24V Busso powered
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Re: H&R springs on a 166
Sure, I think we have all the springs. Our 166 Super came with Eibach springs, stock springs were in the boot. Then, I purchase a set of used Koni struts with H&R springs attached.
Happy? It depends. We can talk about ride height. So, much is dependent on the strut. I have not used all variations, not to mention the adjustable feature on the Koni struts.
With Eibach springs, pictures of the car with three passengers and fully loaded, except the camera man, the 166 looks too low in back.
I was pleased with the H&R springs. However, with H&R springs in front, I could not find a Koni strut setting that was friendly without being so soft that the suspension often bottomed out. We went back to Eiback in front with stock struts. I don't have experience with H&R mounted on stock struts. At some point, we should try the Eibach spings with Koni up front. Visually, I did not notice a ride height difference between the two after market springs up front. I did not actually measure ride height, just no obvious variation there.
With all these observations, I need to point out that the 166 is my wife's car and I would prolly be comfortable driving it with suspension settings stiffer than not. I have a friend that moved. In his new city, he decided that the roads did not support his lowered Alfas and he went back to stock springs.