It seems strange that for many year FSD's have been regarded as the best option for the 156, and suddenly they are to be avoided. In normal driving they can seem soft and under-damped, particularly on rebound, but when needed and responding to a sudden load they do firm nicely.
The advantage of being "soft" when driving in a straight line or gently seems to have been overlooked; despite our vision of Alfas being driven the whole time "like you stole it", in reality most of the time we do spend cruising and at low speeds. If you don't then go for a stiffer shock, but for me FSD's have worked well for many years and continue to do so.
I guess you'll say Eibach ARB's have a big influence on the way the car drives, but they haven't always been fitted!
Brilliant Blue 156 GTA SportWagon | Q2 | KW V1 Coil-overs | Eibach ARB | Wiecher Strut Bar | Wizard Cat-Back
2009 Fiat Panda 100 HP Stealth Edition