll be better once I'm in the city.<p>-Greg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ah, you beat my last post. It will be a lot better in the city. I hardly see it get above 70 in the summer time.<p>Coldest day I ever spent was a summer day in San Fran acording to Mark Twain. Your R will love it.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also true, these car HATE the heat and lose about 20-25hp when it's over 85 outside.<br></B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>JRL, is that really true? I have heard that there is a 20 bhp difference on average between 40 and 80 degree ambient air temp. I certainly feel that this is the case, but it just sounds to terrible to be true... I don't want to believe it! Would FMIC help?<p>P.S. it feels like since I've had the cai, the hot weather hasn't been AS nasty on the car... still annoyingly noticable, but a little less significant.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (JOSBRO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JOSBRO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">JRL, is that really true? I have heard that there is a 20 bhp difference on average between 40 and 80 degree ambient air temp. I certainly feel that this is the case, but it just sounds to terrible to be true... I don't want to believe it! Would FMIC help?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry to tell you but it's true. The factory intercooler is prone to heat soak which will neuter the R a bit in the warm temps. Welcome to the world of turbo in the summertime.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (JOSBRO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JOSBRO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> Would FMIC help?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

One other thing which no one else mentioned is that the R is deceptively quick. I can't tell you how many times when I first got my R I didn't think I was speeding . . . until I looked down at the speedometer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JOSBRO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>JRL, is that really true? I have heard that there is a 20 bhp difference on average between 40 and 80 degree ambient air temp. I certainly feel that this is the case, but it just sounds to terrible to be true... I don't want to believe it! Would FMIC help?<p>P.S. it feels like since I've had the cai, the hot weather hasn't been AS nasty on the car... still annoyingly noticable, but a little less significant.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Most certainly is. I can't tell you how quick an R is at under 40 degrees ambient outside temp.<br>I rode in Sniz's R (he had a huge FMIC) before he wrecked it, the temp outside was about 75 or so, it felt as if it were winter, seemingly, no power loss whatsoever
 

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That's why the R and really all turbo driven cars really benefit from a good FMIC (or something to keep the air going into the intake cooooooold). Cold = hp. Heat = sap.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>silver623arrow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We've had the V70 R for almost 6 months...and the car has just finished breaking in. According to my butt-O-meter, the R when i hit the gas it feels like the car isn't accelerating quick enough. Feels like my CLK320 has a better pull when i'm hitting the gas. 300 hp R vs 215 hp CLk.... I sometimes wonder if there's something wrong with the car. Thanks<p>-Greg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My 225hp BMW feels faster than our R too, and I have the manual. I think that because this car provides very little driver feedback, it feels slower than it really is. Of course maybe you just need a new butt-O-meter.
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (silver623arrow)

Try some decent US 93/94 Octane gas. (not the 91 Diet, stuff)<br>Here in Europe, I only use EU 100 Octance gas, makes a big difference on any turbo car.<p>Regards,<br>Coolknight
 

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This might be a new topic but w/ the AC on the car looses all it's nuts. <p> I had the AC on the other day on the ride home from work, and the acceleration felt similar to my friends Yugo. <p>
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (Dashdog)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My 225hp BMW feels faster than our R too, and I have the manual. I think that because this car provides very little driver feedback, it feels slower than it really is. Of course maybe you just need a new butt-O-meter.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>dont forget that your v70r weighs almost 300 more lbs than your bmw <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: The R feels kind of slow... (phuz)

I'm reminded verytime I hit the gas. It's actually more than 300 pounds. In theory though, the Volvo should be quicker. I'm one of those people that's convinced BMW understates their hp figures.
 
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