Post by fallinskiestwice on Jul 23, 2016 7:01:56 GMT -5
Rears need to be pre bent but are very tough. Front suspension is junk. Plastic core support should be addressed. The one we ran the linkage on the tranny broke so I made my own bracket that took about 5 minutes and fixed that issue.
Post by Teamsleven777 on Jul 25, 2016 21:37:17 GMT -5
Ok well now that there is an actual thread for the fwd volvos I will share my experience with them. Mine was a 1993 850 4 door sedan. First things first fuel cell is a must tank is behind the rear tires. Ecm can be moved on top of the valve cover with ease and hood will close with all three computers wrapped in padding. Front suspension really wasn't a issue on mine just make sure you reinforce the tie rods it does not take much to break them with a little work the rear will pack perfectly I dont know how they would do left stock but I would not chance it. Donuts on the back the front c channel alumn bumper held up great for me and I had no problem with the plastic rad support just chain or bolt the front end together very very tight. The power plant in these are great they have plenty of torque and power. Make sure the front cam seals are not soaking the timing belt with oil its a very common issue on these.
I ran a 95 850 sedan. canoed the trunk about 6 inches and it came straight in with a rear window bar. got 3rd outa 22 cars. lost the belt and overheated and wouldnt restart till it cooled down. sold it to a newbie and got 3rd again. destroyed both front struts and couln't move in the mud
Post by Teamsleven777 on Aug 3, 2016 21:57:31 GMT -5
Never personally seen one that new ran. Ford had their hands in on volvo at that time so it will have an inertia switch I believe. As far as the turbo goes I know the intercooler piping on those go right between the engine and rad so you can probably expect to loose some power when it bust.
I ran 2 99 V70 non turbos in a stock demo. The first one took second in the feature, the second one went out on the first hit. I got slammed in the front end and the computer took most of the damage. Being in the front corner is a very vulnerable spot for it. Aluminum bumpers only last a hit or two and they are toast.
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Post by theprofessor333 on Apr 5, 2017 18:15:23 GMT -5
should be a tank when it's done . need to do some finishing touches on the cage. Mount my seat and harness, get the ecu and engine harness tucked out of harms way,trans cooler etc... A little bit of this and that