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So I regularly travel with 300lbs+ or so of gear in the back of my 05' V50 and the sag/neg camber has toasted the rear tires. Can anybody suggest a fix that would maintain stock ride height or possibly increase it. This site lists an array of OEM rear springs with no reference to dimension or rate = <A HREF="http://www.swedishautoparts.com/V50/Volvo-V50-suspension-rear.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedishautoparts.co....html</A> . I believe the 12-16 marked is standard and 42-46 is sport but I'm unsure if they are rated differently. My temp fix would be to preload the spring with a rubber spacer in the cup and risk coil bind but I'd rather have a proper solution. Will any other springs cross over? Air assist? Nivomat? This is your homework for today.......
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (manwithgun)

WHat about camber arms ? To atleast help the tires out a bit.... I dont think 300lbs should be such a big issuse but it seems so ...
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (manwithgun)

Perhaps coilovers? Expensive, but that way you can have the rears adjusted to the highest settings when you need the car high and if you decide you want to have it lower for something you can adjust it...<br>I think this is the first time I've ever heard of anyone actually wanting to raise their S40/V50, lol.
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (carreragt7)

Lots of folks who pull trailers get inflatable bladders that fit into the rear springs to increase the ride height. They make these that fit many vehicles (possibly generic). <br>Stan
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (AutoGeek)

K-Sport has airbags <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>$4000 last I checked <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (hektikV50)

The ones I saw were only a couple hundred bucks for a Toyota Sienna.
 

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Re: T5 Wagon with saggy bottom... (manwithgun)

Some great ideas goin already. The coil-overs would be kinda jumping the shark as I don't think this car will be driven hard enough to justify the cost. The air bags seem the most versatile but I'd need some guidance as to brand/style selection and set up; I know nothing about them. I'm currently looking to mount Koni FSD's on all corners since I'm after some comfort with my curves and will clock many patchy mountain miles with the occasional fireroad/offroad excursion to access trailheads. I'll have to look into the camber arms and how they might effect things when the vehicle is unloaded as it will be when I'm not travelling. The Konis won't be stateside for another month so keep the suggestions coming. please. Much Thanks, Jim.
 

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If you have a FWD you could use the AWD springs in the rear. Also the Mazda 3 springs are taller but I believe the spring rate is softer. <br>If you want to try the MazdaSpeed 3 springs I will send them to you for $20 ($15 to ship, $5 for my time/gas/paypal fee)
 
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