I stand corrected. Somehow in all my years of reading about Volvos I've never happened upon this species!Rattnalle wrote: ↑Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:05 amA quick Google search seems to confirm XCs with 4C do exist. IPD have the spare dampers specific for both R and XC. If anything it should do more good on an XC that had more suspension travel to work with to go between hard and soft.
They're still ridiculously expensive though at $500 each. That's more than an entire set of regular Sachs dampers.
How much the system is worth is up to each of us to decide. I've decided it isn't. Matthew seems to think it is?
"XC70 4C system has 2 modes" - that's interesting. The R cars have 3 modes.
I had a 2004 V70 R and I thought the 4C system was very good. In "Advanced" mode, it was super tight. The car cornered about as flat as any stock 3400 lbs wagon would. I'm no racecar driver, but I thought it would have been a blast on a track.
I didn't own the car long enough to have to change the struts, thankfully. But while I maintained the car, there were no errors, ride problems, leaks or anything else that went wrong with the 4C stuff. I loved that car.
For those who want a bit of background, I have a Volvo 4C suspension post here.