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The Volvo dealer that I go to is 75 miles one way. So I am considering a local custom shop to install the sways (track spec) and front heavy duty end links (both from IPD). Is this a pretty straight forward install for this custom shop? Alignment needed? Sum calibration??? Etc. Any info that you guys can give me to give to them? All advice and input is much appreciated and welcome. Gratefully yours, Rick
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The Volvo dealer that I go to is 75 miles one way. So I am considering a local custom shop to install the sways (track spec) and front heavy duty end links (both from IPD). Is this a pretty straight forward install for this custom shop? Alignment needed? Sum calibration??? Etc. Any info that you guys can give me to give to them? All advice and input is much appreciated and welcome. Gratefully yours, Rick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, you will need a 4 wheel alignment afterwords.
 

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I don't have that setup but from what I was told It is not an easy install, the front is the most difficult. I would suggest having an experienced Volvo specialist do the install.
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (boriman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boriman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes, you will need a 4 wheel alignment afterwords.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ummm, NO YOU DON'T..<p>Sways don't change ANYTHING in the alignment at all..<p>JRL may argue you need a 4c calibration, but I really don't think so and a lot of people agree with me.<br>It doesn't change suspension GEOMETRY (thus no alignment) and it doesn't change the spring rates AT ALL, so no 4C calibration is needed....<p>
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The Volvo dealer that I go to is 75 miles one way. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Uhmm... maybe Forest Lake is way bigger than I thought, but according to google maps, you're only 34.5 miles from Borton Volvo:<p><A HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=forest+lake,+mn&daddr=905+Hampshire+Ave,+golden+valley,+mn&ie=UTF8&ll=45.121022,-93.169556&spn=0.442834,1.020355&om=1" TARGET="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?f=...&om=1</A><p>
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (Warpedcow)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Uhmm... maybe Forest Lake is way bigger than I thought, but according to google maps, you're only 34.5 miles from Borton Volvo:<p><A HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=forest+lake,+mn&daddr=905+Hampshire+Ave,+golden+valley,+mn&ie=UTF8&ll=45.121022,-93.169556&spn=0.442834,1.020355&om=1" TARGET="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?f=...&om=1</A><p></TD></TR></TABLE> Yep, I live in the farthest part north in Forest Lake. I will only go to the Golden Valley, Borton because I know a guy that works there. About the allignement.... in order for the front bar to be installed there are 2 bolts that are about 8 inches long that hold the steering rack and some other parts as well that have to come down in order to get the front bar out. Because this has to be done (and it takes close to 2 hours to do the front alone) the front end will be out of wack. This is the reason for a <U>front end allignment only</U> the back I guess is a no brainer with no major adjustments. I learned this in the am today from talking to Scott @ IPD. Thanks for all of the replies, I really appreciate it. Warm regards gents, Rick
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (boriman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boriman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes, you will need a 4 wheel alignment afterwords.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not always. I installed mine and I"m not a volvo specialist. I am somewhat mechanically inclined as an aircraft mechanic, but I didn't have any issues at al following the supplied IPD instructions. <p>Anyways, if you pay close attention to when you lower the front sub-frame and disco the steering rack as to to washer position you shouldn't need one. I reinstalled everything and made sure that the washers were all in the same position as before. If anything, just a front allignment could be called for. The rear installation only requires the dismounting of a shock. <p>On my test drive, and for the next 4k miles, the car drove perfectly normal, perfectly straight, with no abnormal tire wear. Any independent shop should have no problem installing these bars so long as they don't electrically disconnect the shock.<p>If you have access to a lift you won't have any problems doing this yourself.<p>Hope this helps.<p>Kevin
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (KVB-R)

Thanks for the input on the sways. Have a great 4th. Rick
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I will only go to the Golden Valley, Borton because I know a guy that works there.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, thats the only place I go too, those guys are tops! Do you know how "mod friendly" they are?
 

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Re: Installing IPD's trac spec sways and heavy duty end links....QUESTIONS????? (KVB-R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KVB-R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> If anything, just a front allignment could be called for. The rear installation only requires the dismounting of a shock. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not true. You cannot "eyeball" it and expect it to be the same as when you took it apart. You also should do a 4 WHEEL alignment. <br>Never just the front, they tie together and the rear alignment and especially the rear toe is VERY importent on the R
 
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