Steering

Special rack and pinion. 3,5 turn or 2,6 turn power steering left to right. This very model is ZF. Handlebar (pic 5) in steel, but later cars in 1986 had handlebar in aluminum (pic 3-4)  that were hollow to save weight on the car. This handlebar came from the Volvo 740 model, and had to be lengthen 5 cm to fit the 240 Turbo.

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Suspension


Original crossmember in sheet metal. Later in 1986 Volvo Motorsport produced a new crossmember , the so called Streamline crossmember (pic 3-4), it was made of streamline sheet metal and was lighter. But these new crossmembers had a bad habit of cracking, so a reinforcing plate needed to be welded where the engine attachments was on the crossmember. But the Streamline crossmembers were a short story, just because they cracked they were not reliable.
 

 

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Upper bearing

Adjustable front strut upper bearings. Was mostly bright blue anodized.
 

 

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Upper spring seat

Either made in aluminum or steel. Was often bright blue anodized.
 

(Photo: Thor Rustad)
 

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Springs

2-versions of soft, 3-versions of medium and 2-versions of hard. (for example soft 5,2 kp/mm.) Springs delivered  by Volvo Motorsport (VMS), Magnum Racing and Eggenberger Motorsport. These springs were available for all teams.

All springs were marked with certain colours, white-soft, blue-medium and red-hard. Examples like the spring on pic 2, its a "blue" spring on the #605 Volvo at Volvos museum in Gothenburg.
 
Spring hardness (kp/mm) Type Markings Part no.
5.3 (53 N/mm) Soft 1 white line 6807714
7.7 (70 N/mm) -"- 2 white lines 6807715
       
9.5 (95 N/mm)   1 blue line 6807716
12.6 (126 N/mm) Medium 2 blue lines 6807717
15.0 (150 N/mm)   3 blue lines 6807718 (pic 2)
       
17.5 (175 N/mm) Hard 1 red line 6807719
20.0 (200 N/mm) -"- 2 red lines 6807720
       

(Photo: Thor Rustad)
 

 

 

(Photo: Thor Rustad)

 


Struts

Bilstein struts with Volvo spindle (stub) - with attachment with ball joint for the anti-roll bar arm (pic 6), however there were struts without this ball joint attachment. Earlier cars used McPhersons front struts. Volvo was one of the first teams in Group-A ever to drive with a full adjustable suspensions.
 

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Spring collars


Mounted under the spring on the strut was usually blue anodized.

 

(Photo: Thor Rustad)

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Shock absorbers


Bilstein gas-shock absorber. All teams mostly used Bilstein shocks but some teams in DTM used Sachs shocks. Magnum Racing tested with Swedish Öhlins gas-shocks (pic 2-3), these shocks was fully adjustable.
 
Shock Model Part no.
Bilstein  - 400/200 6807635
Bilstein  - 500/100 6807906
Bilstein  - 400/100 6807970
Bilstein  - 350/150 6807908
   

 

 


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Suspension arm - Original

The first Group-A Volvos from 1983-84 used (reinforced for rally) standard suspension arm with harder bushes.

 

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Adjustable whisbones - Model Eggenberger

2-piece adjustable wishbones with uniballs, designed and produced by Eggenberger Motorsport 1985. Almost all teams bought and used the wishbone from Eggenberger (The price was approx 6000 SEK/pair in 1985). This 2-way adjustable was produced to be able to adjust both camber and caster, this to get more extreme wheel angles (pic 4). For example Magnum Racing had 10 in caster and 4-5 degree negative camber on their cars.

 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)
 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)
 

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Adjustable whisbones - Model Volvo Motorsport

2-piece adjustable alloy wishbones, (two types, everything adjustable) The gold anodized alloy wishbone were originally developed by Volvo Motorsport. Special aluminum bushes was made for these control arms, this for adjustment. This alloy arm was first introduced in 1986 and is a product produced by Volvo Motorsport Sweden. Again, to be able to adjust both camber and caster, this to get more extreme wheel angles.
   
This VMS wishbone  version was only used on four cars, the #603-car (car #42 from Australia), #604-car (car #2 in the RAS team), #605-car (the Volvo that no rest in Volvos museum in Gothenburg) and the #240 405-car (driven by Anders Lindberg in The Swedish Championship in Group-A).

 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)
 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)
 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)

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Anti roll-bars & attachments


Special attachment bolted onto the chassis with lubricating nipple, zerk. The tubular swaybars first came in 1985. Sway bars - adjustable length, metal pivot mounts, many different diameters, mounted onto chassis. Tubular sway bars first came in 1985. Mounting Arms for anti-roll bar with uniballs and ball joint ends. Different variants depending on the strut. (Note that pic have the original wishbone)

Its however not know in what extension the tubular roll-bars were used.

 
Ø (Solid, pic 2-4) Part no. Ø (Tubular, pic 5-6) Part no.
Ø 17mm 6807700 Ø 32mm 6807738
Ø 19mm 6807704 Ø 33,5mm 6807739
Ø 21mm 6807707 Ø 35mm 6807740
Ø 23mm 6807731 Ø 36,5mm 6807741
   

(Photo: Thor Rustad)
 

(Photo: Johan Gustafsson)
 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)
 

 (Photo: Kari Hakanen)
 

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Caster strut attachment


Caster strut attachments with ball joint. Different models of attachments.
 

(Photo: Rolf Öhberg)     
 

 (Photo: Thor Rustad)
 

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Strut spacers/attchments

Attachment  and spacers for strut and steering. Volvo Special.


(Photo: Thor Rustad)


Special locking centre hub

Special locking nut to keep the center hub in place and was mounted on the end of the wheel axle, and was mounted with a special tool from Volvo.
 

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