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aibast
03-18-2011, 02:10 AM
It is usual for Volvos that self leveling rear suspention fails and is replaced my regular springs and shock. Well mine still works, just tested it out.

Transported a 100kg concrete block to a client. But it in and the cars rear was on the ground
http://static2.album.ee/files/988/19/large_24704865_TytR.jpg
drove it 20 km to my clients place and it was nice and proper level
http://static2.album.ee/files/988/19/large_24704869_Knf3.jpg

PS:
This is what I was transporting (http://www.kiilibetoon.ee/english/catalogue/teetoke_12.6_12.7.htm)

PS nr 2. This is for those who don't know what nivomats are (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivomat)

Tom Wiley
03-18-2011, 03:17 AM
:e-shrug:

Wilford Brimley
03-18-2011, 03:38 AM
:e-shrug:

D.E
03-18-2011, 07:08 AM
Brool Story Co.

http://dudelol.com/DO-NOT-HOTLINK-IMAGES/Brool-Story-Co.jpg

Mueller
03-18-2011, 02:07 PM
:e-shrug:

read the pdf....you might learn something :)

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/pdf/nivomat.pdf



neat setup...

500dollar744ti
03-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Brool Story Co.

http://dudelol.com/DO-NOT-HOTLINK-IMAGES/Brool-Story-Co.jpg

i like that.

Acid8000
03-18-2011, 05:59 PM
That sounds REALLY too complicated.. Well it dosent but what the hell, a spring and a shock works fine.. Why go and combine the two? Well more-so than a coilover..

Chrisco
03-18-2011, 10:12 PM
I'm confused. Did you post just to tell us your nivomats work?

Mueller
03-19-2011, 01:34 AM
That sounds REALLY too complicated.. Well it dosent but what the hell, a spring and a shock works fine.. Why go and combine the two? Well more-so than a coilover..


sorry, a spring and shock does not work fine... that combo has 0 ability to self level the vehicle

Krisverde
03-19-2011, 01:36 AM
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time....CAN YOU TELL IT AGAIN??

Mueller
03-19-2011, 01:37 AM
I'm confused. Did you post just to tell us your nivomats work?

I bet 90% of the members here have no idea what Nivomat suspension does, all they know is the parts do fail (as do all shocks) and it cost more money and it makes it difficult for them to "drop" their car to the ground since they cannot do the norm of cutting springs :)

Chris740R
03-19-2011, 07:54 AM
I bet 90% of the members here have no idea what Nivomat suspension does, all they know is the parts do fail (as do all shocks) and it cost more money and it makes it difficult for them to "drop" their car to the ground since they cannot do the norm of cutting springs :)

Well you kinda can, the only problem is when you drive it, it it'll get some serious rake on the go :lol:

fige
03-19-2011, 03:41 PM
i think it's cool :e-shrug:

Wilford Brimley
03-19-2011, 04:08 PM
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time....CAN YOU TELL IT AGAIN??

:lol:

Tom Wiley
03-19-2011, 06:32 PM
I know what they do and that they often fail.

Chrisco
03-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Mine still work :-P

EDIT: ...Knock on wood

Distort
03-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Well you kinda can, the only problem is when you drive it, it it'll get some serious rake on the go :lol:

Yeah, it sucks. Just slammed the rear on a set of air adjustable shocks though :)

760T man
03-20-2011, 05:21 AM
I bet 90% of the members here have no idea what Nivomat suspension does, all they know is the parts do fail (as do all shocks) and it cost more money and it makes it difficult for them to "drop" their car to the ground since they cannot do the norm of cutting springs :)

This man speaks the truth.

Would've loved to have functioning nivomats when I hauled my '95 dressed longblock from Knoxville back to here...

VQ
03-20-2011, 05:31 AM
It helps a lot with Towing for instance, and the ride on them isn't bad, but of course people think because the car isn't scraping the ground it's not handling well and need to remove it.

gtlover
03-21-2011, 01:04 AM
While the nivomats in both of my V70R's worked fine, I was always dismayed that I couldn't just get a conversion kit and lower the pig. Now, with my 780, the nivomats are shot and I still can't lower the pig.