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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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5/10/2011 new dyno run. 523RWHP Whoop!
Here it is as promised! A condensed version of the original thread with more pictures, video, and a complete spec list.
For those of you that don't know I have worked with RSI over the last few years building what has grown from a mild stab to make the 300+ club to what is now the most amazing car I've ever owned. It started out as a daily driver, and now it's art in motion... Fast, blurry, tire smoke of doom, motion.
This wagon is the culmination of effort of so many talented and loving people I feel blessed to have it.

It made 450whp on a mu jnstang dyno with a completely stock intake manifold and TB. I'm shooting for 500whp after the new intake mani and a larger cam. Wishculmination
I want to get right into the meat of the good stuff in this first post, but I will put the whole story in the third post .

Header - Designed, built by, and welded at RSI World headquarters
GT3076R "twin scroll" turbo
Twin Tial MVS 38mm v-band wastegates
Tial "Q" BOV
Full 3" mandrel exhaust
Push to connect fittings for all vacuum lines
Nathan's Intake Manifold!
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Getrag 265
Hydraulic clutch
RSI 13lb flywheel w/60-2 VR pickup
Custom 4puck clutch w/high pressure plate
1031 rear, welded w/3.31 gearing
Team Dynamics 17x8 Wheels
R888 255/40-17 tires.
Extended studs
Chassis/Suspension/brakes:
Beautiful Engine bay and motor paint by Pat(Group A) at RSI
Seam welding by Pat(Group A) at RSI

RSI Short Strut Coilovers
Bilstein custom valved short strut inserts
RSI Engine mounts - I love them
IPD Adjustable panhard rod
IPD Adjustable torque rods
IPD 25mm sways
Complete poly suspension mounts

IPD Stainless brake lines
Fuel:
Walbro 255hp intank
Bosch 044 inline
Stainless -10 supply lines -8 return
Aeromotive -10 FPR
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
Electronics:
MSnS v3.57
-Launch control/Flat shift
-Electronic boost control
-E-fan
-Fuel pump relay controlM
-Wasted Spark
60-2 w/stock VR
IPD plug wires
Mitsubishi coilpacks

I'm sure I'm still forgetting a few things.
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This is from the chump race last year but it is a good picture of the family.

Every picture needs narration, but this would be the never ending thread if I did. So, I leave it to you. lol.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
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What sucks is that none of these pictures really convey the abundance of overnighters, bloody knuckles, hand wringing, face palming, engineering, community, beer, love, and soooooo much more that it took to make this car a reality. There are many of you that have seen this project transform in person. Speak up. You deserve to be known!
It goes without saying that the RSI crew is the driving force behind this project. I can't say enough wonderful things about them and their company. Jonathan, Mitch, Eric, Ryan, and Pat all have some serious time and love in this car. I love you all. Thank you for all you've done.















































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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:06 AM   #4
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Here is a little background for anyone seeing this for the first time. 
She has survived a family of 5, two teenage drivers, 2 dogs, several cross country trips, and being hammered to and from Snoqualmie Pass for 2 years. In the beginning I dubbed her "Project Volvo", but on here that goes without saying. I planed on running vanity plates reading 11swagn because my target et was 11.9. Years later I am on a completely different playing field.
It was purchased new in 1985 by family friends, and it was gifted to me in April of 2003.(I got the year wrong in my IPD interview. DOH!)



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And hood is now 5lbs lighter (who needs cf?!?):





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Old 11-16-2010, 01:10 AM   #5
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badass. good luck with the goal, shouldn't be that hard to hit
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:12 AM   #6
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this thing is ridiculously clean and matched.

the whole exhaust/turbo setup is crazy clean, awesome tig welds
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:18 AM   #7
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Beautiful!! Super clean. I'm sure it will make great power.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:18 AM   #8
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #9
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Bergen, this is your baby!

Hopefully I'll get to see it do one pass at the strip someday
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:34 AM   #10
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Love it. Beautiful in person and in pictures. Glad to see the condensed down thread. Didn't realize how much thought and prep went into other parts of the car. What paint was used for the calipers and sway bar?
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:40 AM   #11
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I've seen this car rolling around Seattle a couple times. Nice work doesn't quite do it justice.

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #12
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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/IMG_2574.jpg <-- I can't believe they made you park next to that heap of **** black wagon at Garage Sale

You didn't post my favorite pic of your car so I'll do it for you:

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Old 11-16-2010, 02:20 AM   #13
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I can't wait to see this beast back in action, bigger than ever!
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:52 AM   #14
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:21 AM   #15
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Entirely inspirational Love the build, parts of my dreams are in this build.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #16
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Hehe, I use the same worktig as your friend with the exceeding amount of hair.

good stuff in here
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:05 AM   #17
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This car is the ****.net !!!

Awesome ! Even the colors match perfectly and i do rly love what you did to the hood ;) upside down hehe


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I just made a name up for this.. i will assign the copyright to you for a sixpack :D

BMW calls bumps in the hood "Powerdome" You should give this the name: "Powerdale" ;)

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:56 AM   #18
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I just found my new favorite ride. Jesus is this a great build. So clean! Great work.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:05 AM   #19
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copper on white looks great, excellent attn to detail
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #20
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would be sweet if you could find some nice dark brown interior :P

car is crazy clean, if i won the lotto ya'll would be building my ish
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:51 PM   #22
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badass. good luck with the goal, shouldn't be that hard to hit
Thank you again for your help. I hope to see you out this way one of these days!

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You didn't post my favorite pic of your car so I'll do it for you:
HAHAHAHA It was MY honor to park next to that tight black wagon at Garage Sale. I can't wait to do it again next year!
That is one of my favorite pics also! Thank you for posting that!


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That's Eric. He is one of RSI's founders, and a legend in the Volvo community. He never asks for recognition for all the amazing ish he does/has done, but he has defined redblock performance since before most of Turbobrickers had licences

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Love it. Beautiful in person and in pictures. Glad to see the condensed down thread. Didn't realize how much thought and prep went into other parts of the car. What paint was used for the calipers and sway bar?
That the calipers and sways were done by Pat(Group A). He is meticulous in his work.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:45 PM   #23
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That is a huge amount of work and a brilliant end result. It shows me how much potential there is in these machines if the time and effort is put in. Great job!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #24
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WOW! Beautiful! You have my vote!

Now all you need to do is ask Santa for a set of nice mechanic's fender pads and you're set!
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That's Eric. He is one of RSI's founders, and a legend in the Volvo community. He never asks for recognition for all the amazing ish he does/has done, but he has defined redblock performance since before most of Turbobrickers had licences
Also known as Turbobrick211 'round here

Your wagon has my vote for next TBricks feature car
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