Installed the Volvo Lowering Springs. The back looks alot better compared to the beginning. Hopefully the front will settle a little more. Overall I'm happy, handles better and I'll still be able to get around the mountains to ski and such.
my dealer will not install the OEM springs on my car. they have told me two different things; the kit can be installed on AWD, and the kit is not made for the AWD. i have decided to get the 30mm Eibachs when ipd has them back in stock.
your car looks great, but it is hard to see the gap with the lighting the way it is. i'm sure you're much happier than before.
Car looks excellent! I thought Volvo only made lowering springs for the FWD T5...at least that was true when I owned my '06 S40. Grrr...if they make them for AWD now then that's a step in the right direction for Volvo.
Agreed, it looks a TON better lowered, our cars are like SUVs at stock height. I actually don't mind the Clavas, I think they are one of the best looking OEM wheels for our car, I just wish they were a larger wheel. I love their color though.
Does the OEM spring kit require anything else? I wonder if this would still mean less tire life...I know other springs lower it to the point where your tires get chewed due to camber issues. Can anyone chime in?
Your rear camber will probably get worse for tire wear after any lowering. Mine was at -2.1 deg at stock height. My winter tires wore out after two winters like that. Adjustable rear upper control arms should help you, but make sure you find an alignment shop that will take the time to do it right before you change your car and are stuck with whoever says "yeah, I'll take a look."
I got aligned at a frame/unibody shop after lowering and camber arm install and it wasnt cheap, but it was right.
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