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Alfa 156 coilovers catch front hub

Hey guys I've just fitted a set of coilovers and new lower arms to my 156 but am wondering if there is an adjustable upper arm I can get to give me more clearance between my hubs and shocks as they catch when I hit a bump. Or is there a way to stop this without lifting the ride height? Please help
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Shouldn't be able to catch even if its dropped right down, had mine down to -70mm and didn't catch, have you got a pic of what's hitting what?
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I will upload pics when I finish work
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hi guys here is the pic of my problem it only seems to knock when i hit a bump?
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What is hitting what?
also, when you said "hub" I assume you don't actually mean hub as your pic doesn't have the hub in it.
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Coil adjuster ring is cross threaded or even bent down in that pic... That will certainly make contact somewhat easier to happen.
By the looks of it... the coil spring guage does not actually match the coilover!... Thicker spring steel vs thinner alloy adjuster... I wonder what will give up first and loose the battle?
 
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The coil ring is correctly on the thread and I thought it was all called a hub but the coil ring is hitting on the swan neck bend the closest part to the shock
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Thanks for noticing these problems as the slipped past me I have now contacted the seller with these issues and will be pushing for a different set or a refund as they have only been fitted for 10 days.
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Would this happen if its been lowered to far as this is what the seller is telling me?
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Honestly?
Possibly.
However... Looking at the photo, you have a hell of a lot more threads to go to its lowest adjustment point so that says to me it is bad design, inferior quality and not bad fitting mate... Regardless how it was fitted... Alloy adjuster nuts are not supposed to bend with the strength of a spring and corner weight, otherwise what is the point of it being there to use?
 
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Thread revival...mine does the same.

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Strange thing is its onpy doing it on thw right, not the left.

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Which set of coilovers are these Guili?

Pretty scary to see the adjuster have a large crack in it!
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Which set of coilovers are these Guili?

Pretty scary to see the adjuster have a large crack in it!
Not just an adjuster, it is the spring seat. When that lets go that corner of the car will collapse... not good at all.
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These are Maxtracs. I will lift the car past the point where it hits the arm.

From all the coilovers that hit the arms, its strange that they all are chrome and all have thick red springs...hhhmmm

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Is that the upright rubbing its way through the spring seat...???
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Certainly appears that way. Also been hitting the spring ever so slightly!
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Yep...budget coilies. Ill lift it a bit just above the point of hittibg the upright...I guess Low is NOT a lifestyle!

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