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so i did some searching and i couldn't really find any ideas on this. my ride height is off. the front is low and rubs when i turn hard and the rear is high as if i was riding in an old mustang with a rear lift. <p>i did find in search that a number of volvo's had spring problems and sagging. i called up my local dealer and they told me it might be the 4c instead, as they had NEVER sold a set of springs for the s60r's. he recommended a diagnostic. <p>i thought i'd run it by you all first. it looks like the problem that many had fixed with new oe springs. but what do you all think?<p><IMG SRC="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/do0die/s60r/0_IMAGE_414.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/do0die/s60r/0_IMAGE_415.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>tia<br>vern
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (vernk)

This looks normal for an R, the back is higher then front. Many on here purchased lowering springs for the back and others lowered the entire ride. As far as rubbing, the car was not designed for the wide tires we have and will rub more or less with different tire brands. 5mm cure the rubbing most of the time
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (s140s)

That rear height looks more like an S60 AWD...it could just be the picture though. Empty tank?
 

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My car does not sit that high on either side.. not even close.. <br> <IMG SRC="http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/badams1897/IMG_2178.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (vernk)

well for starters, as others have said, your car just like every other Volvo is subject to the Volvo rake, the back ends are always higher then the front. Also, at full crank, every R will rub, its one of our cars slight downsides, poor turning radius. Also... again, may be pictures, but your wheels look like they are 17's... not 18's, that may be a source for some of the extreme gap in the wheel well. <p>-Chris
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (Foreveradvanced)

and maybe someone installed 225/45/17 tires on those 17's ( that what I had on mine) and the tires are just bit smaller than stock
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (vernk)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vernk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so i did some searching and i couldn't really find any ideas on this. my ride height is off. the front is low and rubs when i turn hard and the rear is high as if i was riding in an old mustang with a rear lift. <p>i did find in search that a number of volvo's had spring problems and sagging. i called up my local dealer and they told me it might be the 4c instead, as they had NEVER sold a set of springs for the s60r's. he recommended a diagnostic. <p>i thought i'd run it by you all first. it looks like the problem that many had fixed with new oe springs. but what do you all think?<p><IMG SRC="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/do0die/s60r/0_IMAGE_414.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/do0die/s60r/0_IMAGE_415.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>tia<br>vern</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would save your dealer recommended diagnostic as it relates to 4C. <p>There is no way that 4C or any regular shock determine ride height, that is determined by the springs. <p>There is no significant difference in the diameter of the 17" or 18", tire/wheel combination, that is not the issue either. <p>
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (rogersampson)

That does look pretty high in the back. If anything, go to a drop spring OR find a dealer that knows that the f*ck they're talking about and have them replace the spring seats (you probably need them anyway) and re-set the springs. Depending on how they are installed can affect the ride height a bit. <p>If your dealer is telling you that the 4C would affect the ride height I would NEVER go back for anything again. Please ask them to explain how a variable orifice shock could affect the ride height. <p>You are not driving a Lincoln Town car on air springs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Stupid dealers. <p>BTW, since you are in Philly (where in Philly?) I would head over to Keystone in Berwyn. Ask for Steve Owens. Tell them all the guys from Swedespeed sent you. You'll be well taken care of. <p>P.S. the front rubbing on hard turns is a known issue and has nothing to do with your ride height. You can fix it by adjusting the steering stops out to the (further) detriment of turning radius. Or you can buy spacers (recommend 10mm) and that will help as well.
 

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Re: ride height and 4c (Needsdecaf)

Seems pretty high in the back but nothing abnormal. I made a thread a while back and it seems like there's quite a large variance of ride heights. Your best bet is to lower your R, front and back please.
 

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shagginwagon i didn't break out the dial calipers but the gap does eyeball to be even on both sides for each axle. <p>kmagnuss yes thats a daytona...crazy good with such a small piece of the pic!<p>its definitely an r djkronik...butt dyno proves it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>badams i wish my ride height was similar to yours!<p>foreveradvanced they ARE 17's, nice pick...however i didn't think the overall diameter would be changed without an adjustment to the speedometer.<p>s140s i'll check when i get home what size tires they are on there. what are stock numbers?<p>rogersampson thats what i was thinking. i went over the schematics and didn't see any pumps or dumps for ride height adjustment, only height sensors. <p>i did see the prokit spring on fleabay. does anyone here have those with pics for me? do you rub the floor? i had prokit on my old honda and i kissed the floor more than i had liked. <p>needsdecaf - im in northeast philadelphia. close to burdumy volvo. berwyn is a little drive i think...doylestown right? so 5-10mm spacers for front and rear? how much do they run if you don't mind sharing? and where do you all buy them? or just generic...<p>xman im diggin the idea of lowering a bit more. so the sagging IS a problematic thing with volvos regardless of model? so good measure to replace. any idea on whats involved? i only did a quick view underneath is it a typical spring over shock/strut type?<p>i'll price the spring seats as someone else had mentioned, since im in there. <p>thanks all for the quick info. i just picked this car up the other day at low wholesale and regardless of its problems im loving it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vernk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">s<br>xman im diggin the idea of lowering a bit more. so the sagging IS a problematic thing with volvos regardless of model? so good measure to replace. any idea on whats involved? i only did a quick view underneath is it a typical spring over shock/strut type?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't really see sagging being a common problem, it's just the stanze of the car. The rear is simply higher than the front by a varying margin on the R cars. My rear was a lot higher than the front until I dropped it. Now the rear is slightly higher than the front but I'm happy how it sits. It is a typical spring over shock strut type except you have to disconnect the strut 4c connection before pulling it out.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vernk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...i'll check when i get home what size tires they are on there. what are stock numbers?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>235/45 on the 17s
 

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Go to Keystone in Berwyn, not Doylestown. Worth the extra drive time.<p>As for spacers, 5mm on all fours will do it.
 

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xman you have pics of your ride dropped? on prokits?<p>235 45 17 IS what i have on all fours. <p>thanks lawyr. did everyone get the extended 5mm or respective sized bolts as well? what happened to your car??? yesterday???
 
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