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You know every now and then I click the banners above the posts to see whazzup..<P>I listen well enough here at the forums, I understand there aren't too many upgrades or ECU mods correct for the S60(s)? <P>Well.. Is this for real?<BR>50+ hp for by chipping a T5?<BR> <A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.eurosporttuning.com</A> says<BR>"S60 T5 Turbo, Automatic Trans ECU upgrade B5234T Stock 247hp Upgraded to 300hp" <P>Check their page lemme know...<P>John<p>[This message has been edited by Thunderhoof (edited 07-14-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderhoof:<BR><B>You know every now and then I click the banners above the posts to see whazzup..<P>I listen well enough here at the forums, I understand there aren't too many upgrades or ECU mods correct for the S60(s)? <P>Well.. Is this for real?<BR>50+ hp for by chipping a T5?<BR> <A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.eurosporttuning.com</A> says<BR>"S60 T5 Turbo, Automatic Trans ECU upgrade B5234T Stock 247hp Upgraded to 300hp" <P>Check their page lemme know...<P>John<P>[This message has been edited by Thunderhoof (edited 07-14-2002).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Same stuff offered though S.A.M. Steffansson...Superchip technology; I, personally, would stay away. Their other stuff seem pretty good!<P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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My guess would be that they don't flash your ECU, they (or you) solder a chip into your ECU.<P>I've been courting the guys from Upsolute. They only charge $350 but I don't yet feel comfortable with them.<P>
 

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Sorry guys lemme clarify. I am aware that a ECU chip will modify the settings in regards to a what PSI value does a wastegate open and a few other things BUT..<P>What I mean to ask is this possible to get 50 hp from just modifying the some values? Is this dangerous or stupid to do as far as engine stress and piece of mind?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderhoof:<BR><B>Sorry guys lemme clarify. I am aware that a ECU chip will modify the settings in regards to a what PSI value does a wastegate open and a few other things BUT..<P>What I mean to ask is this possible to get 50 hp from just modifying the some values? Is this dangerous or stupid to do as far as engine stress and piece of mind?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This has been an ongoing discussion for a very long time.<BR>A lot of people say these figures are overrated.<BR>A lot of people claim that the figurres given by the tuning companies are false.<BR>A T5 engine can't do more as 285 HP chip alone a lot of people say.<BR>I dyno'd my car several times and never measured higher as 299 HP.<BR>I used 14 different chip versions so far, drop in or open air filters, Downpipe 3" with sports cat and a stainless steel free flow exhaust.<BR>Recently the turbo was changed to the one used on the last 2.4 Ltr R model (19T)<BR>It reached around 260 HP at the wheels but I do not have a real graph of it.<BR>I am still looking for the company with the right dyno equipment which would be equipment capable of measuring a turbo engine in the proper way with sufficient cooling and an operator who knows how to measure a turbo engine.<BR>This may sound silly but during the last dyno run I was 110% certain that temperatures were to high and the pressure drop at high RPM was gigantic.<BR>I have seen a dyno sheet of T5 engine reaching 310 HP so it is possible.<BR>All the cars I have seen being measured in real never reached 300 HP in all kinds of "semi" tuning stages.<BR>One car I didn't see being dyno'd myself but which I know reached 308 HP with modified air intake, 3" downpipe without cat, 18T turbo and sports exhaust.<P>Only one question remains.<BR>How is it possible that I can push a Porsche Carrera 2 new model only running 3/4 throttle from 90 MPH up to 155 MPH, closing an at least 10 car length gap with that car running full throttle starting at 125 MPH and me braking(!!) at his tail at 150+ MPH with only 277HP and 450Nm (330 lb-ft) of torque according the last dyno??????<P>You tell me because I lost the count a while ago..........<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderhoof:<BR><B>Sorry guys lemme clarify. I am aware that a ECU chip will modify the settings in regards to a what PSI value does a wastegate open and a few other things BUT..<P>What I mean to ask is this possible to get 50 hp from just modifying the some values? Is this dangerous or stupid to do as far as engine stress and piece of mind?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This has been an ongoing discussion for a very long time.<BR>A lot of people say these figures are overrated.<BR>A lot of people claim that the figurres given by the tuning companies are false.<BR>A T5 engine can't do more as 285 HP chip alone a lot of people say.<BR>I dyno'd my car several times and never measured higher as 299 HP.<BR>I used 14 different chip versions so far, drop in or open air filters, Downpipe 3" with sports cat and a stainless steel free flow exhaust.<BR>Recently the turbo was changed to the one used on the last 2.4 Ltr R model (19T)<BR>It reached around 260 HP at the wheels but I do not have a real graph of it.<BR>I am still looking for the company with the right dyno equipment which would be equipment capable of measuring a turbo engine in the proper way with sufficient cooling and an operator who knows how to measure a turbo engine.<BR>This may sound silly but during the last dyno run I was 110% certain that temperatures were to high and the pressure drop at high RPM was gigantic.<BR>I have seen a dyno sheet of T5 engine reaching 310 HP so it is possible.<BR>All the cars I have seen being measured in real never reached 300 HP in all kinds of "semi" tuning stages.<BR>One car I didn't see being dyno'd myself but which I know reached 308 HP with modified air intake, 3" downpipe without cat, 18T turbo and sports exhaust.<P>Only one question remains.<BR>How is it possible that I can push a Porsche Carrera 2 new model only running 3/4 throttle from 90 MPH up to 155 MPH, closing an at least 10 car length gap with that car running full throttle starting at 125 MPH and me braking(!!) at his tail at 150+ MPH with only 277HP and 450Nm (330 lb-ft) of torque according the last dyno??????<P>You tell me because I lost the count a while ago..........<P>
 
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