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97 850 GLT Capabilities

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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Jush
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Year and Model: 1997 855 GLT
Location: Canada

97 850 GLT Capabilities

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I just bought myself an 850 GLT in pretty good shape for a good price, I've been browsing around and reading about performance mods for turbo models and such, but I guess what I'm asking is does the 2.4l with the light pressure turbo offer the same sort of opportunities for performance upgrades like an R or Turbo model would? There isn't too much info on here, or anywhere really about the GLT Model.

I know that the displacements are different, and that's about it.. I just mean engine component-wise, does the 2.4 that my 850 has, have the same components/reliability if I was to add a few more pounds of boost to the engine?

I'm not looking to take it to a drag strip or anything, just possibly a bit more, umpf..
donis222
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Re: 97 850 GLT Capabilities

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The displacement difference is due to thicker cylinder liners in the 2.3. This makes it stronger in order to withstand the higher combustion pressures!
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beigg
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Re: 97 850 GLT Capabilities

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The 2.4 is slightly more temperamental due to higher cr, less material in the block, and different electronics. Still is a stout engine that can take some decent abuse.
Practice good proper maintenance, use reliable parts and fluids/gaskets-seals, dont let performance thoughts over trump reality.
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Jush
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Re: 97 850 GLT Capabilities

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Thanks for the helpful tips, definitely not looking for a race car, maintenance will definitely be well kept.
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