Dramatically transform your Volvo C30 T5 with the Elevate K16
turbo upgrade. Elevate has taken the time to compile a complete kit to
install and maximize the potential of the K16 turbo on your Volvo T5
engine. The stock K04 turbo makes excellent power, but is limited by
its relatively small compressor. The K16 turbo (the same turbo used on
the famed Ford Focus RS500 in Europe) is capable of delivering stunning
numbers, without the need to build an expensive engine.
We start with a brand new K16 turbo-straight from Borg-Warner, not a
rebuilt unit to ensure long life and optimal performance. We include a
matched set of fuel injectors to meet the fueling needs of the larger
turbo. Included are factory oil feed and drain tubes, gaskets, crush
washers, check valve adapter, studs/nuts, silicone hoses for the
compressor inlet and outlet and all the other bits and pieces needed for
a straight forward install.
The most critical factor is our Performance Software to make it all
run. Our software development partner, Auto tech of Sweden, has spent
considerable time creating an optimized file for this application. A
perfect balance of maximum power without stressing the engine or
drive line is achieved. We create a file tailored to your fuel octane
and bolt-on components to yield the most power possible.
Air intake and exhaust is important on any performance vehicle.
Naturally, the K16 turbo has an increased demand for air and benefits
from free-flowing components on both the intake and exhaust side. The
K16 can bolt to the factory down pipe, but the 3" Elevate Down pipe and
Exhaust are recommended. With the turbo out of the vehicle, it is an
ideal opportunity to fit the Elevate Compressor Bypass Valve (CBV) and
Elevate Waste gate Actuator.
In regard to engine and drive train longevity, consider that the
factory Ford Focus RS500 uses this turbo on the (borrowed by Ford) Volvo
T5 engine with similar gearboxes. Naturally, aggressive driving and
abuse will affect longevity of a stock or tuned engine and drive train.