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bajascraft
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Volvo 945 shock absorbers

Post by bajascraft » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:12 am

Hello I was wondering if any of you would know any good shock absorbers for my 945, both front and rear.
I've wanted to upgrade to a little bit stiffer, I feel like the car feels to much like a boat in the corner(if that makes any sense). Anyway the car is not modified in any way original suspension except Back springs are reinforced.
I have already looked at bilstein b6, and sachs. But they don't make them. For my car anymore. Alteast for the European marked. And I looked at kyb, and I found it but, I would like a bit more stiff than that one would give the car. I would like it to still feel comfortable but more stiff in the corners.
Anyway please let me know if you know of any good shock obsorbers out there and maybe even a retailer, I live in Norway, and if it's in Sweden and not to far that could work to.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Volvo 945 shock absorbers  Topic is solved

Post by lummert » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 am

KYB Gas-A-Just for the rear. Does your car have a rear stabilizer bar installed? US model wagons shipped without the rear stabilizer bar.
1988 Volvo 760 Turbo Wagon

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Re: Volvo 945 shock absorbers

Post by greenman86 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:19 pm

Besides coil covers there's really no in between from stock to really firm. How bad are the roads where you live? My city has very bad roads. I was using the Bilstein hds and I had to switch back to stock struts because it made the ride very uncomfortable. Koni struts offer plenty of adjustment but would only work well if paired with the correct springs. A fair amount of people use Konis on the softest setting. I have no personal experience with Konis but its something you could try out for yourself.

bajascraft
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Re: Volvo 945 shock absorbers

Post by bajascraft » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:23 am

lummert wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 am
KYB Gas-A-Just for the rear. Does your car have a rear stabilizer bar installed? US model wagons shipped without the rear stabilizer bar.
Yeah mine has a rear stabilizer bar

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Re: Volvo 945 shock absorbers

Post by bajascraft » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:24 am

greenman86 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Besides coil covers there's really no in between from stock to really firm. How bad are the roads where you live? My city has very bad roads. I was using the Bilstein hds and I had to switch back to stock struts because it made the ride very uncomfortable. Koni struts offer plenty of adjustment but would only work well if paired with the correct springs. A fair amount of people use Konis on the softest setting. I have no personal experience with Konis but its something you could try out for yourself.
Yeah Okey, the roads can be really bad but most okay.

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