Hey guys. I’m currently about to purchase a 850 Awd in regent red (I think that’s the colour). I’m just wondering what I should look out for if there is anything. I have a 94 T5 so I’m pretty confident, just entirely unsure about the awd system. Also what kind of power figures can I expect to push through this awd system, and what’s the torque split? I’m guessing it’s front bias? Again I have no experience with the awd, only the fwd so any help is appreciated. If anyone could point me in the right direction for aftermarket parts for the awd that would be sweet.
I’m planning on around 400awhp and daily driven. Yes I know this will be a fairly substantial build but I have nothing but time. Thanks for any help👍🏾
Hey guys, Rob here.
I figured it was time to go ahead and make a thread since this car has been around the community and finally down here in FL for the last 8 years.
At one point this used to be my daily, now ive moved on to a 2018 S60 and it has become more of a project/fun/love/hate car.
It's had a lot of work and a lot done to it so I guess a little back tracking is warranted.
Originally a 1998 s70 2.3 T5 Automatic.
Around 2010 I added a OBX Exhaust system, 18t, WideBand, ARD blue custom Tune, various other little things.
Around 2013? it went from a 18t to a K24, Manual swap, and RN swap. The RN recieved a rebuilt top/bottom using new parts and seals before install as well as the tranny. (Lol Tranny)
Eariler this year (Feb 2018), I managed to kill the engine coming home from a large volvo meet in Orlando (over 120 volvos so I guess thats large)
(enter the new daily thanks to winter park volvo (chris is my new bestie))
Ordered up an 02 2.4LPT engine since there were no 2.3's in stock anywhere, and it sat in my garage with the s70 for close to 8 months... (Hey at least the detail I got before the meet in Feb lasted 8 months riiiiiggghhhttt?)
After finally getting tired and life back on track from a number of bad events, I sent the car and engine off to Maitland Importers (enter Alan <3 )
A week and $2k later, I got 1 s70 back with almost nothing for me to worry about, new control arms, endlinks, engine professionally installed, etc. etc.
And this catches us up to now. October 2018 :D
Current plans / set up for the car.
(bold installed) (not bold not installed)
2002 2.4 LPT
OBX 3" downpipe / cat back exhaust
2.5" Intercooler piping with front mount
Snapp intake pipe
3" MAF (Currently looking, likely hit a JY for this part)
800cc Injectors (waiting on the mailman)
W200 Fuel Pump (waiting to see what Aaron wants to do for base map)
Water Meth System (Would love some input on what to go with)
Koni Yellow Struts
Blisten HD rear shocks
Upper UMP Strut Brace
IPD brace that goes under the car (yeah I totally forgot its name)
320mm front brakes (have brand new brakes, pads, lines, brackets, just need rotors and wheels)
New wheels because those wont fit with what I have </3 sad no more comets or porps
New Headliner (wonder what pattern ill go with this time around)
New sunroof assembly (have it just need to swap old one)
New boost gauge (cant see my prosport during the day... weird af)
Finished the COP install last night. Pretty quick install.
I'll keep posting as things happen.