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  1. 156 2.5v6 lower control arms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am in the process of replacing my lower control arms and cannot get the mounting bolts to line up. It appears the bracket is half a hole too short. Trying to line it up with a screw driver does not work as it wont move far enough to line up. I did order 147 arms by mistake but i thought they...
  2. Rear trailing arms corroded

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. I took my new (to me) 2006 2.2 Brera in for an aircon regas and a check over today. To my horror, the Alfa specialist showed me some inch-sized holes in the rear trailing arms. Does anyone know where I can get refurbished parts in the UK that won't bankrupt me? There are a few on eBay...
  3. Cheap suspension arms packages

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Previously I've been sold on using either meyle or lemforder suspension components but I notice there are front and rear sets for the GT which are pretty cheap, ~£250 for the full car set (plus hub bushes)...
  4. Top Arms - Hints & Tips?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Well, after only 11 months and 5000 miles of careful driving, my near side upper arm (TRW) has failed again, omitting a god awful creak. Thankfully the item is being replaced under warranty. The offside (also TRW) has covered 12000 miles and is also well on its way and needs to be changed...
  5. A point to note - wiper arms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I replaced my wiper arms after seeing the dreaded wear mark on the driver side wiper and the proverbial paint chip on the bonnet edge, the wiper mechanism seemed okay. As soon as I replaced them, the driver side arm caught the bonnet immediately which was a tad annoying!! So, after some...
  6. Rear Toe arms (seized)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, My rear toe arms are seized in solid.. I have seen some replacements.. Is this a straight forward swap out or do you have to remove any of the rear suspension components when changing the arms? I was told applying heat to the arms might free them up as well.. haven't tried that yet. Thanks
  7. Moog Suspension top arms

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just a note, if anyone decides to use General Moog upper suspension arms, be aware they last about 15,000 miles only, so paying the extra for them is kinda a waste. Trying TRW next. ??
  8. Bargain TRW lower arms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I bought some lower arms from ebay seller Mister Auto last month - thought I'd got a bargain at £90 and £164 respectively - the parts are legitimate, arived in TRW bags, with literature etc - The list price on Mister Auto's website is £219 (each) -...
  9. 159 lower arms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all, I've known for some time, and this morning had it confirmed by my friendly MOT tester, that the front lower arms on my 159 are on their way out - the knocking from the driver's side is particularly alarming. Now, this is a question squarely aimed at any of the specialists that I...
  10. 156 transverse arms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I have had a WAH-WAH noise at speeds between 50 and 60 on certain road surfaces and a knocking from the rear at low speeds (worse when cold). Jacked up R/N/S and checked wheel at quarter to three and replicated the noise as coming from the rear transverse arm, inner bush/bolt, where it...
  11. Bottom arms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When you buy bottom arms/wishbones do they come with new bolts?
  12. 159 sportswagon wiper Linkage and spindles and Rear Banana Arms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have a ALFA ROMEO 159 JTS Q4 LUSSO JTS Q4 LUSSO ESTATE 3195cc (2006) PETROL I'm smarting from replacing my subframe for the MOT and have discovered I need wiper linkage and spindles. The wiper still works but I think the spindle has been broken for a while because the wiper performance...
  13. 3.0 / 2.0 Upper rear arms camber fixed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ok, This is the next observation from my tear down of the recently built suspension to fix issues. I know this has probably been gone over loads of times but I did find it difficult to get answers regarding the difference in the top arms between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions and probably answers...
  14. Anyone own adjustable rear suspension arms on the forum

    Alfa GTA
    just wondering if anyone owns a set of rear adjustable suspension arms on the forum please
  15. Poly-bushing rear hub and trailing arms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, I'm back on the case trying to solve my rear suspension knock. This has frustrated the hell out of me since I changed everything on the rear suspension earlier in the year. The car is on Bilstein B8s, Eibach -30mm lowering springs, Meyle HD drop links, Powerflex rear anti roll bar...
  16. Which Front suspension arms?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Has anybody got a suggestion for an aftermarket front suspension arm (wishbone) for the G? Obviously an original is best, but are TRW still considered equal to original? They tended to be on the 147/156 forum, but personally I was a little disappointed with them. Do the spurious versions last...
  17. Rear Trailing arms on Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, Sadly my 06 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon suffers from badly corroded Rear trailing arms both left and right side. I need to replace these. I have looked all over the internet, and have only found few sellers. Any of you knows somewhere preferable in EU who sells these spareparts. I'm...
  18. Rear lower arms

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know its on here somewhere ,but whats the lower rear suspension arms like to do ? will i encounter seized bolts ? if so whats the sizes These look a good buy £60 in poly bushes to do both sides {6 bushes} Strongflex UK Home Thanks Mark
  19. 155 wiper arms

    Alfa 155
    Hi, I am having trouble replacing our 155's windscreen wiper arms so would like to know what other vehicle's wiper arms can be used. In South Africa I am finding the wiper arms very difficult to source plus I live in an area where Alfa's are very rare, and am very far from the nearest city...
  20. 147 Lower Control Arms - Ball Joint Replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I need some input here, has anyone replaced the balljoints on their lower control arms, is this possible? Do not want to replace entire control as the bushes are still good but there is play in the balljoint. Thanks