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Old 07-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #151
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I like the idea of the v70xc. The only thing you'll need to worry about is positive camber from the arms. They probably have adjustable bolts from the factory though.

With my car I've just been driving it. I went on a big road trip and it wasn't too bad though its way underpowered. I need to figure out another way to mount the rear shocks. They're too long and mount too close to the axle so it bottoms out. I've been to lazy to figure it out though. With those xc90 struts, its probably possible to put on my car even with the right top hats and 960 spindles. I bet you it would work. Do you know how much travel they have?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #152
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Or badswede.com
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #153
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I have decided I would like to source some heavy duty 745 rear springs and experiment with a different mounting system for them on my car. The Jeep springs are not allowing my shocks to do the job they need to do so it tends to bounce a bit and I am tired of it.

Anyone have any springs lying around?

I still love driving ths thing lifted!! I get so many positive comments on it and it is fun to drive. The amazing thing is how I can still drift it around corners (but only when it is wet since the tall tires robbed some power) and it is still just as stable as ever with the 25mm bars on it.

In the next two weeks, I am going to do an M46 conversion and install a fuel pump. That should help a lot with my lack of power since I think my pump is on it's last leg now.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #154
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Speaking of springs.... I wish I had made some retaining straps for mine. Saturday night I had free reign over my favourite intersection and decided to see how much air I could get. It was a spectacular flight until I had to come back down. Upon bouncing, I ejected my driver side spring out of the trailing arm. 30 minutes later I was back on the road, but it sure was a humorous event at the time....

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #155
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Tuckin 30's bro. Lol.
I'm getting a 90 744tic and this is happening. Going to make a serious UAV.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #156
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Need some info on where to get shocks after I raise the front. Also does anyone have any insight on flipping and raising the coil seats?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #157
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I didn't know this site had a volvo truck forum.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #158
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LOL I love this.

I still can't decide if I want to slam or lift mine. This stuff looks like fun.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:15 AM   #159
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Great thread- I don't know how I missed this until now! The 7xx is really an impressive offroad vehicle with a locked rear and slightly larger tires.

I miss my 745 Turbo 'expedition vehicle.' I replaced it with an Isuzu Trooper diesel but in many ways the 745 w/ G80 locker was better- the Volvo had more suspension flex, more power, and more traction in 2WD.

The main advantage of the Isuzu for me is the 30mpg diesel, heavy skid plates, and factory ventilation and intake designed for stream fording. If I had put a D24T into my 745 and installed skid plates it would have been better still.

One thing though- if you're going into remote places be conservative as hell with your modifications. Every modification is a new untested system that can make your rig less reliable. It's easier to get unstuck then to fix broken parts in the middle of nowhere! This is another reason a Volvo can be a better offroad rig than an SUV- a well maintained stock Volvo is tougher and more reliable than almost anything.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #160
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Lifting an underpowered 2WD wagon and putting it on all terrain tires? WHY?? Who in their right mind would.....

Oh. That's right.

Just picked these up:





30x9.50 15's on Jeep Canyon 15x8's. Price $124 One tire needs to be replaced as it has a small hole in the sidewall but it was a smoking deal anyway!

Thanks for the call yesterday about this, I appreciate the tips on this build! (I'm still going to blame you for all of this though....)
How did you get Jeep wheels to fit? My lug pattern is 5x4.25 and the Jeep is 5x4.5 I'm almost finished lifting my diesel 740 wagon and just found out that the steelies I got off a later model s70 have a totally different offset and my tires rub the strut tubes. And there only 215's! Please help
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #161
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I just reverted back to a set of Omegas yesterday. I was using a set of wheel adapters that allowed the use of 5x4.5" pattern wheels. (I am now going to sell the adapters by the way.) I have also found that ther 225/75R15 tire is fantastic for this car. It is the second time I have swapped tires for a smaller size since the lift. The 225's look and feel right on the car.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #162
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I also have a set of Jeep steelies that fit the adapters that I am about to put up for sale.... All you would need is tires!!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #163
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I am definitely interested in the adapters. Do you have any pictures of the steelies? I would like them too but shipping might be a little high since I am in Md. Thanks for the fast response!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #164
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I don't know what my wheels are called on my 940 but I run a 5mm spacer in the front and 235/75 all terrains.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:53 PM   #165
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Well, it's actually been about 2 weeks since I changed out the wheels and tires on my wagon, but I am just now getting around to posting this.

I also dropped the stock wagon springs back in the rear again and the ride is now better since they are the correct rate for the car.

I have some plans for the car that I will soon accomplish. I am liking this car more and more all the time (even when the a/c comppressor locked up on it)





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Old 10-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #166
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I just got 86 740 diesel lifted and its sitting on 235/75r15 now. I have an issue when turning low speeds (parking lots) the wheels shudder until they are straightened back out. Any suggestions on how I might resolve this?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #167
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Are you guys running XJ Cherokee rear springs?
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #168
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I just got 86 740 diesel lifted and its sitting on 235/75r15 now. I have an issue when turning low speeds (parking lots) the wheels shudder until they are straightened back out. Any suggestions on how I might resolve this?
How did you lift it? Do you have soft tread blocks? Is your ackerman angle off?
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #169
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Are you guys running XJ Cherokee rear springs?
I originally used ZJ front springs (4.0) on mine, but they were a bit heavy. I just went back to 745 springs with 2 hocky puck spacers.
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I just got 86 740 diesel lifted and its sitting on 235/75r15 now. I have an issue when turning low speeds (parking lots) the wheels shudder until they are straightened back out. Any suggestions on how I might resolve this?
How much clearancing did you do for those tires? I would wonder if they are rubbing the chassis when you are turning.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #171
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Turns out it was the power steering belt slipping from the extra tire contacting the road. I had to massage the surrounding fender areas to get them to clear. I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow. I used Cherokee springs in the rear with modified Durango shocks. The fronts I cut, flipped, raised and rewelded the coil seats to compress the front springs more to obtain my lift. It was a little rough like that so I cut a coil off and now it's perfect.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #172
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Just thought I would throw out one more pic since I actually cleaned and waxed the car for the first time in I don't know when....

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:42 AM   #173
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LOL I ****ing love the mudflaps
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #174
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Haha, thanks! I am planning to add some to the fronts as well. Bet you can't guess what I made them out of....

Now if I could only figure out what to do about my horrible looking bumpers!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #175
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Here is my 1989 745 on 205/75R15 Grabber AT2's. Had to bang the strut perch up (rubbed) but plan on cutting/welding it up higher and lifting the rear up.

I'd say this is the largest tire you can go without doing virtually any modifications to the front strut perches (aside from a little bit of time with a 8lb sledge). Tire diameter is 27.4".


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