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Anyone here got side steps on a 2018 or newer XC60? Even though I have air suspension it only goes down when the car is level. My drive is 20° and we park square to the slope. My wife is struggling to get out without the steps she was used to.

Still need something which is stylish, Volvo don’t do anything at the moment.

I did find some deployable ones but the car would need re-programming and it would probably invalidate the warranty.

These are the next best I have found


https://direct4x4.co.uk/products/volvo-ridgeback-side-steps
 

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No one got side steps?

This photo shows how high the car is on my drive, the automatic lowering refuses to work on my slope.

 

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Anyone here got side steps on a 2018 or newer XC60? Even though I have air suspension it only goes down when the car is level. My drive is 20° and we park square to the slope. My wife is struggling to get out without the steps she was used to.

Still need something which is stylish, Volvo don’t do anything at the moment.

I did find some deployable ones but the car would need re-programming and it would probably invalidate the warranty.

These are the next best I have found


https://direct4x4.co.uk/products/volvo-ridgeback-side-steps
I hadn't noticed this behavior, nor I read it in the manuals. Nice to know.

Anyhow, why do you say the car needs reprogramming?

And one more thing, XC60-SPA in not included among the cars for which this accesory is compatible.
 

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I hadn't noticed this behavior, nor I read it in the manuals. Nice to know.

Anyhow, why do you say the car needs reprogramming?

And one more thing, XC60-SPA in not included among the cars for which this accesory is compatible.
They said the loom needs to be told to operate the deployable steps
 

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SPA stands for Scalable Product Architecture.. I really wish people wouldn't buy things they don't do research on.

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SPA stands for Scalable Product Architecture.. I really wish people wouldn't buy things they don't do research on.

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We don't need to know SPA. It is the new models, not last generation. That's it.

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I answered their question... And the next sentence was in reference to the vehicle in general not the model or edition of the car.

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SPA stands for Scalable Product Architecture.. I really wish people wouldn't buy things they don't do research on.

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I’m so glad we are not all as arrogant as you too!!

I researched my car well but had never knowingly spotted that term. It was a simple question.
 

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I’m so glad we are not all as arrogant as you too!!

I researched my car well but had never knowingly spotted that term. It was a simple question.
It's arrogant to have an idea about what I'm purchasing before i do? Not knowing how tall it is? Or knowing if you or family would have a hard time getting in and out of it? So that's arrogance? You ask what the SPA stood for, so I answered it.. But that's arrogance?

Probably wouldn't recommend going on a public forum asking questions and then getting responses if your soft or your feelings get hurt easily.

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It's arrogant to have an idea about what I'm purchasing before i do? Not knowing how tall it is? Or knowing if you or family would have a hard time getting in and out of it? So that's arrogance? You ask what the SPA stood for, so I answered it.. But that's arrogance?

Probably wouldn't recommend going on a public forum asking questions and then getting responses if your soft or your feelings get hurt easily.

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Your arrogance implied I should know what SPA stands for.

With regard to the height did you miss the part where the air suspension works perfectly on level ground but it doesn’t go down when it’s on my sloped drive. Tell me where I was supposed to have researched that.

In normal parking no one has an issue getting in and out.

I run another forum and would never expect members to be so condescending
 

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It's arrogant to have an idea about what I'm purchasing before i do? Not knowing how tall it is? Or knowing if you or family would have a hard time getting in and out of it? So that's arrogance? You ask what the SPA stood for, so I answered it.. But that's arrogance?

Probably wouldn't recommend going on a public forum asking questions and then getting responses if your soft or your feelings get hurt easily.

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"arrogant" would not be the word I'd have used. You were a d1ck bag. Yes, by your pedantic rant afterward, you did answer the question and then made a non-sequitur of a comment that implied something to the OP.

IOW, you weren't really arrogant you were a d1ck bag.
 

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^Lol
 

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So side steps fitted, photos tomorrow. Had to do some work on fitting them and still some to do as one of the mid supports is too long. As it’s on the drivers side I can live without it until the replacement arrives.
 

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Some people have the need to feel like a Know-It-All and let others know it. I bet you less than 10% of Volvo drivers know what SPA means.
 

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Some people have the need to feel like a Know-It-All and let others know it. I bet you less than 10% of Volvo drivers know what SPA means.
It's at least simple:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Scalable_Product_Architecture_platform



SPA stands for Scalable Product Architecture.. I really wish people wouldn't buy things they don't do research on.

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And why it matters to the owner ????????????????????????????

All major car manufacturers have something similar

Volkswagen Group MLB platform
BMW CLAR platform

and............


Why this should interest the owner - explain :confused:
 

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Anyhow, back on topic

Steps fitted. Can’t decide if I should push them forward 50-75mm to match the side trim.

 

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Would not have noticed until you pointed it out...now it’s all I can see.
Part of me says leave where they are as it adds a streamlined look. Easy enough to slide forward on the pins that hold it to the brackets.
 
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