The Volvo 340 Project

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mat_91
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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 08 Oct 2010 07:23 pm

hmm i did have a project bit on there some were i forgot about it haha
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Re: my little project 340

Post by slideway » 08 Oct 2010 10:20 pm

dude! nottingham win! nice 340 and good work on the mods!
did you chop your springs?

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 09 Oct 2010 07:54 pm

cheers fella and yer twice :lol: 40mm lowering springs my arse now about 75mm haha
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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 11 Oct 2010 06:05 pm

bit more done today got the gear box out and the gear stick but thats were most of the work stops now until my dads range rover is finished its nearly done going for its mot next week woop but ive been looking into suspension systems and dam theres alot to take in i thought i new a fair amount but the more i learn the less i realise i know :roll: but ive got to the point were im happy with lengths and angles i need to set up my instance centre roll centre etc for my rear axle design using a triangulated 4 link so i haven't got to use a watts or panard rod :lol: bit more compact
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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 15 Oct 2010 05:46 pm

just poped these tyres on blue for a while as the silver rims have better tyres and i cant be arsed changing them but i think they suit it better than the white one
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Speedy88 » 15 Oct 2010 06:44 pm

I think you're right there, nice colour combo
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'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
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Re: my little project 340

Post by SteveP » 16 Oct 2010 10:08 am

Very nice, theyll look great
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Re: my little project 340

Post by volvosneverdie » 16 Oct 2010 12:29 pm

Thumbs up from here too. Black and blue looks hard as a hiding. 8)
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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 17 Oct 2010 10:35 pm

yer they do look good but not want i want rely i want a lower et about 15 and a little wider for some mega lock and on back same et about but about 9j as theres a lot of power to put down :lol: so some mega arch pulling
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Speedy88 » 17 Oct 2010 11:24 pm

Word of warning - 9Js will seriously fuck your bearings and you'll forever be replacing them. Just ask chris :wink:
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Chris_C » 18 Oct 2010 12:27 pm

And mine are only on a 7J.... I am running a 35 offset though
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
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'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: my little project 340

Post by volvodspec » 18 Oct 2010 04:07 pm

well what do you do with those bearings chris?

i know 2 360's in holland with 16" and 9"wide rims, everything stays in one piece.. the only reason i stay with 7" wide is due to the welded diff as i don't want too much stress on the CV joints.

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 18 Oct 2010 05:05 pm

you guys forget im not using the 340s rear end and ive got things planned for the front :lol:
but i need the width for grip and looks :mrgreen: and the black rims are et 25 at 7j and are fine had no problems with them
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Chris_C » 18 Oct 2010 09:37 pm

I get between 15 and 20,000 out of a set of genuines. I've found Timken significantly better than SKF and Fag, which in turn are significantly better than cheapy unbranded.

Tbh, with the abuse Fake gets I guess thats not bad, but Kar went for nigh on 100,000 on the same set.
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12 - NASLR Time 15.7secs
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5
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'91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 24 Nov 2010 11:49 pm

well just a little update for you guys just to let you no its not dead all bumpers are off and there brackets and the wiring loom is out also had both front wings off and its a minter woop so just next step is to make a roll over jig and get on with mounting the rear axle
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