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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. <p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN4024.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN4025.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN4027.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN4028.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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yeah there's still a gap on front and rear<p>I'll try to take some more pictures later today
 

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Re: Volvo Lowering Springs (chrisV50t)

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.<br>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.
 

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Re: Volvo Lowering Springs (destro)

Im sure you can find the springs cheaper other places...<p>I think one u drive it around some more they will settle do u have any b4 pics to compare ?
 

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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.
 

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Thanks dudes! I haven't gotten close up pictures yet, but I have a picture before with the old wheels and such.<p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/dscn3961.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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WOw compared to the b4 ur car looks so much lower !!! <p><br>Btw Looks great !!!!!!!<p>Im so happy i got the sports kit from factory its sit about where urs does lowered <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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.
 

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Volvo's sport springs are great 20 mm drop is just suitable for all types of roads. Congrats on the mod, Clavas wheels are good looking but may be a bid to small. Need bigger and wider... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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?
 

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Nope just the springs. The tire life should be the same because they did an alignment after the installation.
 

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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."<p>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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