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Does anyone know the model of Koni shock I'm after for the front and rear of the 2.0 ts spider?
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If you have 225 45 17 tyres, be aware that they can rub on the Koni Sport front struts. Use 215 45 17 instead.
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I fancy lowering the car by 20mm but I dont want to plump for the Koni's they're too expensive and lets face it I'm unlikely to like the bill to have them rebuilt when they fail either so...anyone have any suggestions? Bilstein don't do the B6 for the spider any more, Monroe don't suit for lowering....
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I fancy lowering the car by 20mm but I dont want to plump for the Koni's they're too expensive and lets face it I'm unlikely to like the bill to have them rebuilt when they fail either so...anyone have any suggestions? Bilstein don't do the B6 for the spider any more, Monroe don't suit for lowering....
Mine is lowered on KYBs.

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Mine is lowered on KYBs.
Unfortunately KYB fronts are now out of production although there may still be stock around somewhere ( I couldn't find any a few weeks ago ).
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I noticed this, thanks PKR.

If I refreshed the suspension with new springs and Monroe shocks along with all new bushes and the quaife dif am I really going to notice a (500) difference with eibachs and konis?

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I'm pretty sure you can still buy new trw shocks for the front of ths TS. OE Shock absorber.
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I'm pretty sure you can still buy trw shocks for the front of ths TS. OE Shock absorber.
These are generally accepted to be rubbish though? I've never driven a spider/gtv with new OE or other shocks so any thoughts on this would be appreciated too..
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What sort of set up are you looking to fit to the car?

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Just bought the Novitec Stradale kit, will let you know how I get on...im most excited about the Quaife though
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Just bought the Novitec Stradale kit, will let you know how I get on...im most excited about the Quaife though
Shame they're not damping adjustable. You might need that facility. Hope not. Will be interesting to see how 'bouncy' they are...
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As you mentined earlier I'm also a fan of 20mm lowering for the 916, Did you settle for 30mm lowering? the Stradale kit is set -30mm at the rear.
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Shame they're not damping adjustable. You might need that facility. Hope not. Will be interesting to see how 'bouncy' they are...
Are they noted for being "bouncy"?
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As you mentined earlier I'm also a fan of 20mm lowering for the 916, Did you settle for 30mm lowering? the Stradale kit is set -30mm at the rear.
I'd be happy with 20mm on the front and 30mm on the rear...the rear sits too high IMO
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Unfortunately KYB fronts are now out of production although there may still be stock around somewhere ( I couldn't find any a few weeks ago ).
Interesting to know, and a shame. KYB struck a decent price/quality ratio.
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I was told by alfaholics that whatever I do, stay away from lowering it, due to constantly bouncing of the bump stops and then issues with geometry with the suspension.
From what I recall, their alfaholics gtv ran koni sports up front with standard springs and their handling kit
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I was told by alfaholics that whatever I do, stay away from lowering it, due to constantly bouncing of the bump stops and then issues with geometry with the suspension.
From what I recall, their alfaholics gtv ran koni sports up front with standard springs and their handling kit
There's too much lift in high-speed corners which is where the spider disappoints (and how I like to corner) so along with this I'll be adding a splitter, spoiler and possibly a diffuser...I'll let you know the results. Good news is that the Novitec are adjustable.
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20mm is fine, mines on Eibachs and KYB's at the back and Eibachs and OE at the front.
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Are they noted for being "bouncy"?
Dunno... I'm interested to hear either way!
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There's too much lift in high-speed corners which is where the spider disappoints (and how I like to corner) so along with this I'll be adding a splitter, spoiler and possibly a diffuser...I'll let you know the results. Good news is that the Novitec are adjustable.
Website suggests that those cheapo "Stradales" ones are not damping adjustable, so you're totally at the mercy of their product development techs, as to how your car will handle...
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Website suggests that those cheapo "Stradales" ones are not damping adjustable, so you're totally at the mercy of their product development techs, as to how your car will handle...
If you've ever driven a spider you'll understand that "anything else" is an upgrade to the handling
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