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by mrscullini » 23 Oct 2008, 12:13
by MadeInJapan » 23 Oct 2008, 12:52
by mrscullini » 23 Oct 2008, 13:18
MadeInJapan wrote:At those miles, depending on how the car has been driven thus far, the struts are probably gone. Even though it seems to be dampening correctly, you'll notice a huge improvement if you change them out. I know that I did on my S70 at 100K miles. That said, if you have the money, I would do it all...and on both sides. If one side has gone, it won't be long before the other side goes too. I ordered all of my parts from http://www.shox.com and have been well satisfied. You don't find the spring seats and strut mounts (bumps) here but if you call them, they can send them to you as well....just make sure you don't get any ScanTech parts- ask them and ask them again to double check. These parts look fine and are cheap but wear out quickly (some have said, within a year).
by MadeInJapan » 23 Oct 2008, 14:12
by JRL » 23 Oct 2008, 15:45
by larryh » 24 Oct 2008, 01:50
JRL wrote:If the pocketbook allows, install everything NEW and use VOLVO OEM, never use Scan Tech or any other aftermarket pruducts except the struts themselves.
I would do new struts, new spring seats (use either Volvo XC90 seats, they're better, or IPD's seats for those).
New steel spring plates if it looks the least bit funky, new control arms and while you're there check the inner and outer tie rods.
I just rebuilt my 2000R's front end completely and it literally feels like a new car.
I use Konis but that may be too expensive for you, next choice would be Bilstein tourings, last choice would be Sachs OEM struts