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post #21 of 88 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 10:18 PM
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Ups.. Saw it now, i didnt go to page 2 ahah

Looks reaaally good!!! Spacers hit the spot! And so does that extra lowering!

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Thanks! Occasionally I still think about her still.
I know what you mean, just sold my V35 skyline last week

I'd keep her if I had the space...

On a positive note.. look what just arrived..


I got the 10-84-006-07-22 with a slightly higher front axle load.

Gonna have them fitted some time this week. Will post some photos for comparisons.

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Apologies for the late reply. Here is the car with the pro kit. The photo doesnt really show the difference in height. will take a better photo...ImageUploadedByAG Free1393237063.195844.jpg


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Ok, I installed the springs and spacers today... but there was a problem fitting the 15mm ones, so I just installed the 20mm for the rear first.

Some pics below.

Ride gets harder, more abrupt if never slow down for humps - I estimate more jarring by maybe a factor of 10%? But it's no biggie for me. the looks even more now.

Front drops by 25mm, and the rear by 30mm... approximately.
What was the issue with the 15mm spacer? I'm about to buy one...

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Ok, basically the 20mm fitted the rear with no problem.

But for the front spacer of 15mm, the (stock) stud bolt protrude out too much (red circle), such that it contacts the "concave cut-outs" (yellow circle) on the inner side of my Volvo rim, and the rim cannot be mated completely flat with the spacer surface.

In the end I engaged a local tyre shop to grind off a few mm off the stud bolts.

So my suggestion malfonso, is to either get a 20/20 or a 20/25 combo if you dun wanna go down the same route as me. IMO, the 20/25 combo will still look ok, not overly-aggressive.
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Btw, can ANY MOD please help amend the glaring typo in the thread title? Been bugging me.
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Can you put some links to the spacers and the spring kits you used and where you bought them from, really struggling to find parts like this for the Volvo

Thanks in advance
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Can you put some links to the spacers and the spring kits you used and where you bought them from, really struggling to find parts like this for the Volvo

Thanks in advance
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Got spacers from them : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOCUS-ST-2...X:eRTM:GB:1123

Springs ordered but had to wait a fortnight so I bought local eventually: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Pro...item3a8101ed6a

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Ok, basically the 20mm fitted the rear with no problem.

But for the front spacer of 15mm, the (stock) stud bolt protrude out too much (red circle), such that it contacts the "concave cut-outs" (yellow circle) on the inner side of my Volvo rim, and the rim cannot be mated completely flat with the spacer surface.

In the end I engaged a local tyre shop to grind off a few mm off the stud bolts.

So my suggestion malfonso, is to either get a 20/20 or a 20/25 combo if you dun wanna go down the same route as me. IMO, the 20/25 combo will still look ok, not overly-aggressive.
Thanks! appreciate your help.

As suggested, I went with the 20/25 combo. Looking at your previous pics, it seems there is still room to go wider.

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Not affliliated with them in any way:

Got spacers from them : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOCUS-ST-2...X:eRTM:GB:1123

Springs ordered but had to wait a fortnight so I bought local eventually: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Pro...item3a8101ed6a

HTH.
Thank you very much.

So going off the spacers you have as a baseline, you said put 20mm on the fronts and 25mm on the back. Is there enough room to do this without the tyre sticking out past the arches?
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