The old OEM armrest with the phone which I replaced for a new one (without the phone).
It was replaced with a new cream colored vinyl armrest from Aliexpress. Looks like new!
Scored a uprated exhaust manifold, which is stock on newer turbo models. It has better runners and collector.
It should give some extra performance and also has a lower thermal load, which should reduce the strain on the turbo and exhaust.
Made in Japan
Volvo Partnr: 30637921
When I had the OEM exhaust, I wanted to have the center silencer removed, as the OEM exhaust is very good in keeping the car silent. But this car needs to make a little noise, so I decided to modify the stock middle pipe.
Gives a little bit more sound, without being to loud.
Also weighed it, and it weighs a mere 6.7KG .
Fitted some fresh new plugs and decided to try NGK copper plug instead of Volvo OEM Iridium plugs. They work great and cost next to nothing. Decided to try NGK K20TT 4606. Double checked the gap to be sure, they are correctly preset for the Volvo S80 2.4 / 2.5T.
Still have to get used to swapping out 5 spark plugs instead of the “usual” 4.
Found a nice set on eBay Kleinanzeigen for my Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited edition. They are black 19″ inch Monaco Mirabeau wheels, which fit the black Volvo great. Very happy with them 🙂
I noticed some strange behaviour when lifting the throttle and decided to service the CBV aka Compressor Bypass Valve. I was right, car drives a lot better after replacing it with a fresh CBV / DV (Diverter Valve).
I went with an aftermarket TRITDT K5T09671.
I wanted to try an open filter, to hear the induction sound and the blowoff sound. I went with a big velocity stack type filter. Although it sounded nice, I already reverted it and went back to the original airbox.
And it looks like this again
I was missing the option to play my own music using a iPod Classic interface, so decided to convert my HU-801 Volvo headunit to my trusty Pioneer 1DIN / Single DIN using a fascia plate and some converter cables.
I like the original look better, but the functionality of the Pioneer outweighs the look a couple of times, which makes it a no-brainer for me.
As the car has already passed thr 300.000km mark, it’s time for renewing key components, like the Mass Airflow Meter (MAF). Decided to go OEM and opted for a Bosch one.
Restored some low down power, which is good news. Highly recommended!
Partnr: 0 280 218 088 / 0280218088
New vs Old
Performed the swiss cheese mod, or wak box / wakbox or whatever you want to call it to the lower part of the airbox. Sounds a little bit better & seems to have a little impact on the butt dyno.
Also fitted a new paper OEM air filter.
Ik vond het tijd om de Toyota Aygo te voorzien van een upgrade remmenset, waarbij er OEM remschijven zijn gebruikt in combinatie met EBC Ultimax / Ultimax2 Black remblokken. De remmen zijn inmiddels ingeremd en doen het voorbeeldig. De remblokken kosten slechts een fractie meer dan normale OEM blokken, maar geven een stukje meer remkracht en vertrouwen.
Camera: Sony Xperia Z3
Had nog geen fatsoenlijk filmpje gemaakt van het uitlaatgeluid van de Renault Clio RS II Phase 1 met Elia einddemper. Gefilmd met Nikon D5100 / Nikkor 17-55mm / Rode VideoMic Pro. Met dank aan Joost!
Stock dual catalyst
Middle SIlencer removed
Custom CAI (Apexi Dual Funnel Power Intake)
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