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> 4x4 850 Turbo Wagon?, Dirt wagon?
futureboycolin
post Nov 26 2012, 08:28 PM
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Hey guys, this is my first post...Kind of a wild one to kick things off!

I want to lift my 850 Turbo wagon, and make it into a 4x4! I'm talking about a modest lift, something like 4" and get some dirt tires on there. I've talked to a friend who's into custom cars out in Cali, and he says that there is a burgeoning "Lifting" scene out there, especially with older Euros. He said I might want to ask about a body lift, and I was also wondering if I'd have to trim the quarterpanels in order to make the wheelwells more accomodating to larger tires... I really want to hear that I can do this, and make it look cool, and be functional without spending more than $1,000. My other question is...is it even something that would be worthwhile since the car is front wheel drive?

I don't want to sacrifice handling, but I want to have the option to leave the road if I need to.

Something like this:
(IMG:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YPh0sQx7zmw/SLRTahG3n7I/AAAAAAAACiA/XPyDT8xuySI/s400/4x4_volvo_245.jpg)
Or this (maybe not quite so high):
(IMG:http://www.jon-erik.se/240/245-190.jpg)
Or this (but better):
(IMG:http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7258136374_039715db8f_z.jpg)

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post Nov 26 2012, 09:34 PM
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http://www.turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art0023
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post Dec 2 2012, 05:15 AM
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It would be nearly impossible to do that on a traditional 850.

All the pics you posted were of rear wheel drive Volvos, which have a bit of an easier time getting 4WD drivetrains put in them. Still, doing it for less than a grand probably isn't possible without a machine shop and a donor vehicle handy.

Consider getting an older V70XC, or an S70 AWD as they already had an AWD system from the factory.
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