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Thought I would make a build thread.

After having a daily driver full race built EK Civic Type R, 2 Lexus/Toyota Soarer SC400, 1 Toyota Lexus/SC400 with Adaptronic tuned Supercharged Intercooled 400HP, the missus has succeeded to put her foot down and get a family car. Conditions applied.


Car:

2002 Volvo XC70
2.4L AWD Turbo
(Special Volvo factory order from Sweden)


Upgrades:

XC with M58 Manual gearbox
Dolby Pro Logic II HU-803 Head unit + center dash speaker
Full powered passenger seat
Sport mirrors
Sunroof
XC90 Spring seats


Engine:

AUTOTECH / EVOLVE custom tune + OBD software tuning tool
TD04 HL16T turbo
V70R downpipe
V70R Green 450cc injectors
V70R fuel rail
V70R blue engine covers
IPD-USA Compressor Bypass Valve
IPD-USA Turbo Control Valve
IPD-USA Turbo coupler pipes
IPD-USA HD Coil packs
IPD-USA Poly engine mounts
IPD-USA Throw out bearing
EVOLVE Air Management System
OBX-R Stainless steel exhaust.


Brakes:

V70R Brembo 4 pot calipers
330mm Powerslot slotted rotors
Stainless steel braided brake lines


Interior:

V70R Blue R instrument cluster with custom LED back lighting
V70R R door sills
IPD-USA blue R boost guage
EST chrome head unit dial surrounds
1kw 12v power inverter
Wood interior trim treatment


Exterior:

Carbon Rear spoiler with LED lights
S60R 18" silver pearl Pegasus wheels
6000K HID
Euro silver rails
S60 AWD springs
Limo tint
Carbon side mirrors



Tuning:
Working on this has been a pure test of my patience, trial and error with parts and frequent communication with Peter @ Autotech Sweden. Without Peter's help and his general amusement to tune a car on the other side of the world, I would have been no where with the current set up.

Over the past year I have tested about 6 different Autotech tunes, 1 with the Elevate group buy for the stock 13T and the last being all for the bigger 16T. Not to mention reinstalling other tunes for testing purposes countless times. Some may remember heated discussions in the IPD thread regarding my tune and what was wrong with it, why it was running poor, 20+psi boost spikes and what parts I need. After much trial and error, we realised it was purely software related. Symptoms such as boost flutter and too much boost were a problematic occurrence with later tunes and it wasn't until I installed a set of fresh green giants / injectors, everything started to work beautifully. No boost flutter, no over-boost and no cold start issues. Only problem now is my current boost is set at 12psi. Peter has been too busy to send a new file for more boost.

The next big job will be to install an Autotech FMIC. Not because it can get real hot where I live, but for the added boost and the fragile nature of the stock plastic XC Intercooler.



Some engine pics:









Some interior pics:













Some exterior pics:













Brakes:

Out with the old fronts:



In with the new:
R 4 pot Brembos, stainless steel braided brake lines, bolts, alloy Brembo brackets, 330mm Power slot rotors.








Out with the old rears:






In with the new:
R 4 pot Brembos, stainless steel braided brake lines, 330mm Power slot rotors.





Some shopping:





TERRÄNGKÖRNING LANDVAGN















Whats next:

M66 AWD 6sp manual transmission.
 

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Sexy MF.
 

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Cool car!

How did you solve the software problem, from going from auto to manual?
Funny you have a Belgian numberplate holder in the front :p
 

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It was a manual stock... RHD overseas people get all of the fun stuff :(
 

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Wicked cool! I think you may be the only other person I've met recently using Adaptronic! I've been running the e420c and the Select on my turboed miatas. Killer build and it looks great :) Just curious if you've ever thought about doing an adaptronic ECU on a Volvo?... it's something that I have been toiling with; but haven't had time to really dig in.

Cheers,
Prospero
 

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Ahhh...My favorite XC!

Looks like the "conditions" of having a family car were well laid out!

I'm kinda undecided about the white pegs though. They do look great...but so did the silver.

Cheers!
Ron
 

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Love it.
To many stickers/badges on the back tho.
Those pictures in the desert are awesome
 

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We are all in awe with your car. Wish I can go down your route but something come up and may have to say goodbye to my XC70.
 

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Keep up the good work my friend! Glad to see all those parts going to good use :D

Just curious, did you use the steering stops when you installed the fronts? I just re-used the old bolts from my original calipers and have no rubbing issues with the Brembos on my XC ;)

Also, I originally had my rotors installed in the direction the box stated, with had my slots running the same direction as yours, but in the rain, they would hold water and make braking nonexistent at first press of the pedal! I swapped them in the front and it has been better, but it just dawned on me to check the direction of the vanes of the internal venting... hmm

 

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GDay Ads,
Yes I installed the little alloy dog bones for the Brembo steering stops but they dramatically reduced my turning abilities and were eating into my Lower Control Arms so I removed them.
I just installed the rotors in the direction I believe to be correct. The rotors had been out of their boxes several times anyways :)
 

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Hoep the brakes works well as intended. :)
 

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You are making us feel envy. Good on ya! Hope one day can able to sit in it if I ever drop by in Perth.
 

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Man Australia is beautiful! Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
 

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hehe, well I have been to Arlington VA & DC, time for you to come here ;)
Haha, sounds like I have to now! As long as you pick me up at the airport in the XC R
 
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