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I have an 05 S60 R with 5 speed GT. I do not have any performance upgrades and I wanted to do the programmer as my first one. I really do not want a louder exhaust. Anyone have the ECU upgrade only? Anyone can chime in as I am a newbie at the VOLVO thing! Also, with IDP, I would have to send them my ECU right?
 

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Re: Few questions about EUROSPORT PPC ECU Upgrade (remoguy55)

There are a few people around here with just the RICA ecu tune that Frank at eurosporttuning.ca and George at Vivaperformance.com sell. The RICA tune uses the PPC to tune the ecu through the OBDII port. <p>IPD has two options for ecu tuning: you can either send them your ecu and have them reprogram it, or (the better option) buy their softloader and ecu upgrade. The softloader is similar to the PPC that RICA uses, but <B>requires a laptop</B>. <p>There are a lot of threads on the pros and cons of each. Google search is your friend.<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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Re: Few questions about EUROSPORT PPC ECU Upgrade (remoguy55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>remoguy55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have an 05 S60 R with 5 speed GT. I do not have any performance upgrades and I wanted to do the programmer as my first one. I really do not want a louder exhaust. Anyone have the ECU upgrade only? Anyone can chime in as I am a newbie at the VOLVO thing! Also, with IDP, I would have to send them my ECU right? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The ecu tune will not make your exhaust louder.
 

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Re: Few questions about EUROSPORT PPC ECU Upgrade (Johnr352)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johnr352</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The ecu tune will not make your exhaust louder. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he's talking about getting a tune first since he's not a fan of loud exhaust, not increased exhaust sound after the tune
 

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Re: Few questions about EUROSPORT PPC ECU Upgrade (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think he's talking about getting a tune first since he's not a fan of loud exhaust, not increased exhaust sound after the tune</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That makes sense, I was confused and got a little scared and so typed the first thing that came to my fingers.
 

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Re: Few questions about EUROSPORT PPC ECU Upgrade (Johnr352)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johnr352</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>That makes sense, I was confused and got a little scared and so typed the first thing that came to my fingers. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LOL<p>Maybe the OP is trying to find out if it's ok to run a tune <I>without</I> getting a freer flowing exhaust (and this depends on the stage of the tune). Higher boost levels, pushing through the stock DP and exhaust, may cause the turbo to overheat. So, I would think that *this* is the question. Sure, you'll lose a handful of HP if you dont combine your tune with a free flowing exhaust, but the likely issue here is,will it add too much stress to the turbo/exhaust components to not mate (baboon) an ECU tune with a free-flowing exhaust. <br>
 
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