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Help Shocks/dampers compatibility question

The economy took a toll on my Alfa maintenance budget, so I'm forced to buy second hand dampers instead of shiny new ones.
As we all know, 145s/146s are based on the Fiat Type Two platform, which is also used in many other cars from the 90s. Fiat Brava/Bravo, Alfa 155, the early GTVs/Spiders, Fiat Tipo, and some Lancias are all built on the same platform.

My question is: do the dampers (either front, or rear) from the cars mentioned above, fit my 145 1.4ie? If not all, which of them fit? I'm aware that the rebound rate is not the same on all vehicles mentioned above, but purely fitment-wise, are they going to fit? Which of the cars above have "torsion bar" rear suspension?


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Ive just replaced my front and rear shocks,the fronts were not avaliable frme eurocar parts so I found mine on E bay. Cost 67 including postage from Germany ,made in Poland ( as so many things are .
The only thing ,and I was annoyed when I found out ,was that the rod diameter is 20 mm instead of 22mm but at that point I had already ripped my wee beasty apart,so...
Anyway,she rides beautiully,handles better than when I bought her and is an awful lot quieter than before.
Make sure to buy shock tower mounts too!
Good luck

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