The ELEVATE Volvo C30 T5 Polished Port Lower Intake Manifold
optimizes airflow into your engine, yielding gains of both horsepower
and torque. Ideal for the individual looking to extract every bit of
power possible. The lower intake manifold is the final component that
boosted air passes through before entering the cylinder head. Our
Abrasive Flow Media (AFM) process polishes the ports, removing the rough
cast finish, maximizing air volume, flow and velocity. The inlet of
the Polished Port Lower Intake Manifold is gasket matched to the ELEVATE
Performance Inlet Manifold, creating a powerful combination.
An individual using a variety of rotating carbide cutters and/or
sandpaper rolls to remove material and polish the ports cannot create a
consistent, smooth even finish across all five ports. The Abrasive Flow
Media (AFM) process uses a putty-like polymer media that is impregnated
with fine abrasives. The abrasive laden media is forced through the
ports at very high pressure multiple times. By forcing the abrasive
putty through the ports, inner wall material is removed at a controlled
rate, leaving the surface optimally smooth, polished, and restriction
This unit is sold on an exchange basis. When an order is placed, we
ship you a Port Polished Lower Inlet Manifold ready to install. After
installation, you then return your stock lower inlet manifold (return
shipping is included in the purchase price within 48 US states, contact
Elevate for arrangements to other locations) to Elevate and that unit is
inspected, cleaned, machined, and readied for the next customer.
Purchase includes the Lower Inlet Manifold, factory gasket between the
lower intake manifold and head, and replacement hose clamp. The gasket
between the ELEVATE Performance Inlet Manifold and Port Polished Lower
Inlet Manifold is sold separately (as not all customers will be using
the ELEVATE Performance Inlet Manifold). There is a $425.00 core charge
which is processed in addition to the $608.00 which is refunded when we
receive your stock lower inlet manifold in good condition.
Installation is easily accomplished by the do-it-yourselfer with some
automotive skill and hand tools. Installation requires removal of the
inlet manifold and fuel injectors.