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Old 10-03-2012, 03:18 AM   #51
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That^^ is actually a nice height too.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #52
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While it isn't as low as others pictured, it is low enough for my preference, and as a daily driver where I actually have to deal with odd driveways,speedbumps and other common obstacles on public roads .
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #53
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That's actually what I'll be doing with mine, probably around February. Cutting the springs was a means to an end on the cheap, but the plan was always a complete IPD suspension makeover eventually.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #54
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My old 244. 3 coils in the front. 2 in the back. Bilstein HD's and super old crappy bushings.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #55
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #56
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Its an old photo copied from thread to thread over the past 3 years
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #57
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While it isn't as low as others pictured, it is low enough for my preference, and as a daily driver where I actually have to deal with odd driveways,speedbumps and other common obstacles on public roads .
You just described every public road in the world.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #58
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Just as a reference. A stock strut with stock spring and and a red koni shockabsorber.


Seems 2* coils can be easily cut and the shock won't be loose. Maybe 2,5, i didn't measure exactly.


*measured from the very beginning so including the flat part at the top.


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Old 12-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #59
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3 coils front and rear.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #60
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where did you get the basket? Nice car, and I like the surf wagon look ya have going.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #61
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Ipd lowering springs with 2.5 coils from front and 1 from the rear and bilstein hds all around

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #62
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u forgot the pic? ^
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #64
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #65
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I like my cars to have rake for aerodynamics and down force also for drifting
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:27 PM   #66
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d00d it's a brick, it just makes a big ugly hole in the air.

Have fun with your tail happy monster and it's crippled suspension.

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #68
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my brick gets bitches yo. If I wanted a car that handled well I wouldn't have started with a volvo
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #69
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my brick gets bitches yo. If I wanted a car that handled well I wouldn't have started with a volvo
You started with a volvo because thats what was given to you/what you can afford. If you think these cars cant handle well you are mistaken.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #70
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3 coils front and rear.
Love it. Simple beauty.

What kind of shocks are you running? Any issues with center carrier bearing or other driveshaft vibrations?

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #71
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You started with a volvo because thats what was given to you/what you can afford. If you think these cars cant handle well you are mistaken.
For how much my car is worth I could easily get into something like an e36 that would handle way better without spending thousands on suspension. You cant justify using a volvo for performance on the grounds of practicality. The extra work it takes just to get our cars on par with cars better suited for performance is just the price you pay to be driving something a little more unique

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #72
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For how much my car is worth I could easily get into something like an e36 that would handle way better without spending thousands on suspension. You cant justify using a volvo for performance on the grounds of practicality. The extra work it takes just to get our cars on par with cars better suited for performance is just the price you pay to be driving something a little more unique

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Just poking around a little bit and read through this.... I just don't agree about the Volvo's being an ill handling car.

Hold that thought. 240's being an ill handling car.

My ls swapped car is on cut springs front and coils with adjustable perches on the rear. IPD uppers and panhard bar. on 235/40/18's or 225/45/17's it handles remarkably well for a street car. I am sure it sucks compared to Towery's car on the track and sticky tires.

Bang for the buck though 240 is one of the better handling cheap cars on the road.

Strip off the Volvo body and look at the suspension and it is basically the same platform as a fox body mustang.........one of the best handling open track/ road race cars for decades.


One conversation that Pat and I had a long time ago went like this.

Sean "Why do you like Volvo's so much?"

Pat "I like 240's not Volvo's"

I thought he was crazy back then, I think three 240's later and getting ready for a 4th, I am a 240 guy, not a Volvo guy.

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To make this a less worthless post.....cut fronts.



Max....cut springs front and back.

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #73
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where did you get the basket? Nice car, and I like the surf wagon look ya have going.
Hah! You're the first person who ever mentioned the "surf wagon" thing, which is EXACTLY what I'm going for. The back window has a handful of vintage surfing decals from the 1960's and '70's.

The basket is just an eBay junker, but (aside from weighing as much as a collapsed star) it's actually surprisingly decent.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #74
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Love it. Simple beauty.

What kind of shocks are you running? Any issues with center carrier bearing or other driveshaft vibrations?

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KYB's. It was sitting on the stops when I cut the springs, but I cut the stops and now it's good. There's definitely not much travel in the front but it's enough for me, and I use it daily. Take my kids to school in it and commute every single day.

And yes, when I first dropped it, it drove like ass. The rear would judder so badly on takeoff I thought I had a damaged flywheel or something. It was awful. I put an iPd panhard bar in and it was much better (like, driveable at least) but it wasn't until I put in the iPd torque rods that it all came right. Now it's smooth as stock, and the ride is surprisingly good.
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(aside from weighing as much as a collapsed star)


well it looks good..
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