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suspension upgrade question....

Hi All,

forgive my ignorance of detailed suspension knowledge....I read a lot of threads about peoples suspension upgrades and things.....

I'd like to eliminate/reduce some of the leaning/body roll on my 2.4 159 sw lusso, but I don't want to compromise/reduce the comfort of the ride in normal conditions.....I definitely don't want a harder ride in general.

Is this something that is achievable or am I barking up the wrong tree here?

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I know you can buy Eibach springs on ebay for about 130-180, I assume they are ok to use with the OEM dampeners, I just don't know if it would make enough of an improvement. I've been thinking about this myself.
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There is a very long thread on it ( use the search), but eibachs can be had for 99, and get a set of Bilstein b4 to go with it
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Springs or shock absorbers will affect the ride. But uprating the anti-roll bar will deal with roll in corners. It will also make the car understeer more,

On my car I have softened the front springs to improve the ride and give less understeer. Roll is often confused with understeer. ie you won't care about roll if the car oversteers,
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I've fitted Eibachs and Bilstein B4's to my Brera 2.2 and originally it raised the car a couple of inches. After a bit of recalibrating of the springs I finally got things sorted courtesy of Autolusso and a company called in Shefield. 2.4 is a different setup but you should be able to greatly improve things with a bit of work.
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