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Old 09-23-2021, 06:42 PM   #1
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I made a post a good bit back about putting 79 GT springs in the front of my 242. I've been waiting for a long time as they were coming from Sweden. Unfortunately, the dealer that ordered them for me informed me that they only received one and that Volvo has permanently discontinued them.

I'm not sure what to do now!

I was wanting a firm upgrade for a daily that would still be decent with the nasty roads I drive on. Any recommendations on what to do for springs now?
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:04 PM   #2
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The ones I bought were aftermarket. They were Scan Tech and were listed incorrectly in the parts description as turbo springs. But they had the part number of 1229337. Try checking with FCPEuro or VP autoparts. They should have something for you. They have served well for over 200k miles.
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Try messaging hiperfauto, he can find stuff others can't. I would bet he can find the other spring.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:50 PM   #5
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eeuroparts is bad about listing parts that they don't even stock anymore. Might get lucky though.
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Hello,

I made a post a good bit back about putting 79 GT springs in the front of my 242. I've been waiting for a long time as they were coming from Sweden. Unfortunately, the dealer that ordered them for me informed me that they only received one and that Volvo has permanently discontinued them.

I'm not sure what to do now!

I was wanting a firm upgrade for a daily that would still be decent with the nasty roads I drive on. Any recommendations on what to do for springs now?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/14072247619...hoCsg8QAvD_BwE

I order from this vendor on regular basis. Good people to deal with. With other vendors, they don't specify if they are heavy duty for a single coil spring.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:56 PM   #7
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https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...jofors-1229337

FCP has these listed as the replacement for the GT springs, however, the description says they are 13.5mm. Maybe a typo?
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That doesn't sound right.
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https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...jofors-1229337

FCP has these listed as the replacement for the GT springs, however, the description says they are 13.5mm. Maybe a typo?
a) In the FCP ad they state "for vehicles that came with 14.2mm or 14.8mm"(spring is 13.5mm)

b) The above eBay link shows a wire diameter of 14.5mm ... ?

c) Tasca seems to have the most comprehensive choices and information.



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/14072247619...hoCsg8QAvD_BwE

I order from this vendor on regular basis. Good people to deal with. With other vendors, they don't specify if they are heavy duty for a single coil spring.
I wonder if they would be willing to measure them before they send them..
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I've also bought from partscontainer ebay vender and they have been nice to deal with. I'd message them and I'm sure they would measure the spring diameter.
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I've sent them a message. I will post back when I get an answer!
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:43 PM   #13
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I wonder if they would be willing to measure them before they send them..
You need to know more than that to make sure you have a match. Wire diameter, outside diameter, number of coils and free length.
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"Hello,

the manufacturer did not provide us with that piece of information and we don't have all the parts readily available for inspection as we work remotely.
We did some net research, this part is probably not 14.5mm, the best idea is to contact your local dealership and obtain the part number for your vehicle from them and compare it with the one on our listing. If there's a match, you're good to go. Or you can send the part number you've obtained to us and we'll check if we carry it.
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Well, shoot...
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:26 PM   #15
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Probably should try the Eeuroparts ones then. At least it's less than $50 for both springs that claim to be the correct number and they are lesjofers a decent brand. They call them heavy duty.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:44 PM   #16
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Inner Diameter: 6.57" (167mm)
Free Length: 17.8" (452mm)
Bar Diameter: 0.53" (13.5mm)
Style: Heavy Duty

This is what CarID has listed under the Lesjofors springs.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:33 PM   #17
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My current springs measure 13.5mm.

Looks like Rockauto lists the Lesjofors springs as the standard replacement for all the years of sedan.

Well, I guess I'll ask the dealership if they can see if any other dealer might have another spring in stock in the US.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:56 PM   #18
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I also found Lesjofors 4095803 which are listed as being for Volvos that came with 13.8mm springs from factory.

I'm getting the feeling that I'm a bit late to the party for ordering some good upgrade springs. I guess that leaves IPD lowering springs? I don't know of any others. Even the Lesjofors 30mm lowering springs are out of stock.
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I'm getting the feeling that I'm a bit late to the party for ordering some good upgrade springs. I guess that leaves IPD lowering springs?
There are a few vendors that sell 14.5mm, I have a set and they are heavy duty. Partsgeek lists them for $45.58/ea W0133-1618379 https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19...il_spring.html

Tasca lists 14.2mm '1229337' $55/ea


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There are a few vendors that sell 14.5mm, I have a set and they are heavy duty. Partsgeek lists them for $45.58/ea W0133-1618379 https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19...il_spring.html

Tasca lists 14.2mm '1229337' $55/ea


I haven't yet seen those Lesjofors springs yet. The ones you have, do they actually measure 14.5mm?

Yeah, a lot of dealers list the 1229337 as being available. I asked my local dealer what's up with that, and I'm waiting to hear back.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-2-f-C...958452?boolp=5

The seller says these measure 14.5mm. Maybe These are factory 14.2mm springs with the .3mm being paint and rust?

Worth it or no?
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Whelp, my dealership confirmed that no other Volvo dealership has any of the GT springs in the US. He said Skandix looks like it does, but shipping is the killer there.

Does anyone else have experience with those 14.5mm springs?

I'm guessing buying crusty coils off eBay is not a bright idea, huh?
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Whelp, my dealership confirmed that no other Volvo dealership has any of the GT springs in the US. He said Skandix looks like it does, but shipping is the killer there.

Does anyone else have experience with those 14.5mm springs?

I'm guessing buying crusty coils off eBay is not a bright idea, huh?
You could get lucky and get some later ones that are a teeny tiny bit thicker, but then the JY would be more of a sure bet if that's what you want.

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"Hello,

the manufacturer did not provide us with that piece of information and we don't have all the parts readily available for inspection as we work remotely.
We did some net research, this part is probably not 14.5mm, the best idea is to contact your local dealership and obtain the part number for your vehicle from them and compare it with the one on our listing. If there's a match, you're good to go. Or you can send the part number you've obtained to us and we'll check if we carry it.
Thank you for your understanding,

Best regards,
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Well, shoot...


just buy these ones, they are advertised as 14.5
if they show up in a different size and you don't like
them they will have to take them back as not as
described

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14072247619...hoCsg8QAvD_BwE


the eBay ones

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just buy these ones, they are advertised as 14.5
if they show up in a different size and you don't like
them they will have to take them back as not as
described

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14072247619...hoCsg8QAvD_BwE


the eBay ones
True. Probably best way to go at this point. See who's actually got the right information or not.
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