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volvo 240 rear coilovers

shaved240

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where do i get the coilover kit for the rear on a 240 from? does coleman racing sell them? what height springs should i get?

I finished my coilovers on the front and want to get them for the rear along with some 600 lbs springs.
 
no real "kit" for the rear for coilovers, most people just use adjustable perch, not enough room for a coilover with the shock in stock location, so the shock would need to be moved

coleman racing or stock car products, look for 5" adjustable kit...


http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=141218&highlight=spring

above is how I did mine, adjustable by using spacers if needed, which right now, they are not...
 
Spring-Spacers.jpg
 
no real "kit" for the rear for coilovers, most people just use adjustable perch, not enough room for a coilover with the shock in stock location, so the shock would need to be moved

coleman racing or stock car products, look for 5" adjustable kit...


http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=141218&highlight=spring

above is how I did mine, adjustable by using spacers if needed, which right now, they are not...

THERE ISN'T??????:wtf:

Doooood?!!!
And just what are the things I was making along with the boxes for the 4 links???:wtf:

Towers and links.. done 3-4 kits already and have them in Ian Toppings car, Al Kun has a variation, Kevin's Hawkinson is too busy doing the horisontal mamba:oops: with his sweetie pie new squeeze, but his kit is delivered and there's a spare kit downstairs
Dooood.......
:wtf:
 
I think moving the shock to where the spring is would be better than moving the spring to the shock. It would be like a free shock upgrade!
 
THERE ISN'T??????:wtf:

Doooood?!!!
And just what are the things I was making along with the boxes for the 4 links???:wtf:

Towers and links.. done 3-4 kits already and have them in Ian Toppings car, Al Kun has a variation, Kevin's Hawkinson is too busy doing the horisontal mamba:oops: with his sweetie pie new squeeze, but his kit is delivered and there's a spare kit downstairs
Dooood.......
:wtf:

Stock location...as in 100% bolt-in, no cutting/no welding :)

and to be honest, I forgot about those you made, I've seen them in person at Tims shop I believe :)
 
Mueller, How do you adjust your inventions?


shims or spacers to go higher....as of now, I have not needed to go higher or lower, if wanted to go lower, I'd have to cut or replace the spring with a shorter one.

having the ability to fine tune or adjust the height is over-rated and rarely used
 
shims or spacers to go higher....as of now, I have not needed to go higher or lower, if wanted to go lower, I'd have to cut or replace the spring with a shorter one.

having the ability to fine tune or adjust the height is over-rated and rarely used
OH! Thank you for your fast answer. Exist someway of made your invention more adjustable? for track use? to be used in a P1800?
 
OH! Thank you for your fast answer. Exist someway of made your invention more adjustable? for track use? to be used in a P1800?

see the pictures Volvo Heretic posted, those can be adjusted up or down and would be a good thing to have if you need it...

I didn't want to spend any money and I was lucky with my setup...had I tried to use spring too stiff, car would sit too high and too soft and car would sit too low (and I would need spacers for sure)
 
see the pictures Volvo Heretic posted, those can be adjusted up or down and would be a good thing to have if you need it...

I didn't want to spend any money and I was lucky with my setup...had I tried to use spring too stiff, car would sit too high and too soft and car would sit too low (and I would need spacers for sure)

Hmmm....I look the pictures closer, and now have more sense. Thanks for the help!:)
 
I think moving the shock to where the spring is would be better than moving the spring to the shock. It would be like a free shock upgrade!

Yes sir!

That's what I plan to do. Move everything back and use a self contained coilover shock- delete the goofy single shear upper shock mount, it's all win-win-win. The lower mount at the trailing arm is dead easy- the upper on is a little trickier but nothing too hard.

I'll sell brackets for this cheep.
 
Yes sir!

That's what I plan to do. Move everything back and use a self contained coilover shock- delete the goofy single shear upper shock mount, it's all win-win-win. The lower mount at the trailing arm is dead easy- the upper on is a little trickier but nothing too hard.

I'll sell brackets for this cheep.
Any concern over reduced shock travel? What are you thinking in terms of the upper and lower shock mount?
 
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