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    Looks stunning as always Lee, but I did prefer it lowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Looks stunning as always Lee, but I did prefer it lowered.
    Yeah, i preferred it lowered too for looks, but to be honest, the ride is wayyy better now and the lack of ground clearance was a major issue. When you can't get into a carpark for a wedding its a little embarrassing and a real PITA, especially when there's no parking outside the venue! The missus wasn't best pleased. I'm getting used to it being 30mm higher. To be honest, it's not that bad especially compared to a standard V70 which sits another 20mm higher!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Yeah, i preferred it lowered too for looks, but to be honest, the ride is wayyy better now and the lack of ground clearance was a major issue. When you can't get into a carpark for a wedding its a little embarrassing and a real PITA, especially when there's no parking outside the venue! The missus wasn't best pleased. I'm getting used to it being 30mm higher. To be honest, it's not that bad especially compared to a standard V70 which sits another 20mm higher!!
    Was the ride that much worse on the Eibachs? I've got a set to go on the S60R, but the wife keeps saying she's not sure as she doesn't want to ruin the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Was the ride that much worse on the Eibachs? I've got a set to go on the S60R, but the wife keeps saying she's not sure as she doesn't want to ruin the ride.
    a) it's her car

    b) if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    a) it's her car

    b) if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    And it's a lot of work to lower it correctly ,not just a set of springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    a) it's her car

    b) if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    a) it's our car

    b) in that case why have you had yours remapped, fitted a RIP kit, induction kit etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    And it's a lot of work to lower it correctly ,not just a set of springs.
    Not that much more needed, camber bushes, and a SUM recalibration mainly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    a) it's our car

    b) in that case why have you had yours remapped, fitted a RIP kit, induction kit etc?
    To improve it, if lowering it ruins the ride and drivability I don't see the point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    To improve it, if lowering it ruins the ride and drivability I don't see the point.
    That's because you're an old woman that never throws their car into a corner. My C70's ride is shocking compared to how it was before I fitted the coil-overs, but it handles so much better, and doesn't wallow around like a hippo in mud now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    That's because you're an old woman that never throws their car into a corner. My C70's ride is shocking compared to how it was before I fitted the coil-overs, but it handles so much better, and doesn't wallow around like a hippo in mud now.
    I know that, but with the 'R' if Rachel's happy with it like it is, why risk it ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    I know that, but with the 'R' if Rachel's happy with it like it is, why risk it ?
    That's why they're still in the box in the garage (oh, have you got a garage ) I'd like to fit them for the sake of looks, but if it's going to make the ride alot worse then I won't bother until we get a car to replace the R, and I have the R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Was the ride that much worse on the Eibachs? I've got a set to go on the S60R, but the wife keeps saying she's not sure as she doesn't want to ruin the ride.
    The Eibachs made the ride very jittery. Got rid of the Side hop 100% but the ride quality was Nil.

    Also, you will need the IPD camber bushs once lowered. That will cost you £180 shipped into UK.

    However!!! Since i fitted my IPD Blue Strut brace brackets i have noticed the side hop issue has almost gone. I would say about an 80% improvement!!

    Since the OE's have been back on, the ride quality is soooo much better. Replacing the rear bushes made a huge difference. But it cost me £460.
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    Side hop - how hard are you driving it? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    Side hop - how hard are you driving it? LOL
    ha ha, you know the score Dave. I was very surprised at the massive improvement the strut brace brackets made. I urge anyone with an R to invest in these. They are well worth it, even for the under bonnet bling!!

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    Cracking work there Lee. Car looks superb (not sure about the window stickers - may be better on the inside, although the tints would hide it somewhat)

    Bit of a request tho... next time you get the urge to take pictures of reflective surfaces, put your shirt back on. I was eating a sandwich lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    Side hop - how hard are you driving it? LOL
    I find you don't have to be going that fast for it to happen, just hitting the wrong sort of bump mid bend causes the back to skip a bit. Only had it happen once on the front end on a sweeping bend on the A34, it was a bit scary at the speed I was doing.
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    Mine used to hop a bit when I had the plod nivs on the back. Much better now but will still get the back out if provoked enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    Mine used to hop a bit when I had the plod nivs on the back. Much better now but will still get the back out if provoked enough
    Can you get lift off oversteer in the §§§§let?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Can you get lift off oversteer in the §§§§let?
    It'll fall over long before it does any king of sliding lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    I must say my car just stays on comfort all the time,driving a van 6 days a week it makes the car even more comfortable to be in.
    I drive in comfort on B roads and rubbish A roads and Sport on Dual carriageways and Motorways. I rarely use Advanced, unless i wanna waste someone from the lights!

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