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1999 S70NA Rear Springs RR

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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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1999 S70NA Rear Springs RR

Post by abscate » Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 am

I replaced both rear springs on Evita

Ride height (ground to fender lip) was down to 25 inches left / 24 inches right

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Wheels left on
18mm on Shock bolt
15mm on spring cup bolt underneath

Remember to jack stand well away from link arm to allow it to fall.

I used timber to pry wheel down, then wedged it down with two wheel chocks.
Final spring installation was using jack to compress and then slip it into spring seat. The cup gets in the way obnoxiously, you can zip tie it up to keep it out of the workspace.

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Post by abscate » Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 am

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Re: 1999 S70NA Rear Springs RR

Post by Archer » Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am

In general, is it a good idea to refresh coil springs even if all seems to be fine? Doing a suspension refresh and contemplating it, not too expensive, must be of some benefit?



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Re: 1999 S70NA Rear Springs RR

Post by abscate » Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 am

Ride height will tell the tale. I gained 2 inches with new springs, so mine were quite soft. PO Had advised me of all faults with car, including a broken spring in rear in this case.


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