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I was just wondering why there aren't any aftermarket turbos for the 2.4i? Is there not enough space under the hood to add a turbo? Isn't the T5 practically the same engine except with a turbo installed?
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (smartytai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>smartytai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was just wondering why there aren't any aftermarket turbos for the 2.4i?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Perhaps because Volvo already sells a T5 so who would buy a 2.4i and look for a turbo? Also, adding a turbo requires significant changes to computerized systems which makes it cost prohibitive versus buying a T5 from the start.
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (smartytai)

I would think that by the time you added a turbo, an intercooler, the necessary vacuum controls, oil cooling lines, and custom ECU it would be MUCH less expensive to buy a new or used T5 -- and you'd have a warranty!<p>The same type of question comes up on Saabnet.com regarding the old NG900 NA's, usually from someone who purchased one used and was unsatisified with the performance. The answer was always the same, if you want a turbo buy a factory turbo. <p>The T5 isn't that much more than the 2.4i.
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (jackf)

While I was waiting on my fuel line replacement per the T5 recall yesterday, I was scanning my local dealer's lot (no '07s yet! I wanted to see the aux input!). Was surprised to find a few "loaded" 2.4i's whose sticker prices were within a few hundred dollars of some T5s. Unless you NEED leather, why not just drop the extra couple of bills (1 or 2 payments, really) on the turbo?
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (smartytai)

Pardon me, but stop beating a dead horse. If you are prepared to spend a few $K's on adding more power to 24i - do it right, do it from the beginning, get a factory-installed turbo in T5, same $$ (or less). The only case when this question may arise is when a person didn't do his/her homework when researching the car before purchase.<br>You will never be able to get T5 performance from 24i engine.
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (d_man)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While I was waiting on my fuel line replacement per the T5 recall yesterday, I was scanning my local dealer's lot (no '07s yet! I wanted to see the aux input!). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Was at my dealers today for the same thing they had an MY07 V50 the new roof console wasn't bad, didn't like the new mirrors or rear-view mirror very much. They also get the C70 Alloy Center Caps too. I am off back tomorrow to pick my car up I will have a look for the Aux port when I am there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (d_man)

Same here..... When I bought My car 16-18 months ago I tried to rationalize saving the $$$ on the 2.4i and the T5 ALWAYS won out. The ONLY complaint I ever heard about the S40/V50 was the lack of power without the T5. You look at the added options on the T5 and the extra 50 HP, the torque, AND the power range, and the incrementally better fuel economy and the turbo engine is a real bargain.
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (POWERSTROKE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>POWERSTROKE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> You look at the added options on the T5 and the extra 50 HP, the torque, AND the power range, and the incrementally better fuel economy and the turbo engine is a real bargain. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>May I sign here too? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> IMHO T5 is somewhat a better deal, considering higher standard options and added torgue
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (cm)

Aux port is behind the center console in the bin.
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> while we're at it. Is there a cost effective way to change the V50 T5 fwd 6-spd into an awd C70 D5 diesel automatic? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's called "trade in" but is rarely cost effective. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (MagoonR)

pardon me, as you might have noticed, I wasn't too serious . I'm keeping my V50 (and don't want to Vtec it and/or change it into a C70) but did see the new C70 and will soon be offered in europe as a D5, sweet. hmm, if only I could afford this . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (V50_T5)

I believe MagoonR was also being sarcastic...<p>As for the AUX input (thread hijack!), I want to see for myself. The photoshopped pic that's been floating around here isn't fully trust worthy...
 

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Re: Why no turbos for S40 2.4i? (smartytai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>smartytai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was just wondering why there aren't any aftermarket turbos for the 2.4i? Is there not enough space under the hood to add a turbo? Isn't the T5 practically the same engine except with a turbo installed?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Its called MARKETING <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> The same reason they bundle options in packages that don't make sense. (to us anyway) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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