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Front suspension differences

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Front suspension differences

Post by Bren » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:42 pm

Are there differences in stock front suspensions (shocks and or springs) between V/S70, xc70, R
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Re: Front suspension differences

Post by scot850 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:38 pm

It depends on what level of detail you are talking about.

The lower (there is only a lower) control arm is the same except when there was a change from 2 bolt to 4 bolt control arms (in 99 I believe the change happened).

End links are the same, there is a difference in the anti-sway bars. There are 3 different diameters, with strangely the V70Xc having the thickest at 21.5mm diameter.

There are different springs, mostly to do with the ratings.

Spring seat and shock bearings are all the same.

Shocks also vary by model.

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Re: Front suspension differences

Post by misterclean12 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:56 am

I'm gonna hold your hand through this one. lol.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 70-553-058

Clearly states Exc. X/C AWD.

You're welcome. Call Getty. He has 97-98 R parts car he uses as storage. lol

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