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Tried to get an alignment done yesterday.
Nothing went right.
Passenger rear camber is -2 deg; said I probably need a new spring.
All I can find is the Volvo brand one for ~130.. and I probably need both?
Got my suspension code (15) and 8634341 is the spring that Volvo put on there.
Do I get a new one? spacer? Are there cheaper alternatives?

Also the driver tie-rods are frozen..so I ordered those...
 

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Tried to get an alignment done yesterday.
Nothing went right.
Passenger rear camber is -2 deg; said I probably need a new spring.
All I can find is the Volvo brand one for ~130.. and I probably need both?
Got my suspension code (15) and 8634341 is the spring that Volvo put on there.
Do I get a new one? spacer? Are there cheaper alternatives?

Also the driver tie-rods are frozen..so I ordered those...
Check FCPeuro.com they sell springs branded "Lefjors" or something like that. I think those are OEM. Plus FCP gives a lifetime warranty on everything they sell.


FWIW I have lowering springs on my S60 so of course my rear camber is slightly out of spec at about -1.5 degrees. My tires wear perfectly even across the width of the tread though. I do rotate them every 5k miles and I'm sure that helps too. So not sure how much difference that .5 degree is going to make with wear.
 

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Lesjofors or Kilen are $50/piece. You probably need shocks too, Sachs who makes them for Volvo.
 

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Lesjofors
 

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They're not listed for my AWD model...
I assume the ones for an XC70 are higher than mine?
Will the ones for the standard model fit? How's the spring rate compare?
 

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They're not listed for my AWD model...
I assume the ones for an XC70 are higher than mine?
Will the ones for the standard model fit? How's the spring rate compare?
Has to be awd. Post the specs on the car I can get you a PN this evening
 

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It's in my signature and the post...
It's a 2004 V70 2.5T AWD (not XC)
The Product Identification Code is: 1214X1518731 the code 15 is the rear spring code, which is Volvo part #8634341.
<a href="https://s44.photobucket.com/user/William_Tyrrel/media/P_20190722_075234_zpsn1k75qst.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/William_Tyrrel/P_20190722_075234_zpsn1k75qst.jpg" border="0" alt="V70 ID plate photo P_20190722_075234_zpsn1k75qst.jpg"/></a>
 

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Check FCPeuro.com they sell springs branded "Lefjors" or something like that. I think those are OEM. Plus FCP gives a lifetime warranty on everything they sell.


FWIW I have lowering springs on my S60 so of course my rear camber is slightly out of spec at about -1.5 degrees. My tires wear perfectly even across the width of the tread though. I do rotate them every 5k miles and I'm sure that helps too. So not sure how much difference that .5 degree is going to make with wear.
Good to know it's not imperative that I fix it, I guess.
I have this pipe-dream of buying a small pop-up camper and towing it with this wagon, and I feel I'll really need the spring replaced if I do ever decide to do that...
I say pipe-dream mostly because it's like pulling teeth to get my wife to take enough time off work for a vacation.
 

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If I plug in my car, it says it doesn't fit.. but the VolvoPartsWebstore.com says it does...
I have a seemingly rare AWD wagon that's not XC..
Drop a link to a pic with the ID plate under the hood, we'll find in VIDA what springs you need.
 

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Drop a link to a pic with the ID plate under the hood, we'll find in VIDA what springs you need.
That picture is already posted in the thread...2 above the one you responded to; is it not showing up?
 

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I have loved your threads about the trips Antherzoll; someday...a tent trailer and a canoe...maybe even make our way up to Canada ;p
 

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The Dutchman is getting retired. It's 1995 and is showing its age. Going to pick up a 2004 Viking of similar size then taking it on the road out west.

As for your springs, I am confident that the ones I linked are correct for your vehicle. There are three different types of rear suspension for the XC70, standard, 4C, and Nivomat. Unless you have the other types I see no reason why this will not work.

Also, these vehicles gain negative camber as the rear suspension is loaded down. With a fully stocked cargo area and about 200 pounds on the hitch tongue you're going to get quite a bit of squat and negative camber.



That's me in 2015 fully loaded. I've since upgraded to the bad Swede lift springs and I've installed rear strut spacers. This helps quite a bit as the bad Swede springs are a higher spring rates that can handle being loaded down better than the stock springs. If you wanted to do it properly then I would suggest installing the Nivomat suspension system, they can be expensive but they are self-leveling and will maintain a proper rear height and proper rear camber.
 

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The Dutchman is getting retired. It's 1995 and is showing its age. Going to pick up a 2004 Viking of similar size then taking it on the road out west.

As for your springs, I am confident that the ones I linked are correct for your vehicle. There are three different types of rear suspension for the XC70, standard, 4C, and Nivomat. Unless you have the other types I see no reason why this will not work.

Also, these vehicles gain negative camber as the rear suspension is loaded down. With a fully stocked cargo area and about 200 pounds on the hitch tongue you're going to get quite a bit of squat and negative camber.

That's me in 2015 fully loaded. I've since upgraded to the bad Swede lift springs and I've installed rear strut spacers. This helps quite a bit as the bad Swede springs are a higher spring rates that can handle being loaded down better than the stock springs. If you wanted to do it properly then I would suggest installing the Nivomat suspension system, they can be expensive but they are self-leveling and will maintain a proper rear height and proper rear camber.
Aren't the XCs a few inches higher than the regular V70? My car is not an XC. I assume that the extra height on an XC comes from different control arms and longer (or/also stronger) springs...
I do know that it's not the spring Volvo put on my car from the factory, though.
That spring corresponds to 9473371; but Volvo put 8634341 on mine. I don't know the difference. Does it basically not matter?
 

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I'm unsure what the difference is between the part numbers, but the part number that you supplied Volvo also lists that it fits the XC70.



There are also two different part numbers of lesjofors for our wagons. Physically they will fit, the question is what is the difference. Are they slightly taller or do they have a heavier spring rate? I saw a post somewhere that there's a part number for a heavy duty spring, but I am not sure where to find that.
 

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Ran the vin and decoded the plate with vida.

Right rear spring: 8634341

Left rear spring: 8646867

There are overload springs too but not available quickly (import from Europe).

It seems that xc and v70 awd rear suspension is the same. This somewhat makes sense as v70 awd's have a huge rear wheel gap.
 

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For rear shock I've been running these ProParts Sweden brand for a couple years, about as cheap as you can get and made in sweden!

I'm running them on both XC70's also the S80. I'm sure they would work fine on V70 and S60 too (AWD ofcourse)

P/N: 72430056

https://www.carid.com/professional-parts-sweden/shock-absorbers-and-struts.html?urlId=372614


eEuroParts used to have them for $30 a piece but it seems they dont carry them anymore, but you might find them cheaper by googling the P/N



For springs, as above, Lemforder has you covered. If they arent listed under V70 AWD, i would go for the ones listed under S60 AWD.. I am running S60 rear springs on my S80 and the height/ride is fine.

XC70 spring might give it a lift (I still think the stock height in the rear is too low even for XC70 though)
 

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For springs, as above, Lemforder has you covered. If they arent listed under V70 AWD, i would go for the ones listed under S60 AWD.. I am running S60 rear springs on my S80 and the height/ride is fine.
I got once S60 springs for V70 (both FWD), and the back was sitting way lower, and could not hold any load. AWD may be different, but keep in mind.
 
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