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Wanted to see if anyone has done a Stage 2 tune on a 2.5T yet and how the car has been with it?<p>I have the EST SRI and Catback and could probably just get the EST PPC Stage 2+ tune. Sounds like a good tune for 264HP and 310TQ with just the intake and catback. Just not sure how the 2.5T and the smaller Turbo handles the 14PSI on the Stage 2.<p>If anyone has done this or has any experience with 2.5T tunes, speak up! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Personally, I'd get an iPd tune because the "Power Under the Curve".<p>Here are more details. But If you're not going to get an iPd tune, I'd go with RICA. Plus, you're close to Boston, and ViVa Performance is in Boston, and George can definitely help you out. <p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Performance/ECU-Upgrades/p-74-403-2193" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...-2193</A>/
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (stealthS60AWD)

You need a Downpipe to reap the benefits of a Stage 2 ECU tune. Your probably better off with the IPD stage 1 tune from TME.
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (PureDrive07)

Dan, I'm at the same stage as you. If you go with EST, you can upgrade the tune later for free. If you plan on getting a downpipe, think of this.<br>That being said, my car handles 14psi stock, and it seems fine.
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (Tiny)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tiny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dan, I'm at the same stage as you. If you go with EST, you can upgrade the tune later for free. If you plan on getting a downpipe, think of this.<br>That being said, my car handles 14psi stock, and it seems fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I'm looking more into the EST tunes. I know the T5 runs that type of boost but may have different injectors than the 2.5t. I looked and I have brown injectors. I know the colors of the other higher flow injectors but have no clue about flow rates on the brown ones. <p>Anyone have info on the brown injectors and how they work out with a Stage 2 tune (EST tune specifically if anyone has it)?
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (Tiny)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tiny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dan, I'm at the same stage as you. If you go with EST, you can upgrade the tune later for free. If you plan on getting a downpipe, think of this.<br>That being said, my car handles 14psi stock, and it seems fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>your car has a much bigger turbo.
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (shagginwagon)

^^ What he said <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (stealthS60AWD)

At this point, if you (and I) were to get a tune, it might as well be the stage 3+. A downpipe is such a simple yet effective mod. Might as well throw it on and be done with it.
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (stealthS60AWD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stealthS60AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wanted to see if anyone has done a Stage 2 tune on a 2.5T yet and how the car has been with it?<p>I have the EST SRI and Catback and could probably just get the EST PPC Stage 2+ tune. Sounds like a good tune for 264HP and 310TQ with just the intake and catback. Just not sure how the 2.5T and the smaller Turbo handles the 14PSI on the Stage 2.<p>If anyone has done this or has any experience with 2.5T tunes, speak up! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've run at least that PSI for a couple years now on the stock turbo tubes (260/310). For ref, my tube rubber is almost 6 years from date of manufacture now (made in aug 2003). No issues, nice and smooth boost.<p><br>
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (ss60)

Nice! What I like to hear about these cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>How's the power delivery compared to stock? Does it pull pretty hard on that tune? Is the turbo spool up same as stock or earlier/later?
 

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Re: 2.5T FWD/AWD EST or other Stage 2 tune?? (stealthS60AWD)

The delivery is just as smooth as stock. On an IPD 'stage I' the low end is noticably more responsive (pre boost) and the pull as boost builds is much stronger than stock. In fact it is good enough to keep me happy after 2 years without feeling the need to go to a high flow (larger) cat. <br>note - I do have highflow resonators/muffler/exhaust for less resistance/back pressure. <p>I wouldn't say the boost builds any sooner (that would be only expected by changing to a larger cat), but it does definately come on way stronger. A 2.5T is aready hitting boost at 1500rpm anyways, so investing in a cat is a waste IMO. If it was a T5 (which spools WAY later), then I could see going for it.<p>The best coincident upgrade with a tune by the way is to get an IPD HD lower trans mount. It gets rid of excessive engine movement. The stock lower trans mount bushings wear out quickly on these cars (4-5 years). I can't recommend it enough, the differrence was drastically noticeable, there are no more transitions or hesitations as the engine shifts around.
 
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