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Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 02:58 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yes, this is very true. Which is why the new...

Yes, this is very true. Which is why the new laser alignment machines are the best. However, even those machines still require the user to measure for ride height manually before the process can...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Oh right. I've been through tire and alignment...

Oh right. I've been through tire and alignment class, should know better :oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 11:52 AM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
You bet, I'll get a before/after with wheel arch...

You bet, I'll get a before/after with wheel arch to tire measurements. I just need to get some strut inserts. Seems RockAuto removed the B6 inserts off their site, they were the cheapest way to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've received the springs from Nordicar today....

I've received the springs from Nordicar today. Talk about speedy shipping! 5 days from the Netherlands to me.

Their measurements were spot on, 42cm free height, 14,7mm thickness. So they really...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
culberro, you bring up an excellent point, which...

culberro, you bring up an excellent point, which is the driveline vibrations. With adapters, and a non OE driveshaft, I expect I would personally find that torturous. My truck has a bent axle flange...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 12:51 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
So I've been looking at the gearing of a Ford T5,...

So I've been looking at the gearing of a Ford T5, it has a first ratio of 3,35:1. The M46 has a first of 4,03:1. So with a rear end ratio of 3,91:1, the M46 first gear is not all that great. But...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My diff has the two ribs on the driver side,...

My diff has the two ribs on the driver side, looks to have the protruding bump on the top. No cooling fins on the bottom. That's an older 1031, correct?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2021, 01:21 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Anyone know if my current case (1031/3.91) can...

Anyone know if my current case (1031/3.91) can accept the 3.54 ring gear?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, chances are it won't be awfully loud then. ...

Okay, chances are it won't be awfully loud then.

Interesting. I've seen people say that it's worth the bump in compression on this forum. I'll give that more research and thought
Forum: website & board 10-09-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Don't forget LS swap guys. They take the "I know...

Don't forget LS swap guys. They take the "I know what I've got" to the hundredth power of ridiculous.

When I sold my excess parts off for cheap, there was this one guy that I drove to meet...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Wow, thanks for the amount of experienced based...

Wow, thanks for the amount of experienced based information!

Sounds like my current axle is adequate for a manual transmission for now. If I end up wanting a lower numerical gear set in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Ah, that's fair. I guess you would be out of the...

Ah, that's fair. I guess you would be out of the cam's power range by a bit. Those hotter cams don't kick in until 3k, I think I read?

Are you talking about a T cam in conjunction with the AW70...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
This is worth investigation. That would be really...

This is worth investigation. That would be really cool.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Sounds like a rarity.

Sounds like a rarity.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yeah, I've given up on the idea of something like...

Yeah, I've given up on the idea of something like that. Duetts are cool to look at, but I'll leave the touching to other people.

A T5 is certainly good for durability. And as you say, a well sized...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
That's fair. M46 would be original to the car, as...

That's fair. M46 would be original to the car, as well. I'm guessing alot of the M46 internals are NLA, as well, huh?

Yeah, I figured that the 3.91 ratio would be too high for daily usage. 3k RPM...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Definitely something to think about. I think...

Definitely something to think about. I think gasoline is just going to keep climbing up in price, so a 3.31 may be the safest bet.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Manual Swap, LSD, LH 2.4?

Hello,

My 83 242 is currently set up with an AW70, 1031 rear with 3.91 ratio. My goal is to kind of set it back to factory with a standard transmission swap.

I've been playing around with a few...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Ah, I figured that it would be alot more complex!

Ah, I figured that it would be alot more complex!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
His thread says vertical rate in the front is a...

His thread says vertical rate in the front is a 5% loss over the spring rate. So for a corrected rate, the front is 19.95Nm (176.57lb-in). I am guessing the idea is to match corrected rates for an...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 06:46 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I was just thinking about how MikeP has said in...

I was just thinking about how MikeP has said in his spring data thread that to get the proper vertical rate on the rear of a 240, you multiply the spring rate by 1.5. So the rear with a 24.8 Nm in a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Very true. Would be a good setup for the front. ...

Very true. Would be a good setup for the front.

As for the rear, those are probably a bit stiff, is that correct?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
How interesting. I'll send them a message. ...

How interesting. I'll send them a message.

If you search for the rear spring part number "3529916," it comes up as a 5 door heavy duty spring. Maybe they (Volvo) used heavy duty wagon springs to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Factory lowering springs? The 79 GTs are a tad...

Factory lowering springs? The 79 GTs are a tad lowered, correct?

Do you think these may lower my car significantly??
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Alright, I've done the deed. Just for reference,...

