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Hi, I was browsing the Eastern Aerospace website and I came accross with its bolt on turbo kit for N/A 850. With the car hitting 100k miles in a month, estimated, is it a good kit to even consider? My car's engine is fine, runs really good, and I do service the car according to Volvo's schedule.
 

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Aside from the fact that I would never buy anything from Eastern Aerospace...<P>The life of a NA aspirated engine is decreased GREATLY by adding a turbo kit. For example, those Civic's with bolt-on turbos and superchargers have a very little life to them. Sure there are those exceptions, but on the majority they are not "long-lasting, reliable Japanese automobiles"<P>Also, the internals on Turbocharged engines are different than the internals on a NA engine, they're beefed up for the more power and higher pressure that they need to withstand.<P>If your car's engine is fine, runs really well, and you do sevice it regularly, why tamper with it? Man, I like the way your car looks, with the body kit and underglow, it looks good, but if you really want more power, you can always go for a Turbocharged model, T-5, T-5R, R... it's up to you! Good Luck<P>
 

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though... If you start out running virtually no boost until you build it up the engine to withstand the extra load... hypotheticly you could get more power than the T5 engine b/c the N/A is a bigger engine. Don't forget... there is no replacement for displacement <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> (well almost...)<BR><P>
 

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JHEIII850Turbo,<BR>Huh? Bodykit and underglow? Wha....? I don't have any of that stuff on my Volvo man, just mildly lowered and a set of 17" rims. I see what you mean. Well, maybe I will pass that idea then. Thanks.<BR>Turboale,<BR>I know, displacement is 2.4L on mine and 2.3L on yours. On a side note, InDy said the story would be up this week, because Georgeis getting quite busy lately, so hang in there, my friend. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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A light-pressure setup <I>might</I> be viable for long-term operation. With 5-7psi you'd likely end up with a motor that performs just like the OEM Volvo LPT motor in the later 850GLTs. <P>The problem is, in most cases, you'll spend more $$$ to convert a NA motor to turbo power than it would cost to find a good used turbo motor - or even a whole turbo car.<P>
 

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Thanks for the input guys, but I decided not to do it, so I will just be a nice guy and just play with my DVD Navi. hee hee <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>I know how hard it is to convert a NA motor to FI, as I have done it to my Focus, it's long and needs a lot of things to balance out the performance side vs. reliability side. Good thing is, I have some new members joining into my collection, and they are turboed. I will let you guys know what I got when the time is right. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>You're the one with the Focus... alright. I guess that car's pretty quick, what's it doing the 1/4 in?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh, so you are referring the Focus, I see now. Yes it's mine. It has about 175 whp and does 1/4 mile in 14.5 seconds. The best part is, it's an automatic. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NJ850N/A:<BR><B>The best part is, it's an automatic. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <IMG SRC="http://forum.dtmpower.net/images/smilies/confused.gif"> <BR>
 

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Couldn't help it, because when I bought that, I didn't know how to drive a 5 spd. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>But with the auto, no wheel spins like manual though, so it's a pro point for dragging an auto.
 

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Hey guys, how can you prefer an automatic over a stick?<P><BR>Automatic - easy for stop and go traffic.<P>Stick - Great for racing, and more control into turns, you can downshift, in an automatic you can´t.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>more control into turns, you can downshift, in an automatic you can't.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>you can't, but IT will downshift for you. And not many of them out there are smart and aggressive enough when comparing to manual.<BR>
 

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Kai,<BR>Yup I agree, but I heard Level 10 in NJ can do a steptronic convertion for auto tranny, but kinda pricey though.
 

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steptronic=death<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>The whole problem with autos is that it is not a solid lock from the engine to the wheels. In other words, loss of power... then losing even more durring a shift. The whole downshifting thing isn't that great of an argument... your not really suppose to use the transmission to slow the car down... thats why you have brakes (i'm talking about when your haul'n booty). Plus, brakes are cheaper to swap, so why put your transmission through more abuse than it needs to <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">.<BR>Alrightey... back to class...<BR><P>
 
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