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Will this fmic kit work for a s80

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Old 08-06-2009, 01:09 AM
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Default Will this fmic kit work for a s80

Found this on egay and wanted to know if this may work with some custom modification ofcourse.

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Not to sound like a smart-azz, but with enough fabrication you can make anything work. Don't get me wrong, I am as frustrated as a person can be with the lack of "aftermarket" support for the S80. I guess most people who own these cars are happy just driving them.
 
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Yea thats the same it seems maybe ill buy this kit and do some custom fabrication..
 
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1. Volvo's are a niche market for aftermarket parts. What we do have available is nice, but there could always be more. However it wont ever flourish like Honda, Toyota, Soobie, Etc..

2. Any FMIC kit will be custom. Why? Because no one makes an exact kit for any Volvo.

3. So yes that FMIC kit will work if you make it work.

4. The s80 isn't a performance vehicle even T6 isn't a performance vehicle. it's a luxury vehicle.
 
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yea but it pulls harder then any hona na I had even when making 220 whp in a 2k pund car.. Except for my 600 whp civic lol..
 
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Might pull harder but it is still a heavy luxury car nonetheless.
 
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Originally Posted by ITS ME DAVID View Post
Found this on egay and wanted to know if this may work with some custom modification ofcourse.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Inter...Q5fAccessories
2.5" piping will make for a very difficult installation. There just isn't enough room between the engine and the radiator to comfortably fit it. So use 2" or 2.25" instead

In an attempt to learn which offers more bang for the buck, I installed a aquamist and a front mount in my S80 earlier this summer, so it can be done...
With the fromt mount and metal piping, boost was almost immediate.

My only advice is that you prepare yourself for a blown the transmission.

Here are links to the write-ups that I did:

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index...r-fmic-thread/

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=122799

And here is the link describing the aftermath:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123479

Good luck.
 
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Might pull harder but it is still a heavy luxury car nonetheless.
So are Cadillacs and MBs...

S80 is not much heavier than a R.
Add AWD to the R and they almost weigh the same.

The issue isn't the weight. Torque moves weight, and the S80 has plenty of torque.
Problem is more that the small turbos can't provide additional top-end HP without the computer pulling timing because of the super heated charge.

Your FMIC will help offset that alot, (especially if you've already chipped it), but then you'll discover the next hurdle to reliable performance.
 

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true..
 
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Originally Posted by S8ET6 View Post
2.5" piping will make for a very difficult installation. There just isn't enough room between the engine and the radiator to comfortably fit it. So use 2" or 2.25" instead

In an attempt to learn which offers more bang for the buck, I installed a aquamist and a front mount in my S80 earlier this summer, so it can be done...
With the fromt mount and metal piping, boost was almost immediate.

My only advice is that you prepare yourself for a blown the transmission.

Here are links to the write-ups that I did:

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index...r-fmic-thread/

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=122799

And here is the link describing the aftermath:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=123479

Good luck.
Nice clean install!
 
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Nice clean install!
Thanks tech.
 
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Your welcome!
 
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