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Old 01-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
Dug strickler
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Between Harrisburg, Hershey & Lancaster PA
Default Project 800hp Volvette!

My name is Dug Strickler, I am the owner of the Twin Turbo V8 LS1 powered Volvo Wagon nicknamed ‘the Volvette.’ The car was given to me in stock form when my Dad passed away nearly 10 years ago. He was a major Volvo enthusiest so it didn't take long before I got the brick bug and started building it. Since then this car has transformed into the Volvette. It has become known worldwide in a little over a year since its completion.

In the 2008 season alone, the car has been in over 30 car shows. These include the famous Carlisle Fairgrounds in which the car was specially invited as a featured attraction in 2007 & 2008. The Volvette has also made appearances in numerous motorcycle stunt shows, charity events and multiple dragways throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Future plans include attending the Gumball Challenge someday and possibly the SEMA show in Las Vegas. I currently have a full turbo sponsor called Blouch Turbo, a full paint sponsor,Wise Guy Customs and tuning sponsor called Carolina Auto Masters. Other flow sponsors include Kaplhenke Racing, Lunati, Alky Control and Legacy Inovations.

▪ The Volvette (as seen in The Anti Team's '08 DVD) has been touring the east coast and has made appearances to over a 30 shows this year alone and one the title of "Best Engine Set-up".
▪ It has already been published in "Rolling" and "0-60" Magazine since the car was completed last year.
▪ It will be also featured its third magazine called "S3" Magazine and will also appear in a book on LS1 swaps.
▪ Each Volvette YouTube video has seen tens of thousands of hits from all over the world each time a new video is posted, the exposure has been phenomenal.
▪ This resulted in footage of the Volvette being rated as the #9 most watched video in the automotive section of YouTube for the month of April 2008, as well as featured articles on many top-name car websites.

Please check out the Volvette by visiting my website at www.TheAntiTeam.com. You will find many pictures, write-ups and videos there. In addition, a quick google search of “Volvette” will yield thousands of results.

Here is the rundown on parts.
1989 745 Turbo Volvo Wagon with...

1999 GM 5.7L V8 LS1 Motor
6-Speed T56 Tranny
Twin Garret T4 Turbos
Carolina Auto Masters ECU Tune
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Walbro Fuel Pump
42lb Injectors
Twin Tial 38mm Wastegates
Greddy BOV
Textralia Clutch
Griffin Radiator
Fully Custom Handbuilt Stainless Headers, Intercooler & Exhaust System
Oil Cooler For Turbos
BBS LM Wheels, 18x10.5 Rear, 18x8 Fronts
Autometer Ultra Lite Boost, Oil Pres Water & Temp Guages
Apexi EBC
Kaplhenke Racing Subframe
Bilstein Shocks
IPD Lowering Springs & Swaybars

The car put down 544 rwhp & 567 rwtq on its stock long block in 08'! The car also gets 28mpg on the highway. It's been proven to be reliable because time and time again as I have driven this car all over the East Coast this year alone and plan on driving it to the West Coast in the near future.

With this upcoming build the Volvette could very easily be the first Volvo Wagon to hit 200mph!
This car is unlike any other car ever built and will continue to break records as a daily driven, street trim and full interior, Super Wagon show car.

For 2009... I’m planning to make it bigger, better, faster and badder than ever by adding a cage, full paint Job, motor build, new turbos and meth injection. The goal is to rock a 800rwhp street car on pump gas(with the help of meth spray only under high boost).

Please sit back and watch this car transform in the next few months from awesome to totally bada$$. I will try to update the thread every week or two untill completion.

Dug Strickler

01/12/09: Motor is out and cage is half done.
LS1 TT Volvette www.TheAntiTeam.com CLICK HERE 4 VIDEOS!

89' 745 w/ 544rwhp! Twin Turbo LS1 motor, Garret T040E's, 6-Speed trans, All Stainless Plumbing, Tial 38mm Wastegates, Custom Intercooler, Griffin Rad, All Fuel Upgrades, Bilstien/IPD Suspension, Swede Body Kit, 18x10/8 BBS LM Wheels.MYSPACE/VOLVETTE
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