Shock Absorbers 101

MVS Sponsor iPD’s Ken and Cameron answer our shocks and struts questions: What do shocks do? How do you know when your shocks & struts are worn out? Once you know you need to replace the shocks on your Volvo how do you know which are right for you? Here, Ken and Cameron discuss the […]

Shock Talk! And Tires Too

Fast Friday Volvo Performance and Tuning

Prior to the tire swap, using sorry looking 205/55R16 Toyo Versado LX’s at 40 psi with the Konis set at full soft, the handling was outstanding. There was slight oversteer near cornering limits, which to me is where handling is best.

C70 1999 Rear Shocks & Mounts Tutorial

New MVS Forum member SeeSeventy shows us step-by-step how to replace rear shocks on a Gen 1 Volvo C70. He chose to replace the old shocks with Bilstien TCs. Replacing the rear shocks and shock mounts is more difficult than the front struts. The difficulty comes as a result of working in tight space with […]

Choosing between Koni vs. Bilstein vs. Sachs Shocks/Struts

It is not recommended to put used shocks/struts on your vehicle. The decision to replace shocks/struts is typically based on both performace and price. Some owners say Blistein Touring is the closest to OEM. For a shock and strut replacement does anyone have any experience with these brands? My car is squeaky and I think […]

Volvo V70 Rear Shock Replacement Tutorial

An excellent write-up for replacing rear shocks on 1993-2000 Volvo 850/V70/S70/C70. This happens to be for 1998 Volvo V70 Rear Shock Absorber + Mount. NOTE: 1. The trickiest part of this job is in the bolt holding the Shock Mount. These bolts were rusted through and I broke one of them (it took 3 hours […]

$48 Monroe Struts Review & Opinion

Inexpensive Replacement Struts Just wanted to put it out there that if you are looking for a good set of struts for your Volvo, I just picked up a pair of Monroe Sensa tracs for $48 each through Amazon with free shipping. These are a great OEM quality strut. Monroe Sensa Tracs Struts