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Hello, 

first time posting here not sure what to expect. So I have an 07 xc70 I recently purchased and have a few questions about some performance mods I would like to do. So this car has about 175k miles and I want to boost my horse power up to the high 200’s if not low 300’s it’s my daily and I want a bit more juice for fun but I don’t want to destroy it too bad I love the i5 sound and the entire car in general. What are some things I can do to increase the horsepower but keep it from killing itself. Also what are some good exhaust mufflers or kits I can buy that increase the sound at higher rpms but not as much at low rpms it just sounds so amazing at high revs and I want to emphasize that as I’m driving. Any feedback or suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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without doing anything crazy... I personally would do:

-get the car to stage 0 (fresh fluids no check engine lights etc)

-3" downpipe

-2.5" cat back

-intercooler

-free flowing panel filter and snabb intake pipe

-hilton tune stage 2+

**with all of that youd be LUCKY to get 200awhp**

 

 

If that isnt good enough for you, I'd consider:

-k24 turbo and equivalent injectors

-wmi (meth injection)

-hilton stage 3 tune

**here you are talking 250awhp range**

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15 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

without doing anything crazy... I personally would do:

-get the car to stage 0 (fresh fluids no check engine lights etc)

-3" downpipe

-2.5" cat back

-intercooler

-free flowing panel filter and snabb intake pipe

-hilton tune stage 2+

**with all of that youd be LUCKY to get 200awhp**

 

 

If that isnt good enough for you, I'd consider:

-k24 turbo and equivalent injectors

-wmi (meth injection)

-hilton stage 3 tune

**here you are talking 250awhp range**

So just a few things in response to your answer, I generally keep the car in good condition and always take care of check engine lights and whatnot. So I just have a few follow up questions. Is awhp going to differ in any way from whp or is it the same thing. Also I thought a tune would provide more power and just all around better engine performance than what you have provided. I’m an absolute beginner when it comes to car modifications but I’m a quick study. The car is worth about $5k on kbb so about how much are we talking in cost for the upgrades? My car already has a turbo. I haven’t actually found it in the engine bay I’m assuming it’s in the back of he engine towards the driver and passanger. I would have to look this up. Would a turbo install take a lot of time and effort to do because of its location? And finally what are some mods I should stay away from with this particular car? I heard that the piston timing can be very particular and can really damage the engine if it’s improperly timed.  Thank you for your time.

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