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      Quote Originally Posted by Rrrracer View Post
      But... but...

      https://www.vivaperformance.com/bils...-s80-v70-xc70/

      https://www.vivaperformance.com/bils...0-iii-fwd-awd/

      Say it isn't so LOL... maybe Connor at Viva will chime in, or we should send him an email...
      The rear shocks link is not for XC70 if you look closely. V70


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      The rear shocks link is not for XC70 if you look closely. V70


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      I see that now... and have also found conflicting information about the B6 in an XC70 application, sent Connor @Viva an email to clarify.

      The V70 has a lower ride height than the XC70. Typically this is dictated by springs and/or perch height on the shocks so... yeah there could be an issue.
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      2015.5 Volvo XC70 T6 Suspension Problem

      Quote Originally Posted by Rrrracer View Post
      I see that now... and have also found conflicting information about the B6 in an XC70 application, sent Connor @Viva an email to clarify.

      The V70 has a lower ride height than the XC70. Typically this is dictated by springs and/or perch height on the shocks so... yeah there could be an issue.
      Yes it’s because of the higher ride height imho. Thanks for contacting Connor...standing by.


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      2015.5 Volvo XC70 T6 Suspension Problem

      Quote Originally Posted by halfast3 View Post
      Is there a difference?
      I do think so the more I start investigating...



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      Well I couldn't get a solid answer regarding the B6 in XC70 application, other than ideally customers that installed B6 components also used lowering springs at the same time. Not filling me with confidence.

      At this point, I am probably going to opt for the Koni FSDs. Did a lot of searching/homework last night and they seem to be universally well received across all models; coupled with the fact that we know very little about the B6 on any Volvo application, it seems like a no-brainer at this point.

      I'm sure the B4 is an excellent damper, and we definitely have a lot more data points with that model. For my objectives (good ride quality, stock ride height with a bump in performance) the Konis seem to fit the bill.
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      2015.5 Volvo XC70 T6 Suspension Problem

      Thanks for update. Mission B6 aborted that is... just like SpaceX.
      Will look into KONI myself too...
      to be continued


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      I've done 1000 miles with the new setup at this point. Two road trips. The suspension inspires confidence and feels appropriate for a 300hp car. The car will melt away miles at 80mph fully loaded, 4 passengers, full cargo and a bunch of roof rack junk now. Previously rough interstate and large sweepers would cause the car to bump steer at speed - not ideal.

      My only complaint is stance but this is nit picky. Old head Volvo nerds will probably understand this better. The front struts make the arch gap about 1" larger than the rear with the B4s and stock springs. Not fully tractor mode [who cares. its an XC not a proper road wagon] but I notice it. Lets see if it goes away after 5k miles.

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      Dude, exactly what I was hoping to hear, especially the balance between power and handling. If the Konis are at least as good as the Billies, I will be a happy camper...

      Any input on ride quality... steering response... handling in tighter twisties... etc??

      Thanks for the update!
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      Quote Originally Posted by rovolet View Post
      I agree with Ross. It has been laborious and slow figuring out what fits and what doesn't.
      I bought the B6's for the rear and it was a welcome upgrade. I would find it difficult to argue that they are in any way uncomfortable. Not at all. But the difference is night and day. I then bought and installed the IPD rear anti-roll bar. It was about a 25 minute install and again a night and day difference. In fact this roll bar swap-out is a MUST. The bar I removed was totally unsuited for the size of the car---shame on you Volvo.
      Next month I hope to get the front B6's; they are rather expensive. And I may very well opt for the Eibach lowering springs if the govt sends me a check!
      Did you get the front B6 installed and are you driving a XC70 or V70?


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      Quote Originally Posted by beercan chariot View Post
      I've done 1000 miles with the new setup at this point. Two road trips. The suspension inspires confidence and feels appropriate for a 300hp car. The car will melt away miles at 80mph fully loaded, 4 passengers, full cargo and a bunch of roof rack junk now. Previously rough interstate and large sweepers would cause the car to bump steer at speed - not ideal.

      My only complaint is stance but this is nit picky. Old head Volvo nerds will probably understand this better. The front struts make the arch gap about 1" larger than the rear with the B4s and stock springs. Not fully tractor mode [who cares. its an XC not a proper road wagon] but I notice it. Lets see if it goes away after 5k miles.

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      Are you saying with B4 installed on all 4 corners the arch gap is 1” larger than the rear with also B4. And you are saying this was not the case with the stock springs?
      Or is the entire car lifted by 1” now?


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      Quote Originally Posted by CrossingCountries View Post
      Are you saying with B4 installed on all 4 corners the arch gap is 1” larger than the rear with also B4. And you are saying this was not the case with the stock springs?
      Or is the entire car lifted by 1” now?


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      Again - I installed Bilstein B4 all around. I did not install the B6. Yes on fender gap being larger [taller] in the front. Stock springs. I have seen this happen with other makes/ models with Bilsteins installed with stock springs in the past too so I am not necessarily saying its a fitment issue for this application.

      Steering feels a bit heavier in a good way. Overall ride quality isn't stiff, just firmed up from OEM setup. Not harsh at all.

      Good luck

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      2015.5 Volvo XC70 T6 Suspension Problem

      Quote Originally Posted by beercan chariot View Post
      Again - I installed Bilstein B4 all around. I did not install the B6. Yes on fender gap being larger [taller] in the front. Stock springs. I have seen this happen with other makes/ models with Bilsteins installed with stock springs in the past too so I am not necessarily saying its a fitment issue for this application.

      Steering feels a bit heavier in a good way. Overall ride quality isn't stiff, just firmed up from OEM setup. Not harsh at all.

      Good luck
      Thanks, yes I knew about your B4’s all around. Was interested in the gap being larger in the front. I always thought the stocks had that too. Still waiting for B6 XC70 feedback.

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      Just received a clear email from Connor. Thank you again Connor.

      Hello,

      The B6 fits, but we recommend only using them with lowering springs as the rear shocks are shorter.


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      Steering feels a bit heavier in a good way. Overall ride quality isn't stiff, just firmed up from OEM setup. Not harsh at all.
      I want this ^^^.
      I find the steering to be light, and the ride soft (even row boat-like) in stock form.
      However, my first purchase will be the IPD rear bar.
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      Quote Originally Posted by freeheelin View Post
      I want this ^^^.
      I find the steering to be light, and the ride soft (even row boat-like) in stock form.
      However, my first purchase will be the IPD rear bar.
      Yeah I did the IPD rear sway and HD endlinks like a year ago. It does keep the car flatter on sweepers but also increased bump steer.

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      Found 4 corner B4 for cheap I think... €230 total




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      I have just purchased a full set og Koni active struts and shocks. Can't wait to install them! But I have install question that no one is replying to.
      I will post a pic sequence when I install.
      BUT Koni has AM shocks and struts

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