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Help lower or uprated springs, advice needed

i'm going to change my upper wishbones on my 156 v6 and figure that this is as good a time as any to carry out replacement or upgrade of springs/shocks. the thing thats concerning me is a lot of the kits seem to lower quite a bit, and having plenty of speed bumps to contend with i don't want to lower too much for obvious reasons. was wondering if anyone had fitted uprated springs without having lowered. i think 40mm may be too much and somewhere around 15-20mm would be plenty. all advice appreciated and needed. thanks

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Re: lower or uprated springs, advice needed

If your car is a Sport Pack car then it will already be about -25mm lower than a standard 156. Autodelta has springs which are -25mm, so in theory about the same as Sport Pack. Alternatively Eibach are the best option with their -30mm spring.

However you must fit uprated dampers at the same time. The Alfa dampers are very weak for the V6 and compress too easily and too quickly.

A full suspension kit will totally transform the suspension but they are expensive, however installing dampers at the same time as the springs will save you 4 hours labour if you decided to fit dampers at a later date.

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Re: lower or uprated springs, advice needed

set of koni's are great, I happen to have a set, been on the car for 1k miles!
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Re: lower or uprated springs, advice needed

what about coilovers? Kill 2 birds with one stone. And you can set the height yourself.
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