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Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by abscate » Tue May 19, 2020 4:58 am

Sorry I left you hanging on that one, Jonboy

I’m not quite a stock or proven partsNazi as June but I am close.

These car parts from Sweden/Belgium shipment last 20 years/ 200k miles, the cheap parts just don’t.

They are right for some, if you are going to drive it lightly for five years buying 20 year parts is arguably questionable, but in general I buy the top shelf part and cry once.

...and it’s not too late.

FCP delivers fast.

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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by Jonboy74 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:13 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:58 am
Sorry I left you hanging on that one, Jonboy

I’m not quite a stock or proven partsNazi as June but I am close.

These car parts from Sweden/Belgium shipment last 20 years/ 200k miles, the cheap parts just don’t.

They are right for some, if you are going to drive it lightly for five years buying 20 year parts is arguably questionable, but in general I buy the top shelf part and cry once.

...and it’s not too late.

FCP delivers fast.

:D
LOL, no worries, I may not have the car another 5 years....or maybe my boys will be driving it....who knows.

I don't drive as much as I used to, especially nowadays.

We'll see how it goes.

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Jonboy

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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by abscate » Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 am

😀😀😀😀

Great show.
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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by ndphotonl » Wed May 20, 2020 6:29 am

xHeart wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:12 am
ndphotonl wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:34 am
Everyone has different budgets & different wishes.
Choose something you are comfortable with, which also fits within budget. When I did the overhaul, I bought new Bilstein B4 shocks all around and Vogtland lowering springs. I am a little bit dissappointed in the lowering part, but the springs are good value for money regarding build quality & quality of the ride.
Any before and after lowering pix?
Almost non-existent lowering...Almost seems like I bought the wrong springs, but there is only 1 set available for S80 from Vogtland. Also note, the rear springs are still original as I don't have the proper spring compressor (I tried 2 variants) to get them out. Apparantly, its a lot easier on S60 P2 chassis.

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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by xHeart » Thu May 21, 2020 7:39 am

ndphotonl wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:29 am

How I bought it (classic old man car look)

How it is now (looks alot better hehe)
Volvo must be attracting Oldsmobile customers. Your facelift is way better -- excellent upgrade, sharp look!
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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by ndphotonl » Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm

Thanks man, still enjoy every drive. Especially when the 3" turboback exhaust is warmed up, the 5 cilinder sounds are amazing (Japanifold for the win!)
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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by matthew1 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Those new wheels are FIRE. Excellent.

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Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas?

Post by Georgeandkira » Mon May 25, 2020 7:28 am

Excuse the delay in responding as I was away.

To MoVolvos: P.P.S.#61435971 for the forward, horizontal bushing mailed by a friend in England. P.P.S. (Professional Parts Sweden) doesn't have a good reputation, however I believe these to have been made by a good factory as the fit was perfect and the finish was smooth and uniform.
The LCA rear, vertical bushings were Deeza #VL-R101.

In use 5.5 years so far. No noises.

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