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<br>I just had heico springs (and an ipd rear sway) installed on my s40 t5 awd, and I know that I need to get my alignment done, but I want to wait for the springs to fully settle in. How long should this take?<p>
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (awd)

Thanks for the replies. <p>Here is a picture of my car a few days after getting heico springs installed. The rear sits a little higher than the front of the car but hopefully that will even out a little.<p><IMG SRC="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/eskim_2006/DSCN0447.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (ek)

Here's two more pics. I'm really liking the new look of my car.<p><IMG SRC="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/eskim_2006/DSCN0441.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>I particularly like how much the car dropped in the front.<p><IMG SRC="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/eskim_2006/DSCN0442.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (ek)

I also have heico springs on my AWD and it sits 43mm/30mm lower than stock.
 

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Yeah ive had mine for about 6 months (6k miles) and the back hasnt settled any more than when i first dropped it. Little disappointed that it doesnt match the front because its perfect up there. Even with 18's the gap in the back is still too much for me. <br>
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (awd)

Are there any replacement shocks out there for spring kits? The reason I ask is that i think mine are getting a little bouncy after 30K and was looking to match a good shock with my H&R Springs. Thanks for the help.
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (Tarheelvolvo)

Gents, I got a question, do we have any tuner that can provide a set for our cars comprised of sways, bushings, struts, shocks and coils that have been set all together to dial neutrality in the car? The reason that I am asking is due to the fact that in the BMW World there is a company called Dinan that offers this type of setup where everything matches perfectly. Since I am a newbie and the search did not bring me any information related to this I decided to ask.
 

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welcome,<br>Your learning the first hard lesson. Not only is there not really any complete packages(heico being the semi exception, i think), but you will have only one or two manufatures to choose from. There are bushing:post started today. Sway bars there is really only IPD that i know ok. Strut bars try Viva performance and Eurosport tunign i think. shocks i have heard of a few koni adjustables but i think those are mostly special fits. Honestly this is all out of my butt as i dont have any of the above but, you arent going to find too much onestop shopping
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (S40FUN)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S40FUN</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there is a company called Dinan that offers this type of setup where everything matches perfectly.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>A whooole lot more Volvos need to be sold to a whooole lot more enthusiasts before you'll see a company like Dinan for this brand. Frankly, that's part of the appeal of Volvos, for me at least.<p>The silver lining in this is that the platform is shared with a couple of other high-volume cars, which although not a direct bolt-on, do provide some crossover possibilities.<p>Don't go expecting to tune out the understeer to neutral, though. You can improve it, but not that much. Well, maybe you can. Prove me wrong.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (Tarheelvolvo)

Bilstein has shocks for our cars. They have the "sport" and the "heavy duty". Sports are about 1" less in length than the stock unit, not sure about the stroke. The heavy duty are the same length. <p>BILSTEIN IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER THAT MAKES SHOCKS FOR AWD<p>In terms of FWD Koni has two options. <p>GL
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (Andy's_V50)

what do you guys think about koni FSD?<p>I feel that the suspension is too harsh when in comparsion with ford focus (i drive one sometimes, and its softer, providing a nicer ride :S)
 

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tmtalpey, thanks for the insight, I will be looking for different parts trying to dial in neutrality in the car, it might take a long while, since I do not have deep pockets to do all at once. But I am commited to the research. Thanks also for the warm welcome of all of you. I really appreciate it.
 

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I just installed my Evolve springs yesterday -- what an easy install job. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'm much happier with the decrease in brake dive and sway. The ride is definitely a bit harsher, but I'm not particularly worried at this point. <p>In fact the ride height of the car now looks proper. Before it looked like a freakin' SUV.<p>We'll see how it looks when it all settles in but I'm pleased for now.
 
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Re: time for springs to settle (Andy's_V50)

Guys: <p>We make a ful coil-over for S40/V50, one for FWD and one for AWD (which is brand new). This will help, in terms of understeer... <p>happy to share details etc, just email me. <p>Thanks. <br>
 

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Re: time for springs to settle (Andy's_V50)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andy’s_V50</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>BILSTEIN IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER THAT MAKES SHOCKS FOR AWD<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have H&R shocks for my AWD and I do not believe Bilstein manufactures them.
 

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if you're worried about understeer and want to correct it, make sure you get adjustable shocks.. the idea is to stiffen the rear as much as possible to get more rotation out of the car.. i've set my rears to 100% and the front shocks to about 50%, added the ipd sway and it made a pretty big difference... still plows a little but only if i'm really trying to take a corner hard.. hope this helps<p>
 
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