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Mbalith
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cold air intake

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I have a 2002 V40 1.9L turbo and would like to add a cold intake kit. Problem is, I've searched and searched and can't seem to find one for my specific model and year. Can anyone help me here?


Also, interested in performance exhaust.


Thanks in advance.
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Re: cold air intake

Post by alschnertz »

Very tough to find performance upgrades for a 20-year old car that was never very popular in the first place.
On the brighter side, it's unlikely that you'd pick up any noticeable performance with the addition of a cold air intake.

Good luck finding a performance exhaust as well. It's hard enough just trying to find a standard exhaust that doesnt break the bank. I went through that last year.
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Re: cold air intake

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A little late to this thread but I can add that I added an open element filter to my US spec. 2002 S40 with a 14T conversion, bolt-ons and Upsolute tune. The noise wasn't at all pleasant BTW, and I also gained nothing but noise.

You see cold air isn't the whole issue, the convoluted/corrugated intake rubber intake tubing is. These cars pull cold air from the fender well.

For giggles, I made a 2.5 inch aluminum tubing from the turbo to the airbox. I haven't been back to the dyno, but I'm not expecting much,

Mark
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