The 960's have self-leveling shocks (or at least, many of them do).
These shocks, particularly when old, will settle overnight. They will
self-level to the same point regardless of teh load, and this can
sometimes take a few minutes of driving as they pump the oil and
whatever to the correct level.
If someone has replaced the original self-leveling shocks with more
affordable standard shocks, the car will sit low becasue it now has
the wrong springs in it. Standard shocks need a stiffer spring to help
maintain the correct ride characteristics and ride height.
The peg on teh hub insures that the wheels always go backl on in teh
same orientation when removed. This helps maintain correct tire
balance when the wheels are removed then refitted... I have always
>I notice the rear wheels are quiet close to the wheel arch as though
>there is a
>big load in the car, the car is fitted with wide wheels that I think
>these would catch the inside plastic mud gaurd fitted under the wheel
>Is this anything to worry about?
>My writen off 960 has what I would call common skinny wheels compared
>to the wheels on my replacement 960.
>I have often wondered why volvo have a Placement peg on the hub as
>these wide wheels are quiet heavey and absolute shit to locate on this
>Ian (Leic UK)
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"