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Old Apr 18th, 2021, 17:12   #1
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I drive a 2011 XC70 D5 AWD with 90000 miles on the clock. Anyone had experience of getting the Polestar or RICA remap carried out on one of these cars? Looking for any advice, pros or cons.
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Went ahead and had the official Polestar upgrade carried out on the car by my local Volvo dealer. What a difference. I know on paper it only adds 25HP but the mid range torque is phenomenal. I cannot recommend enough.
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Went ahead and had the official Polestar upgrade carried out on the car by my local Volvo dealer. What a difference. I know on paper it only adds 25HP but the mid range torque is phenomenal. I cannot recommend enough.
It’s how these motors should be…. Glad to hear you’re happy with it.

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The P* maps also change the gearbox parameters and behaviour on some models and this helps a lot...
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Went ahead and had the official Polestar upgrade carried out on the car by my local Volvo dealer. What a difference. I know on paper it only adds 25HP but the mid range torque is phenomenal. I cannot recommend enough.
It's good, innit? I have it on my 185 - If memory serves it's about 205BHP and 450NM on mine, so about 22BHP and 50 torques on top of standard. That easily out grunts the wife's standard 200 which only has a piffling 420NM.
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I drive a 2011 XC70 D5 AWD with 90000 miles on the clock. Anyone had experience of getting the Polestar or RICA remap carried out on one of these cars? Looking for any advice, pros or cons.
i've one of these and i'm sorely tempted by the polestar upgrade. the way folk here are describing it, it's ideal.
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You wont regret it. I know on paper it doesn't add that much in HP, but wow, it simply transforms the mid range grunt. I also tow a caravan for holiday's and it makes that totally effortless.
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