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Sounds like some nice upgrades, but I’m curious why you went to all that trouble replacing the intercooler with a small Polestar one and not one of the bigger aftermarket ones with better flow and cooling potential? My D088 made a big difference even with a milder state of tune. I may be wrong but I can’t help but think the P* intercooler limits your potential somewhat, at least in warmer weather.
P* intercooler was on the shelf ready to go in. Plus in Australia, finding decent mentioned parts is harder than finding a packet of toilet paper!
 

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Sounds like some nice upgrades, but I’m curious why you went to all that trouble replacing the intercooler with a small Polestar one and not one of the bigger aftermarket ones with better flow and cooling potential? My D088 made a big difference even with a milder state of tune. I may be wrong but I can’t help but think the P* intercooler limits your potential somewhat, at least in warmer weather.
P* intercooler was on the shelf ready to go in. Plus in Australia, finding decent mentioned parts is harder than finding a packet of toilet paper!
Ha! That makes sense, as long as you didn’t pay big bucks for Polestar swag. You may need that money for market-adjusted TP and hand sanitizer! In all seriousness, there are probably other effective ways to add cooling to this setup. Maybe consider adding an intercooler sprayer like the ones I think they had on older Subaru STIs, or water meth injection which adds not only super cooling but also ups your octane.
 

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Have had my eyes on it before they started making them. Have also held one in my hand and noticed how nice they're made.

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Oscar II did a great review of it on the Polestar subforum. It sounds tremendously worthwhile. Expensive, but probably a better bang for the buck performance item compared with all the other things that cost $1200 on this car, ha.
 

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Oscar II did a great review of it on the Polestar subforum. It sounds tremendously worthwhile. Expensive, but probably a better bang for the buck performance item compared with all the other things that cost $1200 on this car, ha.
Yes its a nice piece of kit
 

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I have finally found a thread recent enough that will hopefully lead me into the right direction as to what I should/should not throw money at. I have a 2012 s60 T6 R-Design with Polestar tune on it. I have done some mods, not much. Upgraded to IPD sway bar, HD end links, Koni struts and shocks with HD strut mounts. The rest of the mods were cosmetic and don't really need to be mentioned. I also just purchased the DV+ T9358. That should come in by end of week. I have read through this entire thread and I see some people having really good luck with gains after adding the Ferrita downpipe. That is the next thing I am going to purchase along with the Snaab intake and 3" Snaab turbo intake pipe. Those 3 things alone add up to around $2k.. The last thing I want is the elevate/kpax exhaust. I'll be doing the install myself so I won't need to pay for any of that. So, my question is... Is $3,500 worth spending on these things? Not only that, but do I HAVE to tune it after install to see any gains? If so, I would love someone to tell me the best tune to get. Like I said I already have the Polestar tune on it. Hilton offer a Polestar to stage 2 or 3 tune. Theres also the TDI box (cheaper and maybe more sketchy).. I know there are other tunes available as well. I'm not interested in the Heico tune simply bc of the price. I know this car can't get much more gains out of it due to the tranny and smaller turbo, but if someone could please lead me in the right direction with everything I've provided, that would be awesome. Thanks!
 

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Have had my eyes on it before they started making them. Have also held one in my hand and noticed how nice they're made.

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Oscar II did a great review of it on the Polestar subforum. It sounds tremendously worthwhile. Expensive, but probably a better bang for the buck performance item compared with all the other things that cost $1200 on this car, ha.
What did the intake do for performance?
 

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Have had my eyes on it before they started making them. Have also held one in my hand and noticed how nice they're made.

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Oscar II did a great review of it on the Polestar subforum. It sounds tremendously worthwhile. Expensive, but probably a better bang for the buck performance item compared with all the other things that cost $1200 on this car, ha.
What did the intake do for performance?
It seems to have made a massive difference. I’ve never heard him rave about an upgrade as much as this one, and he has a lot of upgrades.

