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Mrs Fish

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29,939 posts

141 months

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Monday 13th June 2005 quote quote all
James here:

I'm looking at upgrading the power from our diesel V50. Does anyone know the company www.volvotuninguk.com they look good and are in my rough area. Anyone know of alternatives. What the are quoting for the remap is quite expensive at 590 but the figures should make it as quick as a T5 nearly.

Anythoughts, I'm not over keen on the module route though, based in Derby.

Thanks

Mrs Fish

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29,939 posts

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
No-one have any ideas then

Although it is booked in for tomorrow to be done anyway

matt_fp

3,402 posts

132 months

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
If its a Rico map then it should be fine. The BSR maps I tend not to like based on experience of their Saab maps.

Either way its a Diesel so you've not exactly got to worry about it detonating

Matt

lanciachris

3,350 posts

124 months

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
Im still looking at the title in beffudlement
diesel volvo tuning........ its just wrong!

Smartie

2,272 posts

156 months

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
They seem to get good comments in t5 cirles (www.volvot5.co.uk) - RICA seems to be reliable enough.

Have you considered the BBR PPC? You can do this at home and remove the remap when car goes in for service etc (though I understand the RICA is undetectable by Volvo dealers anyway)

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off_again

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117 months

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
Er, its the diesel isnt it? If so then its pretty much the same (if not exactly the same) as the Ford / Jag 2.0 turbo diesel model. So should be very easy to tune and capable of making some pretty good headline figures.

Doesnt need to be a Volvo specialist I think. Worth checking out if it has a bespoke ECU map for the Volvo though. Superchips?

Fish

2,964 posts

165 months

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Thursday 16th June 2005 quote quote all
Having it done tommorrow should take it to 180bhp and 360nm which is more than the T4 great.

Hope all will be well but it should be a good Q car, will report once done.

Smartie

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Thursday 21st July 2005 quote quote all
So how was/is it then? (The service, location & results)?

I'm thinking of having my D5 done and they quote 210hp & 460Nm!

Truckosaurus

3,977 posts

167 months

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Thursday 21st July 2005 quote quote all
Smartie said:
I'm thinking of having my D5 done and they quote 210hp & 460Nm!


Do it. My D5 is upto 195bhp and is the performance once rolling is enough to embarass semi-exotica.

Mrs Fish

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Thursday 21st July 2005 quote quote all
The car is now much better, I feel far more confident overtaking people now

bertie

6,199 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 26th July 2005 quote quote all
Hi Fish, I'd love to hear your views on the results and the company as I'm in the same boat with the wifes XC90 D5.

Out of interest what made you select these guys rather than the usual Superchips option?

Fish

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Tuesday 26th July 2005 quote quote all
I selected them rather than superchips etc as they are currently the only place in the UK that can chip a V50 and they've only done 4. They seem to specialise in Volvos.

For something like the D5 engine I would just go with who is the easyist and most convenient although they really seemed to know what they are talking about. The car definately goes alot better and I am allowed free re chips as and when the map inproves.

The D5 apparently is quite powerful now and well above their quoted figures.

the guys I used was, www.chiptuninguk.com

Hope that helps

dilated

139 posts

135 months

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Tuesday 26th July 2005 quote quote all
how did it go?

I was about to reply that the origional company (HLM Motorsport) dont have a good reputation and I have been advised to avoid them in the past.

bertie

6,199 posts

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Wednesday 27th July 2005 quote quote all
Truckosaurus said:



Do it. My D5 is upto 195bhp and is the performance once rolling is enough to embarass semi-exotica.


Who did yours Trucko?
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