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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.

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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


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


Volvo S80 2.4T Custom Exhaust

When fitting the 3″ BSR downpipe, I needed a new exhaust. As a temporary solution, I bought a standard exhaust kit (resonator and backbox) and modified the midpipe (cut the resonator out). It sounds quite nice for a default exhaust, but cannot beat a stainless exhaust 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Backbox

Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Backbox

Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Modified Exhaust

Volvo S80 2.4T New Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T New Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR 3" Downpipe + New Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer


Volvo S80 2.4T BSR Tuning 3″ Downpipe

To upgrade the performance on any turbo powered car, you need “breating” upgrades. The car needs to inhale better (intake modifications), but also exhale better (exhaust modifications).

The most important component in the exhale process is the downpipe, the first pipe after the turbo. Upgrading this to a larger diameter, will allow for quicker turbo spool, which helps in scavenging but also in building boost.

As a pleasant side effect, the exhaust note will also be more throaty! The S80 has very limited options on paper, but I was able to buy and fit this with help from J&D Auto Onderdelen, who helped me tremendously in the pre-sales process (making sure that everything would fit). I can highly recommend them!

It’s a quite expensive upgrade, but well worth it.

BSR 3" Downpipe with Sports Catalyst

BSR 3" Downpipe with Sports Catalyst

BSR 3" Downpipe with Sports Catalyst

BSR 3" Downpipe with Sports Catalyst

Volvo S80 2.4T 3" BSR Downpipe (Inside view)

It’s highly recommended to get some new nuts for securing the downpipe.

Volvo S80 2.4T Genuine Parts (Locking Nuts)

Old vs new, look into the differences in the diameter of the neck.

Volvo S80 2.4T 3" BSR Downpipe

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR 3" Downpipe + New Catback

Volvo S80 2.4T BSR 3" Downpipe + New Catback


Volvo S80 2.4T – Seat Online Brabomeeting 26-05-2019

Made some flyby shots of my daily Volvo s80 2.4T which has some modifications as it is being prepared for a stage 3 tune (swapping the 13T over for a 16T T5 turbo).

Film was shot during a meeting from forum Seat-Online.nl , which was held on 26-05-2019.

Mod list:

  • DO88.se Silicone Turbo Intake Pipe
  • DO88.se Silicone Intercooler Hoses
  • Pierburg HD Porsche TCV
  • BSR 3″ inch Downpipe with Sportcat
  • Rakaror 3″ inch Stainless Exhaust
  • ProPerfekt CBV / Diverter Valve
  • Mamba Wastegate Actuator 0.3 BAR
  • SuperPro Engine Mount
  • Polyurethane Gearbox Mount
  • Polyurethane Subframe Inserts
  • Full Stage 0 tune

Location: Flight Forum Eindhoven