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how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

how do if i have sports pack suspension on my alfa 156 i have been told i have a sports pack and what make are are they if i do have it?
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

sportpack has:
- black dials with amber lighting,
- carbon look centre console,
- antenna on the roof for phone (berlina),
- sideskirts,
- sportpack teledials or other optional alloy wheels,
- and last but not least, eibach printed on the springs (white on black)
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cheers are these any good or is it still better to up grade what do you think
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

depends what you are after... In my opinion the dampers need upgrading the most, to something like Koni FSD. In combination with sportpack eibachs this gives a very good compromise between handling, comfort and ability to carry loads
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

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- antenna on the roof for phone (berlina)
Not unless it came with a phone.
It wasn't part of a Sportpack.

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- and last but not least, eibach printed on the springs (white on black)
Not all Sportpack springs were Eibach.
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

imho, upgrade the dampers & use the existing SP springs..... they are a good spring but TBH mosts 'kits' throw in springs for s few quid LESS than buying damper seperately
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

IMO The sportpack works pretty well on the lighter 4 cylinder cars (if it is in good shape), but if you have a V6 or Diesel the dampers are still not really up to the job, and they can touch down on challenging roads.

The 2 SP V6's I had felt very floaty on undulating roads, and one of them only had 17k on the clock.

The dampers are a very worthwhile upgrade, even if you keep the standard SP springs.
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cheers it does handle ok but i would like it better maybe some struts would be a good idea ?
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Re: how do i know if i have sports pack suspension 156

Most aftermarket kits will improve the handling, especially if your car has a few miles on it.

It depends what you want though, you can go for a very hard ride and ultimate handling on smooth roads, or a softer setup which will be more comfortable but give less ultimate handling capability.

I would get a set of adjustable coilovers, they you can set it how you want, as well as an upper strut brace and lower subframe brace to stiffen the suspension locations.

Also make sure your wishbone bushes are in good shape. If they are shot there is no point upgrading the rest of the suspension.

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