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Old 07-11-2020, 05:41 PM   #1
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Coilover Kit supplied by FCP? https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...br#description

I have Bilsteins on order from IPD and they are slow to come, then I ran across this kit.

Any thoughts on this kit vs stock springs and Bilsteins HD's? I am building up my '92 740 and have IPD sway bar kit already installed, plus engine enhancements and basically throwing everything I have into the 740, fwiw.

I would consider theories as well...

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Old 07-11-2020, 08:32 PM   #2
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The whole point of going to coil overs is that you can tune your suspension to better provide you with the handling, and ride that you are looking for.

Stock springs with bilstein HD shocks are a shock upgrade. Stock springs are comfort oriented and give up a lot of handling potential for a good ride and lots of suspension travel so you can fly over pot holes.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:48 AM   #3
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A lot of people using BC here and they are damn good they are!
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:04 AM   #4
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Really depends on what you want. The spring rates that come with those are not well matched to a RWD Volvo.

Are you comfortable with cutting and welding because you need to do that to install those coilovers.

There are other options on the market.
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:58 AM   #5
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I've had BCs on my 940 for three years, including some trackdays. I ended up with it because I knew it came with the documents needed to pass inspection here and I got it for a decent price. It's far from the stock comfort, but I'd rate the comfort ok for a daily driver. Not too far from bilstein B8 and lowering springs.
The front requires welding, but otherwise it's nice and adjuting is easy (camber up to a certain point). The rear is not as good, the adjustment knob is up in the frame so yu have to drop the damper to adjust it. I had difficulties getting the rear set up so it wouldn't be bouncy and I know other who have had the same complaints. The stock street version is 5kg/mm front and 6kg/mm rear, but there are other springs available as well. Unfotunately no softer springs for the rear AFAIK.
If you want a comfortable ride BC is not the best choice, for good streets and occational trackdays it's ok, but there are probably better ones.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:12 PM   #6
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It appears my Bilsteins have shipped and am going that route.

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Old 07-14-2020, 04:29 PM   #7
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I've had BCs on my 940 for three years, including some trackdays. I ended up with it because I knew it came with the documents needed to pass inspection here and I got it for a decent price. It's far from the stock comfort, but I'd rate the comfort ok for a daily driver. Not too far from bilstein B8 and lowering springs.
The front requires welding, but otherwise it's nice and adjuting is easy (camber up to a certain point). The rear is not as good, the adjustment knob is up in the frame so yu have to drop the damper to adjust it. I had difficulties getting the rear set up so it wouldn't be bouncy and I know other who have had the same complaints. The stock street version is 5kg/mm front and 6kg/mm rear, but there are other springs available as well. Unfotunately no softer springs for the rear AFAIK.
If you want a comfortable ride BC is not the best choice, for good streets and occational trackdays it's ok, but there are probably better ones.
i heard rumors that you can mount the rears "upsidedown" without an effect, so you can adjust them more easily
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:01 PM   #8
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I'm a bit late and you got one reply from someone else who has them, but I also have had them on my 240 for about a year. The fronts weren't fun to install but like Acke mentioned they work pretty well. My kit came with 6k 6k springs. The rear for me was also extremely bouncy unless I set the dampeners above 25 clicks. I ended up having to remove one of the locking collars so the spring wasn't preloaded too much, and it's hard to get the car to sit without a pretty noticeable rake unless you remove the locking collars completely. It's fairly stiff, but is very tolerable if you don't mind a stiff ride. The rear design is pretty bad and overall I'm not terribly happy with it. It seemed like they never actually thoroughly tested these on cars before they started selling them. I don't hate them though, and would rate them a 7/10
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:59 AM   #9
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I've had BCs on my 940 for three years, including some trackdays. I ended up with it because I knew it came with the documents needed to pass inspection here and I got it for a decent price. It's far from the stock comfort, but I'd rate the comfort ok for a daily driver. Not too far from bilstein B8 and lowering springs.
The front requires welding, but otherwise it's nice and adjuting is easy (camber up to a certain point). The rear is not as good, the adjustment knob is up in the frame so yu have to drop the damper to adjust it. I had difficulties getting the rear set up so it wouldn't be bouncy and I know other who have had the same complaints. The stock street version is 5kg/mm front and 6kg/mm rear, but there are other springs available as well. Unfotunately no softer springs for the rear AFAIK.
If you want a comfortable ride BC is not the best choice, for good streets and occational trackdays it's ok, but there are probably better ones.
How are they providing documents that will pass the TUV inspection stuff if its getting cut and welded into place by anyone?
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:48 AM   #10
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They don't mention the welding, so it's kind of a workaround... I had mine done because I didn't trust my own welding in such a crucial place. Passed the technical and visual inspection with no problems. That said, I know at least one case where the inspection has been failed because of welding.
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