Alright, I've done the deed. Just for reference, the part number from Nordicar is 3529915. Looks like they only had 2 in stock on their eBay store. Not sure if they have more through their website.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Right on. I think it's one of the few options...

Right on. I think it's one of the few options left, so worth a try. Paired with trimmed wagon springs in the rear and some Billy HDs should make for a slow but maneuverable ride.

Well, I'll order...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 02:26 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Gotcha. Would these springs likely be stiffer...

Gotcha. Would these springs likely be stiffer than an OE Turbo spring, with the specs they gave me?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 12:56 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Shipping through their eBay store is actually...

Shipping through their eBay store is actually quite reasonable. $162.10 shipped to my door.

Is there any reason they would be called GLT/Turbo springs and not GT springs?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 08:51 AM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Nordicar's response: Hello Length...

Nordicar's response:

Hello

Length is 42cm
Thicknis is 14.7mm

Vriendelijke groeten, Best regards, Freundliche Grüsse, Cordialement,

I also asked about spring rate, but not...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 09:17 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've heard that GT springs paired with Bilstein...

I've heard that GT springs paired with Bilstein HD inserts are quite nice for spirited street driving. If not thosex then what would you suggest?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 06:04 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I found an ad for those springs on eBay through...

I found an ad for those springs on eBay through Nordicar, and I sent them a message. The shipping is cheaper than Skandix, and if the measurements are correct, it may be my best bet.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Good to know. I'll avoid Turbo springs then. ...

Good to know. I'll avoid Turbo springs then.

I'll message DET17 and see where he got his.

I'll also start a wanted post to see if anyone has some hiding in their parts stash.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm considering just buying these after all:...

I'm considering just buying these after all: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-2-f-Coil-Springs-240-Series-/262452958452?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

He...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Found a picture of Towery's stock 13.5mm springs...

Found a picture of Towery's stock 13.5mm springs in the spring measurement thread. The number of coils matches. I'll be returning these.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Just found a Q&A on FCP where FCP says that the...

Just found a Q&A on FCP where FCP says that the Lesjofors 4095801 will be stiffer than stock.

Could that be possible even if the thickness is 13.5mm?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm not looking for a wild street machine. Just...

I'm not looking for a wild street machine. Just looking to upgrade.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I recieved the Lesjofors springs today. They...

I recieved the Lesjofors springs today. They measure 13.5mm...

Very disappointed.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
The 2 Door that Could

Hello,

Here's my "finally" project thread. I decided after much thought to keep my 242 and truck and enjoy them separately instead of trading both in for a wagon.

The story with my 242 is that...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Alright, I've ordered from partscontainer. I'll...

Alright, I've ordered from partscontainer. I'll report back if they actually end up being 14.5mm springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
True. Probably best way to go at this point. See...

True. Probably best way to go at this point. See who's actually got the right information or not.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Whelp, my dealership confirmed that no other...

Whelp, my dealership confirmed that no other Volvo dealership has any of the GT springs in the US. He said Skandix looks like it does, but shipping is the killer there.

Does anyone else have...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-2-f-Coil-Springs-24...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-2-f-Coil-Springs-240-Series/262452958452?boolp=5

The seller says these measure 14.5mm. Maybe These are factory 14.2mm springs with the .3mm being paint and rust?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I haven't yet seen those Lesjofors springs yet....

I haven't yet seen those Lesjofors springs yet. The ones you have, do they actually measure 14.5mm?

Yeah, a lot of dealers list the 1229337 as being available. I asked my local dealer what's up...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I also found Lesjofors 4095803 which are listed...

I also found Lesjofors 4095803 which are listed as being for Volvos that came with 13.8mm springs from factory.

I'm getting the feeling that I'm a bit late to the party for ordering some good...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My current springs measure 13.5mm. Looks...

My current springs measure 13.5mm.

Looks like Rockauto lists the Lesjofors springs as the standard replacement for all the years of sedan.

Well, I guess I'll ask the dealership if they can see...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Inner Diameter: 6.57" (167mm) Free Length:...

Inner Diameter: 6.57" (167mm)
Free Length: 17.8" (452mm)
Bar Diameter: 0.53" (13.5mm)
Style: Heavy Duty

This is what CarID has listed under the Lesjofors springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
"Hello, the manufacturer did not provide us...

"Hello,

the manufacturer did not provide us with that piece of information and we don't have all the parts readily available for inspection as we work remotely.
We did some net research, this...
Forum: showroom 09-24-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
:nod: What he said

:nod: What he said
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've sent them a message. I will post back when I...

I've sent them a message. I will post back when I get an answer!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,524
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I wonder if they would be willing to measure them...

I wonder if they would be willing to measure them before they send them..
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