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Right or wrong this is the info I just received from Volvo. So don't shoot the messenger if you disagree


Just spoke with a technical person from Volvo NA customer services. Their comment on the sport suspension package for the S60 was that in Europe the sport suspension would lower the car approx. 1" vs. a non-sport equipped car. But here in the States it merely stiffens the suspension and does not in any way alter the ride height. They said this was due to bumper-height requirements set forth by the NHTSA.

So according to them, regardless of which engine/equipment combination you end up with, any S60 imported for use on American highways will be the same height
 

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That may be true ... The european sport package for the Audi A4 lowers the car 40mm from stock, while the US version is only 20mm lower.

I know that Porsche's US sport springs are different that their ROW (Rest of World) springs.

I do not know the spring rates out of any of these though (manufacturers seem to be a little leary about publishing spring rates !?
 
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