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V70 AWD Ride height

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Re: V70 AWD Ride height

Post by befarrer » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:46 am

I have not touched my front suspension, from what I can tell, it looks stock. Just got back from a highway drive, just me in the car, from the center of my rear rim to the bottom of the fender, I am at 14". Tires are 15" with P195/65R15 winter tires.
98 V70 GLT AWD
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Re: V70 AWD Ride height

Post by scot850 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 am

My 'R' runs a lot harder in the suspension than any of my other wagons, even those with nivo's. The 'R' also has 17" wheels. Like others have said they all are fairly firm, but I cannot say any of them was uncomfortably so.

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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Re: V70 AWD Ride height

Post by scot850 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:05 am

I should have added, my Toyota 4Runner is way harder then any of my Volvos ever have been. It has a brand new X-REAS fluid shock absorber system and rear air-bags as standard. Even with 17" 65 profile tires most bumps nearly knock my fillings out. It runs softer with a full load on it. Strange thing is owners on Toyota 4Runner websites say this suspension is pillow soft. I have no idea what their references are!!!

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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