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Engine ECU Flash Performance Power Upgrade Tune for Motronic 9 P1 Turbo Models 2004½-2013 C30 C70 S40 V50

IPD - 112349

$725.00EACH
Sale Price:$688.75
Available to Order
Typically available to ship within a few days
Our Item Number
112349
Brand
IPD
Brand Classification
AMP
Units Per Car
1
Warranty
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Product Group
PERFORMANCE PARTS

Product Description

Description

Upgrading the engine management software and exhaust on your turbo Volvo is the most effective way to improve output. You can expect to see realistic and measurable gains from 33 to 53 HP depending on the model. Since 1994 we have partnered exclusively with MTE SWEDEN to bring you the world¹s most effective and reliable upgrades. We work with engineers from MTE to develop performance calibrations optimized for the North American market that retain full factory functionality, drivability and emission levels.

If you spend much time on popular Volvo performance enthusiast forums, you might have noticed that we are occasionally referred to as being too conservative in our tuning since some Volvo tuners publish higher horsepower specs than we do. Some of our competitors do make a couple of more peak HP, but if you do your homework, you will find that our upgrades provide superior real world performance and the reason is because we focus on developing the most area under the power curve with smooth linear power delivery.

Still not convinced?

Here's an unbiased excerpt from an article by Dave Coleman that appeared in Sport Compact Car magazine titled "Below The Curve":

"We, the collective of car geeks, tend to get entirely too wrapped up in peak numbers, especially horsepower." Then the debates start. "Peak torque is more important than peak power." "Peak power is more important than peak torque." The battle rages on and more precious Internet bandwidth is wasted arguing one misconception against another. The truth, as usual, is that the engine with the most area under the curve, either the horsepower or torque curve, is the one that will be faster. Ah, ha! Now you see why the area under the torque curve is the most important of all."

It's our goal to provide you with software upgrades that deliver maximum power levels as advertised as well as being reliable without overstressing the car¹s powertrain. It might be possible to squeeze a few more ponies from certain models by running a bit more boost, but careful research and development combined with over two decades of experience in upgrading the Volvo 5 and 6-cylinder Turbo models have made our upgrades the most respected and successful in the industry.

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. We ran across the Stage "ZERO" idea on volvospeed.com and concur 100% 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.

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
  • Test / replace 02 sensors
  • Verify proper fuel flow using a fuel pressure tester and replace fuel pumps if needed
  • Clean / replace injectors
  • 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 are still the only company that can offer you the security and reliability that flash upgrading provides. Just like the factory, no soldering, no wire cutting or piggy back connectors required. Even though our upgrades sometimes cost more than our competitors, the performance, quality service and convenience we provide allows us to outsell our closest competitor by 10 to1. You get what you pay for with ipd ECU upgrades.

Below The Curve?

If you spend much time on popular Volvo performance enthusiast forums, you might have noticed that we are occasionally referred to as being too conservative in our software tuning by people who simply compare peak #’s as some Volvo tuners publish performance specs showing more peak horsepower than we do. However, if you do your homework you will find that our upgrades provide superior real world performance and the reason is because we focus on developing the most area under the power curve and smooth linear power delivery. The dyno charts on this page show that even though one of our competitors does make more peak HP, there is no comparison when it comes to area under the curve. On high output models like the S60R and V70R our tuning methods develop over twice the power increase as can be seen in the dyno graphs at right.

Sending Your ECU To Us For Upgrading

The ECU in these models is digitally serialized to the car. This means that unless you instead opt for one of our remote tunes, you will need to remove it from the car and send it to us. The whole process can usually be completed in 3 days. Your car cannot be driven without the ECU. A T30 Torx bit is required to remove the ECU (see recommended products tab). For more information on installation give us a call.

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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