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Old 03-29-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Question Lowering 940 wagon

Hi, it's my first post here. English isn't my native language so I'm very sorry for every mistake I will make :D
I want lover my 940 wagon and I found some info about it but some of info doesn't fit to other infos. I heard i can cut 2 springs and everything will be okay, but i also heard when i cut more than one spring something can break. Unfortunelly i can't remember what it is and i can't refind this topic again :/ So what is the truth? I have now one spring cut but it still way to high :D what should i do to lower my brick? If it's important i have 940 wagon from 1992 with (unfortunately only) 2.0 without turbo. Thx in advance for any info or links for topics.
PS How similar is suspensions from 2xx, 7xx and 9xx? Becouse i found a lot topics with slammed 2xx but they are probably completely different aren't they?
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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if you are from Poland ;) http://www.retroturbo.com/
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:21 PM   #3
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The problem you have when cutting springs is one the spring rate often results in a poor ride and when you cut too much of teh spring it will be loose.

You can fix that with shorter dampers http://www.classicswede.co.uk/Adjust...5_3459317.aspx
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:42 AM   #4
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if you are from Poland ;) http://www.retroturbo.com/
I saw this project, it's cool funcar, but for me it's still a little to high :P I check your 940, damn, I hope one day I will have as good brick as yours :P But there is no info what did you done with suspension? Your car is lower less more I want lower my. Can you tell me what did you done here?

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The problem you have when cutting springs is one the spring rate often results in a poor ride and when you cut too much of teh spring it will be loose.

You can fix that with shorter dampers http://www.classicswede.co.uk/Adjust...5_3459317.aspx
Thanks, so the only problem is the losing springs? I already have that situations once :P The sad part here is I just bought new dampers month ago (not this shorter one ofcourse). Yea, that wasn't smart, I should ask first XD
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:28 AM   #5
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Hi,

I installed KYB dampers, Cobra sport springs (-40mm) http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...8;car=volvo940
Camber mode http://www.turbobricks.org/forums/sh...d.php?t=230362
Caster mode http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...ghlight=caster

Car drives very good.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:29 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot for those links. I didn't thought about camber and caster but now i do and probably i will do that too :D But if we are talking about springs I saw that -40mm but it's not enought, i thought about lower my volvo for -80mm :p
And i have one more question. My friend told me he heard when you lower 7xx & 9xx too much then you can break panhard(?). Is that true?
Edit. He told me i can have problem with panhard hitting drive shaft or something like this. I'm not sure, I'm not a mechanic :p

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Old 03-31-2017, 02:43 AM   #7
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You should not think about the camber & caster mode, you have to do it! :-) Handling will improve massive for lets say 5 zloty (2pcs big washer), camber
mode is just work without additional required material :-)

You are right, with 40mm lowering the car looks like any other original car.

No clue about panhard braking.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:10 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for reply I'll do it (camber and caster) when I have some free time. Now I'll wait for someone who knows something about panhard etc. and if I don't find any info about this I just lower that car and we will see :P But I have no idea when that happens becouse now Im going to paint my brick first and no idea how much money I'll lose :p
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:25 AM   #9
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You need an adjustable panhard bar if you lower the car. Your rear will be out of center the lower you go.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:04 AM   #10
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Something like this? https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5948...rd-bar-700-900
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