Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by jifflemon » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:28 pm

shows "DHL Package United Kingdom [carbon-neutral*] @ £14.14" for me?

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:21 am

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:28 pm
shows "DHL Package United Kingdom [carbon-neutral*] @ £14.14" for me?
You are quite right, I was looking for 'United Kingdom' as opposed to 'Great Britain'. I'll speak to William.

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by Jaster » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:05 pm

100 wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:21 am
I'll speak to William.
Spoken to. Car looks banging, shame about the atrocious fitment of the battery terminal. Whoever fitted it is clearly a real moron :lol:
Current: '94 GT & '88 ES
Former: '89 ES

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:41 pm

Jaster wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:05 pm
Whoever fitted it is clearly a real moron :lol:
Can't get the skivvies these days

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:06 am

So... I've wimped out and changed my springs again.

I live in rural Hertfordshire with very poor quality roads and since fitting the sports springs, the ride has been abysmal. I'm fairly well versed with high spring rates and sports damping and my (amateur) conclusion was that whilst the front dampers are able to sufficiently 'damp' the front springs, the rears aren't. In addition, and probably more importantly, I don't think the rear had enough travel to deal with the roads round here (especially at the speed I drive them).

On this basis, I replaced the rear sports springs with the standard items:

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This has completely transformed the car into what I think will be a good compromise of sports handling and comfort, particularly once I've changed all the rear arms. On the sports springs, the rear of the car was slightly lower than the front whereas now I'm running some postitive 'rake' which I think looks pretty good!

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