Also can someone help me on finding online or give me manufac. no. for:
- 2 front shocks Boge for the late 1993 S3 33 Imola with 3 bolts top mount
- 2 new top mounts with 3 bolts for Imola thet fits with Boges
I would be very happy if someone can give me a hand on fixing the mess I have done...
The shock absorbers for the 3 bolt set up are no longer available from Alfa Romeo as I found out around 5 months ago. Knowing they were made by Boge, I contacted the parent company ZF in Germany who told me they were still available from any Boge/ZF dealer. I took the part numbers to my local motor spares shop and they got them with 2 days.
The Boge part numbers are 170 478 & 170 479 and are around £130 each (these are for the 16v version but will fit any 3 bolt set up such as the Imola)
Try looking here for the part numbers for your car: WebCat 3
Top mounts are still available from Alfa Romeo, I got some a few months ago for around £60 each, part numbers are 60569483 (left), 60577815 (right)
There are a couple on Italian Ebay but only left ones for some reason:
5851 SUPPORTO AMMORTIZZATORE ALFA 33 ie SX | eBay
SUPPORTO AMMORTIZZATORE ALFA 33  / Shock Absorber Top Mount | eBay
Hope that helps....[/QUOTE]
Does your 16V uses the same conical springs that the Imola uses??? Also can the lower spring pans from the Boges be dismounted from the original shock and can it be modified to fit the KAYABA ones?
Can't find Boge anymore
. Contacted the ZF in Italy and they told me they produce only for motorcycles now!!!!???
Can the KAYABAs be modified in any way to fit the Imola I have?
There is an Italian man who is the owner of a c ar parts shop. I went there, explained to him what I need and he opened his catalog of parts. He said he had them on stock...so I thought that might be the end of suffering...
He brings one of them and when I open the box I see a 33 shock with the same dimension of axle of the shock that I need but without the lower spring pan...does this mean that is not what I'm looking for. Is that the before 1993 shock (in the catalog says for 33 until 1993)
What shocks should I look for, there are there the type with the lower spring pan already on them(without the yellow plastic bearing at the bottom)
I\m very confused at this stage....