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  1. lesson learned. TO get further engagement from the Ohlins raise the rear springs, don't lower them. Tried 25mm from the sub frame, then 15, bounciest ride of my life. People drove around me on the road. Brought it up to where the 8" springs touch the perches, then down again 10mm and it's great. 32mm or there about from the sub frame, it's got a rake again, and it's a bit tall, however it rides great right now.
  2. I forgot about how much the drive train torques the prop shaft around that would do it in both directions and especially when turning.
  3. Weird for sure. I had an awd noise when going forward and backwards (just one time each way) that turned out to be the bushing at the front of the torque tube / viscous coupler. It would tension either down and bonk or up and bonk the cars floor. Was not continuous but worth a look. I always though CV joints made a click click click as they rotated when dead / dyeing.
  4. Hmm I was more asking, do they make an increase in noise (metal on metal fitment) or are they contributing to any other NVH. But maybe this answers that.
  5. All for the better parts, I enjoy the moog sway bar links as they have a wrench hold and I never trust the torx on a salt drive car. Any experience with noise or harshness from the strut bearings? Consider a set as I need to sent away my Ohlins for a leak.
  6. Just hoping that these ones do the trick! would like to not buy literally a 5th set of springs. At highway speed is was mint. Like I said 25mm right now going to bring it down to 16 next and see how that goes.
  7. First drive - Low speed driving was pretty bouncy sort of like it was previously. The back end just needs to be lowered down a bit so that the shock is not so extended to start with. Highway speed was really great and seemed to do the job the way you'd want. Car still handles so so nicely, the tires are the real star sometimes I think. Vehicle has the rake again which is nice but that may need to go away. Side note, brake refresh went so well, no noises yet and the e brake works better then ever, holds the car on an incline which is nice.
  8. These are Blue Coil. I got them from Ben Kapelhenke, I guess they were special order as they are not listed as a part number they normally sell. So idk why it seems to need such a high amount on the back end. I REALLY should have taken better measurements or sent the Ohlins / Volvo springs to be tested for what spring rate they really were. I'm not sure if they are right or wrong either. I know what with a loaded up rear and bikes / the box on the top with more stuff they were bottoming out over large bumps at highway speed. So to combat this I had to put the adjustment on the shocks all
  9. Didn't hit save on there, should be good now.
  10. Finally have wo bumps tops in the back of the wagon now. Used the part numbers from Matt's 850 swap. Team it with a 40mm m10 hex cap and a 5/16 washer from Home depot. Should be set with some blue thread locker in there. Did the rear brakes as well. Seeing how crusty the back of the disc was I figured it was time. That and I bought the pads for these March 21st 2015, and the discs were used from Husseins xc70r build. E brake hardware in the kit from TRW seemed incorrect? I reused the old stuff, you can see how they are too short in every way.
  11. do88 in my car for 6? 7? years at this point.
  12. oo gotcha, I think I had talked to him about the right weight for the ones in the back. I wish I had a way to test what the official Ohlins ones were rated at when I had the set in my hands.
  13. I wonder where he got that recommendation 😅 yeah 450s were too soft. 600 is also the 'heaviest' they seem to make in an 8x3
  14. Have not bought the bump stops yet to replace my 50% complete rear bump stops, glad to see you found a different solution for this. With the wagon ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD and even 600lb springs I find a pretty loaded car hits the bump stops with the Ohlins on a pretty stiff setting. I see you're what not 12/18 for the qa1s? So stiff as well.