Yeah! Just picked up my new C70! 2001, Nautic Blue, 17's, Grand Touring....really sweet.
Now then, any suggestions on performance mods? Suspension, Chips, Tranny chips (Its an auto) that won't void out the warranty?
Any to be avoided?
Hey..Peter, CONGRAT!!! Well, dig up that email I sent you. I've pretty much told you what you can do to the car already...
Man, I can't wait to hear about your stereo upgrade. Hehehe..that's probably the only thing I will have to copy from someone else. I am pretty lame when it comes to audio sys.
Congratulations man. I guess it depends on what you want to do to the car. There are ECU upgrades that will increase boost (IPD, Garrett, etc.).
One cool, but expensive modification is the Volvo/Ohlins suspension system developed by Ohlins with technology used on the Volvo BTCC racecars. It's very cool, but pretty pricey, and it's available through your dealer.
I have heard mention of the Ohlins suspension, but have never found any info on it. Are there any www sites that have infomon this?
What is pricing like?
Any ECU upgrades that won't screw up the factory warranty?
Also I have heard that upgrading the exhaust and downpipe really make a difference with this car, virtually eliminating "turbo lag". Has this been your experience?
What exhaust systems do you recommend?
Well, I wouldn't go that far. The Ohlin's stuff is a bit overkill for most of the driving style(esp when you have that back problem..). Ohlin is quite famous even among the Japanese market, found them on one of my Japanese car magazines.
ECU will not VOID all the warranty per say. If you run into problems with your car, and the volvo tech determines FOR SURE that the ECU is the cause for your problem. They will charge for the labor...that happened to me before. Long story, but the dealer shouldn't take the blame for what they did, though.
In another word, if they know you have any aftermarket stuff they will try to screw u for good. It's just another way to safeguard themselves from those who don't know what they are doing to their cars..
Just by upgrading the downpipe itself will not give you a day and night difference. You will eliminate some turbo lag, but with a better catback system and ECU...you should be very happy then. Of course this will not be as fast as a chip'd S4 with full exhaust upgrade, but good enough.
A lot of people are happy with SuperSprint's system. They are not too pricey. But if you know a good shop that can do mandrel bend, you can probably save about $150~200 by doing a custom system.