Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North West of Ireland
I rebuilt the suspension on my 156 last summer. The front end was hard work (but satisfying), the rear end was a breeze in comparison. I built up the new springs and shock absorbers in advance of stripping out the old ones. I had new nuts, bolts and washers ready and waiting. The transverse arms were the only challenge really. I marked the cam bolts in relation to the rear subframe...even though I had a four wheel laser alignment carried out the day it went back on the road. Also fitted the Eibach ARB kit....a revelation in itself. The bottom bolt, that one that locates the transverse arms to the strut is a pain...plenty of penetrating oil, 2lb hammer and a selection of stout punches/drifts made short work of them. In my opinion, having replacements on hand is essential and new spacers. I put it all back together with ceramic grease and gave the external side a thick coating of waxoyl. I also recommend replacing the drop links with Meyle HD items, way better than the factory stuff.