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  1. Tuning & Upgrades
    Is it difficult for someone pretty mechanically competant? Used to working on 10+ year old cars with every blinkin bolt seized, so hoping a 56 plate will be a dream! Can anyone give me a quick run-through? Worth replacing anything else while I'm there? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.
  2. Tuning & Upgrades
    Has anyone fitted either of these with Eibach Prokit sport springs to their brera? How much difference are they in terms of comfort vs cornering abilities?
  3. Alfa GTA
    not finished writing it up yet, and its not mega concise, but its not bad. also saves you clicking a million links since img tags arent enabled here for some reason. enjoy! www.hansthebear.com/fsdguide.html
  4. Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi, I know it's been mentioned before that the GTA specific Koni FSD's can be fitted to non GTA 156's but I haven't found anyone who has actually done it. Well I've now done it myself. I bought the GTA FSD's for £400 (before the price increase) and fitted them this weekend to my 2.5 Veloce...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having read posts about GT crashy ride and experiencing this myself I am wondering about upgrading to Koni FSD or Bilsteins. I am confused about the termonology used though as some people say shocks and some say struts. So does the GT have shocks or struts or both (and what is the difference...
  6. Alfa GTA
    The FSD/Eibachs have arrived :thumbs: While they're being fitted (@ Alfatecnico) he will also replacing the upper and lower wishbones, as there is noise coming from the n/s and they haven't been done for a long while, as while most of the suspension is dismantled, seems like a good time. Is...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm considering upgrading the shocks & springs on my GT, this is going to be way beyond my skill level so I'm going to have to get this "professionally" done... Given that I don't have a local indie near me, I've got 28months of warentee and my insurance company is probably going to insist...
  8. Tuning & Upgrades
    . I know it's been talked about alot lately but i am ready to purchase new suspension for my 156... and i can't decide :confused: Currently my suspension is stock; wallowy, crashy and uncomfortable but still a nice drive :) I am def getting the Eibach Pro-kit springs (lower 30mm).. I am...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What is the best choice of springs for a 156 2,0 JTS with Koni FSD dampers ? 1. Original springs 2. Alfa 20mm sport springs 3. Eibach Pro 30mm springs I want a good balance between comfort and handling... And it happens that I do the Nürburgring... It actually happens a lot :cool:
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need to replace a rear damper on my 156 Sportwagon. I understand from reading other threads on this issue that the Koni FSD's are the ones to go for. The thing is I don't really want to shell out for a set of 4 if I don't have to, but the suppliers that I have seen only seem to sell in...
  11. Tuning & Upgrades
    Finally decided to order the FSD's & Pro-kit springs in the next week or so & I'm just wondering is there anything else I need to aid the fitting, new nuts & bolts for instance or any hints & tips or pitfalls? I have a very competent local garage with all the latest hi-tech gear & tools but...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, first of all I'd like to state that I search on forum to get my reply. But, maybe due to my not perfect English comprehension, I didn't not find a reply to this: Are the Koni FSD for 156 GTA (2100-4081) kit fitting to 147 JTD? I'm thinking to them 'cause I need to change my...
  13. Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi Guys I'm sure some kind souls had posted threads with loads of piccies, showing the course of an 305 to 330 brake upgrade and then another showing the suspension upgrade ... I was looking for stickies :confused: I know there's the brake upgrade info thread in GTA forum, but I thought...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As I understand it, the fronts are the same but the rears are different due to a valve. I know there's been alot of talk about them, but what exatly is it that valve on the back does?! Is it for adjusting them or something and if so, why? Should it be ok with eibach pro kit springs on a...
  15. Alfa GTA
    Just dropped off the gta to cm garage glasgow to have them fitted. I cant wait to get it back! I have so far this month 36000 mile service inc aircon new wishbones upper and lower, anitroll bar inc droplinks and radiator cost 3000 pounds. I think that its worth it but need some teledials that...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    On my 2.4JTD 20v I've got standard Veloce suspension which I find quite soft. Bearing in mind the shocks/springs are 100k miles old now, they are likely to be on their way out. I've got GTA shocks and springs from a 38k car sat in the shed at home. Is there going to be much difference if I...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone had any good results please:) Looking to drop my 147jtd to inprove handling. Now have the cash to upgrade shocks and springs but not sure what to get moth my dosh for best results Please advise many thanks:thumbs:
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well to let you guys know why I've been quiet on here recently, well aicwilson (my young padowan) and myself have been geting to the root of all his suspension knocking noises and fiting the dream suspension that you all know you want. Koni FSD and Eibach pro springs as well as all wishbones and...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi people, thought you all might want to know this........Just rang Demon Tweeks to inquire about having Koni FSD'S and Eibach springs fitted to my 147. A very helpful lad called John Hariss told me that Koni state that under no circumstances are they to be fitted with any lowering springs.They...
  20. Alfa GTA
    Decided to do a DIY fit on my FSDs and have been on the learning curve ever since. I have an issue with the diameter of the rod at the top of the damper. The original is 10mm and so is the hole in the rubber incased mounting plate which is the very top of the assembled strut. The koni damper...
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