Longtime MVS member and Contributor tryingbe is selling a bunch of performance parts and more. His location is Mesa, AZ 85204. Whiteblock T5 performance parts Most parts are for 850 turbo and early C70/S70/V70 turbo. Block and transmission are not in picture. Rebuild 01 block with RSI rods, stock pistons, new rings, polished crank, new […]
MVS Forums member FixXxer6 and his 2004 S40 were wondering if there was any hidden horsepower in its intake, engine (and peripherals) or exhaust…
I was wondering if anyone knows about or has done any free/almost free mods to Volvos. Some cars have hidden HP that can be unchained by doing mods like unrestricting flow or removing stuff that isn’t needed. Any ideas?
I shot an email over to my favorite Volvo speed genius Lucky, of Active Research & Development, formerly of iPD, MVS sponsor. He was happy to give his thoughts on the question Chip or Manual Boost Controller? Now, I know what you’re thinking: he runs a chip tune company! Of course he’ll favor chips! Yes […]
Bigger Throttle Plate and Injectors for More Horsepower? Keep in mind that many of the N/A tricks do not apply as the turbo pressurizes the air and this offsets most intake restrictions. The main thing that occurs is that the throttle body now gives higher air flow for a given throttle plate angle. This will […]
Wastegate Settings – Numbers and Theory The idea here is to assure the wastegate valve remains closed until the wastegate experiences the preset pressure in the VADIS doc above. Anything higher than the Vadis pressure and the wastegate valve shoud move/open. I have a magnetic dial gauge I use to monitor the wastegate valve action […]
I remembered this tip from my days driving my grandfather’s-passed-down 1971 yellow/black, 2-dr Dodge Dart 318 V8 with “Rallye” wheels (somewhat rare). He bought it new off the lot here in Denver when the kid who ordered it custom couldn’t find the money to complete the purchase when it was delivered. When I got it […]