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Hello everyone,

I am a complete petrol head and an amatuer mechanic, however i am new to alfa's. My new toy is a silver 2000 156 1.6TS sedan, and i just love it, never thought a 1.6 can be that much fun.

It needs a lot of work though, specially on the suspension, brakes, engine mounts, clutch areas. I am preparing a big list of spares that i will order from the uk.

anyhow, am aking the experienced people here. if i need my car to be in perfect condition should i use genuine spares by alfaromeo ( quite expensive ) or settle with the aftermarket units.

I can see most online shops like ebspares, shop4parts etc use 2 brands called BIRTH and TRW.

how good are those?
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If these 2 outlets are selling them, they should be good quality. I have used eb spares for years with no quality problems.

Avoid cheap Ebay wishbones, to many sad stories on here.
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Trw are oem on 156 for suspension arms
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Stick with well known brands and you wont have an issue. Birth are used by autolusso as well as delphi. TRW are well known and in some cases OEM
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