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Ok folks. Just did the install on my '21 T6 Momentum plus. I have a few on ramps and highway transitions to test and there was a NOTICABLE difference in steering at speed (especially in Polestar mode). Literally no roll at all.

Ordered everything from @rileyvolvo on this forum (who we're absolutely AMAZING FYI). Install took me literally 5 minutes. It's 3 10mm bolts on each tower and then the 4 13mm bolts for the bar. I removed 2 tower bolts, bolted the new mount to one of them, then undid the 3rd bolt and swung the mount in place and snugged up all 3. Literally took like 2 minutes per tower. Once both attachments were on I put the bar in place and mounted the 4 securing bolts. Aligned the bar as best to the middle as possible and snugged them down. DONE.

One of the best bang for your buck upgrades especially if you get parts on a GREAT deal. Have at it!!!

Parts:
32207453 - Bar mount,
32207454 -Bar mount
32207448 - Bar,
987515 x 4 - 4 flange screws

Tools:
10mm socket (extension helpful)
13mm socket (bar screws)

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Ok folks. Just did the install on my '21 T6 Momentum plus. I have a few on ramps and highway transitions to test and there was a NOTICABLE difference in steering at speed (especially in Polestar mode). Literally no roll at all.

Ordered everything from @rileyvolvo on this forum (who we're absolutely AMAZING FYI). Install took me literally 5 minutes. It's 3 10mm bolts on each tower and then the 4 13mm bolts for the bar. I removed 2 tower bolts, bolted the new mount to one of them, then undid the 3rd bolt and swung the mount in place and snugged up all 3. Literally took like 2 minutes per tower. Once both attachments were on I put the bar in place and mounted the 4 securing bolts. Aligned the bar as best to the middle as possible and snugged them down. DONE.

One of the best bang for your buck upgrades especially if you get parts on a GREAT deal. Have at it!!!

Parts:
32207453 - Bar mount,
32207454 -Bar mount
32207448 - Bar,
987515 x 4 - 4 flange screws

Tools:
10mm socket (extension helpful)
13mm socket (bar screws)

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Ugh, now this makes me want to buy it for my 21 T6 haha

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Ugh, now this makes me want to buy it for my 21 T6 haha

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Just do it. Wait for a great sale and contact Riley and order from them. Peer pressure is good pressure right? Hahahah
 

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Cool! Do you have the standard spring setup or air suspension? I haven't popped the hood to see if it's even possible, but wondering if there's any advantage to this with the air suspension I have on my XC60... I imagine less body/frame flex is still a plus in corners regardless of the suspension.
 

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Cool! Do you have the standard spring setup or air suspension? I haven't popped the hood to see if it's even possible, but wondering if there's any advantage to this with the air suspension I have on my XC60... I imagine less body/frame flex is still a plus in corners regardless of the suspension.
I have the standard I believe but stability is never bad, especially for the price. I think the bigger cars benefit obviously more than a smaller car would but that's just my opinion
 

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Just curious-does the brace have any negative effects, such as more vibration on rough pavement for example?
 

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Just curious-does the brace have any negative effects, such as more vibration on rough pavement for example?
Nothing like that at all. In fact I changed it last night and my wife took it to work today on her usual route of highway and neighborhood roads. It was also raining a little bit. Her feedback was a dramatic and noticeable difference and that's saying something.
 

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Installed! As you said was a piece of cake…took me 10 minutes because I dropped a bolt in the engine compartment and had to bang on the belly pan for 5 min before the bolt fell out. Don’t expect any noticeable results but will post if there are any
 

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Ok folks. Just did the install on my '21 T6 Momentum plus. I have a few on ramps and highway transitions to test and there was a NOTICABLE difference in steering at speed (especially in Polestar mode). Literally no roll at all.

Ordered everything from @rileyvolvo on this forum (who we're absolutely AMAZING FYI). Install took me literally 5 minutes. It's 3 10mm bolts on each tower and then the 4 13mm bolts for the bar. I removed 2 tower bolts, bolted the new mount to one of them, then undid the 3rd bolt and swung the mount in place and snugged up all 3. Literally took like 2 minutes per tower. Once both attachments were on I put the bar in place and mounted the 4 securing bolts. Aligned the bar as best to the middle as possible and snugged them down. DONE.

One of the best bang for your buck upgrades especially if you get parts on a GREAT deal. Have at it!!!

Parts:
32207453 - Bar mount,
32207454 -Bar mount
32207448 - Bar,
987515 x 4 - 4 flange screws

Tools:
10mm socket (extension helpful)
13mm socket (bar screws)

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Now I regret not purchasing this when you posted about it during their big sale!
 
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Now I regret not purchasing this when you posted about it during their big sale!
I'm sure there will be more opportunities in the future. Now that you know it's what you want all you have to do is wait for the right moment. LOL

I'm upset myself because I thought I put mud flaps in my order and I guess I forgot. LOL
 

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Where do you get these? I don't seem them on Volvo's website(at least not on any obvious area) and Polestar's website only lists their cars.

Found them on vivaperformace and such.
 

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I'm sure there will be more opportunities in the future. Now that you know it's what you want all you have to do is wait for the right moment. LOL

I'm upset myself because I thought I put mud flaps in my order and I guess I forgot. LOL
I ordered my mud flaps off of eBay for $25 total. They are a perfect fit!
 
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Where do you get these? I don't seem them on Volvo's website(at least not on any obvious area) and Polestar's website only lists their cars.

Found them on vivaperformace and such.
You can also order them direct from the dealer which is what I did. They were an unbelievable price.
 

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If anyone is wondering, this fit my ‘18 T6 momentum. Installed last week after taking advantage of the Riley sale.
 

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Yea, I’ve got it with air & 21’s. No noticeable difference but haven’t really run it hard yet.

On other vehicles where I’ve installed a strut brace (mostly older bmw’s), the biggest difference was in reduced cowl shake over bigger bumps and better/more responsive turn-in, which in turn would make the steering feel sharper. Also slightly reduced bump-steer mid-corner.
 
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