Re: Alfa 156 Front Wishbone Replacement
Hi and welcome to the forum!!
It doesn't drop a huge amount, 3 or 5 cm's I'd say max, but lifting it isn't easy as it doesn't go straight upwards, it moves about. I found it easier to start the threads securing the wishbone in place but not tighten fully which gives you a bit more movement where the wishbone/fork at the bottom of the suspension strut meet. A bottle jack or similar will help raise it up though.
It makes it alot easier if you've got spring compressors as you can reduce the amount of pressure pushing down the fork, then you should be able to lift the hub up onto the balljoint of the wishbone. The first time I attempted this it took me a whole day to do one side, then only an hour to do the other. It's a tricky frustrating thing to do as there is lots of wiggling and moving about to do, probably easier with 2 people aswell.
Good luck with it.