1989 Volvo 245 Dl

Post By: Jacob Spyker

Date: 05/01/2023

The Story

At the beginning of COVID I bought my first car, a beat up old volvo drift car on our way home after driving it for 5 hours we broke it still 2hours away from my house. After letting it sit for a couple weeks I decided I was going to buy a rolling shell to put the turbo engine and 5 speed in, a lot of confusion and late nights we finally got it finished and I also decided to put my first set of coilovers onto it. After driving it for a few months I decided to take it on another road trip and unfortunately blew up the transmission 500Km away from home, when I got it home I started looking at stronger transmissions for the car and while I was looking for a new transmission I somehow ended up with a way cleaner shell and a more rare 16V volvo head. After a bit of help from some friends I have a fully built 16V volvo B230ft with a holset HX35 out of a Cummins on it. I hoping to run 30psi of boost and make 600whp, but I still have a lot of work ahead of me. Hope you enjoy

Current Setup

  • Wheels: 15x7 +0 Rikens mesh wheels
  • Tires: Yokohama Advan neova in a 205/50/15
  • Suspension: Bc racing br
  • Exterior: Roof racks with ski box, bike racks or roof box
  • Performance: Fully built engine with arp head studs yoshifab forged connecting rods, pistons, and performance camshafts, stiffer valve springs , kl racing turbo manifold and holset HX35 turbo. World-class T5 trans, 3\" aluminum driveshaft

Planned Upgrades

  • Performance: Ford 8.8 swap and Brembo brakes