I'm sure there must be loads of threads about exactly this, but I can't find anything suitable.
I have a 156 JTS Ti, which I think came with different rated springs and dampers. I don't know if it's actually any lower than a Veloce. In my ownership the suspension's been rebuilt and polyflexed.
I've been thinking about the ride quality a lot recently and trying to sum up what I don't like about it, but it's not easy to describe or even work out the root cause, even though you probably all know what it's like. It's very fidgety and quite harsh; it just seems to crash and bounce from one road defect to the next. Originally I would have said it's too firm, but now I'm not so sure. It's kind of like impact absorption is weak and recovery is too slow. I had a ride in a 159 along the same roads and the difference in smoothness is laughable, although I appreciate it has other contributing factors and its own downsides.
An upper front strut brace off eBay for £40 seems to have helped a bit, but fundamentally it has issues with the ageing setup.
My typical driving is twisty rural B-roads with the usual British surface. I have to live with the car every day, including long trips, and it'll probably never go on track. The missus has to tolerate whatever I do to it. It doesn't ground out very often as it is, so could probably go a bit lower, but I couldn't care less if it doesn't. Budget's not a huge concern.
Based on that, any recommendations?
Just daydreaming with a view to what money I need for future projects after I get an expensive exhaust