Just an update: looks like the stock shocks may be going soon.Hello!
Lowering springs do not wear prematurely dampers?
Comfort level with springs?
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.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. >
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. :thumbup: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.
Hi there,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
Gosh these cars look so much better on lows, can't wait to get mine on. Only had the car 3 days and my eibach springs are on their way today...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.
Thanks mate just ordered the spring with the high axle load just to be on the safe sideHi hi Kistigun.
1) Ya, drop should be around 20mm thereabouts.
2) Springs install is rather straightforward for the V40. Just PnP.
3) Spacers only needed if you wanna "push out" the wheels for a more planted stance. Just installing springs without spacers is fine as well; it's all personal preference.
4) I input V40 D4 into the Eibach site and both p/n came up. For my case (T4), only the E10-84-006-14-22 turns up as a result.
Really I lowered 2 times a V40, my D2 and T4. The D2 I alined the wheels but very small correction needed.Seems unlikely. The steering rack will be lower and will push the wheels out so they Toe In more.
yes, you are right, best to let the springs settle in a bit. Have you got a video of the Polestar exhaust sound ?If you want to be sure, ofcourse go ahead
I've read that the best is first to drive 1000km before alining, maybe anybody else has comments on this?
Btw I have the polestar exhaust also on my T4