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Performance chips for 2008 XC70

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Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by REnglerth » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:51 pm

I am wanting to increase the performance in my 2008 XC70. I know nothing about performance chips or anything of the sort. Could someone recommend a brand and give me any relevant information and/or tips on this matter? Thanks.

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Re: Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by macadood » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:14 am

As far as I understand there is no engine upgrade available for the 2008 3.2 unfortunately, assuming that is the engine you have.

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Re: Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by Rattnalle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 am

NA engines generally don't have any potential for software optimisation. There are software tunes for all the turbo models though.

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Re: Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by REnglerth » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 am

I have the turbo model. What exactly does a software tune entail.

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Re: Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by Rattnalle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:55 am

Plug in the tuning computer from the tuning company, push a button, wait, done. Usually they just add a bit of extra boost since that's easy to control electronically and most engines have quite a margin between what they can handle and how they're sold.

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Re: Performance chips for 2008 XC70

Post by jimmy57 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:12 am

Volvo PoleStar tune is the dealer offered perf tune. Check prices of Hilton and others and then go talk to the dealer and see if they will get competitive. I have a 2010 XC60 and Polestar does wake up that already alert engine. No harm to MPG on highway but I damn sure can't tell you that it helps around town as I drive it like I stole it in traffic.

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