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Old 06-23-2012, 09:37 AM
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Default 93 volvo 240 wagon shocks

hey guys im in the market for some new shocks on my wagon and im using ipd.com, i want to buy the bilstein hds but only the rear shocks are available, does anyone know if the front hds dont fit on 240 wagons?
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Bilstein HD's are made for both the front and rear. Stut inserts up front, shocks in the rear. Check out eshocks.com for the lowest prices. They are generally lower than IPD or FCP.
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Bilstein*Shocks:*90-93*240; Non ABS; Front & Rear Disc Brakes* - eShocks.com:

this is all i need right?
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Yup. Highly recommended that you examine the strut mount rubbers from under the hood. Now is the time to replace them when the inserts are replaced. Don't cheap out; accept nothing but genuine Volvo inserts. The aftermarket crap fails all too often.
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when I did my struts and shocks on my 200,000 mile 745T, I also did most of the bushings, the steering tie rod (inner and outers), the balljoints, a new strut mount and bearing, and while I was at it, installed IPD anti-sway bars front and rear. and the IPD lower suspension brace for the 740/940. car drives 100X better all the way around.

our 400K mile 240 definitely needs the front control arm bushings, as the camber or caster (I forget) is off and incnsistent. it already got rear bushings to solve the tail sagging problem it had about 100k miles ago.

I opted fro Bilstein TC/Touring shocks as I wanted a mostly stock ride. the HD are pretty stiff, you'll feel rough roads more. the stock boge/sachs are actually pretty good shocks, and give that cushy stock ride these cars had new.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:20 PM
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Always good to check those tie rods...
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thanks for the advice everyone, any more advice for where i can get some solid rims for the wagon?
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'solid' ?

if you mean good alloy rims, my personal preference on a sporty 240 is the Volvo Draco or Virgo 15" rims, these can be found on craigslist from time to time.

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you can in theory use any 14-16" alloy with a 5x108 bolt mattern and a 20 or 25mm offset. The stock tire size of P195/75R14 is a very good match to these cars, and going over 16" gives you a really harsh ride without any actual benefits, the 'pimp daddy' ultra-low-profile look just looks silly on these cars. If you do go +1, +2, or more, try and find a tire size with an outside diameter around 25.5" as thats the 'right' size. 15" rims would use P205/65R15 and 16" P215/55-16.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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Here in Texas, when a fellow says rims (pronounced rimps) he is referring to other than stock steelies. So, there are a variety of Volvo alloys out there. Aftermarket has pretty much dried up as the cars age out of the market.
Newbie Factory Wheel Guide...OMG its huge SORRY! nf56k!!!!!! - Turbobricks Forums
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that turbobricks guide is heavily loaded with rims for newer FWD cars, which don't fit the personality of a 240 very well. its also poorly organized, most of the rims don't say what size they are, etc. FWD volvos use a different offset (+40mm), so if you did put those on a RWD classic, you'd need spacer blocks or the wheels would be too far inside the car.

I like this guide
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these are most all the factory wheels for 2xx/7xx/9xx
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