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I'm looking for a slightly more aggresive look for my S60 2.4 (w/17" Tethys wheels). And I was pleased to find that S.A.M. is offering lowering springs for the S60. But, their springs lower the car a full 1.25" I know that doesn't sound like alot but having lowered several German cars (BMW,Audi) in the past I know that, 1.25" is a substantial drop. <BR>Now I do have a Base model. And from what I gathered from this site the T5 w/sport sits about an 1" lower. I do like how that car looks, so maybe an 1.25" won't be too drastic??<BR>Your opinions/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.<P>CH
 

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S.A.M. is an overseas importer of performance Volvo products. Similiar to an IPD. But becuase they're back in the Volvo mother-land they seem to be, "first to market" with many products<BR> <A HREF="http://www.samsteffansson.se" TARGET=_blank>http://www.samsteffansson.se</A> <BR>
 

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i'm thinking of dropping my 2.4t as well. 1.25" is as far as I would go. I'm thinking of including the anti-sway bars in addition when they come out this spring. Good idea or too much?<P>
 

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Anti-Sway bars really won't change the straight line ride characteristics of your 2.4T. I think that adding them would be a very wise idea because they will help in the performance of lateral movements such the overall body roll of your car during tight turns and cornering. I think that the anti-sway bars would round out the drop in the suspension as well.<P>-Drew
 

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Adding the bars without doing the drop should be no problem. I know that this is the first thing that many 240 owners to to their cars which helps handling tremendously. Doing the drop will give your car a lower center of gravity, thus a difference in handling, but it will also yield less overall suspension travel with higher spring rates.<P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-16-2001).]
 

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InDy-<BR>What do you think. 1.25" "too drastic" or "just right" Know of any pictures other then the wagon? Maybe some lowered S60's? Was I correct when I said the S60 Base is an 1" higher then the T5 sport (I think you may have posted that tid-bit)??
 

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You are correct. The T5 with the Sports suspension is 25 mm (0.98-inches) lower than all of the other S60 models. Personally, I do not think that a 35 mm (1.38-inches) is too drastic at all. Take a look at Robnutall's S40, in the 40 Series forums. His car is lowered 50 mm (1.97-inches) in the front and 35 mm (1.38-inches) in the rear. I think that it looks just right. Right now, his car has 16-inch wheels. Also, take a look at the S.A.M. V70 T5. That wagon is lowered 35 mm (1.38-inches) front and rear, plus that car has 18-inch wheels. A 35 mm drop with 17-inch wheels should look great! I hope this helps!<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.samsteffansson.se/products/volvo/v70_side.jpg"> <P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-16-2001).]
 
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