length of damper..

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doingitsideways
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Re: length of damper..

Post by doingitsideways » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:38 pm

jamescarruthers wrote: they're shit but a nice gimmick.
Pretty much as I thought, word for word!

Steve :hopping: Oh

Oh, good luck with the coilies Rob! ;)
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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:12 am

They're better than no speaker in the back! They fill in the space, sound wise. Maybe just fade the sound 20% to the front as you mightn't hear that you are over driving them with a modern stereo.
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 timrosser » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:27 pm

Any places anyone recomend to buy a damper for a celeb?

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Re: length of damper..

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:01 pm

Monroe is OEM, try their website... or your Volvo dealer.

Or, KYB gas-a-just is what I have fitted to the rear recently. They will be a comparable equivalent for the front and an upgrade from mono-tube to twin-tube on the rear.

Car feels good now, but I haven't done many miles yet and it still looks like it's on stilts until it settles down!

This is all standard height stuff I am talking about-- I don't know about the lowered stuff .

I got mine from. eBay and Amazon... how times have changed!
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)

timrosser
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Re: length of damper..

Post by timrosser » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 am

Im interested in the 'stilts' thing, I put kybs shocks on about 2 years ago and Im sure the front looks higher than it did, I think my chances of self correction are diminishing!

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