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Worried - Not going lower enough..

Ok I have my eibachs sat in the back of my car to be fitted tomorrow, however I am concerned..

I don't think that with the 18's it will be low enough. 30mm drop isn't going to be enough is it?

I've found a set of pi springs to lower by 40mm for £110.

What do we think? Anyone want some Eibachs?
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Re: Worried - Not going lower enough..

hi mate,
lowered my old alfa with 30mm there was still a noticable gap in the arches. probably even more so on a 147.
40mm would be best but PI's are quite stiff. especially with 18's.
ride is bouncy and hard too.
id go safer with 35mm
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Argh!

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Chav !
Hahahahaha!

Yeah boyz, ma nu weelz is not low enuff init. I is wondrin if mebe I shud get sum phat springz to slam dat badboy down.

I iz gonna get sum neon strip lites too. Wikkid.

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I is not a chav.
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Re: Worried - Not going lower enough..

I wouldn't get the Pi springs.. They are made for the low-end of the market, for people who want a big lowering effect only, wheras the Eibachs are made to lower the car, improve the response to pot-holes, they are very progessive.

Are you still certain about keeping the stock dampers?

I'd say you might be better off with a cheap set of coilovers..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alfa-156-Coilo...d=p3286.c0.m14
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I wouldn't get the Pi springs.. They are made for the low-end of the market, for people who want a big lowering effect only, wheras the Eibachs are made to lower the car, improve the response to pot-holes, they are very progessive.

Are you still certain about keeping the stock dampers?

I'd say you might be better off with a cheap set of coilovers..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alfa-156-Coilo...d=p3286.c0.m14
what dan says 100%
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hmmm or maybe stick with the eibachs
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How much do you want for the Eibachs?
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I bought them for €139.
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Re: Worried - Not going lower enough..

Stick with the Eibachs, unless you get a decent price for them. Koni do a -40mm sport spring though, but with stock dampers the ride ain't going to be the best. I'm not sure if FSDs are designed for really low springs, maybe a set of Bilsteins would be better as they do a shock designed for cars lowered 35-60mm
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Well you have seen mine, mines on 18's and 65mm down on the front! and it sits just perfect IMO!



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Do you have any tramlining problems with 65mm drop?
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Cut the springs Or buy proper suspension
 
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Do you have any tramlining problems with 65mm drop?
What you mean??
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Well you have seen mine, mines on 18's and 65mm down on the front! and it sits just perfect IMO!

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Coilovers FTW!!


Left-rear, bacon's Rosso 147 GTA, 19" rims on KV V2 coilover, in the middle my 156 V6, 17" GTA Teledials with FK Coilovers, at the front Pabloss 147 GTA Super with 18" Multispokes on FK Coilovers

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What you mean??
Where the car pulls to the left or right, following the ruts worn in the road where the road has suffered most wear.
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What you mean??
With some suspension geometries, you get more camber as the suspension moves. It is quite low for the first inch or so, but gets significantly more as you move the suspension further. With 65mm of drop, I would expect that there would be a lot of side to side camber change as you go over bumps leading to the steering following the dips, and it would be especially pronounced under braking when you've got even more suspension compression.
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Re: Worried - Not going lower enough..

You're right Mave, my car does tramline more than my old JTD, it has a lot more negative camber too - it is visible when stood from the front. I thought it was just because I'm running on 225 tyres, and my JTD was on 205s. I didn't realise negative camber made the car tramline more.
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Left-rear, bacon's Rosso 147 GTA, 19" rims on KV V2 coilover, in the middle my 156 V6, 17" GTA Teledials with FK Coilovers, at the front Pabloss 147 GTA Super with 18" Multispokes on FK Coilovers



Where the car pulls to the left or right, following the ruts worn in the road where the road has suffered most wear.
What an awsome Pic!

I Have noticed some Negative Camber, but to side to side action when braking, i do need me tracking i know that much, as when i take my hands off the wheel it does vier off a bit!
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Cheers

My brakes look puny compared to the two GTAs with Brembos though.
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I want my sump to scrape off the floor
 
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I'm fitting the eibachs tomorrow. Decided. 30mm is fine.
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