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  1. Alfa GT: Is the ride really this hard?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone! I finally got my gorgeous GT back from the garage a few days ago. It's been in there for about a month, ever since I bought it. Now that I've finally gotten to drive it around a bit... OMG the ride is so hard! If I run over an ant I know about it, and hitting a speed bump is...
  2. Bumpy Idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My 156 ts1.8 drives well (i believe) although when idling it isn't smooth. The rev counter doesn't bounce or anything, like some threads read. but the actual car seem to vibrate and shudder.. the sound of the engine also when idling tends to be 'pulse' like. as soon as i press the...
  3. Bumpy Drive + Rubbing or Grinding Noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I seem to have a bumpy drive when going slow ( on smooth roads so its not the bad road its on new roads including the m50) or even on the M1 at high speeds ( M1 seems to be the worst ) it feels as though someone is hitting or kicking my seat although no one is in the car but me, when i...
  4. A bumpy ride?

    Alfa MiTo
    My misses is constantly complaining about the ride comfort in the MiTo. She says it's bumpy! Her test is a can of drink, she says my car and a short drive is so bumpy it shakes all the fizz out and makes the drink go flat! Ha. Could it be tyres making the ride bumpy? I'm in N mode all the time...
  5. Interior footwell carpets, rising n bumpy..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    All, Anyone seen this before, the interior carpets on alfa 156 jtd have started rising in areas, by 1.00 - 2.00cm in places. Its been in the garage for a mechanical repair, wots new.. anyways got it back and noticed when cleaning it that carpets are all bumpy. This is a spurious one even for an...
  6. MiTo Bumpy Ride

    Alfa MiTo
    I took delivery 3 days ago and have clocked up 200 miles so far. I'm impressed with the MiTo except for one thing, the bumpy ride. For example on B roads and minor A roads with poor road surfaces you feel every bump and for me spoils the MiTo driving experience. Passengers all comment what a...
  7. Bumpy suspension

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Been getting this since I owned the car. Its only on the front suspension and can get quite annoying over I was speaking to a guy who has a fiat coupe and he told me that it is probably my droplinks and arms that need replaced. Sounds like a good shout but how do I confirm...
  8. Longer trip smooth road vs. Shorter trip bumpy road

    Poll Room
    Ciao all, Back to school math-type questions... :D I have two possible routes to work everyday for the same amount of time: - 33km out of which 29km is smooth freeway - 25km out of which 8km is bumpy road and cobblestones, and 17km is "overpass bumpy"-style freeway Which daily trip would be...
  9. 'Metallic' noise on bumpy roads: GT

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, I'm a Belgian GT JTD driver, love the car but the rattles start to spoil the experience. I noticed the thread about the tailgate rattle. However, I have another strange sound: on bumpy roads (in the ancient city where I live) there's a 'metallic' tickling noise coming from the left (under...
  10. what would eibach lowering springs do with 17' gta on bumpy roads

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    what would eibach lowering springs do with 17' gta on bumpy roads
  11. 147 'Bumpy' cornering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had a new 147 2.0 from Smartalfa, it's only 2 months old and I'm getting worried about the handling... when I power out of bends I get quite a nasty judder back through the steering wheel from the front wheels. Its as if the front wheels are almost boucing sideways, and not gripping. I...
  12. Running 17's bumpy ride? Optimal suspension solution

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Lowering my car the facts: From the start my car came with the standard 3 spoke 17's and from the first kms I noticed that it was a pretty rough ride and a small disapointment because the satndard shocks and springs dont support the big wheels and I think they are pretty the same with the...
  13. Can a 147 handle a bumpy Gravel road.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 has never been of the Bitumen (sealed) road so far, but has handled the rough Australian roads well enough. Today , whilst travelling along a sealed road I moved to the left of a right turning car and onto the rough gravel edge of the road. Speed was less than 40 kph, but the car felt it...
  14. ABS too intermittent on bumpy road

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, some time ago I asked about my braking problem (steering wheel shakes when braking). Last week I had my 20.000 kms maintenance. I asked them to look after it. Afterwards, I didn't have time to talk to the mechanic, but the secretary said my car was fixed. Of course the problem is...
  15. ideas to fix bumpy ride

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have the 17" supersports and they are a tad fidgety at speed over a bumpy twisty bit.I reckon its the extra unsprung weight so will prolly benefit from uprated springs.Autodelta do some 25mm sports springs which they reckon will get the tyres down quicker.Any thoughts? And while I'm at...