Beyond Turbo- and Supercharging… There Exists Nitrous

Fast Friday Volvo Performance and Tuning

Oxygen in the atmosphere only makes up about 23% (measured by mass) of the total components of the air we breathe but is effectively the only component within the atmospheric air mix that does an engine any good. Oxygen provides the necessary oxidizer for fuel to combust and burn. Without it a fire would go out, such as with the use of a fire extinguisher where the effect is flooding the area to remove oxygen and put out the fire. The same is done with welding gas on MIG and TIG welders to flood the area of the weld and prevent oxygen from oxidizing the molten hot bead. An oxidizer can be simply defined as any chemical necessary for a combustable to burn or chemically react.

Chip Tune vs. Manual Boost Controller

Fast Friday Volvo Performance and Tuning

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 […]

ARD Green Review

Same MPGs, but with more aggressive driving. If you do this, realize that getting on the highway will be a blast, and still faster than it needs to be on the highway, but not as great if you were to go with an 18/19t and [ARD] blue. (no experience with this).

Happy ARD Customer

I was looking for a 16t and a good tuner, but with limited cash I didn’t want to go to IPD. I heard nothing but good news from ARD when I found out it was Lucky from IPD, my hopes soared. Unfortunately, I still didn’t have a 16t.