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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/proj_t5r_suspension.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I sometimes wake up in cold sweats at night because suspension projects haunt me. That's because the last time I did a "quick and easy" spring and shock swap, the job was anything but. The car was a 1986 BMW 325e, a recent project that I finally abandoned after an intermittent stalling problem destroyed any hope of me trusting that car again. It was, for the most part, a decent vehicle, but it wasn't exactly short on flaws. Like its secret rust issue, which the car managed to hide under the plastic bumpers and down inside nooks and crannies undetectable during a quick look-over. You might have some idea where this going.<p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/article_1517.html" TARGET="_blank"><b> Full Story </b></A><br>
 

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Re: Project 850 T-5R: Suspension Upgrade ([email protected])

<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/800%20Series/Project%20850%20T5R/02%20Suspension/025__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>That must be the the <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_1511.html" TARGET="_blank"> Nordic Silver Birch</A> mentioned in the article! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project 850 T-5R: Suspension Upgrade (exizldelfuego)

I love the stance!!<p>Nice job IPD with the 1.75" drop.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/034__scaled_600_002.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I'd hate to break it to you, but a 855 will never have a quiet suspension. Just the nature of wagons. Even my 245 is loud. You trade cargo space for bangs over bumps. <p>Take a ride in a Merc C-series wagon or a MBW 3-series wagon, they're even worse than 855s!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wagoneer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd hate to break it to you, but a 855 will never have a quiet suspension. Just the nature of wagons. Even my 245 is loud. You trade cargo space for bangs over bumps. <p>Take a ride in a Merc C-series wagon or a MBW 3-series wagon, they're even worse than 855s! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, in the weeks that have passed since I wrote this, I've come to terms with that reality. That's why I've ordered up a new exhaust to counter the clunks with some nice new noises. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Project 850 T-5R: Suspension Upgrade (exizldelfuego)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>exizldelfuego</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>That must be the the <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_1511.html" TARGET="_blank"> Nordic Silver Birch</A> mentioned in the article! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha yes, it isn't quite as nice as it looks in those XC60 pictures.
 

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Re: Project 850 T-5R: Suspension Upgrade (850arrrsaylikepirate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I love the stance!!<p>Nice job IPD with the 1.75" drop.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Meh...would look better with 50 series tires. These look like 55's. Your ride won't get any smoother, however. Mine still looks better. Loose the roof rails.
 
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