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    Sooo....what's Going On With Lucky?

    Hey guys thought I'd touch base since I know I've been away from the forums and haven't posted up much in a while There's alot of press lately around ARD Tuning good, bad, and otherwise but I thought I'd at least address any concerns you guys might have. As far as other forums, most of them require vendor fees before you can post up and in most cases (Volvospeed aside) the cost just doesn't pencil out so we're not able to post up about any products or services. With that said I'm happy to answer any questions around our parts or tuning and my email is always a good way to contact me. With regard to tuning, we try to keep a very transparent method of tuning. You ask for it, you get it! Big injector, big turbos, nitrous, E85... you name it and we're happy to work with you to get it. We work hard to provide products and services that meet the needs of folks while still maintaining a level of safety and longevity with regard to engine performance. Customer support is very important to us and we strive to get back in touch with folks as soon as we can, however our level of customer contact has increased so much in the last year that we now ask for 24-48 hours time to return emails and phone calls. With the amount of technical support we provide and being the only tuner in the building I do my best to get everyone what they need but I'm still only one guy. I'm still the same guy I've always been, growth has been challenging to manage for sure but it's part of continuing to develop new products and services. We've got some pretty neat stuff planned for this spring so that's taken time away from being as active in the forums as I used to but in the end I think it will be worth it. We've got a few fairly large builds coming into the shop in the next few weeks and I had only planned on posting them on Facebook but if you guys are interested we can do a more detailed write up including tuning methodology and parts. We've got an RN/M56 swap 850 we just finished and a P2R coming in as well that will be some fun cars to put together. My best point of contact is email so that's the most direct way to get ahold of me with questions or interest on products, I'm a bit slammed so I'll keep my eyes on this thread as I can but ARDideas@gmail.com is best option! Thanks all! -Lucky
  2. It's called a Zener diode. but easier to delete in the software :)
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    Settle A Bet - Rarest Late Oem Accessory

    Alarm entry warning I'd guess...
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    Settle A Bet - Rarest Late Oem Accessory

    Rarest accessory... Gotta be s80 protection package for executives. Only seen two ever.
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    Old Man Crew

    Man I got 3 more years then! Dang, I feel old... does that count?
  6. ARD - Lucky

    Americans Elect 2012

    Is you is or is you ain't my constituents?
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    Volvo Softtuner Option For 850 V70r And S60r

    The -1 is likely from folks who already are aware this product is intended for 850/70 series from 1994-1998 at the moment. 1999+ Model tuning will be ready later this summer toward the start of fall. I'll keep you in mind when that time comes! Mad Matt has both his original ST tune and an ARD Blue and I believe he intends to dyno in the near future so perhaps that will help in getting some further data out there around ARD tunes. Thanks guys!
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    Volvo Softtuner Option For 850 V70r And S60r

    Cables are now in stock, granted we just got a quick batch of 10 in and the remainder of our order is a few weeks out. Software is the final piece of the puzzle and we've got a good start on the final version. I'll be posting up screen shots for input monday next week. As for options, datalogging, diagnostics, etc.. may all be future modules that can be added but to start this will be simply a loader so you don't have to send your ECU back and forth anymore!
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    Volvo Softtuner Option For 850 V70r And S60r

    Ché is correct, Each ECU is coded to the software that we create for it. So each ECU and each iteration of software are matched and cannot be used with any other ECU or software package.
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    Volvo Softtuner Option For 850 V70r And S60r

    Thanks so much for the kinds words all! I can address the question on Me7 tuning software in another thread since that is a bit of a different beast in regard to the ARDVARC for 1994-1998 models. Thanks again to Che for hounding me for a press release JK I'll be posting up with weekly updates on product and software development.
  11. Did some pulls on the dyno today before and after with SNABB intake, surprising results. With some adjustments made in the midrange we pulled in another 12whp! Great products.

  12. :LOL: Close... Active Research & Development

  13. Arnold Research & Design?

  14. Some of the earlier 850's didn't actually use the SAS system components that later cars got. Non turbos for certain, so for wiring those up you go direct to the pump relay control vs. the valve relay control. when I first put this together for my wifes car, her's is the earlier non turbo style so you go straight to the pump for your 'turn on' signal. Later models with the sas valve use that signal for 'turn on'.