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    1. #2696
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      Thanks a lot

      I am looking to improve it (small details) and later on trade it and buy a Polestar

      By the way, do you know anyone who unmounted (opened) the cargo barrier? Something went wrong inside, I opened and know I have hard time to put it back. Seems to have an internal spring and perhaps need a specific tool
      2016 V60 T5 FWD Premier - Onyx Black Metallic |K&N|
      2008 S40 2.4 FWD - Grey Metallic | K&N |

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      Swapped out the spring and rear mounts from the OEM shocks onto some new Bilstein HD so I can change out the KW V3 coilovers that Chris originally installed in the V60R. Too bad all work on a car can't be done in a heated basement!

      V3 will be up for sale shortly so if anyone is interested let me know and we can make a deal.

      His - '15.5 Volvo V60 R-Design Platinum (Rebel Blue/Black), '06 Audi TT Quattro (Papaya/Grey)
      Hers - '12 Acura TSX SportWagon (Grahite/Ebony)
      RIP - '11 Acura TSX SportWagon (White/Taupe), '99 Audi A6 Avant (Santorin Blue/Beige), '00 Passat GLX 5-Spd (Indigo/Beige)

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      added wheel studs thanks to motorsporthardware

      _DSC8483 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr

      _DSC8485 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr

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      Quote Originally Posted by DrFraserCrane View Post
      added wheel studs thanks to motorsporthardware

      _DSC8483 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr

      _DSC8485 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr
      What is the reason for doing that? Just curious.
      2011 S60 T6 with Polestar tune
      13.1 at 101 mph

      Current mods: KW V3 coilovers, DO88 fmic, Ferrita downpipe, Powerflex "race" torque mount inserts, more to come...

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      Lets you use wheels nuts vs. lugs....easier to hang the wheel when mounting too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bunnspeed View Post
      What is the reason for doing that? Just curious.
      His - '15.5 Volvo V60 R-Design Platinum (Rebel Blue/Black), '06 Audi TT Quattro (Papaya/Grey)
      Hers - '12 Acura TSX SportWagon (Grahite/Ebony)
      RIP - '11 Acura TSX SportWagon (White/Taupe), '99 Audi A6 Avant (Santorin Blue/Beige), '00 Passat GLX 5-Spd (Indigo/Beige)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Donuts View Post
      Swapped out the spring and rear mounts from the OEM shocks onto some new Bilstein HD so I can change out the KW V3 coilovers that Chris originally installed in the V60R. Too bad all work on a car can't be done in a heated basement!

      V3 will be up for sale shortly so if anyone is interested let me know and we can make a deal.

      You did not like the KW3?
      Just curious as to why...

      Marco.
      Current: '15.5 V60RD Platinum, KW V3, IPD swaybar+protective plate, SprintBooster, Ferrita DP+Exhaust, BOV, Do88 FMIC, Ultraracing braces, TDI-Tuning box, Snabb Turbo and HF Intake; '15 Lexus CT200h F-Sport (wife's)
      Past: Porsche 914 '74; LR LR3 HSE '06; Saab 9-3 Aero '05; BMW M3 E30 '88; VW Jetta '00 and '98; VW Fox '86 198

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      Quote Originally Posted by DrFraserCrane View Post
      added wheel studs thanks to motorsporthardware

      _DSC8483 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr

      _DSC8485 by Fraser Crane, on Flickr
      That looks amazing!
      Do you have parts numbers?

      Marco.
      Current: '15.5 V60RD Platinum, KW V3, IPD swaybar+protective plate, SprintBooster, Ferrita DP+Exhaust, BOV, Do88 FMIC, Ultraracing braces, TDI-Tuning box, Snabb Turbo and HF Intake; '15 Lexus CT200h F-Sport (wife's)
      Past: Porsche 914 '74; LR LR3 HSE '06; Saab 9-3 Aero '05; BMW M3 E30 '88; VW Jetta '00 and '98; VW Fox '86 198

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bunnspeed View Post
      What is the reason for doing that? Just curious.
      Quote Originally Posted by Donuts View Post
      Lets you use wheels nuts vs. lugs....easier to hang the wheel when mounting too.
      Donuts hit it on the head - ease of use is the key. I also intend to autocross the car, so wheel swaps will be in my future frequently. I have used studs from this brand before and was impressed (track and street cars).

      Quote Originally Posted by MarcoC View Post
      That looks amazing!
      Do you have parts numbers?

