CUP's, yellow bump stops and new pair of anti roll links are on the way already
Dont know if the yellow bump stops are longer then what i have right now
I undertand that the yellows are softer, but hope not to be longer
In Clive's picture with bumpstops, seems the yellow one are longer
The yellow ones are longer but softer, they both should fully compress at the same 'height' & you can shorten the yellow ones, by cutting the very soft part off**, if you wanted initial clearance.
**2nd pic shows cut yellow, 3rd pic shows 2 cut off parts from another pair of yellow bump stops.....not the one in the picture which is uncut.
If you can re use your old black ones they are better & stronger, the yellow ones break very easily & end up sitting on the springpan inside the spring.....so even when broken they still work to some degree. The first part of the black one is soft & if your suspension is sitting hard on them when stationary then you have a problem.....like the wrong, too short, springs. From an old note book I'm sure the Eibach rears should have 6.5 coils, check yours as I can't quite count them correctly from your photo.
When the bump stop is fully compressed that's where the suspension travel should stop to prevent rubbing. If you remove them, or shorten them some more, then that's when you get tyre clearance problems.
Here's a link to an earlier post in a thread you might like to read:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l#post14739602 (Advice on replacement wheels)
Lowering & fitting larger/wider wheels & tyres isn't an exact science but more like a trial & error, sometimes different people report different findings!? ( I think sometimes they 'bend' the truth!!).
Added some more pics I found. Red spring(Eibach I think) + early bump stop, yellow spring(Apex) + cut down later bump stop. Both pics taken with cars on the ground.
Another way to check where the tyre clearance issue is: remove spring & shock**, fit wheel & tyre, push upwards to see where & when the tyre touches. You could also try holding the cup & bumpstop in place while doing this, two person job & easier up in the air on a ramp. Obviously the car's weight will be more than you can safely push but as I said earleir....'it's trial & error'.......or just fit it all & 'suck it & see'.
** I think we removed the drop link as well.
Don't forget to confirm your wheel's ET.