For those that want to optimize the cornering ability of their Volvo C30, the Elevate Rear Chassis Brace is a must. Volvo designed an excellent chassis with the P1 cars. However, one disadvantage the C30 has when compared to the S40 sedan, is that the C30 lacks any means of connecting the rear suspension mounting points to each other, from side to side. As you can see in these images looking in the rear trunk of an S40, there is significant bracing to connect the two suspension mounting areas to form a rigid chassis, which translates to better handling. The C30 has better load carrying ability than the S40 due to its large, open area, but loses some chassis rigidity as a result of the open design.
Elevate has two solutions to stiffen the rear chassis area—our Fixed Rear Chassis Brace and our Removable Rear Chassis Brace. Installation and effectiveness for the two variants is essentially the same. As their names imply, the difference lies in the cross bar staying fixed in place, or the ability for the cross bar to be easily removed, allowing for larger load carrying. Naturally, the Fixed bar can be removed, it just takes significantly longer than the Removable version. Both braces mount behind the rear seat latches, using the factory bolts. You will need to cut the carpet to mount the bracket for either version, but this is not visible with the rear seats in their usual upright position.
The fixed brace is constructed of high strength steel, MIG welded and powder coated your choice of Silver, Matte Black or Blue.
The 10" Elevate decals (shown in some pictures) are optional and may be ordered separately.
Combining our C30 Rear Chassis Brace with our Rear Anti Sway Bar creates a system that optimizes the cornering ability of your C30.
Installation instructions included.
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Great product! Review by Seth
Installed this, definitely a quick installation and worth it. Make sure you read the instructions the full way through, just to make cutting easier. Cut carpet the way the pictures show, and not where the red lines on the diagram are. Once you get the carpet cut, which is the hardest part (not very hard), this is installed in a quick minute or two. Took it around some sharp corners, already can feel the difference! (Posted on 11/26/2018)
Easy Installation Review by mike
Straight forward installation, looks great and can't wait to see it perform. All products bought here are well made and doesn't feel cheap. (Posted on 12/10/2017)
Must have Review by Woodleigh
Awesome product. Zero noise from the bar or mounting points. Really improves the ride quality and stability of the car. (Posted on 10/11/2017)