Monthly archives: September, 2020

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3″ Stainless Resonated Catback

Bought a stainless catback system from an unknown Swedish exhaust builder named Rakaror.

Ordered the 3″ inch system as it pairs flawlessly with the 3″ BSR Tuning downpipe.

rakaror.o.se/billiga-rostfria-avgassystem-VolvoS80.html

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Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Rakaror 3" Stainless Resonated Catback


Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Drilled Brake Discs

Finally replaced the OEM brakes with fresh new Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled brake discs with Ferodo pads.

They look absolutely great with open style wheels, like the Monaco Mirabeau wheels.

Front axle: 09.9130.1X
Rear axle: 08.7765.1X

Front axle pads: FDB1383
Rear axle pads: FDB1382

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Drilled Brake Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs

Volvo S80 2.4T Brembo Xtra Line Cross Drilled Discs


Volvo S80 2.4T 3rd Brake Light Mod

Bought a long LED strip and mounted it next to the 3rd brake light cluster.

Should be a lot safer and looks good 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T 3rd Brake Light Mod


Volvo S80 2.4T New Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Finally fitted a new serpentine belt tensioner, needed to wait for a Torx T60 bit to be able to take the tension of when you fit the serpentine belt.

Volvo S80 2.4T New Serpentine Belt Tensioner


Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Bought a new BSR Optiflow kit as I wanted a little bit more blowoff + compressor noise. I can also fit my Velocity Stack filter (150mm diameter).

It has been sold in the meantime as the extra induction noise does not fit the S80 to be honest.

BSR Kit: 4900705
Max HP: 410 HP

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Optiflow Kit


Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Some video footage of the Gravity Performance eBay exhaust I bought for my 2006 Mini Cooper S R53 Works edition (210BHP).

The JCW catback exhaust was a little too quiet for my liking, so took a gamble and went with the Gravity Performance exhaust with the carbon tips. Very happy with this exhaust, good quality welds, the carbon tips blend in very will with the other pieces of carbon trim I already have (GP bumper inserts, R56 JCW Roof Spoiler & carbon Latch).

Unfortunately, my video focus should’ve been better. Maybe do it all over again soon 🙂

Pictures of the exhaust and installation available here: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/andyramdin/albums/72157714537601506




Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust

I heatwrapped the new stainless steel Gravity Performance catback exhaust. Unfortunately I ran out of titanium heatwrap, so I ordered some more (black) and finished the job.

It will help with scavenging and is a supporting mod for extracting more horsepower and torque from the Mini.

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Heatwrapped Stainless Exhaust


Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Bought myself a stainless catback exhaust for my Mini Cooper S R53 Works, as I found the original John Cooper Works catback a little timid for my liking. The JCW catback sounds good, but I know the Mini can sound better 🙂

I took a gamble with the Gravity Performance, a shop which I found on eBay. I noticed the real carbon tips, which looked awesome on pictures and should tie in good with the black/carbon theme I already have.

I’m glad I chose the Gravity Performance exhaust, quality welds, good clamps and awesome carbon tips. Check my video review on Youtube, which also has a small comparison with the JCW catback > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJC8XYb1rPw

For now, enjoy the pictures!

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust Unpacking

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Gravity Performance eBay Exhaust