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Guys just bought a 2018 T2 and not to impressed with the handling. A quick question for those of you who have lowered there car. Are you having any problems with ramps or humps?
 

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I lowered my V40 2018 with 30mm eibach and have 18inch wheels and no problems at all.
Its not really uncomfortable, Eibach springs are like 15% stiffer then OEM springs.
 

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Guys just bought a 2018 T2 and not to impressed with the handling. A quick question for those of you who have lowered there car. Are you having any problems with ramps or humps?
Just got my eibach springs fitted to my T2 today. There are quite a few speed bumps where I live, I just drive a little more cautiously over them, seems to be plenty of clearance. The springs have made a huge difference to the handling in a positive way, feels more glued to the road. I also notice better handling when I changed my wheels to aftermarket auteur wizards that have a ET40. A bit like having 5mm spacers. Not sure about the long term wear and tear but I have more confidence in the corners with the springs. Don’t notice much difference in the ride quality if any, the car felt a bit firm on one springs. Mines a momentum not an R design if that makes much difference.
 

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Just got my eibach springs fitted to my T2 today. There are quite a few speed bumps where I live, I just drive a little more cautiously over them, seems to be plenty of clearance. The springs have made a huge difference to the handling in a positive way, feels more glued to the road. I also notice better handling when I changed my wheels to aftermarket auteur wizards that have a ET40. A bit like having 5mm spacers. Not sure about the long term wear and tear but I have more confidence in the corners with the springs. Don’t notice much difference in the ride quality if any, the car felt a bit firm on one springs. Mines a momentum not an R design if that makes much difference.
Hey only just saw this. Thanks for the reply. You have the same model as mine so very valuable information provided and appreciated.
 

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Hello all ,i have a V40 T5 ( 2.5 ) , but i really want to make a spacers upgrade. I have 18 rims but they enter a lot in the car. Thats why i want to install spacers , its 20mm ??? ( by side ) Some one have a reference ?? Thanks a lot
 

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I have no direct experience on the Eibach Pro-Street-S coilovers for the V40 but I'm basing my review on the same line for another car (MX-5, NC model). This kit is a "basic" coilover with only height adjustment and fixed damping (street use) with "twin" tube technology, yet materials are of top quality and this reflects on the price which is a bit high for my opinion. Indeed if you want a street kit, it's very reliable and "comfort oriented".
If you are looking for a more "sporty" kit you should check for "monotube" kit coilovers from other producers for example such as BC Racing, Meister, Bilstein, Ohlins, etc. For sure BC Racing has a couple of models available for our V40. Bilstein and Ohlins are superior im my opinion but they do cost more and I'm now aware if they offer a kit for the Volvo.

If you like the Eibachs, I'd suggest to take a look at the kits from ST Suspensions, the "cheap" line from the german producer KW Suspensions. I've heared a lot of good reviews from ST users (Focus and V40 drivers).
ST has 2 kits, one only heigh adjustable (ST X) and another height and damping adjustable (ST XA). You can check on their site for more info. Both kits are below 1000 EUR. They only downside of these kits is that they're made from galvanized steel, which is more prone to bad weathering. Maybe you should consider it if you live in UK. On the contrary KW Suspesions coilovers are made of stainless steel, but their basic V40 kit is almost double priced than the ST basic version.

A "cheap" monotube kit is the one made from HSD, check their "monopro" model. Yet I have heared conflicting views on their kits. It seems they're more oriented to track use and are not very confortable on streets and they do not last very much.
 
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