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View Poll Results: Is your alfa lowered?
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Is any of the Alfa Romeo cars you own lowered?
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Lowered? Jesus no, mine bottoms out enough already.......

The bottom edge of my front bumper looks like I tried to drive over a big pile of angle grinders.
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Re: Low ....

I'm considering lowering it by 40mm ...... is that too much?
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Dunno... my 33 was lowered (30-40mm I think) and it looked

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My 147 is lowered at the drivers side.
But I hope to make it correctly lowered in a few months.
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Mine's factory lowered with the SP. Does that count??
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Mine's factory lowered with the SP. Does that count??
Nope... Only if you've lowered it yourself (or had it lowered)

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Don't understand ...

It's too impracticable (here) think I
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Lowered about 35-40mm on Koni shox/Vogtland springs

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Don't understand ...

It's too impracticable (here) think I
What don't you u:stand now?
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How low can you go?????
 
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Lowered about 35-40mm on Koni shox/Vogtland springs

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The same setup I was going to get to me 33 ... It's been 2 years since I ordered those parts... they haven't arrived yet
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How low can you go?????
Untill the wheel stops spinning?
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How low can you go?????


Can I borrow that ?
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What don't you u:stand now?
That whole lower thing ...
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That whole lower thing ...
The concept, or what it means?
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Re: Low ....

Before I bought her I think my Bertie had been lower at little but it may only be the front looks good but I'd prefer it to be a little higher so I could vist my brother who lives on an estate infested with those Horble speed bumps aimed to remove your sump only.
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The concept, or what it means?
The consept I guess
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Re: Low ....

Well lowering the car (as far as I know) makes it handle better... and makes it look good too
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Re: Low ....

I've done both - raised it and then lowered it
Just selected lower in the poll though since thats what I'm sticking with.

Originally when getting the AD coilovers intstalled I requested a 5mm higher ride height since some Irish roads are quite bad.;
However after some time with the higher ride height I realised that the original GTA spring/damper settings allowed the car to bottom out way too much and with the AD dampers I could lower it a lot more.
I gradually lowered it over time and am now approx 20mm lower than standard (would know exactly if 156 GTA owner would do me a favour ).

Haven't really done it for looks, although it looks quite
Lowering the centre of gravity makes a big difference to how quickly you can change direction on the track, and also cornering speed.
Especially if you haven't had to compromise on suspension travel (e.g. with a coilover kit).

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Well lowering the car (as far as I know) makes it handle better... and makes it look good too

I'm not a doctor - but I really do recommend braking later
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