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  1. ride heights , info and advice.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not knowing, but whats the normal height on a 147? whats kind of too high ? Just upgraded the wheels with 17 inch alloys 215/45/R17 tyres. Anyway measuring the from center of wheel to top of wheel arch I have 16 inches at the rear and 15.5 inch at the front. I am not sure if this is kind of...
  2. Valve Heights on 1.7 8v hydraulic tappet

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hey does anyone know the measurement of the valves from the two points in the picture below. made the mistake of cutting my seat and facing my valves before i measured it. thanks
  3. Ride heights - a little exercise

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Remember the thread about lop-sided cars? Here's a little exercise - everyone can join with their 159. Turismos/Lussos/LEs/Tis/Eibach skateboards/Sportwagons/Saloons Keep the car empty ie not full of the family and/or holiday luggage Park the car on flat ground - garage floor - level...
  4. Alfa Gt Ride heights

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2004 2.0 jTS GT and although running on 17's the gap between the arch and tyre seems excessive. So my question is the Blacklines I've seen seem to run lower as do the cloverleaf but how much lower is it? My old 156 I lowered by 30 mm which was perfect, I'm after the look not the...
  5. piston heights! im in trouble

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    right the cambelt went on the 156 ive got, got the head off, bent valves on pistons 3 and 4 exhaust only. but having a look at the pistons, there has obviously been contact but not damaged them or really even dented them. this is the problem i have pistons 1 and 2 are lower in the bore! sounds...
  6. Rear suspension heights on 159 ti

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, (sorry if it's on the threads b4 but can't find anything)Has anyone noticed the the ride heights on the rear of the 159 ti are different? the passenger side is about 1cm lower I have noticed and went to see a chap near me who also has a ti and his is the same! when shown he had not...
  7. Ride Heights ????

    General Alfa Discussion
    After reading the recent posts in the "For Sale" and the discussion about ride heights, I thought I'd ask how peoples cars compare to other 155's they've seen. I know Wrinx was gonna ask this anyway, eh Wrinx ???? My 1994 Silverstone is standard as far as I know. Compared to Shugs 8 valve, my...