The ELEVATE Volvo C70 T5 Intercooler is a premium quality
intercooler which effectively cools the boosted air from your turbo.
ELEVATE has invested a considerable amount of effort creating the
ultimate intercooler for your Volvo. Rather than simply creating the
largest intercooler possible, an integrated, overall vehicle approach
was established for the best possible product. Years of intimate
knowledge of Volvo products and the enhancement thereof has created a
proven record of products that perform. The ELEVATE Intercooler is no
Starting with a premium tube and fin core sized 22.5"(57cm) x
6.5"(17cm) x 3"(7.6cm) for maximum thermal efficiency, we meticulously
weld uniquely designed, exclusive cast aluminum end tanks for a perfect
fit in the stock intercooler location. The all-aluminum construction
features a silver powdercoated finish to retain the sharp appearance of
the Intercooler. Factory mounting points are retained as is the MAP
(Manifold Absolute Pressure) Sensor mounting position for accurate
information to the ECM.
Maximum thermal efficiency is accomplished with our design, yielding
significant power gains on both the street and the track. The truth
about the stock intercooler is that it is efficient enough for most
applications so long as the ambient air temperature is below 50F (10C)
and there is sufficient airflow over the intercooler. However, as the
ambient air temperature rises, the stock intercooler is not able to
dissipate the heat of the boosted air passing through it quickly
enough-requiring a larger, more efficient Intercooler.
Some competitors claim power gains associated to their intercooler.
"Power increase numbers" are easily manipulated in a controlled
environment such as dyno testing. For Elevate to claim that our
intercooler yields a certain amount of power increase would simply not
be accurate nor truthful because conditions and airflow vary so widely
between each application. What our customers require is real-world,
street and track proven performance increases. The ELEVATE Intercooler
Our testing has shown that airflow through the intercooler is
critical for overall vehicle performance. Fitting an intercooler that is
too thick will restrict and/or overheat the ambient air which passes
through the intercooler and needs to cool the radiator. The majority of
the cooling air required for proper radiator efficiency is brought in
through the lower opening, where the intercooler resides. The upper
"grille" between the headlights actually has little effect on radiator
cooling. This is proven on our evaluations of Volvo aerodynamics and is
further proven by the many modern cars on the road do not have an "upper
grille" opening at all.
Another consideration in the ELEVATE Intercooler design is overall
vehicle balance. Fitting too large or heavy of an intercooler on the
nose of the car upsets overall vehicle balance. The front engine, front
(or all) wheel drive Volvo architecture already has a handicap in being
heavily front biased, and too heavy of an intercooler further
exasperates this problem. The ELEVATE Intercooler increases intercooler
size, capacity and efficiency while synergistically complementing the
overall vehicle dynamics.
No cutting or drilling is required to fit the ELEVATE
Intercooler-simply remove the front bumper cover to gain access to the
intercooler, unbolt the factory unit and replace with the ELEVATE
Intercooler. Depending on the skill level of the installer, most
installs take less than one hour, with the actual intercooler swap
taking only minutes.