Self levelling shocks

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by not hereplease, May 21, 2004.

  1. I have a 1988 740 Estate with self levelling shocks.
    The cost to replace is greater than the value of the car.
    I have been advised to fit standard shocks.
    Advised that self levelling shocks are for carrying heavy loads and that
    standard shocks would be O.K for what I do.

    What is the advise from the newsgroup.
    not hereplease, May 21, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    This is ok advice, however you need to change the rear springs as well, as
    on the Nivomat rear end, the self levelling shocks perform about 1/3 of the
    spring action too.

    Just regular shocks with nivomat springs will result in a "always fully
    loaded stance".

    Guest, May 21, 2004
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    Rod Gray Guest

    Use standard shocks and springs from a standard 740 wagon.
    Rod Gray, May 22, 2004
  4. not hereplease

    Randy G. Guest

    I got the self-leveling shocks from an after market supplier. They are
    the self leveling type but cost about half of the Volvo price
    [scanning for surprised looks in the audience... none to be found].
    from Randy & Valerie
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    1993 960 Estate
    Randy G., May 22, 2004
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