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Join Date: Sep 2011
County: Australian Capital Territory
I've got a non-TI 3.2 Q4. From my perspective the only Ti bits that I'd really want are the seats as they have more substantial side bolsters. The suspension will wear out - I've seen reports of cracked rear coils on Tis on the forum, so I don't just mean the dampers. I've ordered Bilstein B8s and Eibach Pro-Kit springs as my car has done 100,000 km. As a weekend car you may not get to the point of refreshing the suspension very quickly, but it might be worth keeping in mind. I'm getting stiffer lower control arm bushes fitted at the same time - wheel alignment in 159s is a regular problem.
I don't have personal experience with other 159s so I cannot add any value on the front wheel drive question.