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#1 minibugga

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:01 AM

Hi.
As you all probably know, z-cars has a new kit using a volvo engine. Its a 2 liter turbo engine, developing 250 hp when chipped. The price of the engine is cheaper than the v-tec and produces about the same power.
What other advantages can you see? Has anyone tried it?

All comments will be welcome.

Many thanks, Gonzo

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#2 mgecko1

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:32 PM

One advantage for the Vtec might be that there are loads of after market parts, I'm not sure what the after market looks like for the Volvo. I don't remember seeing that many volvo tuners here in the states, don't know about the other side of the pond.
Cheers,
Jeff

Hi.
As you all probably know, z-cars has a new kit using a volvo engine. Its a 2 liter turbo engine, developing 250 hp when chipped. The price of the engine is cheaper than the v-tec and produces about the same power.
What other advantages can you see? Has anyone tried it?

All comments will be welcome.

Many thanks, Gonzo


Edited by mgecko1, 17 December 2008 - 11:40 PM.


#3 buddylove

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:43 AM

Honda motors are also pretty easy to come by in the states.

#4 Renessy

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:41 AM

Already read about it a while ago..... http://www.16vminicl...highlight=volvo

#5 xtr2turbo

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

Already read about it a while ago..... http://www.16vminicl...highlight=volvo


Isn't this the same as the focus st and so plenty of tuning options

#6 z cars chris

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:37 PM

its basically a four cylinder version of the focus st engine
in sweden there are loads of tuners doing good things with them
to me it makes sense to choose a good motor that isnt being used by every tom dick and harry driving the cost of the donor motor up thats what happened with the type R engines we were using them in 2001/2 when they first came out then everybody jumped on the bandwagon
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#7 libraio

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:59 PM

Ehhhhm, is anybody building one allready? I for one would like to see more pictures :D

#8 Neil_S

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:30 AM

Ehhhhm, is anybody building one allready? I for one would like to see more pictures :-


I'm building one, what pictures would you like?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

Any pics and comments will be welcome as some of us are thinking to build one soon.

Many thanks, Gonzo

#10 jameswildcooper

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

the focus engine are 5 cylinder there out the T5 volvo. these z cars are using are the T4 engine

#11 sally the mini

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

can i have some pictures to please

#12 Neil_S

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:21 PM

Hi
I'll post some pictures on the week end, working away at the moment.

Only received the kit a couple of days before xmas and have'nt fitted the engine/frame yet but first impressions are very good, it's the same frame as the Honda but with different suspension arms.

There seems to be plenty of tuning options just depends on your budget, I plan to stick with the standard engine with a charge cooler at the moment, the S40 T4 is 200bhp so hopfully with Z cars exhaust and a good air filter I may get a little more and then upgrade the ecu and turbo once I've had it on the road.

I did ask about the T5 engine but apparently its too big to fit in a mini.

Neil

Edited by Neil_S, 28 January 2009 - 10:22 PM.


#13 Neil_S

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:18 PM

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#14 proyectoN

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

Any news or pictures of these proyects? Anyone else with a volvo kit?

Would like to know some more coments of it.

Thanks

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:07 PM

Just a few more cuestions:

I've asked Neil how was the proyect going and it's still not on the road, so no opinion about the handling and driving of the car. Anyone?

In his opinion the electric are a pain; does anyone know if z-cars has developed an specific loom for these engine┬┐?

Is the S40 the only volvo with these engine? What other engines would you suggest? The t5 has some more power but Neil was told it wouldn't fit...
Any suggestions?

Is the tubular structure of the kit MSA approved?


Thank you!

Edited by proyectoN, 15 January 2010 - 01:54 PM.





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