Monday, August 27, 2012 - Jonathan J
My name is Jonathan and I live in a small fishing village called Hamburgsund, known for its beautiful archipelago, just about 80 miles north of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. I've owned this car for about 7 years now, the Volvo-community in Sweden and maybe particular in my region is extensive. Not driving a Volvo makes you an outsider! Most of the modifications have been done in the past 2-3 years. My primary goal with it is to have fun while driving it!
I think that the main problem with most Volvos is that they lack feeling and communication of what happens with the wheels. Therefore I have made almost everything possible to make the car communicate with the driver. For example every rubber bushing in the suspension is replaced with either delrin or uniballs, even the engine is mounted solid to the subframe! Some think this is crazy, but I love the feeling while driving the car, at the limit when the wheels loses traction I feel exactly what is happening. The IPD track spec. anti sway bar kit really makes wonders to the balance of the car.
The engine is almost as it left the Volvo factory. The most major modification are the GLT cams. I want the chassis and brakes to work the way I want before I start with a serious engine build. Many with an engine build, but an engine with almost 300 bhp is well enough in public roads.
The next big project with the car is to make the Porsche GT2 front brake calipers fit the car, I’ve decided not to make it the usual way with adaptor brackets, instead I’ll go for custom aluminium uprights (spindles). This makes is possible for me to correct other shortcomings in the front suspension such as roll center and bump steering effects induced by lowering the car.
M56H gearbox with Quaife ATB LSD
Solid 850 flywheel
Sachs "707" pressure plate.
Aluminum engine mounts
Delrin upper engine mount
50 mm. aluminum intercooler
HKS SSQV blow off valve
Volvo 960 throttle
Setrab 19-rows oil cooler
Mocal in-line oil thermostat
Bosch "040" fuel pump
IPD "Heavy duty" TCV
Homemade short shift plate
Delrin shifter bushings
Relocated battery to the trunk
Modified air filter box
Subframe and aluminium control arms from early 850
Delrin subframe bushings
Delrin control arm bushings
QBM sway bar end links
IPD 25 mm front sway bar
IPD 25 mm rear sway bar
Solid delta link bushings
Porsche GT2 6-piston calipers
Performance Friction 350x34 mm discs
Brembo 4-piston caliper from S60R/V70R
Volvo 330x28 mm. discs from S60R/V70R drilled to same pattern as the PFC front discs
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - MOHAMED N ABDELAAL
hi i have been going crazy trying to figure out how to mount the Porsche 6 piston calipers to my T-5R. Can you help me out on this one? and whats the smallest wheel i can use on this set up?
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - JOON JUNG
Awsome. Do you mind if you show me your oil cooler hose connection attached the engine? Thanks.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - JONATHAN JOHANSSON
Here's more pictures of the oil cooler install: http://www.garaget.org/mypage/blog.php?user=TurboJonte81&post=101353
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - JONATHAN M. REEVES
Have you ever thought about switching to the studs instead of wheel bolts?
Monday, March 2, 2015 - CHARDON JULIEN
Hello, i want to do the same oil cooler installation but on a s60r. do you remember which hole the oil goes out of the oil pan? the hose that goes up the mocal thermostat or down? thank you