The ELEVATE Volvo S40 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 gains. Diameter is increased 26% over the factory
system, yet weight is decreased over 8 lbs (3.6kg). A mere muffler
replacement simply isn't the way to make power. We designed our muffler
from the inside out specifically for the Volvo S40N 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 ELEVATE tips integrate with both the
factory rear bumper openings and the ELEVATE Aerodynamic Diffuser Rear
S40 2.4i fitment requires building a short extension to mate with the
factory catalytic converter. This extension is easily built by any
exhaust shop. Because the 2.4i does not have dual exhaust tips showing
under the rear bumper, you must use either a rear lower bumper section
from a T5 model or the ELEVATE Rear Diffuser.