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LSD or Suspension??

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Just ugraded the front brakes on my GT to Brembo calipers of a GTA (304mm) and they have made a vast improvement however the front does dive a bit more.
The suspension isn't as good as it should and appearance wise the car just needs to be lower.
The thing is what would you do LSD or suspension (Eibach dampers n pro springs?) Or could I get away with just the springs?
Hopefully the car is getting re-mapped next month.

Any personnel experiances or advice most welcome.

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First, if your shocks are worn, then do the suspension. You can't fit stiffer springs without matching the dampers accordingly. If your suspension is fine, then fit an LSD. Is it for track day use?
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Alright Ian,

Thanks for the response, Car is just for the road, just feels lacking in the handling.........love the car but wish it handled the way it looks.
Checked the forum and seems a varying view on the suspension front (Most going for FSDs & Eibach........1000) The Q2/LSD seems to get good praise at 750 they are both fairly expensive.........having said that I would spend that on my bike with out thinking
But as I have never driven a modded GT a bit doubtful on what to go for...

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On the V6 models, an LSD is a must because of the weight of the engine and the understeer induced when putting the power down. A modded TS or JTS handles the power out of a corner a bit easier due to less mass up front. Is yours a diesel or petrol?
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Hi,

As Ian Lusso said, if you've got a V6 go for the Q2 first, if you've got a JTD i'd go for the Eibach & FSD's first - mine have been fitted nearly a year now & can't i fault it compared to the standard set up. Now waiting for the clutch to go and i'll get the Q2 fitted.

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If koni do a sport kit then get that matched springs and dampers on my 156 are fantastic much better than fsd IMO and that of several specialists the fsd s are a marketing product the adjustable kit has better results and being adjustble gives track day adjustability.

Really transformed my car it's how they should have been from new.
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Do your suspension first. You'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. Don't bother with the FSD's, as the1beard says, a matched spring and damper combo works best.
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If you want a drive in my jtd 16v with fsd's and eibachs you are more than welcome. This is my 4th Alfa with this suspension combo on it and it is probably the best, unless you can stretch to some kw v2s. It has a q2 as well
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Well it looks like suspension.........and afraid it Eibach Pro dampers instead of FSD's price was just too good not to (Get them next pay day), now do I run the standard springs or change to Eibachs??? Been looking through the gallery for a side on view of a lowered GT but the ones I have seen look a bit to low or arse end down??

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I got the Koni adjustable kit including matched springs for 550 delivered.
It's is fantastic I'm so pleased it's transformed my car.
And I can adjust to firmer for track days.
Well worth it.
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