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  1. Uneven Rear Ride Height - 2.2 Brera

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I've got a very odd issue with my Brera that I can't seem to find mention of anywhere online! I recently replaced the rear springs on the car following a broken coil spring - this was several months ago. After this point the car had uneven ride height, however I put this down to being...
  2. Kw1 height on a GT 3.2

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, has anyone perfected the height of the coilovers on a GT 3.2? Car looks amazing as Dan set it up but everytime the car scrapes on the lining it makes me cringe, anyone sussed the height so the clearance causes no rubbing but is still lower than standard? Cheers all
  3. SW Rake (rear ride height)

    Alfa GTA
    I'm loving the tight turn in response of my GTA Sportwagon but the rear just sits too high effectively pointing the front lower to the ground and on anything approaching bumpy it means slowing right down or I risk scuffing my lovely repainted front bumper. So, whilst dropping the ride height...
  4. 166 - Seat height adjustment stuck, possibly seized

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Has anyone come across this before? The lever on the side of the seats that is supposed to lift them up or lower them down is completely stuck on bother driver's and passenger's sides. They won't budge at all. They probably haven't been moved in a long time and I'm afraid if I force them that...
  5. Passenger Seat Height?

    Alfa MiTo
    Is there such a thing as a MiTo that came with passenger seat height adjust? I sit in my girlfriend's MiTo a lot as a passenger and it is so uncomfortable as the seat feels so high! There is a plastic cover on the seat that is where there would be an adjuster. If not, does anyone think it...
  6. 159 2.0 JTDm ride height?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My car was lowered quite a bit before I got it. Its just about drivable when there are sleeping policemen etc although I do get the odd bit of contact....sometimes quite hard and sometimes the odd touch of front bumper to floor when going up/down ramps in multi stories! hey its more than...
  7. 159 Rear Ride Height

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I'm hopefully going to be getting a 159 Ti in a few weeks. The owner has sent me lots of photos of the car and it looks absolutely fantastic. However, I've noticed that the rear sits slightly higher on the nearside than it does on the offside. I should say that the difference is minimal -...
  8. Rear spring height

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Around 6 months ago I fitted KYB springs to the 147 - it's a 1.6 TS Collezione. The rear looks way too high now, the distance from the floor to the highest part of the wheel arch is 28.5" / 72.5CM The shocks I bought were from AutoDoc - here's the specs: KYB Coil Spring Rear Axle (x2) ARTICLE...
  9. Coil Spring Height

    Alfa Giulia
    Had a reply from Beechdale today regarding ride height and they have conformed that the coil springs on the latest models are longer than the early models . see chart below : He didn't say why though
  10. Changing shocks affect height? - Pictures

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am about to order a set of Koni Str.T for my 147 TS and I am wondering if this will affect the car's sitting height. Another alfaowner (fruity) keeps posting that he got a 1 or 1.5cm height rise only on the front with orange konis. I had the reverse problem on my 147 when fitted Bilstein B4s...
  11. Best springs for standard ride height (147 GTA)

    Alfa GTA
    Eeee, I must be getting old! I think it's time to go back to standard ride height but not sure which springs to go for - can you even get different springs for standard ride height or is it Alfa only? Currently I have Bilstein B6 Sport + 30mm lowering springs but getting sick of hitting the...
  12. Raising the ride height?!

    Alfa GTA
    My 156 GTA Sportwagon is still in the hands of it's proud new owner, and even after a year he's delighted (hasn't even broken down yet :grin:) but he wants to try and stop it bottoming out on small bumps. I fitted the Bilstein Prokit and a steel sump guard to minimize the GTA 'sniffing the...
  13. Resetting xenon headlight height via ecu?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My GT headlights are pointing too high after lowering the car. How do I reset the lights to the new «zero» level? Can this be done via the ecu? Obviously, both sensors on the axles will have different angles with the new, lower suspension, but I was hoping that the system would reset itself...
  14. Ride height

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've always thought my spider is too low at the rear and too high at the front, the rear springs are new and there are no spacers fitted, the reason for asking is when it was parked up with other spiders at SAD they were all different... any comments?
  15. 2003 156 SW ride height

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello (Forgot to include 2.0 JTS. Also, I posted similar a question in an older post, hope this isn’t bad etiquette but want to get some answers ASAP.) I searched the net until my eyes bled but cannot find any ride height data for this car. From hub centre to top of wheel arch my car sits: F...
  16. Bonnet Height adjustment by hinge??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Next thing to deal with is the height of the bonnet on passenger side by the hinge windscreen area. If you compare to driver side where the red arrow (Bonnet is higher) is on the attached image it higher than the wing side (green arrow). Is there anyway to drop this by undoing the hinge...
  17. 166 TI height specs?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I went to MOT today, they said the height was almost on the limit. On the paper it shows 1416mm, while they found it to be 1360s-something. They had my balls literally on their hands, they could have crushed on... luckily the just told me to make it checked. The law here specifies a maximum...
  18. Adjusting the height and depth of the door

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is there any way to set the door to be pulled up or down,and adjust how much to be pulled inside or out on Alfa GT ?
  19. Rear height & positive camber

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So after a full rear strip down and rebuild it seems to be sitting high and there's noticeable positive camber on the wheels. It already had polyurethane bushes before on the arms & spring pans but since I've replaced the following; Upper wishbone bushes for polyurethane Upper ball joint Rear...
  20. 147 Front Suspension Height

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm trying to figure out the spec of the springs fitted to the front of my 147, don't know what might have been fitted by a previous owner or even in the Alfa factory. So i've measured the height from the centre of the alloy wheel to the edge of wheel arch (so tyre and wheel differences aren't a...