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Old 12-02-2004, 10:38 PM
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volvo head

would a volvo head absolutly kill the bottem end on a non turbo 2.3?
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With proper tuning, why would/should it?

There are plenty of DOHC engines in trucks now....Toyotas, Nissans, GMs, at least one Ford truck....they seem to be doing well.
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i have just always heard that the dohc moters suck on the bottem end.
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Speaking from my experience, yes DOHC aren't very good on bottom end, must play w/rpms or change rear gearing. I put a Toyota 2000 DOHC in my 81' toyota 4x4, great top end, sounded very impressive through the carbs, but bottom end suffered
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I didnt know that there was a Volvo head that fit the 2.3? Whats it from? (year/make)

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i couldn't name it off the top of my head, but i think that its off a vovlo 2.3 out of like a 740 or something, and it does take a little work.

http://www.msvorinich.itgo.com/
this site has some on volvo heads
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I don't have a DOHC engine but my younger brother has a '92 lexus es300 with a 3000 DOHC ,fuel injected of course, and that thing sucks on the low end power. it's too bad he has an auto too cause he likes to race around sometimes and he can't do much with the little 5speed honda's if they're fixed up a bit and drop the clutch on him. but he has pretty impressive power after around 4000rpm if I remember right.. it's like someone kicks the engine in it's ***** and it just GOES. *shrugs* don't know if that helps anyone in anyway. lol. oh well!
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Thumbs up Volvo Head??? Did for build the LIMA for Volvo???

I'd really like to see pictures, modifcation done, maybe some timeslips and DYNO results. This could make for one fine 2.3 TURBO marriage!!!
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I'd really like to see pictures, modifcation done, maybe some timeslips and DYNO results. This could make for one fine 2.3 TURBO marriage!!!
http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech...es/item045.php

covers mods at least
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