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1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?

Post by PeteB » Fri May 05, 2017 10:51 am

stretch boots look very interesting I'm going to keep them in mind for the future.

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Re: 1996 850 Non-Turbo Wagon, Struts and Axle Replacement what Brands?

Post by PeteB » Wed May 10, 2017 6:31 pm

JimBee wrote:
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:01 pm
I just bought these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5 ... ailpages00

Bearings and spring seats from FCP.

Haven't installed the struts yet so no idea how well they'll perform, but reviews were mostly positive. I'll know soon. They're made in Spain and look well engineered. We'll see.
How did this Monroe strut work out for you?
Anyone else use Monroe?
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with parts from FCP.

These Monroe's are on ebay for $39 each, wonder if they are fakes?

Oragex wrote this on another thread:"
As for Monroe, again Monroe comes in different qualities, for example Monroe 71699 are cheap while the Monroe 71485 are ok (these are for the S60). Both are named OE Spectrum."
Monroe's web site lists only the 71699 for the 850, not sure if the 71485 fits.
Advance Auto lists the 71485 as being for the V60 and not the 850.

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