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.
It’s highly recommended to get some new nuts for securing the downpipe.
Old vs new, look into the differences in the diameter of the neck.
Made some flyby shots of Sander’s Seat Leon 1M 1.8T 20VT with Stage 1 tune (240BHP 380Nm). The car is stripped and equipped with some good supporting mods like a 3″ stainless downpipe + stainless catback and lightweight OZ Ultraleggeras with Nankang NS2R Semi Slicks.
Film was shot during a meeting from forum Seat-Online.nl , which was held on 26-05-2019
Sander’s Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/leon_20vt/
- Stage 1 Tuned
- K03S Turbo
- 3″ Inch Downpipe
- 2.5″ Custom Magnaflow Stainless Catback Exhaust by NM Parts
- SFS Big Bore Turbo Intake Pipe
- Forge DV
- OZ Ultraleggera lightweight wheels
- Nankang NS2R SEMI SLICKS
- Stripped Car Trackday Tool
- Cupra R Trim
Location: Flight Forum Eindhoven
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
Replaced the air filter and the turbo intake pipe.
The intake pipe was upgraded to a blue Do88.se / Do88 silicone intake pipe, which is a fair bit larger, but also deletes some bottlenecks from the original part (like the narrowing bend on the bottom and the “harmonica”).
Gives a little bit more power from the butt dyno and noticed more intake growl (which is a good thing) 🙂
I actually wasn’t planning to upgrade the OEM Compressor Bypass Valve (CBV), but I am glad I decided to do so with this ProPerfekt piston type Diverter Valve (DV).
The rubber rings don’t leak (so much) boost, which means the power output is better (and faster) compared to the stock CBV. The stock CBV has a rubber outer ring (diaphragm) and a plastic ring on the inside (this is the flaw in the design).
The ProPerfekt DV is a known mod with the Renault Megane RS drivers, but I haven’t seen it before on another Volvo forum. The results are clear to me, the boost buildup is quicker, which means the car is faster. I would recommend this mod to anyone who has a TD04 turbo (who is still using the stock CBV). My S80 has the TD04HL-13T turbo, but will also fit the TD04HL-16T. Please note that the CBV I had fitted is quite new, so no ruptured diaphragm or something.
And this is how it compares to the stock CBV.
When I bought the S80, it was evident that the plastic trim had seen better days. So I decided to spend some time and repaint it black. As expected, it transformed the car tremendously. I highly recommend this!
The Golf MK3 GTI showed some big signs of rust, which jeopardized my APK (MOT) status for this year. Simply put, I had 2 choices,
- Invest quite some money in the Golf MK3 GTI for solving the rust issues and keep driving
- Swap/sell it straightaway and drive something else
I have chosen for the latter as the title already suggests. But what is a proper replacement for the Golf MK3 GTI which also falls into budget? Needles to say, I needed a wishlist to get to some conclusion…I ended up with this:
- More than 4 cilinders
- More power than the GTI
- No VAG car
- More luxury than the GTI
- Bigger than the GTI
- Optional: automatic gearbox
I ended up with a Volvo S80 from 2001 with a 5 cilinder (2.4 liters) turbocharged engine. It ticks all the boxes, except for my optional item (#6), as it has stick shift. It isn’t bad, but a automatic gearbox would complement the car even more. Let the pictures speak for itself!
Afgelopen zomer heb ik mijn auto laten afstellen bij JD Engineering te Lochem. Ik wilde daar een mooie herinnering aan overhouden en besloot om een film te maken van de Chip op Maat sessie (stage 2). Het resultaat mocht er wezen, ik kwam van een “schamele” +-215Pk en ging naar huis met 261Pk en 395Nm.
Gefilmd met een Nikon D5100 met Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 objectief en Rode Videomic Pro microfoon.
Speelde al langer met het idee om mensen samen met hun auto op de foto te zetten, zodat je kan zien welke auto bij welk forumlid hoort. Gisteren speelde het weer e.d. mee en waren de vroege vogels van de meeting mijn testpersonen. Ben blij met de uitkomst!
Camera: Nikon D300 / Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S
Extra: Beauty dish + Paraplu / triggered door Pocket Wizards
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