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My Volvo s80 is very low

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on the Volvo S80 model. Sometimes called an "executive car", the S80 was and continues to be Volvo's top-of-the-line passenger car.
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My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Silvershadows » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am

My Volvo s80 is very low to the ground please what can I do to make it higher guys I need help Thanks

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 am

Probably tired springs and shocks. Replacing both made my V70 about 2-3 cm higher overall. It's lowered itself a bit of that again though..

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by MoVolvos » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 pm

Silvershadows wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am
My Volvo s80 is very low to the ground please what can I do to make it higher guys I need help Thanks
Do you mean a 2003 rather than 1993 S80 as in your profile? The HD spring should help restore height for all 1st Gen S80. Unless you are bottoming or always overloading I wouldn't worry too much if the ride is still good. Shocks and Struts are what will help with the ride more so than springs unless they are damaged or really really worn which is unusual. Height is what is loss most of the time on worn springs.
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140178 - Lesjöfors - Rear HD Coil Spring S60/S80 P2 - 30748395 - I don't need this for my 03 S80
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As for the front I am hoping these will restore some height once I installed them in the coming week.
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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:34 am

HD/reinforced springs are only really needed if you often drive the car heavily loaded and/or with a bike rack or trailer. For me it's a godsend since the car even with 100 kg on the tow hitch still behaves perfectly normal. Before it'd feel very strange. Especially with luggage inside as well.

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Silvershadows » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:55 am

Actually am not too sure of the exact year, this is the VIN/YV1TS6IE9X1043033 of my car. Please what's the production year. Because of the bad roads we have when ever the car is loaded it touches the ground on bumpy road. Can I replace the coil springs with XC90 springs.

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:40 am

No you need S80 parts if you've got an S80. But with bad roads your shocks are probably spent and you will get ride height and and comfort back if you replace them.

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Silvershadows » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:04 am

YV1TS6IE9X1043033 this is the VIN of my car how do I get to know the production year Thanks

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by volvolugnut » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:19 am

Your VIN decodes as 1999 S80.
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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by Silvershadows » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am

Volvolugnut Thanks so much for the information. And thanks to all you guys for your help

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Re: My Volvo s80 is very low

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:36 pm

Silvershadows wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:55 am
YV1TS6IE9X1043033
It is a 1999 S80 with Engine B5244S, Transmission AW55-50SN.
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Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0,
Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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1997 S90, B6304S, AW30-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4 - Sold

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