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Traffic spec car -uprated springs/possibly dampers

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Old May 11th, 2022, 15:23   #1
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Hi all-recently purchased my latest xc70 d5 a 215bhp 63 plate on 144k now

Noticed front end feel not as good as my previous xc70-a 2011 d5-ex police
its probably a little more comfy,but not as planted mid corner[and its on better tyres-cross climates vs bridgestones]nothing wrong with it,just softer

my ex cop one was on all original stuff at front end too-no new bits...

Just curious really-i know the police spec are a special build from volvo[or were] its even got sticker on door jamb
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Old May 11th, 2022, 15:35   #2
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Since police cars typically are heavily laden all the time, they frequently have beefier specifications for springs and similar.
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Police cars have updated brakes, suspension and wheels to carry the additional loads.
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Old May 11th, 2022, 18:49   #4
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Hi all-recently purchased my latest xc70 d5 a 215bhp 63 plate on 144k now

Noticed front end feel not as good as my previous xc70-a 2011 d5-ex police
its probably a little more comfy,but not as planted mid corner[and its on better tyres-cross climates vs bridgestones]nothing wrong with it,just softer

my ex cop one was on all original stuff at front end too-no new bits...

Just curious really-i know the police spec are a special build from volvo[or were] its even got sticker on door jamb
vida can confirm all spec changes in the special vehicles tab
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vida can confirm all spec changes in the special vehicles tab
ahh-i dont have the old vehicle sadly,but yes of course a big list at the start page
my ex police 2011 could be diagnosed with generic delphi but this current 2013 facelift needed vida which i have just purchased
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Old May 11th, 2022, 20:05   #6
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you can still check spec if you still have the vin no of the old car.
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Old May 14th, 2022, 09:19   #7
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Sadly i dont know the old vin
However i checked spec on present car and it has comfort suspension-i wouldnt think thats fitted to a heavy duty traffic police estate car! lol its fairly noticable,but yes,probs more comfortable on the road
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