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Whats better than a Phase One S40 T4?

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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 06:03   #11

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Originally Posted by eternal optimist View Post
Fair enough, but the 9-5s probably the cheapest route to 295 bhp and 440Nm....
There would be a reason for that!!!
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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 00:28   #12
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Wow the cars fly too. I hear that the handling/steering feels remote on saabs?
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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 22:33   #13
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Why not just get a 940 turbo?
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I second the suggestion of the S60R but I do hear they can be expensive to maintain (despite this I plan to get one anyway lol)
I would also recommend an S60 T5. 250 bhp as standard (or 260 for the 04+ facelift version) and a stage 1 map will take you to 300 bhp. Fuel consumption isn't bad on the T5 for what it is in my opinion, but they are so much fun to drive it's not really a consideration for me anyway.
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 20:16   #15
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whatever you get, NEVER buy a P2R. theyre absolute money pits.

Liners crack under stock power - expensive job resulting in repairing the block or replacing with the 2.4 T5 engine.
steering racks burst
PS pumps shear pulleys
angle gear splines strip creating a 300bhp FWD - can be up to 1500 to fix in just parts if it kills the angle gear too
4C shocks are only good for the first 30k of use, after that they crash all over the road on the smallest of bumps/holes

If i was you id put a 16t turbo off any T5 onto your T4 - direct bolt on swap for the 14T its running and remap it. youll be closer to 300bhp than 200bhp after that and you get to keep the cracking handling the T4s have

and if you wanna push its driveability, put a Gripper LSD in the box.


Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall
Torque is how far you take the wall with you

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