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How can I tell if y V6 spider has been lowered?

My spider sits pretty low-so im guessing it has been lowered at some time and I also can't get the oem Alfa scissor jack under the jacking points when the car is sat on level ground.
Can somebody tell me the clearance from ground to sill, or ground to underneath the wheel arch or any other way I can verify standard height?
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Have a look at the colour of the springs, lowering springs tend to be coloured and standard tend to be black.
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Measure from wheel centres up to wheel arch. When new/good fronts should be around 36cms, rears 37+cms. I doubt they'll be equal though...especially the fronts.

If the springs look std(black/rusty) then it's probably just sagged....time for new suspension, shocks & springs.

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Thanks both.
Just measured 34.5 front-a few mil difference on the other side, and 35 cm rear.
Ok I need springs-what do I get?
I would like to go back to stockish height, but am happy to go for aftermarket/different spring rates, just don't want to loose my exhaust on speed bumps/potholes!-and it would be nice to slide the jack under the car as well!!!
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Just measured 34.5 front-a few mil difference on the other side, and 35 cm rear.
Ok I need springs-what do I get?
I would like to go back to stockish height, but am happy to go for aftermarket/different spring rates, just don't want to loose my exhaust on speed bumps/potholes!-and it would be nice to slide the jack under the car as well!!!
There's a set of Eibachs (lower by 20mm) and a new set of standard height Suplex both for V6 on eBay at the moment at a good price.
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There's a set of Eibachs (lower by 20mm) and a new set of standard height Suplex both for V6 on eBay at the moment at a good price.
Are the Suplex springs good?
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Are the Suplex springs good?
Yes but you'll probably need shocks as well & it's a very limited choice for the front, I think at the moment only Koni STRs or Koni Sport are available. KYB do a very good rear shock.

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Yes but you'll probably need shocks as well & it's a very limited choice for the front, I think at the moment only Koni STRs or Koni Sport are available. KYB do a very good rear shock.

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is it OK to have Koni sports or streets on the front & standard shocks (monroe/TRW) on the rear to save a bit of money? I have just had new supplex springs fitted but shocks still had a bit of life left in them so will need doing at some point.
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is it OK to have Koni sports or streets on the front & standard shocks (monroe/TRW) on the rear to save a bit of money? I have just had new supplex springs fitted but shocks still had a bit of life left in them so will need doing at some point.
You can get TRWs fairly cheaply at Alfashop Norwich if you don't want to splash out on Konis.
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is it OK to have Koni sports or streets on the front & standard shocks (monroe/TRW) on the rear to save a bit of money? I have just had new supplex springs fitted but shocks still had a bit of life left in them so will need doing at some point.
Yes....but I'd fit KYB rears & they're good value.

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