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Project C30 v2.0

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project C30 V2.0

Project C30 v2.0 Stats Base Car: 2007 C30 T5 Engine: 2.4-liter 5-cylinder turbo Transmission: 5-speed geartronic Color: Cosmic White Metallic Modifications: Engine: IPD ECU Upgrade, Bell Intercooler, K&N Intake Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: Heico Sportiv 19×8 Volution V Tires: 235 35 19 Yokohoma S.Drive Suspension: H&R Coilovers, EuroSport Tuning Strut Bar Brakes: Stock Exterior: […] More…

Project XC90

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project XC90

Project XC90 Stats Base Car: 2004 XC90 T6 Engine: 2.9-liter 6-cylinder twin turbo Transmission: 4-speed geartronic Color: Arctic White Modifications: Engine: Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: 20"x8.5" Heico Sport Volution V Wheels (Titan Grey) Tires: 265/45-20 Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico Suspension: H&R Sport Springs and Rear Shocks Brakes: Stock Exterior: Titanium Grey Grille (XC90 […] More…

Project V70R

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project V70R

Project V70R Stats Base Car: 2006 Volvo S60 R Engine: 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo Transmission: 6-speed manual Color: Sonic Blue Modifications: Engine: Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: 19" Heico Sportiv Volutions/ 17" Pegasus Wheels (Snow Tire Setup) Tires: Stock / Nokian Hakkapellitta RSi (Snow Tire Setup) Suspension: Stock Brakes: Stock Exterior: Stock Lighting: Stock Interior: […] More…

Project S60R

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project S60R

Project S60R Stats Base Car: 2003 Volvo S60 R Engine: 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo Transmission: 6-speed manual Color: Titanium Grey Metallic Modifications: Engine: ipd ECU, ipd Exhaust System, ipd High-Flow Catalytic Converter, ipd High-Flow Downpipe Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: HRE 546R 18×8.5 Tires: Stock Suspension: Stock Brakes: Stock Exterior: Volvo Sport Body Kit, MS Design […] More…

Project 245

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project 245

Project 245 Stats Base Car: 1990 Volvo 240 DL Stationwagon Engine: 2.3-liter 4-cylinder Engine Transmission: 4-speed Automatic Color: Gray Metallic Modifications: Engine: Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: Stock Tires: Stock Suspension: ipd/TME Sport Springs, ipd Anti Sway Bars, Cherry Turbo Upper Strut Brace, Cherry Turbo Lower Brace, Bilstein Touring "TC" Shocks & Struts Brakes: […] More…

Project 854 R

posted by on 2 July 2010 in Project 854 R

The 850 has become one of the best performance bargains in the used car realm. Of those that are available, the 850 R is the king of the hill with hotter engine programming, 17-inch wheels and plenty of other equipment. We take a look at upgrades for the 850 and specifically the 850 R sedan. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: Still Smooth Sailing in May

posted by on 20 May 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

When we last checked in on our Volvo XC60 long-term test, we’d just added a new set of lowering springs from H&R and were enjoying the slightly firmer and more confident ride. While there’s no argument about the validity of that statement around our office, there is a philosophical debate blossoming about whether or not the sharper ride is a good thing. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: H&R Lowering Springs

posted by on 23 March 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

Since we last checked in on our Volvo XC60, it has gone through a lot of changes. We ended the last update by switching back from our 20-inch Heico five-spoke wheels to the stock setup in hopes of testing the off-the-lot winter handling, as well as the handling and fuel economy differences between our setup. More…

Swedespeed Project V70 T5 Part Three: IPD Stage Three Upgrades

posted by on 15 February 2010 in Project V70 T5M Technical Features

While we were finalizing Stage 0 and other cosmetic enhancements, we began to plan out what we were going to do to turn up the fun factor for our Project V70 T5. While chatting with IPD, they mentioned they were going to be offering a new “Turbo back” exhaust system for the 870 cars and offered to send us a version for our project. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: Life in Chicago, a Service Visit, and More

posted by on 8 February 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

n mid-January, following our staff gathering for the Detroit Auto Show, the XC60 changed hands and left our man George’s outpost in Pennsylvania to see out the remainder of its year with us at our Chicago home base. The snow hasn’t been bad since, and we’re still craving an opportunity to see how the latest all-road Volvo handles the real nasty stuff. More…