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I am looking into airride suspension because that seems to be the lowest I can get. I found a HPS kit thats for the s40, but I have no idea where to buy it. Are there any other kits out there?<p><br><A HREF="http://www.hps-airride.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hps-airride.com</A>/<p> <IMG SRC="http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6020/hps.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: HPS-Airride.... (V50_T5)

Quote, originally posted by V50_T5 »
try airbagit. com, they also have a kit.

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Someone talked to that guy in the last few weeks and the guy at the company had an s40 and said he would feel bad putting that suspension on it
 

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yea that was me but I was calling about the coils with a supposed 3 inch drop. I completely forgot about their "plug n play" kit, ill look into that. Does anyone know what that project c30 used for the air suspension? the one with the green mirror covers....
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GetDown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yea that was me but I was calling about the coils with a supposed 3 inch drop. I completely forgot about their "plug n play" kit, ill look into that. Does anyone know what that project c30 used for the air suspension? the one with the green mirror covers....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Shnooky or Genjy?
 

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If I recall correctly he had a local shop do his for him, I don't think it was a big chain. Maybe the actual parts can be ordered but somewhere in that small novel (that thread is super long, lol) I think I read that it was a shop local to where he lives that does custom stuff. I really don't have the time to try and find the info tho, sorry. I say IM him and that will be your quickest way to get an answer.
 

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Yea good idea, and that thread is really long, ha. My only concern about the air system is the handling. I could spend the 2Gs on the air kit but I still want to be able to corner as if I bought some coils. Thats why I looked into HPS. I might look into piecing everything together but that might be a bit more pricy.
 

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Personally, I would just stick with some decent lowering springs and spend the big bucks on a turbo upgrade or something that will give your car a huge boost. I like coilovers and pneumatic systems, but it is farther down the to do list. I'd rather spend 2-3k on something that gets my car into the 350-500hp range than drop my car another 1.5". Just my opinion of course. But wait, you have a 2.4i, right? I guess that kind of nullifies my whole turbo kit idea unless you were the first to turbo or supercharge a 2.4. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Do it...
 

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sooooo hot, that car is in my top 3 favorite Volvos of all time.
 

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You could always try contacting Masontech or bagyard. Both of these companies are doing alot of bag setups on VWs right now and they may have other applications as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: HPS-Airride.... (GetDown)

Yea that setup is sick, I agree that is one of my favorites too. Yes unfortunately I dont have the t5. I got the grief that 03basesedan is getting. YES i shoudlve have gotten a t5, but I didnt pay for it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . I went to the dealership by my house and the speed guy there (has an s60r, 'stang gt, and M5) said the car has a strong block so it is possible, but that would be unchartered territory. He told me to post on swedespeed and that is where someone told me that I would need to get it tuned blah blah. So I might try, but I do plan on having my s40 for a while so there is DEFINITELY hope. As of now I'm going for the the aesthetics. The all inclusive kit over at airbagit runs about $1,999 and is easy to install. I would rather some coils but no coilovers that I have seen can get down like an air ride kit....<p>"It would proably be in your best interest to find a turbo car. After you fight to get the ecu to figure out the forced induction you will still be stuck with an engine that can not handle the boost." - Taken from some guy at volvo forums
 

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Re: HPS-Airride.... (GetDown)

Sam has a 1.6D (109hp) and his car is THAT sick! ..... this coming from a guy who has one of the fastest V50s in the world. Don't worry about NOT having a T5 or what not, you can do excellent things with other motors .. look at Sam!!! he's made centerfolds , ride of the month etc. in several mags world wide! I can pass him on the Autobahn, but I'm still jealous when I'm parked.
 

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Re: HPS-Airride.... (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can pass him on the Autobahn, but I'm still jealous when I'm parked. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>EXACTLY! Lol! But going fast is nice too... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Mmmmm, thats so nice. Bags may be a nice option for those of us that want to be dumped <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ive thought about bags as well, but sam has a lot better roads over there so most of us here in america cant drive while the car is slammed. . . id be willing to pay more taxes if i knew it would go towards the road quality of the autobahn.
 

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Found this, kit seems to be legit and looks pretty decent. Someone buy it and let us know how it goes lol.<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIR-FORCE-AIRRIDE-SUSPENSION-AIR-TANK-VIP-VOLVO-S40-V50_W0QQitemZ270364405659QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRace_Car_Parts?hash=item270364405659&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1171%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...A1318</A>
 

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<A HREF="http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/performanceparts/Volvo/S40/Suspension/Suspension_Kits" TARGET="_blank">http://www.horsepowerfreaks.co..._Kits</A><p>how do people feel about this?
 

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I feel like I could buy a whole lot of ____ instead (insert just about anything... grapes, beer, other car parts, etc)
 
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