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I really wanted to do this (waiting for IPD to get theirs out on the street) but I'm still debating whether I am keeping the car or not. If I am keeping it then I really want to do it. But if I decide to get rid of the car at the end of the lease, then I'm stuck with that cost. Lease expires in Oct 07.
 

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several people do this, but keep in mind, once it is used the first time, its mated to the car and cannot be removed so you will have to trash it unless you end up keeping the car.
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (BSR or otherwise) on a leased R? (R Crazy)

Keep it.
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (BSR or otherwise) on a leased R? (R Crazy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Crazy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really wanted to do this (waiting for IPD to get theirs out on the street) but I'm still debating whether I am keeping the car or not. If I am keeping it then I really want to do it. But if I decide to get rid of the car at the end of the lease, then I'm stuck with that cost. Lease expires in Oct 07.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have BSR. My lease expires in July 07. I have decided that since I 've got such a great deal ($1500 out of pocket, $500X27month for $46K car), I can afford to spend extra $35+ p/month (cost of BSR divided by 25 month of lease) for little extra HP and fun. Oh yeah, I unexpectedly have received my $1000 deposit which I put on Elise and than had to change my mind...<br>I didn't think I'll get this money back; so I decided to spend it on softloader. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> (Shh, my wife doesn't know about it)<br>After my lease is over (I will never keep this car), I'm going to give the softloader probably to someone on this boards, in hopes that it could be reprogramed to different vehicle and that person can save some $$ in the process.<p>IMHO fun can not be converted into practicality, or common sense... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm also leasing my R, July 2006 - July 2010. I only have a little over 1,500 miles on it now, once it hits 7,500 I'm going to buy the ECU upgrade from IPD as I think it'd be a great investment to an already powerful automobile. I am thinking like igvolvo too, divide the cost over how many months you'll have the car to use and it's not that expensive.
 

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I don't know, I'm really reading up on the new BMW 335 sedan and already got the green light for the purchase from the little lady. I love that car!!! She even oked the coupe, which I didn't think she would. My thoughts are that if I spend the cash and only use it for 1 year, is it really worth it? (in case I turn the R in)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Crazy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My thoughts are that if I spend the cash and only use it for 1 year, is it really worth it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like a personal thing to me.... Why not go ahead and do it? Your considering 07 mirrors but not an ECU upgrade <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> That is more pointless than an ECU upgrade. The ECU upgrade will be much more exciting.<p>
 

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I'm not considering the ECU upgrade?? ummm, isn't that what this post is about? Has driving that wonder of a car with the really cool siren so obnoxisouly loud affect your ability to read?
 

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I hope you get banned. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hope you get banned. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>you mean, you come onto a thread that I created and start using those clever <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> and <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> and start quibbling like a 2 year old, unprompted and it's my problem?
 

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great, so we're done. Please don't comment in my threads and I won't post anything in your 100 that you post a week. It will be tough.
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (igvolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>igvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have BSR. My lease expires in July 07. I have decided that since I 've got such a great deal ($1500 out of pocket, $500X27month for $46K car), I can afford to spend extra $35+ p/month (cost of BSR divided by 25 month of lease) for little extra HP and fun. Oh yeah, I unexpectedly have received my $1000 deposit which I put on Elise and than had to change my mind...<br>I didn't think I'll get this money back; so I decided to spend it on softloader. <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <B>(Shh, my wife doesn't know about it)</B><p>After my lease is over (I will never keep this car), I'm going to give the softloader probably to someone on this boards, in hopes that it could be reprogramed to different vehicle and that person can save some $$ in the process.<p>IMHO fun can not be converted into practicality, or common sense... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Forwarded to the wife.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Crazy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">great, so we're done. Please don't comment in my threads and I won't post anything in your 100 that you post a week. It will be tough.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Heh,<p>I'm taking my ball and going home.<p>Tim
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (BSR or otherwise) on a leased R? (R Crazy)

wait for IPD's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>my R is leased but ive modded it fairly extensively in the last 6 months with many more planned...so i prettym uch _have_ to keep it. and that's fine because I want to keep it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Forwarded to the wife.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You just blew it. I was thinking about giving it to you in less than a year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (BSR or otherwise) on a leased R? (R Crazy)

Yup:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64404" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64404</A><p>moddeR
 

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Re: Has anyone used the soft loader (moddeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>moddeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yup:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64404" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64404</A><p>moddeR</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Frank at EST is a great guy and knows how to treat customers. Just be glad you have him to filter BSR's BS customer service (or the proverbial 'lack there of')<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Crazy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I really wanted to do this (waiting for IPD to get theirs out on the street) but I'm still debating whether I am keeping the car or not. If I am keeping it then I really want to do it. But if I decide to get rid of the car at the end of the lease, then I'm stuck with that cost. Lease expires in Oct 07.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm hopefull that IPD's softloader will be more flexible than BSR's (ie NOT get married to one car for ever and ability to load more than one Volvo in a multi-Volvo family, etc.) Check with Scott at IPD about this stuff. In a conversation with him this month I shared my thoughts and ideas about the ideal 'softloader' and he said he's take them into consideration.<p>But don't expect to save a TON of money taking it from one car to the next. Once the softloader is made and CAN-to-USB interface is in production those costs are probably insiginifcant but the real expense is in developing the particular ECU tune for each car and each stage.<p>Talk to Scott, he can explain the differences in how the various ECU tuners do their 'thing'.<p>ps. Scott, if Marco ever needs a place to stay in the Toronto area just give me a call!<p>LTA<br> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Frank at EST is a great guy and knows how to treat customers. Just be glad you have him to filter BSR's BS customer service (or the proverbial 'lack there of')</TD></TR></TABLE><p>BSR essentially outsources their customer service and support to authorized distributors. If you a find a good one, which there are several of, you won't be disappointed. Try EST, Parts for Volvos.com, or even one of the direct outlets for BSR (i.e., anyone but the head office, depending on where you live)...
 
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