A lot of people do want out of the box, for originality though -especially for the busso.
My point was some 'mods' don't detract from this as most 3.2 do now have the Q2/quaife fitted, SS exhaust and the bushes/ARB and these make it look no different to OEM. When you start lowering its not got the OEM look anymore.
Dare I say it I think for clearance etc the normal suspension is better for normal roads! I do agree that it is a big high, Nf an aftermarket kit done properly would improve handling which is why I am toying with the idea of an Autolusso kit, but I have no massive issues with the handling of the GT as it is.
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having done it I have the before and after perspective, and in terms of just handling , it's a HUGE difference, I get the OE thing but you can always keep it and swap back if/when sale time comes, but I take the point in terms of keeping things looking as Alfa intended, the other thing with Alfa is that intended may just mean what Fiat part does the Job NOT that they spent time on R&D and got it right.
IMO. lowered looks a ton better and does wonders for those beautiful Bertone lines.
the stock suspension and especially the ARB's are not good enough at all and it was really wallowy in the corners until I fitted the eibach arb kit..I suppose you mod to your driving style and where you live, I like a blat as and when the conditions allow and have some OK roads where I am. going into london can be a PITA with all the speed humps though, no question
if you are considering the Autolusso kit because your current suspension is tired there is almost no point in replacing with new OE, not only will it likely cost more than the aftermarket options but I promise you will not regret an upgrade, IF you make the right choices for your needs. I have Bilstien B12's and matched eibach springs ,the ride can get harsh on bad roads, I have to creep over speed humps and avoid potholes wherever possible but TBH this is a good policy with the Alfa suspension such is its appetite for front upper and lower wishbones.
however, once it gets on a nice road on a nice day all is forgiven, handling is sublime! and you could never say that about the stock suspension.
If buying a 3.2 which is arguably of all the GT's the one where economy,practicality and maintenance costs are all sacrificed under the hooves of 240 sonorous and beautiful Italian stallions
why would you then compromise by having it on that less than perfect stock suspension if so much better is available at the same or less cost..?
it's just my opinion ,not looking for an agreement, all opinions in this debate are valid, this is just mine..