The ELEVATE Volvo C30 Engine Torque Mount (rear transmission mount) is like an anchor for your Volvo drivetrain. Our design controls excessive drivetrain movement for optimal performance. The factory torque mount is made of aluminum and rubber, and has large air gaps which eliminate vibration, and keep the engine/transmission somewhat controlled. However, these air gaps combined with soft rubber allows significant fore-aft movement of the engine/transmission assembly in relation to the chassis. This excessive drivetrain movement results in sloppy shifts, wheel hop, slow launches, and the customary "bang" when speed shifting a manual equipped vehicle.
ELEVATE has created the perfect solution to controlling drivetrain movement without excessive harshness or vibration at idle (as competitive products do). We start with solid billet aluminum and precision machine it. The machined housing is then clear anodized for lasting protection. Inside the housing resides our spec polyester bushings, which are available in Sport and optional Race versions. The Engine Torque Mount comes with the Sport version which is ideal for daily driven use and in most sport driving conditions. The optional Race version is very firm, and all but eliminates any drivetrain movement for track time. The Race Bushings are not recommended for daily driven use as significant engine vibration is transmitted to the chassis and would be uncomfortable at idle. You can change between the two bushings easily, retaining the aluminum housing.
There are other products on the market that replace the factory torque mount. Our evaluation of each shows a critical error in design-the amount of drivetrain movement allowed or disallowed. Too much drivetrain movement and you have little benefit over the factory part. Too little drivetrain movement and you will experience dramatic (and uncomfortable) vibration throughout the chassis. If this is what you desire for a track event, use our Race bushings. You (and your passenger) will not enjoy the Race bushing if driven on a daily driven basis. Our design has over twice the amount of suspended area between the center mount and housing compared to the competition. This allows some movement to eliminate vibration, but controls excessive movement. Proper durometer calculations of both bushing versions create optimal results.
The ELEVATE Engine Torque Mount installs easily in less than twenty minutes and is a direct replacement for the factory component. Included are thorough instructions, top quality hardware and thread locking compound.
what a difference Review by SEBASTIEN
I am very happy with the quality of the mount, it change the shifting experience without any unwanted vibrations experienced with other mount on some other cars! I am looking forward to add more ELEVATE components to my c30 in the future! (Posted on 9/14/2018)
How is this possible! Review by mike
Amazing product... I have a 120k Mile geartronic and when I beat on it in manual it feels like butter. The downshifts and up shifts are just smooth and authoritative. Before with the stock one, I would hear clunking and a lot of lag when shifting... with this mount it is incredible and fairly easy to install.
Thanks Don!! (Posted on 12/11/2017)
Unbelievable Difference Review by Griiff
Installed a sport model torque mount. The difference was noticeable immediately thereafter. Better throttle response, crisper manual shifts and no more groaning sound while reversing. Well worth the modest cost.
Great product and personal responsive service. Thanks, Don! (Posted on 12/5/2017)
Nice and Firm Review by Scott J
Acceleration is 10x smoother, with a lot more bite. More go and less slippage. Great product. As my car is a partial daily driver I opted for the sport bushing based on the recommendation of Elevate over the stiffer 'race' bushing. Perfect fit for my previous upgrades.
Scott J (Posted on 7/12/2017)
Hard Shifting Problem Solved Review by Daniel G
When I would do a hard launch, or go fast from a stop light, my wheels would do this crazy bouncing thing, and give very limited traction before installing this part. In addition, when I went to shift to second or even third sometimes, it wouldn't be there, and I would mis-shift. This torque-mount solved all of that by keeping the drivetrain more planted during hard acceleration. In addition, it tightens up shifts, making gear changes feel more smooth and crisp. A must-have for any track-day car, or aggressive daily driver (Posted on 5/10/2017)
The best upgrade for the money Review by MyNameIdeasWereTaken
With the Elevate mount installed, everything feels a bit smoother and firmer right from the start up.
When stomping on the throttle from a stand still, the car does not skip at all. Traction is improved because the transmission remains planted, which in turn, helps keeps the front drive wheels on the ground.
I personally consider an upgraded torque mount as a necessity for anyone seeking performance out of their P1 Volvo. (Posted on 5/8/2017)
This should be factory! Review by Travman
I thought the smoothness of the M66 (manual 6 speed) was great, until I installed this and realized how sloppy it really was. This made a huge night and day difference! Shifts are so smooth and crisp now. No more gear box movement and it helps a ton with hard launches. I have been running the first gen of this and STILL has not broke. I would definitely recommend this, even if you are not getting into performance, this makes a world of difference on a pure stock car. VERY easy to install as well. (Posted on 2/5/2016)