The ELEVATE Volvo C30 T5 Performance Exhaust System has been completely designed in-house to absolutely maximize flow, increasing torque and horsepower throughout the power band. Dyno proven gains show +13hp and +12lbft of torque (both measured at the wheels) are accompanied by a great sound with just the right amount of exhaust snarl under acceleration. Creating a true catalytic converter-back system of 3" (76mm) diameter fully mandrel bent tubing is the only way to accomplish significant power gains. Diameter is increased 26% over the factory system, yet weight is decreased over 8 lbs (3.6kg). A mere muffler replacement (as some companies offer) simply isn't the way to make power. We designed our muffler and resonator sections from the inside out, specifically for the Volvo C30 taking into account engine displacement, flow characteristics, power levels, and sound attenuation to create a system with optimum power gains without excessive sound or droning in the interior while at cruising speeds. This simply cannot be accomplished using off-the-shelf components like most "tuners" use.
Our 3" diameter design maximizes power and torque. The stock exhaust is 2.3" (58mm), and most other competitor exhaust systems are 2.5" (63mm) diameter-simply not enough of a difference to extract maximum power from your Volvo.
Constructed entirely of T304 stainless steel for long lasting performance with thick flanges to eliminate exhaust leaks. All tubing features a semi-polished finish while the resonator, muffler and tips have a full polished finish for amazing looks. The system includes all components (gaskets and hardware) needed for installation and is of bolt-on construction. It is recommended that the three slip-fit and clamped sections have a tack weld or two applied to prevent anything from moving. Bolts directly to either the factory downpipe or the ELEVATE 3" Downpipe. Dual polished 4" (102mm) ELEVATE laser etched tips integrate with the factory Version 1.0, Version 2.0 and R-Design rear bumpers of all model C30 model years due to our adjustable tip design.
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High Quality, Great Sound and Easy install Review by Rich
My grandson and his friend installed the exhaust while the car was on jack stands. Just follow the instructions and it will be an easy job.. The most difficult thing is getting the hangers off and on. If you lube them generously with WD-40 or a silicon lubricant it will be much easier.. All necessary parts are provided and are top quality. Enjoy the sound and the power. (Posted on 11/7/2018)
Well worth the money!!! Review by Scott J
Sounds amazing, deep and throaty without being absurd. Quality at every turn. Love starting my car and watching the heads turn. Fitted with the 3" down pipe. Sound is tonally pleasing, not like the cheap tin can bumble bee sound of lesser quality products.
Way to go Elevate,
Scott J (Posted on 7/12/2017)
Amazing 5 Cylinder Rasp Review by Daniel G
Our T5 engine has such a great sound on its own, it just needs something to allow it to break free from the excessive muffling of the stock cat-back exhaust. Elevate's Cat-back system impressed my exhaust installer with how well it fit compared to others on the market, and impressed me with a deep grunt down low in the rpms, and a rasp up top that can't be found on anything but a screaming 5 cylinder motor. (Posted on 5/10/2017)
This will turn heads Review by MyNameIdeasWereTaken
The first time I started the car with the Elevate exhaust installed, the sound was music to my ears. Loud enough to turn a few heads, but not so loud it draws unwanted attention. It is still perfectly manageable to carry on a conversation in the vehicle, not that you will want to listen to anything other than your car's amazing sound. But visual and audible cosmetics are only half of the benefits. Elevate's cat-back system is dyno proven to give performance gains, even your butt dyno will be quite pleased with the results of this purchase. (Posted on 5/8/2017)
Love my exhaust Review by sschultze
I've had this exhaust for a few years now. No issues with any of the system. The is a slight drone when compared to stock, but nothing to be concerned about. (Posted on 5/6/2017)
Quality Product! Review by The Tea Board
The elevate exhaust is a very high quality product. It is much much lighter than the stock exhaust and has an incredible sound. First time driving my friends around they said "I never knew a Volvo could sound like this." It's loud enough where you can enjoy it, but does not get annoying. I smile every time I get a loud pop! Great work Don! (Posted on 5/5/2017)
Great Exhaust! Review by Travman
I ran the Elevate system for a while and loved the sound. Def one of the most "meaty" sounding exhausts out there. Borla and many others are very quiet. A few tips when installing this. I would tack weld the tips on along with the claps. A few have stated they come loose. Just added peace of mind. Also, you will have a bit of drone around 2300-2500 in 6th gear, it is not bad at all, but just stating in case you are one of those super picky can't have drone ever sounds. I would highly recommend you getting this paired with the Elevate DP to get max performance, but keep in mind if you get a bigger DP, hit Don up for a tune to go with it, it is needed! (Posted on 2/5/2016)
This is what my car was suppose to sound like from the factory Review by Tim
I got the system on over the weekend on my 2009 C30 and WOW!!!
My zero to 60 times are down. The sound coming from the exhaust are what I wanted my car to sound like day1.
When I get on the throttle, it sounds nice and throaty and at idle it purrs like a lion waiting to bound. Also I can feel a lot more torque now as well. (Posted on 10/15/2015)
Elevate exhaust is a blast! Review by Tom C.
The Elevate exhaust is the perfect addition to the C30, or any Volvo with the T5 motor. Let me start by saying, the sound is incredible. The T5 is special in that it's exhaust note is unique. Volvo has masked this sound from the factory with its stock, restrictive exhaust- you barely get a tone. Hearing the stock Volvo exhaust cold start left me yearning for more. The Elevate exhaust puts a grin on my face every time I drive it. It's hard to resist the temptation and let it sing in a parking garage. Yet it is surprisingly tamed when not giving much gas. The low RPMs are filled with subtle pops and gurgles, while getting up to speed on the highway on-ramp is a blast. The standard exhaust tip diameter of the base models and R-designs are lacking in the design area. The Elevate 4" tips really bring the rest of the rear end together and fill the lower bumper up perfectly. Overall, I am very pleased. I recommend the exhaust to anyone wanting more out of their T5 Volvo. (Posted on 9/11/2015)