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Search failed. Surprise?<p>Anyway, when I was having my car looked over this weekend for some future mod planning, one of the things I was considering was having some aftermarket springs installed to lower my ride height. Unfortunately, with hardly 5.75" ground clearance, it's probably just a bad idea waiting to happen. <p>The tech did make a note of saying that the wheel wells looks pretty filled as it is, as if (A) my shocks are going or (B) I already have aftermarket springs on my car from the previous owner. He said the springs were black, and didn't know if that was stock (he doesn't do much work on Volvos, much less P2 R's). <p>So...are our stock springs black?<p>TIA
 

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Re: R Spring Color? (m3nt0s)

I'm not certain but I think they are, hopefully someone else knows for sure.
 

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Alright. I remember being parked next to GiRaff3's R, also '04 with Winglets/Body Kit and his was easily a half inch higher off the ground than my car. Would like to diagnose it and then lower <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The stock springs are black, yes. Having seen your car in person John you have nothing to worry about...it's stock height. The 04's are like that...they can sit differently in the back depending upon what mood the person who built it was in lol. But I feel very confident...you're stock.
 

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Alrighty, good to know then. I'm just worried that there could be something happening somewhere in the suspension and lowering would just put more strain on something that's on it's way out the door.
 

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I am now officially grasping at straws!<p>According to the TME website, drop anywhere from 15-50mm...15mm is about a half inch...and the springs are black!<p><A HREF="http://www.tme.se/e_main.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tme.se/e_main.htm</A>
 

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I just sent Thomas at TME an email asking about his spring inventory. I have noticed some interest in TME springs so maybe a GB is in order.<p>I'll keep you posted.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvosince16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The also have the TME logo on them IIRC</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think you are correct. <p>You could always jack up the car to get better access to the springs, clean them off and look for a logo of some kind. I know the Eibach's have there logo on theirs as well. Here's hoping you find a surprise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think you are correct. <p>You could always jack up the car to get better access to the springs, clean them off and look for a logo of some kind. I know the Eibach's have there logo on theirs as well. Here's hoping you find a surprise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was actually really hoping to firm up the ride. But who knows!
 

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I got a response from TME. <p>It looks like if we get 6 of us we can save 25%. This would only be for us S owners, sorry V boys.<p>Current price for TME springs is about $285 (current exchange rate)<br>-25% = $214. <br>Then there would be shipping and such will I haven't figured out yet.<p>The stock is due in at towards the end of May.<p>I probably should start a new thread...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">anybody want to chime in on the lifetime of the shocks with the drop kit?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't know about shock lifetime but TME springs give a mild drop. Shocks should be fine, maybe other suspension components get worked harder. <p>I have read that having TME springs makes the 4C ride a lot better.
 

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<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"><p>I have read that having TME springs makes the 4C ride a lot better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>so have I. Im sure .5in wouldnt be too harsh on the other components....yet another thing to think about once the warranty is out.<p>Do they even the car out at all?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Do they even the car out at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, it's an even drop all around. The only springs I found that give a more drastic drop in the rear were the Evolve springs. Waiting for Justin to pop on over and talk about why he wouldn't buy them (I wouldn't either).
 

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Sorry to keep resurrecting the thread...but it's an on-going effort...<p>Just got back from my mechanic to take a look at the springs on my car, along with some other stuff. The springs are stock, and the rest of the suspension (shocks, etc) look and drive perfectly fine. <p>So...<p>Does anyone have ANY idea why my ride height is so low???<p>Also, mechanic said that if my springs are compressed or something, aftermarket springs would probably only lower me just a little bit if I put them on the car. Thoughts?
 
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