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Ok so i got my butt handed to me today by a audi TT coupe and im pissed ... ok maybe the car had enough power to spin all wheels thru the 4 gears he went thru but i need some more power so .....<p>Who offers the most power (in stock motor safely) and who has the best price for power <p>Thanks
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (jdsr917)

Either IPD's soft loader or RICA's PPC through ViVA.<p>I have first hand experience of getting stomped by a FWD S40 T5 GT with stage II RICA tune Vs. my FWD S40 T5 6M with Evolve's tune with DP file added (equivalent of a stage II). Just ask Skwirl. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> He said it didn't even look like I was trying to get on it. Well I was, and that's one of two reasons why I traded in my S40 the next day. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>ViVA....<br><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_76&products_id=205" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=205</A><p>IPD....<br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S40-2005-2008/Performance/Softloader-Hardware-&-Software/p-135-632-1762" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S4...-1762</A>/
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (mad matt)

+2 for Matt, he knows his stuff. I am torn between those two equally currently. Nay on evolve, my car had it previously...
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (carreragt7)

Im leaning towards the softloader i think... i like some of the features and the possibility of actually getting a real dyno tune. Data logging is a must for me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">+2 for Matt, he knows his stuff. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I am torn between those two equally currently. Nay on evolve, my car had it previously... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I really like IPD, but their "re-flash" to stage II is spendy. $495 IIRC. If you have all the hardware go with IPD. ViVA's charge to upgrade to stage II is $100. If you plan on adding a DP later on, go this route. But you'll be happy either way.
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (ForceFed Motorsports)

Thanks for info...<p>What do u guys think of Upsolute i heard they give the most hp but u have to regap? your spark plugs?<p>Honestly how much work is needed to make it fast lol <p>Is it possible if u know someone that has one of the softloaders just to update any ecu with it ?
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (jdsr917)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for info...<p>What do u guys think of Upsolute i heard they give the most hp but u have to regap? your spark plugs?</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>I thought Upsolute used the solder method, I would stay away from this. There are a lot of people with the 850's that used Upsolute but I haven't heard of anyone using them for the newer P1 and P2 Volvo's. When getting a tune for your Volvo, it's best to spend your money on a quality tune. IMO, IPD or ViVA is the way to go.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Honestly how much work is needed to make it fast lol </TD></TR></TABLE> <p>Not a lot of "work" is needed. Now money on the other hand, that's a whole different story. These cars are not cheep to mod.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Is it possible if u know someone that has one of the softloaders just to update any ecu with it? </TD></TR></TABLE> <p>Yes and no, IIRC the hardware is universal to any Volvo with a OBDII port. However you need to purchase the software specific to your car. Each software package is married to your ECM, and will only work on the car that it was made for. <br>Read this for more info....<br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/fi-6" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/fi-6</A>/ <br>
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (mad matt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I really like IPD, but their "re-flash" to stage II is spendy. $495 IIRC. If you have all the hardware go with IPD. ViVA's charge to upgrade to stage II is $100. If you plan on adding a DP later on, go this route. But you'll be happy either way.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>if you buy it from est they give you free stage upgrades. only problem is i been waiting a week for my tune. hopefully it come soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Chip. Best bang for Buck (mad matt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Either IPD's soft loader or RICA's PPC through ViVA.<p>I have first hand experience of getting stomped by a FWD S40 T5 GT with stage II RICA tune Vs. my FWD S40 T5 6M with Evolve's tune with DP file added (equivalent of a stage II). Just ask Skwirl. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> He said it didn't even look like I was trying to get on it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks finally i know lol ..... <p>i found someone with the upsolute and he said he he feels a huge difference ......<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdzV6aVkEqA&feature=channel_page" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..._page</A><p>you can hear he is boosting alot around 59 sec
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is a s40 T5 GT</TD></TR></TABLE><p>S40 T5 Gran Torino! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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So why dont we just get a boost controller and then get car tuned would u make more hp that way ?
 

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well did you race this guy? lol<p><A HREF="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/05/audi-tt-rsq.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aut...q.jpg</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DGBibo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well did you race this guy? lol<p><A HREF="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/05/audi-tt-rsq.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aut...q.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Lmao !!!!!!! the one i races looked completly stock so i thought it was a joke if it looked like that i would have know not to try i mean cmon that thing looks fast !! lol<p>So with all the ECU upgrades u have to pay more per stage.... <br>non give u free stages with their products ? <br>and the only upgrades besides ECU are intake and exhaust does 3 inch make that big of a difference it i just add high flow muffler and larger outlet pipes ?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jdsr917 at 6:01 PM 5-18-2009</i>
 

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Thats funny!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EST dose not charge for stage upgrades for there RICA PPC.<p>Typical mods will include...... <p>Tune, Bigest power gain of them all.<br>Intake, Minimal power gains but it sounds damn good!<br>Downpipe, typically a 10HP and 10TQ gain is advertised.<br>Exhaust, About a 5-10HP gain, but the sound effect is the real winner here.<br>FMIC, Consistant pull through the RPM range, Others know better then me.<p>
 
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