The Volvo Parts, Accessories &
Performance Specialists Since 1963

2006 Volvo S40

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Volvo released their redesigned S40 sport sedan in late 2004 creating an affordable performance vehicle without sacrificing any safety aspects. Volvo's main challenge was developing the same safety features in the small packaged S40 that come equipped on the much larger S80 sedan. The S40 was designed using VIVA (Volvo Intelligent Vehicle Architecture). An unprecedented amount of time went into developing the chassis and body with a focus on crash protection. Four different types of steel are strategically used throughout the body of the car to provide maximum energy absorption in engineered crush zones, all in the interest of occupant safety.

The S40 T5 uses a new five cylinder in line 2.5 liter turbocharged engine making 218 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque over the wide range of 1500-4800 rpm. The T5 model comes with a five-speed automatic or a sixspeed manual transmission.

We took delivery of our project 2005 S40 T5  six-speed manual transmission to develop new performance products to enhance the already capable performance of the S40 and V50. The S40 and V50 has attracted an entirely new crowd to experience the legendary safety that Volvo has built its reputation on. This new demographic is largely comprised of younger owners who are more interested in improving the handling capabilities, interior and exterior styling, and engine performance than Volvo owners of the past.


  • ipd strut brace
  • ipd heavy duty endlinks
  • ipd 22mm Rear anti sway bar
  • KW adjustable coilover suspension
  • ipd big brake upgrade with 13 inch (330mm) dimpled rotors

Engine performance

  • ipd/MTE Ecu upgrade
  • K&N Typhoon Air intake
  • GP Moto blow off valve
  • Aquamist 1S water/methanol injection
  • 3.0 inch Ferritta Downpipe
  • Ferritta Exhaust System
  • ipd Compact boost gauge and pod

Exterior Modifications

  • Heico front spoiler with carbon splitter
  • Graphics by ipd
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Wheels VST Monoblock R
  • Tires 225-40-18 Sumitomo HTR Z-II


  • ipd "R" version door lock pins
  • Tire Spy tire monitoring system
  • Heico pedal pads
  • Heico shift knob
  • 20/20 Wide Angle rearview mirror
  • tinted windows

Community Comments

Friday, March 6, 2009 - JORDAN

What were the final performance numbers after all of the upgrades?

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - MIKE

It would be nice to actually see the rear spoiler. Some of the photographs on this site fail to display the work that has, quite clearly, been lovingly done.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - TYLER J STREIT

This S40 is amazing. It handles like it's on rails and the power coming through corners is amazing. My buddy owns it!!

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