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156 Suspension System - Cut springs

Selling my suspension kit for my 156. The back springs are cut so the ride looks awesome. See link for ebay listing.

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Yes have to be honest you have to keep the speed down for the bumps! This kit is suited more for the looks tho, never seen a 156 look as well with regards to ride height.
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Back is far too low.

Cutting springs is always a very bad idea...
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back is far too low.

Cutting springs is always a very bad idea...
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Yes have to be honest you have to keep the speed down for the bumps! This kit is suited more for the looks tho, never seen a 156 look as well with regards to ride height.
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Well done on ruining the springs by cutting them you ruin all the temper in them.
 
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So no takers then
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Look lads everyones entitled to their own opinion. I modified my Alfa the way I wanted it too look. I agree 100% that cutting the springs ruins them but as stated it was done for the looks not ride quality.
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its actually dangerous, if you had to do an emergency stop on uneven ground that car would just spin and the **** would ovetake the front
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Look lads everyones entitled to their own opinion. I modified my Alfa the way I wanted it too look. I agree 100% that cutting the springs ruins them but as stated it was done for the looks not ride quality.
All well and good but now you want someone else to pay good money for them when basically you have made them fit for the bin. Thats why the preverbial pee is being taken in abundance.
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Hmmm think i'll leave them thanks and fit a non broken set up on mine.
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I'm not getting into a ***** fest lads. This was a mere advertisement to let people know about the auction never meant to be a discussion. If your not interested and dont agree simply dont bid. However I would like to comment:

Chillihound - When you put something to auction on ebay you cant force anyone to bid therefore no one will be getting the **** taking out of them.

Visionthing - Nothing broke about the dampers pal. Whoever buys can throw the springs in the bin if they so wish.

I would like to add that with the low sump of the diesel 156's these uprated stiffened dampers prevent the heavy engine from bobbing about and help prevent the common sump smash problem.
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I think chillihound meant you were having the p*ss taken on here, not on ebay.

As you say its your car, so you can do what you want with it and any buyer can quite easily bin the springs and fit proper ones that dont ruin the ride and arent dangerous, like Eibach, Konis or similar.

You d probably get a better price for it if you did that yourself though mate.

Never heard anything about or experienced sump smashin or the engine "bobbing about" at all, though and I ve owned 3 alfa diesels-are your engine mounts ok ?
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I bought these and had the front shocks fitted with the standard springs as if I lowered my 2.4 jtd it would lose the sump quite quickly round here ! They work fine and were a bargain, but will not be fitting the rear cut down springs though as once again it'll be too low methinks !
Fitting them was shocking and I was glad I got a fixed price as it took the garage well over 4 hours with two blokes on it. Lots of heating the bolts with the welding torch and they tightened up all the bolts holidng the subframe in place.
I'll try to fit the rears myself over the weekend... Wish me luck !
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