ELEVATE designed this high-flowing alternative to the stock Volvo C30 T5 hard pipe and related hoses between the turbo outlet and intercooler inlet. Replacing the potentially restrictive stock piping and hoses allows maximum power to be generated by your Volvo. The stock hard pipe has just under a 2" (50mm) outside diameter, with the ELEVATE Intercooler Hard Pipe featuring 2.5" (63.5mm) outside diameter.
Our hard pipe is manufactured of quality steel for maximum strength (as the pipe is located under the car) with high flowing, clean mandrel bends. Mounting tabs pick up the factory mounting points for ease of installation. The pipe is powdercoated in your choice of Bright Silver or Black.
The vulnerable, stock rubber hoses are replaced with high quality four-ply silicone hoses for lasting performance. Rubber hoses deteriorate over time due to ozone, high underhood temperatures, and exposure to oil. Silicone has the benefit of being far more resilient to all three of these factors. Our silicone hoses expand less under boost, better transferring the boosted air from the turbo to the engine. We offer the silicone hose sections in Black, Blue or Red, allowing you to retain a stock appearance or match color themes on your car.
To cover all applications, we offer hose sections for both the stock K04 turbo and the aftermarket K16 turbo upgrade. For use only on FWD Volvo's.
Included in this kit are three components with corresponding hose clamps:
Hose #IC4 (K04 turbo) or #IC1 (K16 turbo): Short, angled hose connecting the turbo outlet to the ELEVATE 2.5" Hard Pipe. factory intercooler hard pipe.
ELEVATE 2.5" Hard Pipe in Bright Silver or Black
Hose #IC2: Long, 90 degree hose connecting the ELEVATE 2.5" Hard Pipe to the intercooler inlet. This hose will work with any stock or aftermarket intercooler that is a direct replacement to the stock intercooler (as is the ELEVATE Intercooler).
Available separately, the ELEVATE P1 Intercooler to Throttle Body Silicone Hose #IC3 completes the system by connecting the intercooler outlet with the throttle body.
Great Upgrade! Review by Travman
I run the Elevate FMIC currently and have paired it with this hard pipe and all silicone hoses. The silicon hoses are a great and perfect fit, however the hard pipe needed a tad bit of love to fit in the 2 mounting hole locations. I just simply had to grind of some of the tab material to allow for it to rest against the mating surface flush and then had to bend the other tab to line up to the bolt hole. Super easy. After that, it installed very solid, and it def is needed with a K16 turbo. (Posted on 2/5/2016)