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Performance Specialists Since 1963

1996-1998 850 & S70/V70 Stage III Performance Kits


During the fall of 2005, the staff at ipd noticed that 1994-1998 Volvo 850 & S70/V70 T5 models were becoming quite popular with the Volvo performance crowd. These models can be purchased for a reasonable price and have a lot of performance potential that can be easily and economically tapped.

Ken Pruett (who heads up ipd's ECU programming department) convinced us to develop a Stage III package using his 1998 V70 T5 5 speed. Ken, several members of our staff and a few of our customers worked hard on the project through the winter. They developed an outstanding range of products that produce great bang for the buck without overstressing the stock engine or drive train.

The main components of our Stage III kit are a Mitsubishi 18T high-flow turbo, a custom high-flow downpipesport exhaust and Stage III ECU software.  Other optional components include Aquamist water injection, a RIP (Reverse Intercooler Piping) kit and a high-flow exhaust manifold upgrade. We also have a larger intercooler for some models.

Click on the image above to view the
review on our Stage III project car

Community Comments

Saturday, March 7, 2009 7:00 PM - "A"
I Have a 2009 V50 T5 WGN R-Design.....any chip or computer/turbo upgrades available?? I am also looking to lower it a inch or two by replacing the springs, any suggestions?? Thanks!
Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:39 PM - "S"
it will be appreciated if volvo's fuel consumption is worked upon so that it consumes less fuel liike toyota. Although volvo is more rugged than all other cars
Friday, June 12, 2009 12:35 PM - "VF"
I would love to have the described kind of upgrades, but I feel that those upgrades need to be in tune with other linked parts? What I mean is: if you add big brakes, don’t you need a more powerful brake master cylinder. If you change the manifold and the exhaust pipe for better airflow ones, doesn’t the computer needs to be re-configured? When upgrades are installed, is there a sequent of parts to be installed so there is no impact? On my C70 I started with the air intake, next week will be the springs and shocks. I would like to install new wheels and tires but in order to do that I need to know first about the big brakes issue. Based on the above-mentioned concerns, is there anything you can tell me about upgrades in the car and what to look for?
Monday, August 3, 2009 11:41 AM - "KB"
I own a 1996 850 turbo platinum. It is an awesome vehichle and i plan on investing in some of the IPD perfomance upgrades so I can clown most cars on the road in my wagon even more so. Thanks IPD
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 5:50 AM - "B"
I would like to know if my s70 glt is approved for an upgrade stage 3 or is it only for T5 models?? thanks
Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:01 PM - "EG"
I have updated my front brake system on my (2002) V-70 X/C with SS braided lines and EBC slotted/drilled Rotors. I noticed a lot shorter braking distance and my old brake "surge" is gone due to the new Rotors and Pads as is the mushy pedal feel. I am now ready to upgrade the rear brakes, Exhaust and ECU. Is there a better boost control available? SUMMIT RACING has a variable boost pressure control for Turbocharged engines, but I wondered if you folks know of a better way to get more boost other than the new turbo ? Also, is there a suspension kit to allow me greater Ground Clearance? Thanks! E.G.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:28 PM - "M"
would any of this fit a 1997 960?
Friday, August 12, 2011 2:04 PM - "JP"
Mark, no this will not fit a 960, the 960 is a RWD chassis, while the 850 and 70 series are FWD. I am unsure whether or not you can get similar parts for your car but I have seen at least some custom work done on the older 700 900 chassis cars, Its something I would call iPd about as far as whether or not they know of any companies offering similar parts for your chassis.

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