2000 Volvo V70R AWD Manual Swap!

Posted by lucky on 1/30/2014 to ARD Blog Articles
The 2000 Volvo V70R is a great chassis to start a build from since it is already factory equipped with the larger TD04HL 19T turbo and a host of interior upgrades. However there is a down side... They were only available in automatic transmission here in the US. Additionally the M58 AWD transmission that is needed to properly convert the V70R into a manual transmission is somewhat hard to find and can be costly to acquire. As if that wasn’t enough, the engine management system in that chassis is of the vastly more complex ME7 version which further complicates converting from automatic transmission to manual transmission. Fortunately with some hard work and diligence in the code we were able to provide a seamless upgrade for the owner of this R model. Here’s how we did it.

TCV Mounting

Posted by lucky on 1/27/2014 to ARD Blog Articles
For those looking for some ideas on how and where to mount their TCV, an ARD customer mentioned this helpful tip on how they mounted theirs!

 Dear ARD Tuning, I mounted the TCV I purchased provided by You on the side motor mount that the top motor mount attaches to, right behind the bracket that holds the hose to the brake booster. The side engine mount can be removed by 3 bolts holding it to the motor for easier access for drilling the 2 holes required for mounting it. The hose leading from the snabb intake grommet to the TCV is literally 3 inches long & the other hoses are less than 9-10 inches. I just thought I'd share this so You can recommend a location to your customers that need a bracket, anyways I want to thank You for Your time & Quality Performance Parts.
R. Rodriguez

Thanks to you sir for your helpful suggestion, and ARD Tuning sticker pack is on it's way to you!

LPT Stage 3 Build!

Posted by lucky on 1/1/2014 to ARD Blog Articles
Here at ARD Tuning one of the most enjoyable aspects of our work is when we are asked to participate in interesting new projects. We were quite fortunate to be commissioned by Ron Edwards of CKA motorsports to co-develop a stage 3 package for his newly acquired 2.5l automatic LPT (Low pressure turbo) 2007 XC70. Our goal was very clear from the get-go; produce a significant increase in horsepower and torque across the power band without sacrificing engine longevity and daily driving comfort.

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