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  1. Volvo News Blog
    The Volvo enthusiast community is a small, close-knit group with many segments focusing on certain generations of vehicles. The second generation S/V60 platform, referred to as the P3 platform, has started to see more aftermarket tuning companies cater to this generation of Volvo vehicles...
  2. Volvo News Blog
    Since the departure of the 2010 V70 R-Design, U.S. Volvo enthusiasts yearned for the return of a sports wagon. The second generation S60 arrived in 2011 but the U.S. continued without the V70 and V60 wagons. Volvo Cars North America may have lost its way for a few years but recently recognized...
  3. Volvo News Blog
    The opportunity to build a project car can be both an enjoyable and frustrating experience at the same time. During 2006, we took a brand new Sonic Blue V70R and made something quite a bit more impressive within a few months. At the time, IPD had just finished developing its latest products...
  4. Volvo News Blog
    The leather with the diamond pattern suede seats found in the 1998 to 2000 V70R represent one of the most memorable features from that generation. Unfortunately, 100,000+ miles of use can reveals a cracks and frayed suede on most of these vehicles. Leather seat cracks and imperfections often go...
  5. Volvo News Blog
    Project V70 T5MBase Car:1998 Volvo V70 T5 T6Engine:2.3-liter five-cylinder turbochargedTransmission:Five-speed manualColor: WhiteModifications:Engine:IPD Stage 3Transmission:850R clutch and pressure plateExhaust: IPD 3-inch turbo backWheels:17-inch Volvo PegasusTires:General Altimax...
  6. Volvo News Blog
    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 (the term 870...
  7. Volvo News Blog
    When you talk to an enthusiast or read a vendor’s website, they often offer this warning: “Be sure to complete Stage 0 before performing any performance modifications.” Project T5 is one of those cars that needed a little more attention than I expected to get to Stage 0. The actual definition...
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