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Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

I received a tip via a forum member that the P2 chassis Volvo’s (S60 / V70 / S80) have builtin US lights functionality. The EU models only need a different bulb + bulb holder for the side indicators.

Looks absolutely great in combination with the projectors.

Partnr: 9178546 (bulb holder)
Partnr: 989790 (amber p21/8w bulbs)

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM US Lights




Volvo S80 2.4T Projector Headlight Retrofit

Bought a retrofit projector kit which will be fitted in OEM Volvo headlights for my S80. This will ensure that using HIDs or LED will not blind other drivers. The projector kit was sourced from Aliexpress. They are bixenon, but you can just snip off the wires as this functionality is not needed in the S80. The high beams are a separate H7 bulb.

Highly recommended, fitting them is quite easy. There is no butyl or permaseal used on these headlights. Only a small number of metal clips are used to gain access to the headlight internals.

I bundled them with H1 Led units, there give a tremendous amount of light without disturbing other road users.

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

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Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Snip away some of the material as shown.

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

Volvo S80 2.4T Retrofit Projector

The end result looks good, very happy with the results

Volvo S80 2.4T Projectors


Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Teflon Intake Spacer (PTFE)

Bought a Teflon (PTFE) intake spacer for the intake manifold from Thermatec. It will isolate the intake manifold from the warm engine, which will result in lower intake temperatures. The phenolic spacers are identical in function, only the material used is different.

Lowering the Intake Air Temperature (IAT), will result in higher power figures. A simple supporting mod, which is quite inexpensive.

Pro tip: make a small indentation in the top left corner of the spacer where the bolt would go through the spacer/gasket (where the thermostat housing is), this will make the installation a lot easier due to the restricted space in that area.

URL: www.ebay.nl/itm/302474396288

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer

Volvo S80 2.4T Thermatec Phenolic Intake Spacer




Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Subframe Inserts

Bought a upgrade for the subframe. The polyurethane bushings are inserted into the rubber subframe bushings, which tightens them up and limit the movement in them.

Highly recommended from a performance point of view (night and day difference when cornering). But be aware, they do introduce vibrations into the cabin. It will take some time before these settle and the vibration will be lower in the end.

Brand: Parts4Swedes
Partnr: 61430104PU

Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Subframe Inserts




Volvo S80 2.4T Japanifold Exhaust Manifold

When I wanted to mount the TD04HL-16T turbo, I also wanted to couple it with the Japanifold, that should give good performance, but also the distinctive rumble of the 5 cilinder engine. I scored one via internet for a good price. The quality is immaculate, as they can handle a lot of abuse before they even start cracking.

But in the end I sold it, because my 2.4T already had the Japanifold fitted, so happy days 🙂 !

They are made in Japan, hence the name “Japanifold”. Partnr: 9207688

Volvo S80 2.4T Japanifold

Volvo S80 2.4T Japanifold

Volvo S80 2.4T Japanifold

Volvo S80 2.4T Japanifold


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 Rezaw-Plast Plastic Skidplate

When I bought the car, it was missing a skidplate. A skidplate has a number of purposes, like protection, keeping dirt out, but also improving underbody aerodynamics and improving cooling and fuel economy of the car. A car is cooled by pulling air through your radiator (by the flow of lower pressure air under your car), instead of purely relying on high pressure on the front of the car.

I bought this Rezaw-Plast one via Motointegrator.de and it had a very good price (33 euro is a steal!). Fitment is very good, aligns well with the stock mounting holes.

Partnr: RP151901 / 151901 / 8634813 / 30741855 / 8624664 / 30741968

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted

Volvo S80 2.4T Rezaw Plast Engine Undertray Fitted


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 Project 16T Turbo

I had pretty big plans for the S80, shooting for a 270bhp instead of the 200bhp that the 2.4T has normally. You need an upgrade turbo for this, which I sourced from a T5 model, which has 250bhp bone stock. The swap would involve the TD04HL-13T to TD04HL-16T or 13T to 16T for short.

Fitment is pretty straightforward, but the coolant lines run differently, and this was quite a hassle as information on the internet seems very scarce. I found some, but needed some creativity as the build progressed.

I was also planning to mount the later “R” series manifold, but decided to sell it, as the Japanifold would give much better sound and equal performance.

In the end, I sold the 16T and mounted the 13T, saving the money up for something else. I needed to adjust the car a little bit, and according to the max MAF values, it makes about 240-245bhp, which is awesome.

It’s a totally different car from when I first bought it, that’s for sure!

Volvo S80 2.4t TD04HL-16T Turbo

Volvo S80 2.4t TD04HL-16T Turbo

The TD04HL-16T with the R-manifold

Volvo S80 2.4T TD04HL-16T + Upgrade Exhaust Manifold

The TD04HL-13T vs TD04HL-16T

Volvo S80 2.4T TD04HL-16T vs 13T turbo

Volvo S80 2.4T TD04HL-16T vs 13T turbo

Volvo S80 2.4T TD04HL-16T vs 13T turbo

Modifications needed for fitting the coolant lines

Volvo S80 2.4T Coolant Line Modification

Volvo S80 2.4T Coolant Line Modification

Rubbing will occur here

Volvo S80 2.4T Coolant Line Modification