      Marco.
      Marco, these: https://motorsporthardware.com/produ...ud-kit-14x1-5/

      you could easily use the 68mm studs too. silver cone seat lug nuts
      Last edited by DrFraserCrane; 03-19-2017 at 06:27 AM.

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      Just don't need all the bells and whistles the KW V3 provide. Great system but I don't have the time nor the inclination to play with adjusting height setting, rebound and dampening.

      I've had more than enough lowered cars with my Audi and VWs over the years and driving in the NY/CT area just doesn't warrant the hassle. I've had great success with Bilstein HD on my Audi TT paired with OEM springs so I am giving them a shot here to see how it works out. May regret it but I really doubt it as I've had Bilstein on four prior cars.

      Quote Originally Posted by MarcoC View Post
      You did not like the KW3?
      Just curious as to why...

      Marco.
      His - '15.5 Volvo V60 R-Design Platinum (Rebel Blue/Black), '06 Audi TT Quattro (Papaya/Grey)
      Hers - '12 Acura TSX SportWagon (Grahite/Ebony)
      RIP - '11 Acura TSX SportWagon (White/Taupe), '99 Audi A6 Avant (Santorin Blue/Beige), '00 Passat GLX 5-Spd (Indigo/Beige)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Donuts View Post
      Just don't need all the bells and whistles the KW V3 provide. Great system but I don't have the time nor the inclination to play with adjusting height setting, rebound and dampening.

      I've had more than enough lowered cars with my Audi and VWs over the years and driving in the NY/CT area just doesn't warrant the hassle. I've had great success with Bilstein HD on my Audi TT paired with OEM springs so I am giving them a shot here to see how it works out. May regret it but I really doubt it as I've had Bilstein on four prior cars.
      I'm extremely interested to hear how the Bils ride in this application. Bilsteins tend to be extremely variable in terms of their ride characteristics from one application to the next. For example, I had Bilstein Sports on my MKV GTI, paired with H&R Sport springs, after hearing of how supple the Bilsteins were on a handful of other cars given their level of performance. I had initially wanted Koni adjustables but the vendor was out of them and had offered the more expensive Bils as a substitute for the same cost as the Konis. Anyhow, the ride of that combination ended up being brutal, with almost no suspension articulation over little bumps, and bigger ones being snubbed out so quickly and aggressively that rides down the highway felt like I was riding a pony down a dirt road while it was getting attacked by bees. I was one of the early adopters with the MKV, and as other people started getting them on their cars, it became clear that the Bils were way over-damped for that application under normal driving conditions. Bilstein then revised their Sports for the 2010+ MK6 GTI, and those dampers were considerably more supple-riding, so much so that many MKV guys bought the MK6 versions for their MKV GTIs and were extremely happy with the ride quality. I also test drove a 2003 or 2004 Termi Cobra convertible a few years ago (came close to trading-in my GTI for that car, actually) and was amazed at its wonderful ride quality, which was far superior to that of my 2002 Mustang GT on the same architecture, minus the Cobra's revised suspension tuning and IRS. When I looked underneath, I was amazed to see that it had Bilsteins, and that those Bilsteins were so different from the ones I had had on my GTI. Anyhow, I am very interested in how they will pair with your Volvo, as you may be one of the first people on the forum to use them on a P3 S/V60.
      2011 S60 T6 with Polestar tune
      13.1 at 101 mph

      Current mods: KW V3 coilovers, DO88 fmic, Ferrita downpipe, Powerflex "race" torque mount inserts, more to come...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bunnspeed
      I'm extremely interested to hear how the Bils ride in this application...
      I will be sure to let everyone know how it goes and take some pics. I am hopeful the HDs with OEM springs will be positive like they are on the TT.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bunnspeed
      I had Bilstein Sports on my MKV GTI, paired with H&R Sport springs..... the ride of that combination ended up being brutal
      I had Bilstein Sport along with H&R springs in my B5 Passat and it was tough driving in the city. Open highway was fine until you hit a pothole or a ridge in the road. In large part I chalked it up to the reduced suspension travel since the H&R dropped the car almost 2" vs. the specified 1.2" - 1.5".
      His - '15.5 Volvo V60 R-Design Platinum (Rebel Blue/Black), '06 Audi TT Quattro (Papaya/Grey)
      Hers - '12 Acura TSX SportWagon (Grahite/Ebony)
      RIP - '11 Acura TSX SportWagon (White/Taupe), '99 Audi A6 Avant (Santorin Blue/Beige), '00 Passat GLX 5-Spd (Indigo/Beige)

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