Getting the right mods for your planned usage of the car is vital. If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile. To read more on this and how to opt out All information held by us is kept secure and confidential and will not be divulged to others. VerdictVolvo appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. We would recommend limiting power to 250bhp for the best compromise as traction becomes a major issue when you exceed this.
They are also quite heavy cars with all of their crash protection and insulation to cope with the cold Scandinavian climes. Fast road cams offer one of the biggest performance gains as far as a bolt on part goes. An fuel boost valve and piston type diverter valve also works well on the petrol engined models. Our content is protected by CopyScape. .
And for the first time, there is a fairly thrilling exhaust note. Carbon fibre panels seem to be the way to go - if you can source some. Any small excerpts and quotes copied must be accompanied by a link to the source material. The nice steady boost to rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them easier to map. The same official information place S80 8% below average, and 9-5 4% above the first one. A good high performance sports exhaust is an essential to balance your engines need for free flowing air, just adding an induction kit on it's own will do little to increase your power.
See our article on for details of the issue around large bore exhausts and how to choose the right size for your engine. Use of this site: Please treat the information on this site as purely speculative. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as S80 rank it on average as 3. All car owners of all ages and from all countries are welcome. Getting a professionally flowed head with larger valves can fully release the engines power. We detect all unauthorised copyright material taken from our site the moment it is picked up by the search engines using pattern matching tools. With a turbo the boost curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it hard to map.
The following modifications are usually performed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you begin. All models return around 30mpg with the 2. We accept no responsibility for damage caused due to following a recommendation made on this site or in the forum. You can leave a response below or to discuss this article and car modification in detail with our members. Big valve kits — larger intake valves. Look to aftermarket parts suppliers for uprated injectors and fuel pumps and in some cases you'll find that your manufacturer offers uprated options as fitted to performance models. Saab says the V-6 hooked up to a standard six-speed manual will go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.
In my opinion, everything taken into account, 9-5 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. Superchargers are generally easier to add than turbos. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be 9-5, averaging around 8. Let's move on to the engine intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. The cone filters or 'Induction kits' are only recommended if you have significantly increased the cars need for air, particularly on turbo engines and larger engines providing they are fitted with a suitable cold air feed or air box , for the smaller 9000 engines you should go with a sports panel air filter made from a high flowing medium.
In a first drive over the Swedish countryside, we were generally impressed with its performance and what felt like a reduction in Saab's well-known torque steer on this front-drive car, despite the increased horsepower. Cars are heavy due to the strength and impact protection it offers so a bit of weight reduction will shave precious seconds from your 0-60 sprint times. Something suitable for one model of car may be completely unsuitable for another - so we can only give generic theory. Stage 3 competition mods just don't work well on the road. This entry was filed under. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active.
That's 28% difference compared to S80! Save racing for the track and keep the roads safe. Some drivers like the traditional Saab shove in the back when sudden acceleration is needed, while others aren't fans of the on-and-off turbo dance, but this new model the body remains unchanged has a more gradual power flow. The larger-engined car is due in the U. Still, each one has something different to offer. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out.