Dig through this amazing build thread where he updates his experiences with it several times:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/#/topics/508993?page=1
 

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I have finally found a thread recent enough that will hopefully lead me into the right direction as to what I should/should not throw money at. I have a 2012 s60 T6 R-Design with Polestar tune on it. I have done some mods, not much. Upgraded to IPD sway bar, HD end links, Koni struts and shocks with HD strut mounts. The rest of the mods were cosmetic and don't really need to be mentioned. I also just purchased the DV+ T9358. That should come in by end of week. I have read through this entire thread and I see some people having really good luck with gains after adding the Ferrita downpipe. That is the next thing I am going to purchase along with the Snaab intake and 3" Snaab turbo intake pipe. Those 3 things alone add up to around $2k.. The last thing I want is the elevate/kpax exhaust. I'll be doing the install myself so I won't need to pay for any of that. So, my question is... Is $3,500 worth spending on these things? Not only that, but do I HAVE to tune it after install to see any gains? If so, I would love someone to tell me the best tune to get. Like I said I already have the Polestar tune on it. Hilton offer a Polestar to stage 2 or 3 tune. Theres also the TDI box (cheaper and maybe more sketchy).. I know there are other tunes available as well. I'm not interested in the Heico tune simply bc of the price. I know this car can't get much more gains out of it due to the tranny and smaller turbo, but if someone could please lead me in the right direction with everything I've provided, that would be awesome. Thanks!
These cars don’t respond with big gains to basic bolt-ons unless there’s additional software involved. Small gains are gains nevertheless, so it all depends on how satisfied you are with stock power, because any gains without software are very very expensive for a small improvement. But like I said, they *are* improvements likely to make you enjoy the car more, so it’s not a complete waste of time by any means. Just don’t expect it to respond as well to upgrades as, say, a B8 S4 or BMW 335.

The biggest improvement I’ve had was from the TDI Tuning box which really woke the car up and allowed me to make much better use of the bolt-ons I already had. Think of those bolts as preparation for software which is the real substance behind making these cars faster. The Hilton tune is likely good for bigger gains than the TDI box but it’s also about twice as expensive and can’t be easily removed or resold when you are done with the car, whereas the TDI box can be installed and removed and resold by the user so it’s very inexpensive in the long run. It also gave much bigger gains than all my other bolts combined.
 

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Installed a length of black vinyl to the inside of the windscreen. Easy to do if you know how.
As anyone with these cars knows, there is a massive void in the visor where setting sunlight penetrates through. Plus it doesnt interfere with the radar / sensors etc should you install it on the outside.

This is the solution :)
Automotive exterior Bumper Auto part Vehicle Rim

Automotive exterior Vehicle door Hood Vehicle Windshield

Automotive exterior Vehicle Windshield Car Auto part

Just need to wait for it to cure so minor air bubbles can dry out.
 

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Nice. So inside or outside. How do the wipers go if outside. Or do you mean outside of the radar internally. Are there any legal implications?
 

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Installed a remote controller for the Polestar bi-mode system.

So now I can open, close or partially open or partially close the exhaust at free will.

Initial testing.
Engine on, flaps closed -> Flaps open -> Flaps closed -> Engine off/restart flaps open -> Engine off/restart flaps closed -> Off.

You can hear the flap motors working. Winning :p
 

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Curious why the switch to larger injectors? looking at the before and after chart it looked like you had plenty of fuel available with the old setup?

Either way, it's impressive how much more usable power and torque the hilton tune was able to provide to you.. really must be head snapping power everywhere now..
 

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Curious why the switch to larger injectors? looking at the before and after chart it looked like you had plenty of fuel available with the old setup?

Either way, it's impressive how much more usable power and torque the hilton tune was able to provide to you.. really must be head snapping power everywhere now..
When I changed from Heico to Hilton, the bigger turbo demanded more fuel as it was running way too lean.

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