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I am wondering what the top speed of a '93 850 GLT should be. Mine goes up to about 90mph.
Also, what can I do to (inexpensively) improve the accelleration and top speed?
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Re: Top speed and such (Jake)

Your car should go a lot faster than that... I was neck & neck beside my friends Prelude SRV (VTEC in the US) and we were well past 200km/h on a looong stretch of open road. I don't think both of our speedos were far off, and mine is GLE. It is about 20hp less than your car. Xtreme on this board has a GLE wagon and says his about topped at 180kp/h, maybe the sedan is a bit slipperier in the tail for the wind. To top out at 90mph (maybe 150km/h in conversion) is kinda week. How does your car run? Does it burn oil? How do the plugs look? Maybe we can help you breath new life into your Volvo. The GLT is a sweet sounding NA motor with decent pull. I'd bring it back to life.
 

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Re: Top speed and such (Spearzy)

im not sure of the condition of everything. This is actually my parents car (can get my license in december), and they bought it used. I know a brand new transmission was put in a year or two ago, but that's about it...I think it runs ok otherwise, i don't know of any other problems. Sometimes the A/C cuts out for a minute or so, and there is a large dent in it because someone hit it while it was parked. Unfortunately my parents just took the insurance money and used it for other expenses (not cool, its like $3000)
 

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Re: Top speed and such (Jake)

A mandrel bent 2.5" single muffler exhaust from the header pipe back might help performance a little.

I would think the car should do over 120mph if given enough time to accelerate to a speed like that.
 

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Re: Top speed and such (towerymt)

Yeah, I went up to 180km/h (about 107mph) but I could have gone faster... if it wasn't some stupid truck infront of me that I didn't want to crash into http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif

mine is only a GLE, max hp is at like 5200rpm, at 107mph it was about 4050 rpm, so I guess I still have some power left, should be able to go 210km/h (125mph) given enough room.

I wouldn't recommend doing this on public roads, stock brakes (and tires rated under W) sucks and you can't slow down/dodge if something like a deer pops up infront of you
 

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Re: Top speed and such (xtremepsionic)

your A/C will come in and out due to temperture. the thermostat will say ok , where at the right temp now we will ildle for a sec..

this is a good topic to bring up my speed story actully.. i was cruzeing along at about 156km/h and i saw a cop on the side of the road and he saw me. http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif i thought if i stop im gone, but then i thought he will have to do at least 300km/h to catch me, so i ran. got around the corner and into my gara http://********************/smile/emthup.gif ge and pulled the door down. i was $hitin!!. but i made it... justa little bit of logic next time you want to go fast, but luckly for me i was 2 mins from my home and already had my garge door open..
 

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Re: Top speed and such (xtremepsionic)

Good point, I had Z rated tires although my brakes are no better. Not something I recommend doing anyway, I doubt I ever will again in this car. I've seen what it can do, I'll wait till next car to test again! You definately have to pick your ground carefully.

Oh I had one of those get the hell away from the police experiences too! But on my sport bike, deliberately started turning left then right then left to zig zag away taking as many corners as possible with the notion that a heavy crown vic could never corner like my RG Gamma and the more corners I took the more I would pull away... It worked! (knock on wood). I was close to a heart attack but I got away!
 

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Re: Top speed and such (Spearzy)

bikes are nearly impossible to catch unless road block&helicopter. if you no your roads and find a dead end street, witha passage way you can get out of any situation. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

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