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Our 245 has been motoring along happily since its purchase back in September. It burns no oil, starts every time and turns fairly good gas mileage to boot. But, however reliable she is, it doesn't change the fact that some of her components are getting old. The suspension, which might as well be original with 208,000 miles on it, has more lean and sway than a day deep-sea fishing. Something needed to be done.

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Lookin' good! I think that the lowering effect is a nice, subtle one and I am sure that the handling is far better than stock. With 10 years and the miles on the car I am sure that most Volvos of this vintage could benefit
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I was having a lot of fun with it on some offramps in VA today, up until it overheated. Too bad the temp gauge doesn't work, or I might have seen it coming. It's nothing sitting in a parking lot for an hour and refilling the coolant with water out of the sink won't help though.
 

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jeez! that looks really good! not low enuf to make it look like somthing its not, but not high enuf to make it look like a truck. you said that you used TME lowering springs
and IPD.but when i look at the TME site they did not say they had springs for the 200 series??? i wouldt mind putting a similar set up on my 245..
 

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Originally posted by devalmyth:
you said that you used TME lowering springs and IPD. but when i look at the TME site they did not say they had springs for the 200 series???
IPD sells the TME springs. I'm sure it would cost a lot to ship from IPD or directly from TME to Austrailia. You might want to check out King Springs in Austrailia.
 

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The shocks we went with are an OEM replacement made by Bilstein, so comparitively, I think all things are equal except the springs.

IPD advertises them as TME springs in their catalogue. BTW, here's a pic.



I just noticed I have the wrong link on the pic on the cover of the site, though the text link works. You can also go to Features/Project Cars to see the update.
 
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