High Flow Downpipe — Sale At IPD

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https://www.ipdusa.com/products/10056/1 … ipd-121438 From their page: High Flow Downpipe – P2 S60 V70 Turbo FWD A down pipe upgrade will significantly reduce back pressure, allowing the engine to breathe easier and thus provide much improved throttle response, torque production and good old HP. The exhaust tone is slightly different (throatier), but not really louder. Our […]

Performance Parts and GT Accessories Catalog 1979

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Note: 1979 is the closest I could date this document. If you know it’s a different year, please let me know. View/download this catalog (PDF). Volvo R Sport – A new name representing a new era in Volvo performance and competition. Volvo’s long established competition department in Gothenburg, Sweden, formerly known as Volvo Competition Service, […]

Effective Compression Ratio for P80 Engines

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Ryan — screen name callahanoffroad — did some math. What math? Why on this green Earth would someone do math outside of a school or a bank? Well, math to determine the maximum compression ratio for the three common 1993-2000 Volvo inline-5 cylinder engines. What he came up with is a lookup table that takes […]

Gorgeous 1997 850 T-5 Wagon Build

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Michael Jingle is a happy man. And why wouldn’t he be? He drives this beautiful M56-swapped 1997 850 that he built and painted himself. He put it together after his first Mexico Blue (in Porsche-speak, Pageant Blue in MG-speak) 850 was sadly rear-ended and totaled at a red-light. He owned the previous blue 850 for 5 years. […]

When the C30 & S60 Went Racing

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Dax Raub stands among the two dozen or so cars in his shop, pointing out an outrageous race Subaru STi over here, and an outrageous late-model custom street Camaro over there. Above it all, literally, is a  racing Volvo C30 on a lift, outrageous in a somehow quieter way, despite its past fame as a […]

Was There a Stock Lowering Spring for Volvo 850s?

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MVS member Martin has a question about his Euro-spec (being in Norway) 1994 Volvo 850… can he install stock lowering springs if he can find them? He wants a lower ride height, but he’d like to stay original equipment (OE). Did Volvo make lower-height springs for some 850s? Were stock lowering springs a stock item? Maybe for the T-5R […]

DIY It… Homebrew Seafoam

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MVS Contributor Mecheng posts how to make your own formula to approximate DIY Seafoam. You can make Seafoam treatment much cheaper than buying it. This is the reference I used but to simplfy it and give you more info: Typical Seafoam application is 473mL Therefore for a 4:2:1 ratio 270 ml Diesel 135 ml Coleman […]

IPD: Softloader Tune Beta Version Available as Customer Loaner

Get Ready To Cut The Cable For the last few years ipd has been working on our next generation wireless softloader which has led to the creation of our sister company Gluon. While the retail version of this groundbreaking Gluon device is still pending, we do have a handful of beta versions which we have […]

More Manual Transmission Swap Tips & Tricks

MVS Contributor tryingbe goes ALL OUT doing an auto to manual transmission swap. He has outstanding information and warnings on what to buy, where to get it, and the transmission swap to do list. This Volvo forum topic joins the many others here on manual swaps. The topic was started by beigg who asked… What is […]