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 […]
Watch with your own eyes as ARD’s talented and resourceful owner Lucky takes a blown-up S70 and strips its engine down to bare metal, and builds it into a forged, 20T-turbo monster. forged pistons forged rods 20T turbo limited slip differential from Quaife M56 manual transmission from a donor Volvo N/A cams Green injectors R […]
Does a battery with a too-large capacity for the vehicle cause damage? MVS Forum member tjai had the battery in an S60 replaced with an 800CCA three years ago and has been experiencing electrical issues ever since including power seat operation and a/c flow. A mechanic explained that a battery with a larger capacity than […]
Getting a good start off the line has been the “Holy Grail” of HPT P80 Volvos, and even a good chunk of P2 Volvo models: often searched for, rarely found. Culprit: automatic transmission gearing and turbo lag. New forum user northernlights writes “Everyone who owns a stock turbo 850 knows that they are soft off the […]
As performance levels rise so too do the necessary supporting components of the engine to reach the power goals you might have. Most fuel system upgrades are pretty straight forward and only consist of a fuel components I.E. Fuel pump, Injectors, and fuel pressure regulator. For the most part the Walbro series of fuel pumps are a popular cost effective option when it comes to replacing the factory pump.
I shot an email over to my favorite Volvo speed genius Lucky, of Active Research & Development, formerly of iPD, MVS sponsor. He was happy to give his thoughts on the question Chip or Manual Boost Controller? Now, I know what you’re thinking: he runs a chip tune company! Of course he’ll favor chips! Yes […]