Greetings guys! Just wanted to introduce ourselves and some of the products we offer (and are also in the process of developing) for the Volvo SPA platform.
A few owners here are familiar with our previous tuning work on various cars (Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Abarth, etc) as Eurocompulsion. We specialize in design and manufacturing of performance items (air intakes, intercooler kits and more), as well as ECU tuning and piggyback tuning. We've secretly been Volvo enthusiasts for quite some time, and owned quite a few over the years. However, we have yet to enter into development for Volvo cars until now. While we will still carry a wide range of Volvo items through our EC website, we've also began a smaller operation (Vaitrix USA) meant to specialize in performance electronics, specifically piggyback ECUs, plug and play boost gauges and electronic throttle/pedal controllers. Our performance items will be offered on both websites. We tune and deal with many applications that are slowly working their way onto our site, but we typically lean more towards a few specific platforms to invest more time and thorough development into. In the past this has largely been FCA cars (Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, etc). This list now also includes Volvo.
For the past few months we have done a great deal of development work on the SPA platform, specifically the T5 and T6 engines. Most of the T6 applications are already available for sale: https://vaitrixusa.com/collections/volvo-ecu-tuning
This includes a versatile piggyback unit with multiple models (Booster ECU: https://vaitrixusa.com/blogs/product-info-booster-ecu) and a plug and play boost gauge setup (GEN2 Gauge: https://vaitrixusa.com/blogs/product-info-gen2-gauges)
We have quite a few informational videos and tech articles on these products, which are currently available for the T6 engine. We are wrapping up testing on the T5 as we speak. Our current shop vehicles we own are a T6 S60 R-Design (with Polestar Opt), a T6 XC90, and a T5 XC90.
Testing information and dyno results for the T6 can be found here: https://vaitrixusa.com/blogs/dyno-database-volvo
At the moment we are working on a few different intake system prototypes, as well as an intercooler system upgrade. We've also began development work on a complete ECU reflash with multiple features and options. This is further out on the timeline as the encryption process and protocols take much longer to develop. We would like to create a work around that doesn't involve having to patch the ECU first off the car in order to enable OBDII communication like on some past Volvos. Our piggyback ECU is designed to run in conjunction with an ECU tune as well depending on the setup and running the correct maps (it can 3D map water/methanol and allow end user control over boost in anyway). We have a great deal planned for the Volvo platform, and will be offering a plethora of performance items.
Our Booster ECU is different compared with a few other units on the market. It not only connects to boost sensors, but also the cam position sensor. Our tuning software (which is accessible to end users and offers self tuning capabilities for those that purchase the PRO model) can 3D map based on rpm, load and throttle position for precise tuning and accuracy without compromising drivability. It's bluetooth compatible and offers multiple maps for various modifications. Testing on this unit was done with an emphasis on maximizing the effectiveness of the boost curve, while maintaining engine safety and ensuring that fuel delivery and air/fuel mixtures are not compromised in anyway. Our Stage 1 tune has been on our S60 for about 6000miles, and is performing great.
We'll start specific threads shortly for each individual products, and if you have any questions in regards to technical information, please feel free to shoot them our way. We drive these cars everyday, and have spent a considerable amount of time dissecting how they work and perform.
Stay tuned for more!
(A few pics of our S60)