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Well...just yesterday I bought my dad's 01 S60 T5 from him. We put an intake on it...and a full exhaust. <br>Other than the lowering springs and the R wheels, it is bone stock. Now..it isn't by any means a slow car...but I want a little more power.<p>I don't have a HUGE budget either because I start college come september.<p>So can anyone give me some suggestions for upgrades I can look at for a little extra power?<p>Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.
 

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Well..I'm hoping to get a few more horsepower...and a little more torque for under $1000...which i know is going to be difficult because it is a volvo!
 

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Re: (volvoorwalk)

Unitronic tune will run you about $650-$700. Huge difference and I'm sure you'll like it. Any tune is a good buy though and can be purchased for around $1000.
 

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Drive around a '93 850 for 5 years, and <i>then</i> try to say that your T5 is slow... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>People today are <i>so</i> spoiled!<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc</A><p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoorwalk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't have a HUGE budget either because I start college come september.</TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I rarely tell people not to mod - BUT if you are starting college in the fall then DON'T.<p>You wont drive the car much and that 1k will come in handy for other things.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I rarely tell people not to mod - BUT if you are starting college in the fall then DON'T.<p>You wont drive the car much and that 1k will come in handy for other things.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good advice, I learned that the hard way.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Drive around a '93 850 for 5 years, and <i>then</i> try to say that your T5 is slow... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>People today are <i>so</i> spoiled!<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc</A><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>he said.... "it isn't by any means a slow car", so he isn't saying it's slow.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">he said.... "it isn't by any means a slow car", so he isn't saying it's slow. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yeah, I'm sure he wants a "little more power" for things <i>other</i> than speed... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Maybe he's planning for that big trailer he'll be hauling up to school! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cars are a <i>terrible</i> investment. Focus more on keeping it running and doing minor labor jobs yourself to learn and save money. Focus less on mods and ridiculous accessories you will later regret buying.
 

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I guess you're right....I am taking the car to college...and its a 9 hour drive. I just wanted a little more power so when I'm driving down the back roads the smile on my face will be bigger then it is now.
 

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How bout you start with a Stage 0 to make sure your car is in good shape before you start modding? Then save up for a good tune after your tution is payed for.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Turbos60 at 9:16 PM 6-29-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoorwalk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I guess you're right....I am taking the car to college...and its a 9 hour drive. I just wanted a little more power so when I'm driving down the back roads the smile on my face will be bigger then it is now.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I was giving you the benefit of the doubt and assuming you would be living at home and commuting or something! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Turbos60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Personally, I dont like spending much right before I have to pay for school.<p>01 S60 2.4T<br>Rica Stage 1 / EST intake / Koni FSD / Eibach Springs / 18" Pegasus / General UHP / EST slotted rotors / 05 headlights / 55w HID's / 2500k Fogs. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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I have all the money I need for the first year of school. $1000 isn't barely anything.<p>My dad's owned the car since it had 20,000 miles on it..and he's never driven it in snow or anything..so it's in mint condition and perfect for modifying.<p>I'm not going to make it some crazy ass race car..just something a little more exciting for street driving.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvoorwalk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have all the money I need for the first year of school. $1000 isn't barely anything.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Geeze. I need some of those money trees <i>you're</i> growing! <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>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Geeze. I need some of those money trees <i>you're</i> growing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>orrr maybe he is referring the cost of (community) college? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Impulse922</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">orrr maybe he is referring the cost of (community) college? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>So, "$1000 isn't barely anything"... <i>towards the cost of college?</i> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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He asked for a price range on tunes, not for advice on how he should spend his college money. Most of the tunes (iPd, EST, Viva) are around $1000.
 
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