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Old Oct 31st, 2017, 21:01   #1
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I'm a new Volvo owner with an N registered petrol V70 T5 estate. I need to carry some glass which weighs heavy, around 400Kg I think. This will be on a regular basis and it would be handy to leave it loaded for days at a time.
The suspension seems to cope and the lights are self leveling, which surprised me, but it's well down on the suspension when loaded, OK when unloaded.
Is it worth fitting heavy duty/extra springing? Does it need anything else to complement extra springing. Where is the best place to get parts?
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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 09:51   #2
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I fitted HD springs to my P2 and to be honest the difference was barely noticeable. I also had rubber doughnuts fitted (spring assisters) . I carry quite a lot of tools and equipment etc in connection with my work but it made very little difference. I've subsequently moved on to an XC90 and carrying the same kit barely makes the back end dip at all ... mind you it is supposedly a 7 seater so I suppose it's fairly beefy to start off with.
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Thanks for that. I can get a set of Livomats so I might try those.
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See if you can find a set of springs from an ex police car as they came fitted with heavier duty stuff for at the radio gear and stuff they used to carry in boot,

It will make it sit up abit with no weight in but won't sit on its bump stops with weight in
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