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156 Ti SW Suspension

I have a Veloce SW (175 mjet), have read on this forum that the SW Veloce models did not have Veloce (Sports pack2) suspension.

I was wandering if the 156 SW jtd Ti had the sports suspension on, and if so what was the exact spec?

Was it dampers / springs and ride height or other things such as anti roll bars etc.

For the saloon, the Sports pack springs with the Eibach pro / sport dampers are recomended as a very good setup. Would this be the same on the SW?

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Re: 156 Ti SW Suspension

My understanding is the Ti has the same suspension as the Veloce (it even has Veloce badges). In the UK, the Veloce models had the boge novimat self levelling rear suspension which, in my experience, worked really well.
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Re: 156 Ti SW Suspension

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In the UK, the Veloce models had the boge novimat self levelling rear suspension which, in my experience, worked really well.
The Nivomat suspension was a cost option in 2001 (my car's first owner specified it) and it was effectively a self-pressurising shock absorber. Very expensive to replace too, hence it's easiest to put a standard 156 suspension in its place.

The saloon & sportwagon suspension are all interchangeable, but just make sure you get the properly-load rated suspension for the 2.4JTD as it's a heavy lump up there, and grounding out may crack the sump (leading to oil leaking out & the engine grinding to a halt forever in a matter of minutes. Personally I wouldn't mess with the ride height too much.

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Re: 156 Ti SW Suspension

I was talking at the 2004> facelift SW's.
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I was talking at the 2004> facelift SW's.
Does that mean my SW has the self levelling suspension as it is a 2004 Veloce Facelift)?

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Re: 156 Ti SW Suspension

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Foes that mean my SW has the self levelling suspension as it is a 2004 Veloce Facelift)?
I have a (Dutch, so spec may differ) 2004 2.0 SW with the sports pack (which the UK calls Veloce) and indeed, suspension is Nivomat, self-levelling.
Works really well!
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Re: 156 Ti SW Suspension

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I think mine may have the self levelling rear suspension. Any easy way of telling?

Your going to tell me to load the back of the car and see if its level aren't you?!
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