IPD Nivomat Conversion Kit - 1993 940t

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. anyone using the IPD nivomat conversion kit on their 940? i just up
    graded my front struts to the hd biletein struts...and i am ready to
    "do" the rear...my 940 has just under 250,000 miles on origional
    "factory equipment"...so...i see IPD has a kit to onvert to springs
    and hd bilsteins on the rear...vs. the factory "nivomat" set up...if
    anyone is using this "mod" , how do you like it? can you feel a
    difference in driving? thanx.....

    IPD Nivomat Conversion Kit - 1993 940t
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 22, 2004
  2. I would think that you will lose the advantage of the Nivomats if you
    convert (especially if you have a wagon). The Nivomats work with a weaker
    spring set than ordinary shockers. Nivomats work just as well with heavy
    duty springs and tend to last a bit longer into the bargain. My 945 has the
    original Nivomats with HD springs since new in 1995 (1996 model). The HDs
    were specified when ordered.

    Cheers, Peter.
    Peter K L Milnes, Oct 23, 2004
  3. I went with the Bilsteins and overload spring set in the rear of our 85
    765T - should be not too different from your vehicle. The result is a little
    stiff, but since the original Nivomats were pretty bad I can't say whether
    it is an improvement or not. I like the result.

    BTW - changing the coils is trivial once the shocks are removed. A single
    bolt holds each one on.

    Michael Pardee, Oct 30, 2004
  4. ~^ beancounter  ~^

    Jim Carriere Guest

    I agree about the bold being easy, unless it is stuck. I had this
    happen once, and the head of the bolt came loose before the nut did.
    Pretty easy to take care of with torches after that point :)

    That is unlikely, since my car was around 20 years old, while the 940
    in question is about half that age.
    Jim Carriere, Oct 31, 2004
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