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I taught about getting sport pack suspension from a 156 to my 147, because I dont want to lower it too much.
How much do they lower the car? What is the difference in comfort between standard and sport pack??

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Can anyone answer me? I want to put sportpack springs and dampers of a 156 to my 147 and want to know if it's worth it??? Are the bilsteins too hard??

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156 suspension in is not a great idea for 147. It will fit, but the rear springs are different on 156 due to more expected load at the rear and dampers have different camber. Front will be fine if you put 156 TS sport pack to 147 TS. Don't use JTD or V6 156 setup on TS 147.

Easiest and probably best solution is just to put better dampers on your car and keep original springs. Something like Bilstein B6 that are great with original sprigs, if you can afford.
156 sportpack suspension you would get will be at least half-worn, so maybe worth investing in new dampers anyway...

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the amount of lowering depends on the age of the springs... the early sportpack springs lower 2.5 cm, the later ones only 1.5 cm... I think the change coincided with the arrival of the GTA which is also 2.5cm lower...
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Springs are not the same on Alfa 147. The best you can do is buying a set of Eibach Pro-kit -3cm or a set of HR springs -3cm
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@gotcha you mean the rear will be higher? I will off course get the springs and dampers off a TS. Could I adjust the camber?
@Alfa Sprint- How are the springs not the same? Are you sure, I think they are pretty much the same.

I want to lower it as little as possible and to save the comfort of the car. What will I loose on ride comfort, cause the roads are worse then in the UK?
I got this offer really cheap, so I wouldnt loose much, unless something goes wrong with the suspension.

Thanks for your help. I'm short on money. I go to college so I dont have the money for new dampers.
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@gotcha you mean the rear will be higher? I will off course get the springs and dampers off a TS. Could I adjust the camber?
@Alfa Sprint- How are the springs not the same? Are you sure, I think they are pretty much the same.

I want to lower it as little as possible and to save the comfort of the car. What will I loose on ride comfort, cause the roads are worse then in the UK?
I got this offer really cheap, so I wouldnt loose much, unless something goes wrong with the suspension.

Thanks for your help. I'm short on money. I go to college so I dont have the money for new dampers.
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You can't alter the camber without a lot of specialised and expensive suspension parts (probably less suited for the road and more for out-and-out racing), but lowering it will alter it to more negative anyway.

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Oh yes, you are right.

And the comfort?? Did anyone go from standard to sp suspension?
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i find sportpack more comfortable than standard... but I have a 2.4 which is easily the softest of the sportpacks...
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The car is now on 17" wheels and on bridge connections and sewer caps it just so loud as if the wheel hits the car. I feel like the suspension is really wrong. It's not unconfortable it's just feels like it kills the suspension.

Sounds good if it more confortable, although it sounds too good
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@gotcha you mean the rear will be higher? I will off course get the springs and dampers off a TS. Could I adjust the camber?
It may not necessarily be higher, most probably wont, the weight difference in the rear of 147/156 is not that great, but maybe a little stiffer so your 147 might have more lively rear in corners. It may not be dramatic difference...
There is for example a rear spring, part number 60613563 that is shared for all 3 models 147, 156, GT. As I told you, mechanically it will 100percent fit and most probably drive very fine as well. But you will know for sure only when you try.

Regarding the camber, its not an issue if you are handy with tools. The upper bolt in damper lower mount can be elongated:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...nt%203/057.jpg
and by this you will have the bolt position and camber adjustable. But maybe first install them, have the tracking done and according to the results decide if to do it or not. Fact is that 156/GT have less camber - wheels parallel vertically I I while 147 has more camber wheel tops tipped in / \
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How about going for the sports suspension that was available as an option on the F/L 147, that lowers it by about 25mm AFAIK
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cause I cant find those and have an offer for some 156 sp ones. I didnt know the fl had lower springs then the old 147, I taught it only had higher springs in the comfort option.

sooo...anyone with sport pack experience
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monday I will get the springs and dampers, but I was thinking the sp will not drop the car low enough, specially in the back. So I thought about pro kit springs?

Are pro kit springs stiffer then sp springs or is the spring rate the same? Which are better?
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