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I know that many of you 40 owners have been waiting, but here you go:<BR>Now the S/V40 tuning chips are available for 2000-2001 models<BR>their cost is 895.00 US, and i am unaware of the power increase, but i'm sure it's more than 30 hp knowing ipd and tme's reputation for good products.<P>David <BR>850 T-5R Sedan<BR>
 

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I also noticed the chip release in the latest mailing. Just a warning though, IPD states that the exhaust system replacement is required with the chip as well. This raises the cost to somewhere around $1500 if I remember correctly.
 

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I would call them. The story on our 854R ECU upgrade was similar. Basically under extended full throttle or pulling heavy loads, you run the risk of burning out your turbo or catalytic converter (at least on the 850). For this reason, the exhaust is highly recomended. That said, I was told that there's not much of a risk if you stay away from the conditions listed above. To be certain, call them.
 

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hi!<P>the story i got when i talked to them about a week ago was much like what George says; the Sport Exhaust is strongly recommended, but is really critical under certain extreme condtions. (of course, who'd want to do this without doing the Exhaust too to get everything they could out of it?) the good news is that they had a special deal that would get you a good chunk off of the ECU and Exhaust when purchased as a package. the bad news is that you have to remove your ECU and send it (along with the VIN, IIRC) to them to do the upgrade.<P>don't hold me to this becuase i didn't write it down at the time, but i think they were quoting an increase in HP to something like ~192 HP, and an increase in torque of something like ~100 ft/lbs... considering the fact that the '40 is already rated to make its torque across the relatively wide and very usable range of 1800-4800 RPM, in a car this size and weight, this sounds like a good bit of yee-haw! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>so, who's going to be first? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<P>
 

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You can overnight it, which makes it a much quicker process. That's what we did with our R. <P>Those figures sound about right. My other non Volvo car is a VW Golf 1.8T that has an APR chip. It takes power from 150hp to about 190hp and raises torque to 240lb ft. It makes the car a real monster.
 

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Engine for sure. There's no way you'd go fron 160 engine hp to 190 or 200 fwhp, that would be the most insane grouping of mods ever. 160 hp at the engine is about 130 at the wheels, so a 70 hp chip??? Sorry, don't mean to be cynical, just thinking how cool it would be!!!<P>David<BR>850 T-5R Sedan
 

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Does the IPD exhaust have to be used for the chip? Cause I have an Apexi N1 Turbo Exhaust with full piping. You think that would be enough?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bmwmclaren:<BR><B>Does the IPD exhaust have to be used for the chip? Cause I have an Apexi N1 Turbo Exhaust with full piping. You think that would be enough?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not necessarily but when you read their finr print about HP and torque claims, they claim that those numbers can only be achieved when the ECU upgrade and THEIR exhaust (cat-back) are used TOGETHER.<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Actually, it looks as if the exhaust is required on the 40-series upgrade. We just ran a release from IPD on the main page. For now, you can find it up at the top by hitting the home button, otherwise, you can click on features, and then tech, and it can be found in there.
 

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George, <BR>I'm sorry to bother you again but what main page? I went to IPD site and mussed around and still can't find it!<P>Any chance attaching a link here?<P>Ray<BR>'01 S40
 

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<A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com</A> (our main page). It's one of the stories at the bottom of our front page with a small square pic of a section of a yellow S60. You can do that, or go to our Features section and click on Technical features. It's at the top of that list.
 

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Hey S40 owners, I just got the IPD catalog via mail and apparently, they have some package deal going on where you get the chip, the upgrade exhaust, and K&N filter for a "power package" price of $1400. Individually, the chip is $800 and the exhaust is $749. So, I guess taking the package saves you a little. <P>Is this a good price? <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by volvo5spd:<BR><B> they have some package deal going on where you get the chip, the upgrade exhaust, and K&N filter for a "power package" price of $1400. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I would say that's the best deal that IPD has offered in a long time. If you have the budget and prefer their stuff, by all means, it's a good deal(by their standard)~!!<BR>
 

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IPD as far as I'm aware use the same software as their parent company:TME, the advice from TME with any of their upgrades whether it be 850/70 or 40 series is to use their CAT back exhaust or similar free flow exhaust otherwise performance will not be stable and damage could be caused to the Turbo or CAT. I don't know why IPD are giving different advice but I know independant tests showed that the exhaust manifold tempreature with a chip fitted was 50% higher than the item was designed to stand. This is logicall since you are increasing performance by more than 20% a lot more gases are being expelled at higher tempreatures, you can't get more power without bigger explosions in the cylinders !!<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TFIVEUK:<BR><B>IPD as far as I'm aware use the same software as their parent company:TME, the advice from TME with any of their upgrades whether it be 850/70 or 40 series is to use their CAT back exhaust or similar free flow exhaust otherwise performance will not be stable and damage could be caused to the Turbo or CAT. I don't know why IPD are giving different advice but I know independant tests showed that the exhaust manifold tempreature with a chip fitted was 50% higher than the item was designed to stand. This is logicall since you are increasing performance by more than 20% a lot more gases are being expelled at higher tempreatures, you can't get more power without bigger explosions in the cylinders !!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>They give this warning about the S/V40s and that is it. No warning about the rest of the models (other than the 1998 V70Rs have to be driven in "sport" mode to avoid overheating the torque converter).<P>Perhaps Scott, from IPD, can "step in" to clarify this further.<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Visit the TME website at <A HREF="http://www.tme.com" TARGET=_blank>www.tme.com</A> <BR>and go to the questions section and look at question No.3<P>
 

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On page 12 of our current catalog we cover the exhaust issue. Basically, until we have our version of the Autobahn here in the US, it is not necessary to use an upgraded exhaust system for most drivers. The 40 series is the exception. We do say for all other models that for best results, you should upgrade the exhaust. Especially if you are a hard driver and will have the opportunity and desire to apply full throttle for extended durations. We'll get this note added to our website right away for clarifiaction. <P>
 
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