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My '01 S60 T5 is about to become <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> a little quicker. Has anyone done this comparison? iPd--280 h.p./305 ft.lbs vs. Steff 300h.p. Has anyone here dealt with Eurosporttuning near Toronto? I need more info/opinions before I send in my ecu. Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (fave23)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>My '01 S60 T5 is about to become <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> a little quicker. Has anyone done this comparison? iPd--280 h.p./305 ft.lbs vs. Steff 300h.p. Has anyone here dealt with Eurosporttuning near Toronto? I need more info/opinions before I send in my ecu. Thanks in advance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I would definitely vouch for iPd...Their standing behind their product is huge plus the fact that they do not solder anything on your ECU was very important to making my decision in choosing them for my upgrade. SAM will solder a chip on yor ECU...the extra HP is not worth it, IMO.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (GrecianVolvo)

I've only had experience with IPD and only on an 850, but it was a good program. As far as EuroSportTuning, I've never dealt with them, but I've met the owner Frank and he seems to be a very nice guy. We featured his P1800 a while back.<p>I know that MVP is also working a deal with Steffansson, so you could feasibly talk to them as well.
 

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And if you can wait for a little while longer, Carlos at Texas Automotive Performance is working with both UPsolute and Unichip for a new program for the US Volvo ECU tuning market.<p>I don't know much about the UPsolute guys, but I can tell you the Dastek Unichip is going to very awesome. It will offer a great variaty of tuning options and can be set as either pre-programed package or a program that is custom tuned to your car. <p>Hopefully in the beginning of next year, this will be available to the Volvo crowd. This is the same device I use to piggyback w/ my custom ECU. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I know Frank at EST has been working on several new products, and he has been always very friendly to all fellow Volvo enthusiasts...he should be able to help you.
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (The_one_n_only)

BTW, the Unichip will make rest of the other ECU tuning options for the Volvo market look like jokes. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (fave23)

I know our friend Johann here has been the advocate and a die hard fan for RICA chip. He will probably drop in and shed some light in this, too.
 

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Yes.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ghgh, just kidding.<p>As far as RICA is concerned I don't think they are represented by anyone in the States at the moment?<br>I think the reflash technology iPD uses comes from TME.<br>It sounds very nice, no soldering to the ECU.<br>The ECU of my S60 has been soldered many times and it nearly died the last time because a print track broke.<br>I have tested 17 different chips so far.<br>I did some testing with the boost controller and now that I have found some nice boost settings we want to copy the boost curve to the ECU for use without a BC.<br>The 19T chip is getting better and better each time.<br>I think that a mild tuned 280-290HP 19T setup is the way to go instead of a high tuned 16T setup.<br>I am under the impression that it gives far less stress to the parts because the power in provided in a much smoother way, very well balanced.<br>At 1 bar boost the car is such a pleasure to drive it's almost unbelievable.<br>I also would not be surprised to see a MY2004 19T T5 producing 265 or 280HP from factory.<br>The Unichip sounds awesome to me but takes hacking the wiring loom to make it work I guess.<br>The MY2001--> models use ME7.0 and MY2002 and MY2003 use ME7.1 to my knowledge and I don't think TME/iPD can flash the ME7.1 at this moment.<br>The new software is very difficult, MY2003 apperantly uses rewritten software compared to the MY2002 model so things have changed again.<br>RICA is working on a flash or serial programming system but not satisfied so far, don't ask me why.<br>For warranty reasons the choice to not solder the chip is understandable but when done by professionals there's not much to worry about, that is when it's a one time job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I still think Volvo is fully aware of the huge sales benefits initiated by the chiptuning business.<br>In Europe a lot of people buy the Volvo turbo models, specially the D5, with only chiptuning in mind.<br>Customers look at the specs in the catalog and read 300HP T5 instead of 250HP or 200HP D5 instead of 163HP not to mention the huge torque gain.<br>European chiptuners also offer engine warranty program's.<br>VAG in the Netherlands sell factory tuning as an option already, I think AbT is the supplier.<br>Now only if Volvo would offer an option to remove the 210 kmh speed limiter on the LPT models...<p>
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (Johann)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>The MY2001--> models use ME7.0 and MY2002 and MY2003 use ME7.1 to my knowledge and I don't think TME/iPD can flash the ME7.1 at this moment.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>MY2001 use ME 7.0<br>MY2002 use ME 7.01<br>MY2003 use ME 7.1<p>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>The Unichip sounds awesome to me but takes hacking the wiring loom to make it work I guess.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>True that, and I don't think we will be offering to the ME7.x equipped cars any time soon unless we find someone who's willing to lend their cars to have us do the custom tuning with. However, the plug and play unit is a different story, should be much easier to deal with for general consumers.<br>
 

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Re: iPd or Steffanson Af ecu reprogramming (GrecianVolvo)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>The MY2001--> models use ME7.0 and MY2002 and MY2003 use ME7.1 to my knowledge and I don't think TME/iPD can flash the ME7.1 at this moment.<p><br>MY2001 use ME 7.0<br>MY2002 use ME 7.01<br>MY2003 use ME 7.1<p>Yannis<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>100% sure?<p>I know that the MY2001 and MY2002 use different ECU circuit boards but I have not seen the MY2003 ECU yet.<br>RICA told me that the software was rewritten but that the ECU itself was almost the same or the same as the MY2002 models.<p>This would change my statement about TME, I have heard that they can't flash the MY2002 models and up.<br>Correct me if I'm wrong.<p>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>The MY2001--> models use ME7.0 and MY2002 and MY2003 use ME7.1 to my knowledge and I don't think TME/iPD can flash the ME7.1 at this moment.<p><br>MY2001 use ME 7.0<br>MY2002 use ME 7.01<br>MY2003 use ME 7.1<p>Yannis<p>100% sure?<p>I know that the MY2001 and MY2002 use different ECU circuit boards but I have not seen the MY2003 ECU yet.<br>RICA told me that the software was rewritten but that the ECU itself was almost the same or the same as the MY2002 models.<p>This would change my statement about TME, I have heard that they can't flash the MY2002 models and up.<br>Correct me if I'm wrong.<p><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I am only 100% about my name, who my wife is and that one day I will die... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The ME7.x versions come from info I got from Volvo and TME/iPd.<p>As far as iPd/TME flashing 2002 models, I was told that it is only one or two weeks away...we shall see!<p>Yannis
 
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