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I know this has probably been discussed to death... but I wanted to get opinions on lowering my S60 T5.<br>I was looking into the Evolve springs and they look pretty good. But, I have heard some people say that you DO NOT need to change the stock shocks when lowering springs are installed, I have also heard that you DO need to change them.<p>Do the people who say that the shocks do not need to be changed say so because the T5 already has a "sport" kind of shock that is perhaps shorter than other shocks, and that the car is only being lowered about 1.2" ?<p>Any advice anyone can give would be appreciated, and pics of a lowered T5 would be great to <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (afterimage)

BTW, I am a newbie so this is a double post (posted it in the Swedespeed Community/General Volvo Discussions before I discovered this area of the forum). Sorry about that.
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (darylkaiser30)

No, don't know what I was thinking while typing that... sorry it is an '01
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (afterimage)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>afterimage</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No, don't know what I was thinking while typing that... sorry it is an '01</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Gotcha. I've been thinking about lowering mine a bit as well, but I'm not sure if I should since I have a habit of scraping curbs as it is. Heico makes a good kit, or so I'm told. Don't know about the need to replace shocks...
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (darylkaiser30)

If you go for firmer springs without increasing the damping (shocks/struts) to match the increased spring rate your car will become quite 'bouncy' for lack of a better descriptive term. At best on straight roads it is annoying, in any other situation (highway, maneuvering) it is downright dangerous. <p>The other thing to be aware of is that you'll need to get a better rear sway bar to keep the rear end from wobbling all over the place on highway corners and ramps. (unless of course you already have at least the upgraded T5 21mm one).
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (ss60)

Got it, from what I hear it is better to change the shocks... I'd rather do it right than be bouncing all over the place, even a little. Thanks all for the advice.
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (afterimage)

Has anyone tried the kit from KW? Its coil over in the front and spring/strut combo in the rear. Not sure if that would even be worth it unless you want some serious rake.
 

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Re: S60 T5 lowering springs/shocks (S60Driven)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60Driven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone tried the kit from KW? Its coil over in the front and spring/strut combo in the rear. Not sure if that would even be worth it unless you want some serious rake. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, but I will look into them. Thanks.
 
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