length of damper..

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length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Thu May 29, 2014 6:27 pm

Can anyone tell me the length of the stock front damper? Got some coilies here and I'm just measuring them up.. And also I notice a kind of linkage mechanism on the back of the base of the damper.. what's this?

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Re: length of damper..

Post by doingitsideways » Thu May 29, 2014 8:20 pm

On the front struts?

That'll be the ARB droplinks.

No idea on length though, sorry.

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Thu May 29, 2014 10:37 pm

Ahaaa! Cheers mate!

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri May 30, 2014 6:41 pm

Funnily enough yesterday I bought two front shocks from Volvo. Would you like a pic with a tape measure next to them before they go in?

For everyone's reference, the Volvo ones are stamped Volvo and Monroe.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Fri May 30, 2014 10:03 pm

I would absolutely love you to take a photo with a tape measure next to them! It would be insanely helpful!

Cheers :D :D :D

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:42 pm

Any advances on this? :hopping:

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:29 pm

Sorry, I'll do the measuring and photo-snapping tomorrow!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:36 am

Cheers pal! :D

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:50 am

So bloody forgetful! Sorry, I will take this this afternoon!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:47 am

Image

Hope this is, eventually, of some use. The unloaded length looks to be spot on 20".

This is a brand new part, made by Monroe for Volvo. Part number is 30652239.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:59 am

I have no idea why the image above is cropped. If you click on it Rob, you will see the few inches to the right, showing it at 20" extension.

Also, do you need the rear shock absorber measured and photographed?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:46 am

That's great thanks so much! If you could get a picture of the rear as well that would be cool!

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:57 am

Okay, I'll try and do it this evening.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:24 pm

Image

Image

This is a KYB Gas-A-Just, part number 553169 for the rear. Unloaded length
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:32 pm

Unloaded length is 18in.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by doingitsideways » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:32 pm

Well, blow me down...

Someone else with the rear pocket speakers!!

Did you get them from Laserowl by any chance?

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"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical fault!"
Hammers can't fix a 480!!!

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:40 pm

Nope, a scrapper at Lake's Volvo.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by doingitsideways » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:31 pm

Ah, fair enough.

Not tried mine yet, can't imagine them being much good though to be honest.

Might have to modify them slightly first! ;)

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"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical fault!"
Hammers can't fix a 480!!!

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:40 pm

To be honest, they're shit but a nice gimmick. Speaker size is obsolete too so no upgrade.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: length of damper..

Post by robwizard » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:09 pm

Amazing! Thanks so much! The coilover I have measures 19.5" so that's not so far off.. the back might require a bit more though though haha!

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