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Old 30 Mar 2009, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi ya im in a very bad mood just went for a little spin with me girlfriend when an old volvo decided to give me a run for its money. i thought yea me scooby will easily have this but oh no. its a uk turbo mine but the thing is. the volvo was full of people. i struggled to keep up with it. 130 mph onwards an i was in the slip stream, still not a chance of catchin it. starting to wonder is my scooby really slow. i dont know what the hell was under the bonnet of that car but it was flyin some speed. is the scooby really overated or the volvo underated?
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Old 30 Mar 2009, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that sounds like you came across a T5R....fappin quick even in standard guise,iro 250+bhp!!!....
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Old 30 Mar 2009, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Was about to say the same as Ed the T5 are fast no wonder the cops in the UK and here have them as traffic cars fast and some in AWD to think the 2.5T are all AWD must look up
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Dont feel bad. I know I struggled against the volvo in my wrx. The volvo is a seriously underated car. I wanted a T5R for ages.. till I had my scooby.
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Old 30 Mar 2009, 11:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really cudnt believe it. looks arent everythin really. must of been a t5. it was old square box thing an all lads in it. adds weight but it cudnt half shift. id think id rather be seen in my car though lol. if it werent a t5 must of been tuned but dont think anyone wud bother tuning a volvo
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't forget Volvo used the 850 T5R in Touring cars a fair few years back,always battleing with the RS500 Sierra's
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i really cudnt believe it. looks arent everythin really. must of been a t5. it was old square box thing an all lads in it. adds weight but it cudnt half shift. id think id rather be seen in my car though lol. if it werent a t5 must of been tuned but dont think anyone wud bother tuning a volvo
Why not.. volvos are ace cars... people will tune anything if it can be made to go faster.. I mean I had a metro that ran just under 14 sec quarter and only cost me 2000 to do.. it went like it was on rails around the track. but wouldnt have liked to have crashed it.
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Why not.. volvos are ace cars... people will tune anything if it can be made to go faster.. I mean I had a metro that ran just under 14 sec quarter and only cost me 2000 to do.. it went like it was on rails around the track. but wouldnt have liked to have crashed it.
i suppose but you dont see many young lads in a volvo well an old one these days. i bet they didnt have insurance. my cousin has a metro. he put a mg engine in it. think a zt or somethin. an it kept up with my other cousins p1 until 110mph. fast for a little thing
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Look on the bright side, my car wont do 130mph . I would have looked even more silly
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Look on the bright side, my car wont do 130mph . I would have looked even more silly
how come your car wont do 130. isnt that an impreza in your pic
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Its a RA top speed 115mph But very quick getting there
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 08:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Its a RA top speed 115mph But very quick getting there
why dont you get it de restricted
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 10:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Was it an old V6 3.0 plus engines? They were flying machines.... 'Aint no replacement for displacement'!

IE size of engine matters to top speed...

Gearing and wheel sizes also matter
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why dont you get it de restricted
What for an extra 5mph. I dont have the gearing for any faster. I like the accceleration
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What for an extra 5mph. I dont have the gearing for any faster. I like the accceleration
really. how u know that only get 5mph more. me dads is high revvin box. but i dont know how fast it can go. been de restricted an it a 96wrx jap import
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