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850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

How to go faster, stop quicker, and turn harder. Chips, exhaust, larger turbos, bigger/slotted/drilled rotors, high performance brake pads, manual boost controllers, performance shocks/struts/springs, airbox mods and more! Also discussion on HID and Xenon lights, aftermarket foglights and other exterior lighting.
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Volvo Repair Database 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by matthew1 » Fri May 17, 2013 3:09 pm

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850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Nick Wylie's automatic 1995 T-5R made 334hp and 336ft-lb torque three days ago, the [Facebook video] best of three runs at Windsor Performance & Exhaust in Windsor, Colorado.

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The Volvo has 163k miles on her and what I consider generally mild tuning:
  • Bosch copper plugs @ 29,000ths
  • Straight flange on turbo
  • MSD ignition
  • 19t 11 blade comp fan
  • ARD Green tune with some extras
  • Motronic 4.4
  • 17 psi
  • TCV
  • HKS ssqv
  • Snaab intake
  • K&N cone filter
  • Valves
  • TMZ muffler
  • Stock dp and cat
The list is straight from Nick, I just added links. Notice no internals except valves. In the time I've been running MVS (12+ years) and owning my '97 850 T-5, I've seen hp go up and up and its cost go down. This is really a great time to be tuning these HPT P80 cars.

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P.S.: Windsor Performance & Exhaust: Dyno day Saturday. $75 for 3 runs. 10 am "till the cars stop rollin through."

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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by midniteliquid » Fri May 17, 2013 6:05 pm

Great Job! I always thought the automatics blew-up at the 300 HP mark... Nice to see someone still interested in this platform.
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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by jacobharding » Sat May 18, 2013 7:16 am

Do you have a $ amount for all the upgrades?
I am not an expert mechanic, but I will attempt any repair. Worst case scenario is I screw it up worse than it was.

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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by SimLyons » Sun May 19, 2013 7:37 pm

Maybe I missed it, but what is the asking $$ for this car?
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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by matthew1 » Mon May 20, 2013 11:31 am

Jacob, I don't. I'll ping him on Facebook for this.

Sim, it's not for sale as far as I know.
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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by tartan » Wed May 22, 2013 12:49 pm

Awesome. Is this uncorrected (temp/altitude/loss) wheel power, or corrected bhp?

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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by matthew1 » Sat May 25, 2013 11:45 am

"Around $2k of upgrades" is what he said.

Tartan, I'll ask him if those figures are corrected. I'd guess they are. There's less air up here in Colorado to make hp with.
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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by matthew1 » Tue May 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Numbers were corrected for altitude.
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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by tartan » Fri May 31, 2013 12:36 am

Still awesome, though!

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Re: 850 T5-R Auto Over 300hp

Post by blue965 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:13 pm

why were the valves changed. did you install larger ones?

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