@Lukas: Thanks for your answer.
I dont want comfort and stiffness at the same time as you wrote. I know thats not possible due to physics! I want something in the middle. Not too soft to be bumpy, not to harsh to loose my fillings.
I know i cant get the OEM comfort with the HRs ( and i dont really care) but i want a suspension which asborbs! I want the wheel to move up and down,
not the car up and down on tiny potholes. I dont think thats impossible, since the comfort with HR+oem shocks is quite impressive! If you ask me why i dont
get the original shocks again, thats because they started wearing out and making noises since 10.000kms on the clock, so i am afraid of their reliability.
@Gotcha: reading everybody's posts at AO and the greek forum, I was about to get the Konis. I went to the garage where i do the wheel alignments of all family cars
( whom i trust) and he discourage me by telling me the following: His buddy has a 147 and insisted on fitting Konis (since everybody was saying that Konis work better on Alfas) He removed them before 1000Kms, because they kept passing the vibrations inside the cabin even at the softest adjustment. They werent very harsh, but they where knocking, making suspension noises if you get my point. He fitted Bilisteins (because there was nothing else that worthed) and he doesnt have any complaints since now. The guy also told me that both at 147 and other cars the Bilsteins do filter the vibrations and dont pass any noises, they re not comfortable, but they re not too harsh either. He also offered to fit me the Konis he removed from his buddy, giving me a good discount, but he warned me that sooner or later i ll visit him again. I dont know.. I ll ask someone with HR+koni for a ride and see myself.
I ve been in a ride with a 147 with HR + Bilsteins B8 and i had the same experience, it was quite stiffer that the oem, but didnt make any noises, it was giving me
the feeling that the car doesnt "hurt" at all when passing speed bumps or potholes. Now that i ve tested B4 and B8, if I could, I would make a shock with the average
dumping force between them, and the reliability of the B8. That would be perfect for my taste. But thats science fiction
Btw my buddy has HR + standard shocks at his 147 Ti, and its very comfort, not too bumpy (as my B4 right now) and he has 15K on the clock till now. It should have been a
bit stiffer to corner with 200Kms if you get my point, but its great for daily driving. They make knokcing noise at the rear (as mine did) but they havent lost their damping yet.
Time will tell.
About light alloys, i believe they ll help the suspension to perform much better, but i dont know how much critical they re about reliability, the shocks reliability is mostly a matter of its internal parts
quality me thinks (and the driver's usage of course)