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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: August 5th, 2013, 12:44 pm 
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Put these on mine last week but used my standard top spring cup along with my standard top mount. How come in the pics you haven't used the standard spring cup as this has the steering bearing in?


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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: August 5th, 2013, 2:12 pm 
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i just used the topmounts with the spring cup that was with the coilovers

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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: August 5th, 2013, 9:50 pm 
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standard top spring cup has a bearing between it and the top mount, I'm guessing this is for the steering movement. So if you don't use this bearing the movement will either go through the spring or will end up turning the bottom of the coil? I'm not 100% sure and that's why I have left in the top cup to use the bearing but its sitting around standard height at the moment so if I can do away with it I will. Just thinking if the standard shock has a bearing surely the coilover will need one too?


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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: August 5th, 2013, 10:13 pm 
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Mirage_Mark wrote:
standard top spring cup has a bearing between it and the top mount, I'm guessing this is for the steering movement. So if you don't use this bearing the movement will either go through the spring or will end up turning the bottom of the coil? I'm not 100% sure and that's why I have left in the top cup to use the bearing but its sitting around standard height at the moment so if I can do away with it I will. Just thinking if the standard shock has a bearing surely the coilover will need one too?


that explains the noises that those that didn't do what you have have been experiencing - as i suspect it will be the springs turning on the cups

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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: October 24th, 2014, 8:13 pm 
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sptb wrote:
Mirage_Mark wrote:
standard top spring cup has a bearing between it and the top mount, I'm guessing this is for the steering movement. So if you don't use this bearing the movement will either go through the spring or will end up turning the bottom of the coil? I'm not 100% sure and that's why I have left in the top cup to use the bearing but its sitting around standard height at the moment so if I can do away with it I will. Just thinking if the standard shock has a bearing surely the coilover will need one too?


that explains the noises that those that didn't do what you have have been experiencing - as i suspect it will be the springs turning on the cups


Copper slip should fix that... XD

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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
PostPosted: February 24th, 2015, 10:33 pm 
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That guide is great but just wanted to know a little bit before I decided to buy them.

1. How long and difficult it is to adjust the height of the coilovers? In example is there a scale on them showing the points of lowering ( like ie 3-0mm, 40mm, 50mm etc?) or do u need to do it manually like turn it until you think its enough?

2.Can you remove the helper spring straight away and just leave it like that or is it not low enough?How much it lowers the car after removing helper spring?

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: HOW TO *fitting volvo coilovers*
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Thank you for such an essential and helpful "how to" guide. I just wanted to let you know that if you need any writing assistance, you are welcome to revise English grammar rules with us: http://royalediting.com/basic-grammar-rules-you-should-remember


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