480 coilover kit found

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DEATH
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480 coilover kit found

Post by DEATH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:28 pm

Hello guys finally I found a custom coilover kit for 4xx series

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Full_on_ ... 15871.aspx


The only problem is
I don t know if can give me some issue on the rear because this kit in the rear have a different setup, rear damper and coil spring are toghether

Not the stock setup with damperin a position and spring separates.

For u can give some problem this?, can this destroy chassiss?

Thanks

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Re: 480 coilover kit found

Post by jifflemon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:43 pm

I wouldn't have thought the original rear mounts were designed with springing forcing in mind.

I've seen similar kits that adapt the rear beam to take a standard 2 1/4" spring.

Don't forget that if you're going to lower it, there's a good chance you'll need a shorter/adjustable panhard rod too.

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Re: 480 coilover kit found

Post by classicswede » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:23 pm

The top and bottom damper fixing are both in double shear so more than strong enough for mounting coilovers.

Having the spring and damper as 1 unit keep the unsprung weight down

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Re: 480 coilover kit found

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:46 am

classicswede wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:23 pm
The top and bottom damper fixing are both in double shear so more than strong enough for mounting coilovers.

Having the spring and damper as 1 unit keep the unsprung weight down
I'd have been worried about bending the trailing arm as it is really designed for fore/aft loading an d'some' bending ie where the shock mounts, but NOT the full load, however Cranna has fitted coil-overs (all around) so he could provide feed-back
Alan

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Re: 480 coilover kit found

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:54 am

‎I mean, if you're going to be adventurous with suspension......!

I can' tell if this less wheel suspension and more like an active anti-roll bar or if the system does both. This is great Dutch experimentation back in the late 80's, early 90's. 

Interestingly Citroen achieved this in production with the Xantia Activa, which doesn't roll. It still holds some record for most G-force in a turn or something like that.  Very interesting to see it cornering in a video.

I bet this 480 handles like it is on rails. I wonder where it is? This French post mentions it being photographed in 2007.‎

https://www.volvo-480.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16298

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG
2008 Mini convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
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Re: 480 coilover kit found

Post by classicswede » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:15 pm

The coilovers were from me and I am sure Fraser would have been bending my ear if his suspension was bending!

There are also some sets gone out to track cars and again no issues have come up. The mounting points do have enough strength
Alan 480 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:46 am
classicswede wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:23 pm
The top and bottom damper fixing are both in double shear so more than strong enough for mounting coilovers.

Having the spring and damper as 1 unit keep the unsprung weight down
I'd have been worried about bending the trailing arm as it is really designed for fore/aft loading an d'some' bending ie where the shock mounts, but NOT the full load, however Cranna has fitted coil-overs (all around) so he could provide feed-back

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