I’ve assembled a handful of owner comments about Starla exhausts… notes and observations about Starla purchases by Volvo owners and MVS users like you. See what the Volvo Repair Database has for Volvo replacement exhausts. Generally, you have a fair number of choices for things like piping: Walker, Bosal, Starla, DEC, Ansa, AP, and Volvo […]
What a straight pipe exhaust modification looks like (plus the owner’s description of the sound and power increase). In addition to that, there are a few give-and-takes about general aftermarket exhaust noise and about aftermarket exhaust quality. I have a 1998 V70 with a B5254S 168hp engine and 140K miles. Recently replaced the muffler, catalytic converter and all pipe […]
Performance Exhausts for Volvos: Theory and Practice If you care about getting good performance, mandrel bending is important. Mandrel bending is bending the pipe such that the cross sectional area remains a perfect circle, as opposed to be distorted to an ellipse, which has a smaller cross sectional area, which also has poorer flow characteristics. […]
Stage 0 means to get your Volvo’s critical systems as close to new as you can get, or alternately, to get your Volvo’s components replaced or rebuilt in the systems that can cause problems, like braking, or steering, etc.
You should do these things to increase reliability, boost economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.