Being a mostly European auto shop, that means we’ll occasionally see a Volvo. It just so happens that yours truly is a Volvo alumni, having owned a modded ’99 Volvo V70R before upgrading to the Project Fiesta ST – so it’s fair to say I have something of a soft spot for the Swedish Turbobricks.
The Volvo C30 is an interesting car, sharing its architecture with the 5-cylinder 300HP euro-market Ford Focus RS (not to be confused with the Mk III Focus RS w/AWD hitting our shores in 2016). They’re great little cars with decidedly unique styling – that dramatic rear glass evokes Volvo’s classic P1800 hatch.
A set of Eibach Springs are a great way to lower virtually any car, and the C30 here is no exception.
Our install techs made quick work of installing the Eibach Springs for Volvo C30, but Volvo designs frequently-accessed things like brakes and suspension cleverly to be easy to service, and that clearly paid off here. And to think, we put together something swedish without one of those damn Ikea Torx wrenches.
But seriously though, after installing the springs, we got the car back on the ground and admired our handiwork.
The new stance is much sportier and will sharpen the handling performance of the C30 even more. What’s more, it goes to show that we can mod nearly ANYTHING. If you’ve got bolt on performance parts you need to have installed, look no further than Mod Auto.
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson