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Old 07-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Well I went from an 89 Bonneville LE to a 1996 Chevy Silverado, to this beauty. And as foreign as it is, I do share a little commonality with y'all. My transmission. The car has a Modified GM Hydramatic 4T65-E (with auto/manual mode) the reasoning behind this was it was the only transmission on earth that was small enough to allow the Straight 6 to be transverse mounted, and still be strong enough to put up with the engine, its a 2.8L Twin turbocharged engine with stock HP @268, and 280 Ft Lb torque.
Although if a person treats it wrong, many consider the trans. the weakest link in the car without modification, and unfortunately for US volvo guys the trans is modified just enough so we cant use the HD parts that Intense has made for the 4T65-E :( But I thought I'd share my update, and say cheers! Heres some pics, I know the Wheels are dirty, been a while since I have washed it, been to rainy to bother.
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Volvo makes a damn fine car, I've owned 2 of them.
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Car looks very very clean!
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Nice, but I want to see some interior pictures.

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Sorry bout the quality of the pics all I had was my phone. But here it is. And yes that'* a vent on the B pillar



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268HP stock out of a 2.8, amazing. What kind of boost do the twin turbo'* push. Can the US 4T65E be retrofitted into the car?
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MMMMM.... Bewstage!

Does it have the kid smacking head rests in the back too? Those are awesome!
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The specs for the stock turbos is a Measly 5 psi boost, the turbos are tiny, they are parallel so each one services 3 cylinders. And I just got home from a trip, from Missoula, MT to Billings, about 350 Miles, and 2 mountain passes, and I normally go fast, but I set the cruise at 65 the whole way and managed 34.5 MPG, only took half a tank to get home (21 gallon tank) I was excited, and yes it does have the kid smacker headrests.
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Great ride, if I was looking a larger car this would be pretty much it, probably the awd * 60 R.

Turbos are fun! Shame it'* stuck to that silly transmission..

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268HP stock out of a 2.8, amazing. What kind of boost do the twin turbo'* push. Can the US 4T65E be retrofitted into the car?
Oh c'mon cars come with Turbo 4'* with more than this
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it'* a '99. Give the ole Swedish girl a break.
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