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#181617 - 28th Oct 2007 9:47pm New guy
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Hi, all; new member here. Not a cruiser, but a little quiz for you. What's my car?

2.3 litre turbo
280 BHP
0-60, 6.5 sec.
Top speed (by satellite) 157 MPH (then I ran out of nerve)

Oh, & I'm 70 years old & still drive the Nürburgring in it!

Cheers, Chris.
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#181619 - 28th Oct 2007 9:50pm Re: New guy [Re: chriskay]
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Can i just guess the colour lol

Ive no idea but there a few who may know.
And a few that will be jealous your have done Nürburgring smile
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#181623 - 28th Oct 2007 10:01pm Re: New guy [Re: Mark]
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2.3 Turbo at 70... I have an idea is it an older gentlemans type of car?

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#181632 - 28th Oct 2007 10:18pm Re: New guy [Re: MattLFC]
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Is it a Volvo 850 T5-R? Didnt the plod use them?

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Me grandad drove Volvo's most of his life, their not as bad as peeps make out, the fast ones are very fast!

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#181633 - 28th Oct 2007 10:19pm Re: New guy [Re: MattLFC]
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a Fiat 126?


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#181640 - 28th Oct 2007 10:35pm Re: New guy [Re: Garygadge]
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was gonna say a fiesta st with the 2.3 litre thrown in from the mondeo (i think) - or as matty said, the volvo t5

i so want a fiesta st - pnather black with no stripes (can get better and cheaper custom ones made)

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#181645 - 28th Oct 2007 11:01pm Re: New guy [Re: Davey_Martin]
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I'm goin with the T5 aswell.
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#181710 - 29th Oct 2007 8:55am Re: New guy [Re: BMW Joe]
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Oh joy, a guessing game sleep

Prolly a T5 or Saab with a bit of added boost up its arse to get it to 280bhp

Scrabble raftl
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#181725 - 29th Oct 2007 1:14pm Re: New guy [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: RoofRack_Duckers
is it a souped up mobility scooter yipee


Turbo just kicked in - Yoooooo!!

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#181739 - 29th Oct 2007 4:28pm Re: New guy [Re: StuyMac]
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lol

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#181743 - 29th Oct 2007 4:46pm Re: New guy [Re: vw_kyle]
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LOL, well, that wasn't too difficult; most of you got it.
Yes, a 1996 Volvo 850T5 Estate & yes, the plod loved them.
Had a Rica re-map to raise the output from the standard 225 BHP & Koni FSD shockers. This engine is good for about 340 BHP; after that, it starts bending rods, but with forged rods, in excess of 400 BHP is possible.
My best Nordschleif time is 9.28

Cheers, Chris.
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#181744 - 29th Oct 2007 4:48pm Re: New guy [Re: chriskay]
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nice motor

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#181761 - 29th Oct 2007 6:20pm Re: New guy [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
LOL, well, that wasn't too difficult; most of you got it.
Yes, a 1996 Volvo 850T5 Estate & yes, the plod loved them.
Had a Rica re-map to raise the output from the standard 225 BHP & Koni FSD shockers. This engine is good for about 340 BHP; after that, it starts bending rods, but with forged rods, in excess of 400 BHP is possible.
My best Nordschleif time is 9.28

Cheers, Chris.

having given a T5 a fair thrashing on more than one occasion...i found the torque steer horrendous...whats it like with uprated power?...do the springs compensate at all?
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#181770 - 29th Oct 2007 7:37pm Re: New guy [Re: Beemertastic]
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The most significant reduction in torque steer is the addition of a strut brace (a standard Volvo accessory, so they knew the problem). The Koni FSD shocks improved it further & it's insignificant now, or maybe I'm just used to getting the power down!
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#181771 - 29th Oct 2007 7:48pm Re: New guy [Re: chriskay]
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i have to say the t5's id driven (indeed thrashed) were the later models...(2005 onwards) so its obviously a problem that volvo is aware of but put in the "too hard to sort out " tray.
Any car with an excess of 200 bhp going through the front wheels is gonna a bit of a handful imho!
Nice motorway crusiers though..and at the higher end very very quick!
are we going to see at the members meet?....1st of nov...?
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