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I just purchased a S60 and I'm new to this forum (I'll pick it up on Thursday). Since I've owned VW's for the past 10 years, I'm not very familiar w/ the Volvo parts market...

For the standard S60 motor, is there a chip available and from where?

Does anybody make a custom leather steering wheel wrap? (leather interior, but no leather on the steering wheel, HMMMM)

I also would like to get the foglights and the accessory cup holder which I assume the stealership will carry, unless any of you have better suggestions...
 

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Hey Mark,

There are several chip manufacturers. Off the top of my head here are several...

IPD - Work with & sell TME chips (Sweden)

GIAC - You can get through AWE or PES. You should know these guys with your VW knowledge.

Heico Sportiv - Made for European market. Be careful here. Good stuff, but use on a US car COULD cause issues.

Which engine did you get?
 

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Ahhh, well in that case, you may want to check with Garrett, though I'll tell you, I doubt chipping the regularly aspirated motor will do much for you.
 

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Originally posted by [email protected]:
Heico Sportiv - Made for European market. Be careful here. Good stuff, but use on a US car COULD cause issues.
George,

what issues would a Heico upgrade cost on a US-specs car?

Yannis
 

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Yannis, I don't know it for sure, so I tried to be careful how I said that. I know that many manufacturers run different software from market to market. As Heico is presumably developed for European cars, and we don't know anyone running a Heico ECU in their US car, I just wanted to throw up the warning flag.

That's no slight on Heico. From what I've seen, they make top notch stuff.
 

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That's no slight on Heico. From what I've seen, they make top notch stuff.
The reason I asked you is that someone from Brickboard e-mailed me and he was asking me about "mileage after ECU upgrade" and he told me that his US-spec V70T5 was upgraded by Heico and he is kinda wondering what will happen when he repatriates. He sent me an awesome picture of a side shot of his car where the...DUAL sport exhaust (from Heico) is very visible. I loved it but it is a...dream for me (since my wife would not put up with the extra noise that I am sure it would generate
.... I am still trying to work her on an IPD sport exhaust (single tip) which may not be as noisy


That dual exhaust is the best looking I have ever seen, in a Volvo; oval tips (like S/V70s) amd slightly pointing outward! Very handsome! I will e-mail you a picture tomorrow, since I have it saved on my hard drive at work. Perhaps you can post it here so anyone can see it.

BTW, Drew was playing (on the Testing Forum) with a "program" on how to incorporate my car's pictures on my signature. I have tried to copy exactly what he wrote but they don't work? Why is that?

Take care,

Yannis
 
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