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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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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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Hello!

Lowering springs do not wear prematurely dampers?

Comfort level with springs?

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

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. :eek:

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. :thumbup:
 

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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. :D
 

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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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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.

Best regards
H.
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...

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently looking into lowering my V40 with the Eibach(-30mm) springs but I've some questions:

- I allready have the dynamic chassis which is 10mm lower, so installing the Eibach spring will lower my V40 -20mm?
- I allready have 18"alloys but I've no idea if my V40 has the right adjustments for it(software & hardware) Is there any way to check?
- Are spacers needed with the 18"alloys & Eibach springs?
- What springs do I need? Eibach E10-84-006-07-22 with an max axle load 1140kg? or Eibach E10-84-006-14-22 with an axle load 1020kg? I'm driving a D4 btw
 

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Hi 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.

HTH, cheers.
 
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Hi 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.

HTH, cheers.
Thanks mate just ordered the spring with the high axle load just to be on the safe side
 

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Has anyone had any issues with camber/toe and un even tyre wear due to lowering. I have V40 t R-Design (10mm lower with sports suspension + 19`` Polestar wheels) and want to fit Eibach 30mm lowering springs and was wondering how much (if at all) it impacts alignment ? I plan to get wheel alignment after fitting springs
 

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I lowered my V40 with 30mm Eibach and didnt aline wheels as they said it was not needed.
After 25k km's no real bad tirewear for me :)
 

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Seems unlikely. The steering rack will be lower and will push the wheels out so they Toe In more.
 
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I've lowered my previously owned V40 also and that time I also alined wheels but not no big corrections needed.
And when lowering my current v40 at a different shop they told me it was not needed.
Seems unlikely. The steering rack will be lower and will push the wheels out so they Toe In more.
Really I lowered 2 times a V40, my D2 and T4. The D2 I alined the wheels but very small correction needed.
Now the T4 I didnt do it and there is some tirewear on the inside of the tires but after 25000km its not very bad.
 

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I am going to fit rear springs first, hoping it will level the car more as the back sits higher, I`ll see how it looks then decide if I then need to do the fronts. I have a MY17 T5 R-Design, so it sits lower from standard.

Off topic but equally good: will be fitting Polestar exhaust too.
 

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Just to add, it has been recommended that its best to get a wheel alignment after loweing even if the drop, 20mm-30mm, is not significant, just to ensure alignment remains within Volvo spec. I have new tyres so it makes sense for me to get a wheel alignment after fitting the rear springs.
 

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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 :)
 

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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 :)
yes, you are right, best to let the springs settle in a bit. Have you got a video of the Polestar exhaust sound ?
 
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