Volvo C70 Performance Software Chip Tuning is truly a revolution in
Volvo car performance. We deliver the highest power gains possible.
Tuning your Volvo for significantly more power takes just four minutes
using our easy to use handheld Elevate Performance Tuner. After
installation, the driving experience of your Volvo will be much more
engaging with a significant increase in power and acceleration.
Elevate Performance Software Chip Tuning is the art of tailoring the
standard ECM (Engine Control Module) software file, which is stored in
the factory engine management system, to your fuel octane and bolt-on
modifications (if any). To increase the power output of an engine, we
modify the file maps which control turbo boost (on turbocharged cars),
ignition timing, fuel delivery, and throttle response. By adjusting
these parameters specific to your fuel octane, your engine will be
optimized to produce maximum power and efficiency. Your car comes from
the factory with a "dumbed down" software file to be able to accommodate
the worst of fuels that a customer might put in the car. By you using
higher octane, premium fuel, we create a file specific to the octane you
most commonly have access to. You can choose from 91, 92, 93, 94 or
other octane based on the AKI test method of R+M/2.
The Best Performing Software Files
Our team of software engineers has been calibrating engine management
systems since 1994, and has been specialized in Volvo applications
since 1999. We perform all of our testing and evaluation on the road
(and race track where relevant) and prove the results on either our
Rototest (www.rototest.com) dynamometer in Sweden or a Dynapack
(www.dynapack.com) dynamometer in the US. These hub-mounted chassis
dynamometers are the most accurate on the market, as they measure true
wheel torque at the hub rather than a tire interfacing with a huge
roller. We engineer our files to deliver the maximum power without
compromising engine or drivetrain life. While peak power numbers are
impressive, extracting peak numbers doesn't always relate to what you
experience on the road. Drivability is more important than these peak
dyno numbers, and that is where our software delivers. Maximum
performance that you can feel every day. To make sure our competition
stays in our rear view mirrors, we frequently evaluate their files to
assure our customers that they are getting the best performing software
on the market.
Software Installation Challenges of the Past
Over the years, there have been several ways of installing software
into your Volvo's ECM, and each has their draw backs. The most common
has been removing your ECM, shipping it off, and waiting for its return.
With this, your car is inoperable without the ECM in place. Other
companies have offered handheld solutions, but the unit may or may not
have a correctly tuned file for your model pre-installed, requiring you
to "read" your software, send it to them, and wait for them to create a
file for you and send it to you for installation. Some companies using
older technology require you to read your software file, send it to them
and wait for several days for a tuned file to arrive for you to then
install. Anytime you "read" your engine software file, it is critical
that a professional battery conditioner be in place during the reading
process. Anytime your Volvo retailer plugs into the OBD II port, they
first connect an expensive battery conditioner to ensure the battery
does not fall below a certain voltage during communication with the
car's electronic systems. Depending on the equipment being used to read
the engine management software, the process can take well over an hour
and a half. During this time, it is very possible that the battery would
lose charge sufficient to causing the car's computer to crash. You are
then faced with an immobilized car being towed to your dealership with
some explaining to do about how your car's computer crashed...
Software Installation Solutions for Today and the Future
ELEVATE has created an easy, fast, and trouble free means of tuning
your Volvo using our Elevate Performance Tuner (EPT). When you order, we
ship you the EPT tuner with easy to follow instructions and a USB cable
for use with most any PC computer with an internet connection. Simply
install the software provided, perform a "Sync", and both your Stock and
Modified files will be downloaded from our server to your handheld
programmer. Next, plug the EPT programmer into your OBDII port and
follow the on-screen instructions to upload either your Stock or
Modified file. Four minutes later, your car is tuned! We create your
tuned file by tracing your car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
This method allows us to create an accurate file for your specific car.
The EPT is shipped with a carrying case and USB cable. Should you
ever need to add vehicles (up to three other Volvos) or files (up to
five per vehicle) to your EPT, you will need access to a PC computer
with internet connection. We prepare the file(s) for you and a simple
"Sync" with our server downloads the new file(s) into your EPT.
For those that are looking for something tailored to their needs, we
can create files specific for the below parameters for most late model
Volvos. Each custom tailored file becomes unique in addition to other
stock or tuned files, allowing you to choose between files depending on
the situation. Going to the dealership? Use your stock file. Daily
commutes? Use your modified file specific to your pump fuel. Going to
the track with a tank of race fuel? Use your 100 octane file with Top
Speed Limiter removed.
Top Speed Limiter removed: Allows vehicle to accelerate to the
maximum speed possible without artificial limits imposed by the car's
Engine Rev Limiter changed: You tell us the RPM you want to be the
rev limiter, and we set it. Know that there is usually not more power to
be made on Volvo turbo cars by revving them higher, but it may be
helpful if your favorite track needs a bit more RPM for specific
Octane Specific File: In addition to your file tuned for pump fuel, we can create a file for your higher octane needs.
Reduced Top Speed File: Allowing your teenager to borrow the car for a
special outing? Limit his or her top speed to a reasonable rate.
E85 Fuel File: Maximize the benefits of running high octane E85 fuel
using this file. You will typically see a gain of +17hp and +22ftlb.
(30Nm) of torque over our fuel specific tuned file.
Multi-fuel File: Allows you to run either premium unleaded or E85.
Diagnostic Trouble Code Reading and Clearing Capability
as an upgrade option at the time of purchase or anytime thereafter, we
can enable your EPT handheld tuner to read and clear all Diagnostic
Trouble Codes (DTC) for the entire vehicle (not just the engine). Easy
to use with fully detailed descriptions of the DTC's.
Your purchase of Elevate Performance Software Chip Tuning
includes the handheld Elevate Performance Tuner, USB cable, carrying
case and instructions.
Custom Files: $190.00 per file
DTC Reading capability upgrade: $150.00
- o T5 (220hp/230hp): +39hp, +53ftlb (74Nm) of torque
- o D5 (180hp): +45hp, +88ftlb (120Nm) of torque
- o 2.4i (140hp): +40hp, +14ftlb (20Nm) of torque
- o 2.0D (136hp): +34hp, +52ftlb (70Nm) of torque
- o 1.6D (109hp): +31hp, +48ftlb (65Nm) of torque