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Old Dec 8th, 2014, 00:29   #1
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Hi guys, I intend to change my shocks and springs on my 2010 XC70 D5 in the week.
I am fitting Koni adjustable shocks and Enbach 20mm lower springs.
I know that this will upset the camber angles, so I also got a set of offset bolts for the front.
What I need is a set of angles and settings if any one has them please.

Thanks Simon.
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Old Dec 11th, 2014, 08:41   #2
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Hi Simon,

Do you intend to use the factory settings?

You might be the first person to lower an xc70!

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Old Dec 11th, 2014, 10:12   #3
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Hi guys, I intend to change my shocks and springs on my 2010 XC70 D5 in the week.
I am fitting Koni adjustable shocks and Enbach 20mm lower springs.
I know that this will upset the camber angles, so I also got a set of offset bolts for the front.
What I need is a set of angles and settings if any one has them please.

Thanks Simon.
WHY?????

You have bought an excellent AWD vehicle with good ground clearance for off road driving. If you want a Volvo that has lower suspension why not buy a V70 or a V70 AWD and fit Konis to it. Seems like you could go to a lot of expense to produce a hybrid Volvo with a "Cross Country (XC)" badge that no longer has the attributes of an XC that few would wish to buy after you have tired of it.
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Old Dec 12th, 2014, 17:20   #4
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Well the reason behind the lowering is simply down to the fact that they were the only springs i could find that were uprated apart form genuine volvo at nearly 600 a set compared to 200.
The drop will only 20mm so not a lot
I had this set up on my old 2006 v70 AWD and it mad a hell of a difference.
As for the camber angles i just want to set it back up to standard.
Oh by the way Grant why, because its my car and i can do what i want.
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Well the reason behind the lowering is simply down to the fact that they were the only springs i could find that were uprated apart form genuine volvo at nearly 600 a set compared to 200.
The drop will only 20mm so not a lot
I had this set up on my old 2006 v70 AWD and it mad a hell of a difference.
As for the camber angles i just want to set it back up to standard.
Oh by the way Grant why, because its my car and i can do what i want.
Absolutely, it is your car and you can do what you want with it.

You have probably thought of this already but it might be an idea to check with your Insurance company that the alterations you are making will not affect your premium or indeed the insurance. The last thing you will want is your Insurance company rejecting a claim if some idiot runs into you and the Insurance Assessor finds that your car has been altered without their knowledge. Just trying to be helpful.
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Old Dec 13th, 2014, 10:22   #6
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Hi guys, I intend to change my shocks and springs on my 2010 XC70 D5 in the week.
I am fitting Koni adjustable shocks and Enbach 20mm lower springs.
I know that this will upset the camber angles, so I also got a set of offset bolts for the front.
What I need is a set of angles and settings if any one has them please.

Thanks Simon.
I don't have it, but once you lower a car, take it to a wheel alignment place which will have all the angles on a database to allign it.

Careful though, you can get it set up once, but the car will drop further on the springs in time, mine did and was fine after one alignment, but needed 3 futher attempts as it dropped another 20mm over the original 20mm.

You'll find the handling a lot better for sure, but do agree its an odd choice of car for the treatment. I'll be curious to see how you get along with it.
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Old Dec 13th, 2014, 23:44   #7
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Hi guys, I intend to change my shocks and springs on my 2010 XC70 D5 in the week.
I am fitting Koni adjustable shocks and Enbach 20mm lower springs.
I know that this will upset the camber angles, so I also got a set of offset bolts for the front.
What I need is a set of angles and settings if any one has them please.

Thanks Simon.
The front shocks slot into the front hubs, there is no camber adjustment like the older models used to,

The only things that are adjustable front toe adjusting the track rod ends on steering rack, the rear lower arm bushs are adjustable for caster angle but i would leave them well alone as you will be there all day for not alot of adjustment,

The rears are basically the toe again adjusted from the inner support bolts on the arms the springs sit on,

Am a big fan of eibach springs had them on a couple of cars but am suprised they do a lowering kit for an XC volvo,

altho ive always fancied an 02-07my one lowered abit with bigger wheels on
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Old Dec 14th, 2014, 00:05   #8
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I have got the kit to do the setting up all beit a bit old i use to muck around with rally cars, i will set it basically the get a proper 4 wheel alignment done.
A s for uprated shocks and springs you won't find them listed for the xc?? but checking on VADIS the part numbers are the same.
The fronts are top adjustable and may need a little mod for adjustment, the rears are adjusted off the car.
My intention is not to make a hybrid monster i just think the car is way to soft for my liking and want to stiffen it up a little.
Oops for got as for the camber adjustment on the front i have a set of offset bolts, i might think about making a set for the rear if it's way out.

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Lots of camber adjustment on my 05 XC70 cross country.
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