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short strut inserts

So my car is very low. I remember jungledorifto mentioning cutless struts father up? What is the part number to these and how good are they. I will probably end up with some Koni or bilsteins. Need to get these done for the second half of the season. Coleman links don't work any other good suppliers?
 
So my car is very low. I remember jungledorifto mentioning cutless struts father up? What is the part number to these and how good are they. I will probably end up with some Koni or bilsteins. Need to get these done for the second half of the season. Coleman links don't work any other good suppliers?

They are still in business, just have to go to the main site and find them.
 
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So my car is very low. I remember jungledorifto mentioning cutless struts father up? What is the part number to these and how good are they. I will probably end up with some Koni or bilsteins. Need to get these done for the second half of the season. Coleman links don't work any other good suppliers?

yeah, i am using bens (guy above me) and they are much nicer then the Colemans. especially the hats. the sleeve fitment was amazing too. i did cut my housings down for short inserts, matched with 8" springs.
 
Any idea if this will fit into 240 housing?
http://www.bestpartstore.co.uk/1224849

I want to make coilovers for my 240 and as I can see 9-3 saab inserts seems to be best solution.


The Volvo HD inserts are valved so soft it is not funny..They are valaved for a stock spring. 240s have 210mm travel. When you have less travel you must up spring rates or you will bottom constantly, and when up go up on spring rates you must go up on the resistance the valving makes..
Saab inserts are valved even softer than Volvo..
So without revalving the inserts, they are useless..

You are lucky however because on this whole board there is one man who works full time--like yesterday from 0730 to midnight---on suspension who can supply you not Saab inserts but correct inserts in whatever travel and valving you want--AND with whatever top design so maybe you can actually bolt it into the car without some silly stacks of washers or what have you..
Send a PM and discuss.:oogle:
 
Well I dont think these exact ones are very soft because they are for turbo model and for with sport suspension ones.
 
Well I dont think these exact ones are very soft because they are for turbo model and for with sport suspension ones.

I don't think I pay a lot of attention to what is on the box to decide if something is firm or soft, I look at the numbers generated by the shim packs when unit is opened and closed at 0,52 m/s and stamped into the shock or strut..

Then I know.

Think is one thing, belief is another, but knowing is knowing.
 
Well I want to make these coilovers with low budget. Otherwise I can order them from Ben. I think they come pretty expensive if Im going to order from you cuz shipping to Estonia is pretty expensive plus customs duty. So Im looking something cheap and something that I can buy from Estonia.
 
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So aside from John and Bens stuff, what struts work in the front with more dampening than stock crap? This is turbobricks we have cheap ways. I just want something for the front of my two volvos to better match the suburban fronts in the rear. One car will have cut stock springs, the other will get a coil over setup
 
Do you have to run a spacer at the bottom of the strut tube, or can the insert just rest on the little C clip retainer ring?
 
Would the strut inserts for a 96 Saab 9000 fit? The car looks very similar to the 900, and it's from the same years...
 
Would the strut inserts for a 96 Saab 9000 fit? The car looks very similar to the 900, and it's from the same years...

Plenty of things, but what is needed is specific valving...what's the point of bolting in something that is poo?
Or piss?


Ford the price, universal inserts are a better deal. There are various lengths and the largest US Bilstein strut manufacturer can advise of valving AND machine the top to fit stock or aftermarket top mounts...that "largest manufacturer" in USA, the guy who made 92% of all the universal struts made in 2013 that Bilstein imported is JVAB Imports...me:-P

Centason is wrong because while they MAY be stiff, the valving is an unknown on Konis...and worldwide they are only really popular on cars operated on pool table smooth conditions---or they ordinary aftermarket stuff is valved for a stock set up including a stock spring---like the Bilstein "so called HDs"

Custom order for universal is not a little better, it is leaps and bounds better..
Especially if you're leaping and bounding.
 
I stock adjustable dampers that are also available with a shortened piston and also a shortened case version for use in short struts. My dampers are all dyno testes and supplied with the dyno print out for the damper
 
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