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Old 05-03-2020, 07:22 PM   #1
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Question Drill a hole, in the rear wheel well, for access to the BC BR shock setting knob

Hello fellow TBs!!

Got a set of BC BRs for my 940.

Going to track it and need to be able to change settings on the track.

Currently I'm baffled by the most basic thing - seems that the Hard/Soft knob on the rear shock is only accessible when shock is removed... WTH, really?

The rear shock -
https://i.ibb.co/3NfZGBD/Screenshot-...4-015937-2.png

The rear wheel well -
https://i.ibb.co/NpK5m5r/Screenshot-...4-020130-2.png

Easy to see that the turn knob at the top of the shock is not accessible when shock installed in the car.

So, my probably stupid idea, is to drill a hole in the wheel well, to be able to get to that knob with say a finger or a screwdriver, to turn it without having to remove the shock.

Please tell me that there is a better way to do it 🙏

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Old 05-03-2020, 09:40 PM   #2
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Weird, it's like they're not designed for the car.
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:15 AM   #3
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I don't know how t inhese are supposed tot be mounted. But is it possible that you mounted them upside down?
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I believe they make adjustment extenders.
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:04 AM   #5
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I don't know how t inhese are supposed tot be mounted. But is it possible that you mounted them upside down?
Triple checked. It's the correct orientation.
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:08 AM   #6
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I believe they make adjustment extenders.
I saw these for some models. But not for 740-940 BC BRs
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:55 AM   #7
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Weird, it's like they're not designed for the car.
Yes, but they are. With specific camber plates for the front and spring seats for the back.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:17 AM   #8
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Just figure out where the adjustment know will be and make a hole with a hole saw. A 1 inch hole in that location won't affect the strength of the metal, but if you are worried you can weld around the edges of the hole to beef it up and remove any possibility of developing cracks.
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:27 AM   #9
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Yes, but they are. With specific camber plates for the front and spring seats for the back.
Great. The important part, the body isn't.
It's just generic crap .
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:05 AM   #10
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Just figure out where the adjustment know will be and make a hole with a hole saw. A 1 inch hole in that location won't affect the strength of the metal, but if you are worried you can weld around the edges of the hole to beef it up and remove any possibility of developing cracks.
That's the plan. I was hoping that I was missing something obvious, a proper way to do it.
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That's the plan. I was hoping that I was missing something obvious, a proper way to do it.
There is never a proper way to do something when generic parts are involved. The best thing I can tell you is Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
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If only there was a company somehwere that made coilovers that are designed for the car...

Oh hold on

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Adjus..._16754546.aspx
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If only there was a company somehwere that made coilovers that are designed for the car...

Oh hold on

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Adjus..._16754546.aspx
I was contemplating to order from ClassicSwede. I have a great experience with ordering from You.
But, the postal prices for these + customs (to Israel) is steep.
I ended up purchasing BC BR from a local Volvo guy that disassembled he's 940 for parts.
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There is never a proper way to do something when generic parts are involved. The best thing I can tell you is Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
And so I did

https://i.ibb.co/Yct0rzw/Screenshot-20200505-190946.png

Now I'm happy 😊
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I was contemplating to order from ClassicSwede. I have a great experience with ordering from You.
But, the postal prices for these + customs (to Israel) is steep.
I ended up purchasing BC BR from a local Volvo guy that disassembled he's 940 for parts.
Gotta pay to play
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Israel is expensive to ship to, best to ask for shipping quote as prices can vary a lot on size/weight
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I have these on my car, and BC told me it was fine to mount them upside down so that the adjustment was accessible at the bottom.

Though it seems I'm too late as you've already made your cuts
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I have these on my car, and BC told me it was fine to mount them upside down so that the adjustment was accessible at the bottom.

Though it seems I'm too late as you've already made your cuts

No they are fine to run upside down, shocking if they do not even know their own products
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