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Hi,<P>Last week my dealer installed the volvo sport suspension kit (shocks & springs) on my '02 V70. I immediately noticed that the front left makes a thunking noise over road irregularities. Upon listening more closely, all other corners are nice & quiet. So, I'm bringing the car back to the dealer tomorrow to solve the thunk. <P>Anything specific I should suggest he look for? Supposedly the shop forman did the install.<P>Thanks.
 

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2001 V70 T5 has had clunking/bobbling over road irregularities due to ball joint (replace) and tie rod ends (replace). Easiest to hear with windows UP. Best wishes.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sondagsakare:<BR><B>2001 V70 T5 has had clunking/bobbling over road irregularities due to ball joint (replace) and tie rod ends (replace). Easiest to hear with windows UP. Best wishes. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Mine is...clunking/bobblingless... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> Mine is...clunking/bobblingless... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ok. So I take it you've had the sport suspension install done. Cool. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>What's the approx. cost of such a thing... and what would the noticeable differences/improvements be?<P>... besides clunking/bobbing. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by daimoni:<BR><B> Ok. So I take it you've had the sport suspension install done. Cool. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>What's the approx. cost of such a thing... and what would the noticeable differences/improvements be?<P>... besides clunking/bobbing. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The hardware was $640 through a Volvo dealer that discounts parts. The install & four wheel alignment was $500.<P>The improvements are significant. Assuming the clunk is a fixable anomoly, the car now handles much more in a much more nutural fashion. Less plowing into the corners, a series of curves feels like a straight line, and there is practically no nose dive.<P>I also prefer the looks - lowered, but not slammed.<P>The ride to me is not too firm at all - my wife says it's fine, as well.<P>As the most telling litmus test, my 3 year old, ever honest, has not asked why the car rides so hard - so it must be fine :).<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by daimoni:<BR><B> Ok. So I take it you've had the sport suspension install done. Cool. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>What's the approx. cost of such a thing... and what would the noticeable differences/improvements be?<P>... besides clunking/bobbing. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No, I have not...I was just responding to the "clunking" comment.<P>I think to install the sport suspension at a Retailer is going to run you about $700, parts and labor included.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by harryj:<BR><B>Hi,<P>Last week my dealer installed the volvo sport suspension kit (shocks & springs) on my '02 V70. I immediately noticed that the front left makes a thunking noise over road irregularities. Upon listening more closely, all other corners are nice & quiet. So, I'm bringing the car back to the dealer tomorrow to solve the thunk. <P>Anything specific I should suggest he look for? Supposedly the shop forman did the install.<P>Thanks.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The thunking is now gone. The head mechanic "repositioned" the spring. I really don't know what that means, but I know the thunking is gone, and the ride is dynamite.<P>
 
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