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Engine ECU Flash Performance Power Upgrade Tune for B5254T12 FWD 2013-2014

IPD - 140805

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The best upgrade available from the oldest and most trusted provider in the business. When it comes to something as complex as remapping the ECU in your car, why would you settle for anything less?

Why an IPD upgrade?

Upgrading the tuning of the engine management software on your turbo Volvo is the most effective, and cost effective way to improve output. In fact, it is the only practical way to make significant performance changes on a vehicle with a torque request/demand system. You can expect to see realistic and measurable gains of up to 55 HP and even more importantly 110 pounds of torque. Since 1994 our engineers have designed the world¹s most effective and reliable upgrades. Our engineers develop performance calibrations optimized for the North American market that retain full factory functionality, drivability, diagnostics and emission levels.

IPD is famous for performance gains without sacrificing reliability or lifespan. If you do your homework, you will find that our upgrades provide superior real world performance and the reason is that we focus on developing the most area under the power curve with smooth linear power delivery. There is no point in big horsepower numbers that only exist at redline if you don’t run your car to the limits every day. Get the most from your bolt on performance upgrades.

Stage Zero?

When upgrading, it seems logical that you would want to make sure that the engine is in top tune, but this is often overlooked in the quest for instant performance gratification, which often results in poor performance from your upgrades. The increased loads can cause misfiring and other unpleasant issues. The Stage "ZERO" idea is simply that you should perform these steps before making upgrades to the engine in your Volvo if it is more than 5 years old or has more than 50,000 miles on it. These components may be functioning fine at stock performance levels but they may not at greater demand.

Stage ZERO Tuning List:

  • Spark plugs
  • Air, fuel and oil filter service
  • Trans fluid flush
  • Inspect & replace vacuum lines and IC piping rubber
  • Upgrade to silicone hoses where possible
  • Clean intercooler / intercooler plumbing
  • Compression and cylinder leak down test
  • Turbocharger health check

No Chips! No Soldering!

We have been flash upgrading Volvo ECUs since 1994 and we still offer you the security and reliability that flash upgrading provides. Just like the factory: no soldering, no wire cutting, no piggyback connectors, no DICE unit, and no laptop required. Literally just install, drive and enjoy.

Where do I begin?

Call or email IPD for any technical questions and to arrange an appointment, payment and shipping details. To avoid handling issues, please do not ship the ECU to IPD before making these arrangements.

The ECU in your car is on the front of the engine assembly. The ECU is under the a black plastic cover at the front of the air filter box. The cover simply slides up and can be set aside. The ECU is held in place with 4 threaded fasteners and two latched harness connectors.

You will need to remove the ECU from the vehicle and send it to IPD for flash upgrading. The vehicle will not be functional with the ECU removed so this should be done in a secure location that is convenient for a little time.

Sending Your ECU To IPD For Upgrading

The ECU in these models is digitally serialized to the car. This means that no other ECU will work in your car, so care is critical. We can normally get a flash tune completed for your car in 12-36 hours not including the shipping time. The whole process is usually completed in 3-5 days with shipping. We recommend priority insured shipping methods both ways to protect your investment.


Disclaimer: Performance products sold by IPD have not been tested or approved by any international, federal or local governing agency for street use, thus are designated for non-road or race track use only. Although every effort is made to maintain or improve upon the emissions standards and safety of your Volvo, some of our products may not be legal for street use in your region. IPD makes no claim of fitness or certification for such use and leave it up to you to research the laws of your region.

Potential Product Fitment Issues

After buying a tune, please call IPD at 1-800-444-6473 during regular business hours to confirm a programming appointment window before sending us your ECU.

Keep business days in mind when shipping, as IPD is not open on weekends. We strongly suggest shipping methods with insurance and tracking.

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