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post #81 of 88 (permalink) Old 18-03-2015, 02:55 AM
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I got my summer wheels back on today and can confirm that the 17" Ixion will not fit with either the 20 or 25mm H&R Trak+ spacers.
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post #82 of 88 (permalink) Old 11-04-2015, 05:29 PM
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So, here is how the car looks after installing the Eibach Pro Kit and new summer wheels.
Four wheel alignment after installing the springs is really important, and I suggest having an experienced Volvo mechanic doing it. Apparently the correct angles are changed by Volvo once in a while, and not every workshops alignment systems have access to these angles.
Wheels are Autec Wizard 8x18" ET45 with 225/40 tires. The Wizard wheels are quite light, only 9kg whereas for instance the Ymir, which is only 7,5" is 9,9kg and the IxionII is 11 kg. The alternative was OZ Ultraleggera, but found them too expensive in the end.
The 8" ET45 leaves space for approximately 5mm spacers front and 10mm rear. But for now, I´m very pleased with the looks of it all.

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post #83 of 88 (permalink) Old 28-06-2015, 02:42 PM
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It looks really nice! Did you kept the original volvo shocks?

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post #84 of 88 (permalink) Old 31-03-2016, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hello!

Lowering springs do not wear prematurely dampers?

Comfort level with springs?

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Just an update: looks like the stock shocks may be going soon.

My office downramp has a hump at the top of it. All this while it was fine, but 2 weeks ago, the undercarriage was rubbing on it... even when I tried going dead-slow speed.

Handling-wise, there doesn't seem to have any discernible deterioration (yet?).

With around 8 months to go till end of warranty, maybe I should set my sights on the Bilstien B8s.

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Just an update: looks like the stock shocks may be going soon.

My office downramp has a hump at the top of it. All this while it was fine, but 2 weeks ago, the undercarriage was rubbing on it... even when I tried going dead-slow speed.

Handling-wise, there doesn't seem to have any discernible deterioration (yet?).

With around 8 months to go till end of warranty, maybe I should set my sights on the Bilstien B8s.
Isn't that more likely to be a sign that the springs are sagging or wear in the suspension bushes, rather than a problem with the dampers? Worn seals or leaks on dampers shouldn't change the ride height, it just reduces the ability of the damper to control oscillations in the suspension.
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Isn't that more likely to be a sign that the springs are sagging or wear in the suspension bushes, rather than a problem with the dampers? Worn seals or leaks on dampers shouldn't change the ride height, it just reduces the ability of the damper to control oscillations in the suspension.
You might be right... but my friend was saying it might be the internals worn, even though there may not be any external signs of leaks. Anyway, I have 1 more servicing till the warranty ends in Nov. Will request the CS to examine thoroughly the bushings and shocks. Thanks for the headsup buzby.

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Oh gosh... guess what guys. Must apologize for giving the wrong intel.

Turns out my undercarriage was scraping the hump, cos of a slow leak in my front right tyre (was 14 PSI) when I checked last Fri. After replacing the tyres (fraying on the inner edges after 51k km), I can clear the hump without any problem.

So I guess the shocks are still OKAY.

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Here are some shots of mine. 30mm lowering and 20/25mm (per side) combo with 225/40 R18 tires on the Volvo Midir wheels (offset 52.5).

If anyone is interested, I am getting rid of my H&R Spacers due to the move to 235/35 R19 Heico Volution VII Wheels waiting for the summer to finally arrive Just send me a PM
Hi there,

Did you ever fit the 19''s and do you need to fit spacers? I have the 19'' Artio Volvo alloys and looking to lower it.

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