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Old 06-12-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hello all, I'm looking for a little bit of guidance. I own a 1996 Volvo 850 Turbo, with very few modifications soon to change since i've decided to keep the car (originally intended on selling). However the trannys are weak in this car, I've already lost one. I was looking for a tranny shop that I could talk to get some guidance on strengthening an AW50-42 automatic transmission. I'm not looking for anything insanely powerful but able to withstand substantial modification I'm not talking like 500-600hp but something that can handle a potential 300-400hp without breaking my wallet. Manual swap was an option, but I'm looking for something cost efficient.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:54 PM   #2
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A manual actually might be more cost effecient. Why exactly does it fail? If it goes from excessive heat, like a svx slushbox or something, then a (bigger) cooler would help immensely. If it's an internal weakness, then levelten ( http://www.levelten.com/store/import/packages/volvo.htm ) could help you out. However, they are pricey and I have heard that their customer service is less than stellar. Also, it will be hard to find an optimal torque converter to match the engine, it's not like the v8 world. A 400hp brick should be fun indeed! What turbo are you planning on going with?
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