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11-27-06, 06:33 PM
Hi,my name is mike from nashville but i like in bowling green as i go to WKU. I currently drive a 2004 Volvo S40 but for now i am driving my dad's 2002 STS. i love this car and love the northstar V8. we currently have 3 caddys. a 2005 escalade, 2005 XLR, and the STS. Currently my Volvo has as many upgrades as possible without spending upwards of 5g at a time, and it makes almost 300whp. The car is too low fr me to drive around campus so i drive the sts. My question is where can i find basic modifications for this car such as intake and ecu chip? i do not have pictures of the caddy but i have some of my volvo.



11-27-06, 06:47 PM
:welcome: to the forums! :wave:

And that is the nicest looking volvo I have ever seen. :drool:

Usually when I think of volvo's I think of UGLY stationwagons with those UGLY tail lights that are as tall as the vehicle... But yours is nice!

11-27-06, 07:03 PM
Howdy! You'll be addicted to this place in no time!

11-27-06, 07:06 PM
im already addicted, ive been searching for intakes for the past hour it seems. i am stuck though, my dads car has the northstar v8 what litre is it, 4.6L? ive been searching for intakes and i cannot seem to fin anything that looks like his motor. the intake is on the right side and the box is only a few inches away from the intake. can a simple cone filter be bolted right on to the thorttle body? I wanna make my dads caddy faster than my Volvo...battle of the grocery getters! oh ya forgot to post this pic :) behind the engine (follow the pipe with the blow off valve) sits a garrett gt2871r. i really enjoy the car a lot.


11-27-06, 07:56 PM
Welcome to the forum!! :)

11-27-06, 08:38 PM
Your Volvo looks pretty stealthy. :welcome:

11-27-06, 08:39 PM
Welcome aboard! Lots of great people on this site willing to help you out. Impressive Volvo, I might add.

JRau in central Iowa

11-28-06, 08:33 AM
:welcome: to the board. nice Volvo, but Caddys are better! :D :p

11-28-06, 01:44 PM
thats why i drive both :) thanks for the comments guys.

11-28-06, 02:01 PM
Welcome! :LittleB:

11-29-06, 01:23 AM
so are there even lots of things to do to the STS??

11-29-06, 03:53 AM
Thats the hottest Scandinavian I've seen since Victoria Silvstedt!

11-29-06, 09:38 AM
so are there even lots of things to do to the STS??

Exhaust (minor gains), spray (well you know)

These can't be chipped, but there is a member with a prototype programmer for Northstars (CadillacETC1997).

Maintenence is the best upgrade for these cars in my view.

12-01-06, 03:19 AM
well i put in a K&N drop in filter and of course as expected, didnt notice anything. at least i know in my heart that the big boat is breathing a little better. :)