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Just picked up my first Volvo, (I'm a past, 3 Saab owner)<br>Is there a good source for suspension components and bushings?<br>Most (all) of the rubber bushings on my car are pretty loose,<br>I'd rather not have to press in new stuff,but simply swap out<br>old for new.<p>Also I need a recommendation on a service manual. I know factory<br>first, their hard to get and $$$<p>Thanks<br>DGDrls
 

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Re: '92 240 Suspension (DGDrls)

welcome<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A> - get the bushings and a bentley manual here. go for the nice bushings, they last longer.
 

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Thanks Camyman

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A BIG <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for IPD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: '92 240 Suspension (DGDrls)

You can do most of the bushings using urethane bushings . You will need to press the old ones out, but you will not need a press to instal the new urethane ones. However, the big trailing arm bushings on the rear axle will require a special tool to remove and replace. These are done on the car and you will need both jack stands for the car (or a lift) and something to support the axle while you work. If you don't have a lot of equipment, this might be something that you ask your local shop to do (just be sure that they work on Volvos and have the right special tools - I have seen ruined axles from butcher jobs on these bushings.<p>Go with the ipd sway bars - easy bolt in installation and huge difference in handling. To add stiffness to front chassis, get upper and lower chassis braces. Improvements here will be more noticeable with good tires - crisper turn-in at corners and less sawing at the wheel during sweepers.<p>Steve
 

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Re: '92 240 Suspension (OwlsInBog)

..... please explain sawing and sweepers. would these bars fix the excessive body roll i discovered when trying a slalom in a highschool parking lot (im pretty sure that if it was like 4" taller it would have rolled)? im planning on one day going all out and pretty much replacing my entire suspension system with new parts from ipd so this would be good to know.
 
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