Tuned specifically to your Volvo C30, the ELEVATE Rear Anti-Sway Bar will keep your vehicle flat in the corners and increase vehicle control. Tire contact patch is maximized when you are at the limits. Stock factory rear sway bars range from 19mm to 21.5mm in diameter depending on vehicle options. We have created a strong, 25.4mm (1") diameter bar to greatly increase the cornering ability of your Volvo. Our testing has shown that a replacement front anti-sway bar is not necessary to achieve the driving characteristics desired, so we focused our efforts on optimizing the design of our Rear Anti-Sway Bar. You will experience quicker turn in and more neutral handling with your vehicle having the ability to rotate better under heavy cornering. Installation is very easy and will take the novice about one half hour to remove the stock bar and replace it with the upgraded ELEVATE bar. The ELEVATE Rear Anti-Sway Bar is manufactured of solid chrome moly with thick, welded end links and finished with a durable powder coated finish for many years of use. Your factory end links are retained, and high quality greaseable polyurethane bushings with ELEVATE specific metal brackets and grease are included.
Depending on the year and options of your Volvo C30, there are three styles of rear sway bars installed by the factory. You will need to determine which is correct for your vehicle before ordering. When viewing your factory rear sway bar from under the rear of your vehicle, locate the sway bar end link. Your end link will attach to the sway bar in one of two ways:
Horizontal Tab: The mounting tab on the sway bar is horizontal / parallel to the ground. The end link is straight and passes straight down through the sway bar. The retaining nut is facing the ground.
Vertical Tab: The mounting tab on the sway bar is vertical / perpendicular to the ground. The end link is a 90 degree right angle which passes through the bar. The left and right side retaining nuts are facing each other. If your C30 has Vertical Tabs, there are two variants based on the spacing between the sway bar bushings which attach the sway bar to the rear subframe. Measure the space between the insides of the sway bar bushings to determine if the spacing is 17.5" (44.4cm) or 19" (48.2cm). When ordering, be sure to select the bar with the correct spacing for your application.
Top Quality and easy Install Review by Rich
This anti sway bar was installed at the same time as the removable rear chassis brace. The quality of the parts as well as the urethane bushings and brackets with lube fittings make for a great addition to your suspension. My grandson who is an amateur racer said he has had urethane bushings on his race car dry out and seize up nullifying the effectiveness of the sway bar. The Elevate anti sway bar with the lube fittings eliminates this potential problem.. Again well thought out engineering. (Posted on 11/7/2018)
Easy(ish) Install, Better Cornering Review by Daniel G
The only difficult part about the install is getting these suspension bolts loose. Other than that, its free-sailing. This is probably the best suspension modification along with springs or coilovers one can do to a Front-wheel drive car. It makes it so the car tends to be neutral rather than under-steer under hard cornering. I noticed a big difference after the first canyon drive. The Elevate sway bar is a bit thicker than the competition, so I would guess that it is more effective, but not to the point of being too much. (Posted on 5/10/2017)