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Old Mar 16th, 2019, 22:58   #1
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Any have used Lesjöfors springs with lowering 30mm for Volvo Amazon?
and can give some feedback?
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Got a set on my Amazon - fitted them about 4 years ago.

I'd recommend fitting a set. Nice compliant ride, hold the road quite well and, well, I'm just happy with them.

Also got KYB dampers, full polybush set, uprated anti roll bar.
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Got a set on my Amazon - fitted them about 4 years ago.

I'd recommend fitting a set. Nice compliant ride, hold the road quite well and, well, I'm just happy with them.

Also got KYB dampers, full polybush set, uprated anti roll bar.
i see that lot of people say that with GAS ride is softer than bilstein, hows about KYB? because i want it little lower 30-40mm but still want progressive and soft run.

your car is lowered?

you have anti roll bar in front and back what company?
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No experience with bilstein, so can't comment.

KYB are OK but perhaps a little soft for track use. I think they give a good compromise with comfort and handling.

When my wear out, I'm going to go for GAZ adjustables.

Amazons never had an anti roll bar from the factory. You can fit one (welding involved) but I have read that it makes the back of the car really twitchy. I prefer a hard front/softer rear end set up (no crude comments, thanks!).

The good thing about progressive springs is that the hard you push them, the better they work. But they are still good for normal road use.

Classic Swede (member of this site) sells good sets as does Amazon cars here in the UK.
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thats the think i want it for every day ride so i want it soft but want little lower than original, thats why think to put 30-40mm lower.

because how i heard bilstein are very hard.
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Bilstein are way too hard on the rear. KYB are a bit harsh but fine if you like a firm ride. Gaz have a very wide adjustment band.

For a soft ride those 30mm springs should be fine or I do a soft 25mm lowering set. GAZ or just some basic Monroe dampers will give a compliant ride.
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