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Sorry to beat a dead horse, but did anyone figure out why the height is raised on the S60 AWD? <P>I inqured with my dealer about the OEM lowering kit and said they would not install in on the AWD, but gave me no definitve answer why. <P>Then I never got a real answer why the Tethys Rims could not be fit on AWD S60s. <P>At the very least I would like to drop my AWD at least 1.25 -1.75 inches (I hate the wheel well space now, and the ride is smooth, but squishy. Even the ride on my 96 850 GLT is tighter. I'd really like to give the car a taughter feel.), install a dual exhaust, ECU, and MS Design kit. <P>But for now, even from IPD, there isn't much out there in terms of springs for the AWD.<P>Any answer, tips, ideas? <P>TIA.<P>
 

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Hi ...<P>I am driving a 2002 S60 AWD with factory Tethys wheels. I have had no problems with rubbing, etc. <BR>No idea why you were told they would not work. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif">
 

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That is so not what I needed to hear. It's real comforting to know that my dealer lied to me. Because he said is came straight from Volvo that there was some sort of problem with the Tethys rims on the AWD. Not cool...<P>
 

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I've never gotten a good reply on why the AWD is raised either. I think I'm going to follow up with the director of service at my dealer.<P>I would prefer it to be lowered back to what a regular S60 is.<P>Pat<P>
 

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My understanding was the AWD is raised for better ground clearance in the snow.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SCMbUG:<BR><B>My understanding was the AWD is raised for better ground clearance in the snow.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Pretty much the same reason why the BMW 3-Series XI's are raised as well. From what I understand, it is for better ground clearance from a marketing and use perspective for people who would be interested in an AWD car.<P>The picture below illustrates why it would be useful to have a raised suspension, but who drives in that deep snow anyways? I dunno...<P> <IMG SRC="http://prpictures.vcc.volvo.se/lowres/P02_6865.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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I don't know how much water this holds but I heard/read:<P>The car was raised because of clearance issues with the haldex system and the fact that the drivetrain has to go to the rear of the car. <P>Bulltrue? Bullfalse? I've got no clue...<P><BR><P>
 
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