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    Wrinklechops

    My 05 WRX vs 07 Volvo S40 ... anyone?

    Help me out here guys, tell me I can take a Volvo S40 with exhaust.

    Him: 2007 Volvo S40 "T5" 2.5 5cyl turbo AWD, weighing in at about 3100lbs, similar weight to me, and he has exhaust (cat-back, I think), K+N intake, and lowered suspension, that's about it.

    Me: 2005 WRX, Stage 2'd OTS Cobb map...and check my other mods. I would like to think I'm putting at least 220 to the wheels.

    The S40 puts down about 227hp stock (crank), so that's about exactly the same as my car stock. I doubt his exhaust and intake have put him up 30hp like he claims (he says 250hp) - he's never put it on a dyno and probably has no idea what he's actually putting to the wheels.

    Everyone keeps telling me how "ridiculously fast" it is.... I wonder if they've ever rode in a Stage 2+ WRX, much less an STi or 06 WRX+ tuned....




    Anyone ever run into any fast Volvos out there?

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    idk but the wrx looks fantastic

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    Your set bud. Tune = FTW!
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    Haha thanks guys, I sure hope so. Guess I just found out he's got a 3in hi-flow catted downpipe now too. Oh well I really don't think he's going to be all that fast. Oh yea, and I found out he has an AUTOMATIC tranny...

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    don't sleep on it.... they do have a few "sleeper" mods they can do that can make you raise a eyebrow...
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    I know, and I'm sure with a tune those 2.5 5cyls can fly... but for now, he has 0 engine management, just mechanical mods and an automatic tranny... so until he can come up with $1000 for the equivalent Cobb or Ecutek or whatever we can buy tune, I think I will be able to beat him.... *i hope*....

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    Volvo S40 Compare - Engines and Performance - MSN Autos

    If you are stage 2, I think you'll take him.
    But stock for stock, even with the automatic, he might have been able to edge you out, due to the fatter torque down low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    Volvo S40 Compare - Engines and Performance - MSN Autos

    If you are stage 2, I think you'll take him.
    But stock for stock, even with the automatic, he might have been able to edge you out, due to the fatter torque down low.
    That is a super cool website side by side comparison! Thanks man! Yea, I'm "Stage 2" + a few other goodies (uppipe, lightweight crank pulley, Samco hoses, air snorkus thing deleted, short shifter, tons of bushings like differential and gearbox mounts, and my downpipe is catless, so that should be good for an extra 2hp!)

    I can't wait, hopefully I can get him to go to the track next week after I slap my Yokohama S.drives on

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    That is a super cool website side by side comparison! Thanks man! Yea, I'm "Stage 2" + a few other goodies (uppipe, lightweight crank pulley, Samco hoses, air snorkus thing deleted, short shifter, tons of bushings like differential and gearbox mounts, and my downpipe is catless, so that should be good for an extra 2hp!)

    I can't wait, hopefully I can get him to go to the track next week after I slap my Yokohama S.drives on
    At the track in a quarter mile you should do great, if your a good driver and can get your butt off the line quick. AWD FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjester View Post
    At the track in a quarter mile you should do great, if your a good driver and can get your butt off the line quick. AWD FTW!
    If only I could get my ECU tune nailed down because I'm getting REALLY bad knock -4.22 thanks a lot COBB! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lundholm08 View Post
    If only I could get my ECU tune nailed down because I'm getting REALLY bad knock -4.22 thanks a lot COBB! lol
    Go get a Protune, will fix you right up! + get you even more power for your race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjester View Post
    Go get a Protune, will fix you right up! + get you even more power for your race.
    I know I know, I really do need to do that. Savin up for the $600 tune as we speak! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjester View Post
    At the track in a quarter mile you should do great, if your a good driver and can get your butt off the line quick. AWD FTW!
    they're both AWD goofball
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