idk but the wrx looks fantastic
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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?
Your set bud. Tune = FTW!
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You'll kill him...
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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...
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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Those look to be nice cars. Getrag gearbox and Haldex driveline - impressive IMO.
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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*....
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.
I can't wait, hopefully I can get him to go to the track next week after I slap my Yokohama S.drives on