Hi, have a 2004 V70 2.5T...mostly a grocery getter. However, I'd like to fix it up a little bit. 105K on the odometer and still on original shocks/struts so that's a priority. I run the sport package 17 inch rims.
Here's what I'm considering:
a) Bilstein HD shocks/struts - any feedback, and any recs on the best online source to buy this for the lowest cost shipment to CA would be helpful
b) Springs - not sure what to do here, heard good things about various lowering springs like Eibach. I think coilovers are probably overkill. My concern is the tires already rub at full lock (yes, that famous problem)...so wondering if lowering will just exacerbate the issue.
c) what other suspension components are required for a good job? I saw another post in this forum that mentioned also buying new end links and spring seats and strut seats. What about bushings?
c) tune up - wondering what to buy here - I probably need to just go to an independent mechanic with my parts and ask for the 100K mile tuneup. I see there is a Volvo tuneup kit for my car. I'd like to hit the major components (spark plugs and wires, air filter, fuel filter, etc) but not sure what else might be important.