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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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!.....buy hey its more than...
  5. 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 -...
  6. Crashy Ride

    Alfa Giulia
    My Quad has just hit 27000 miles and ive noticed that the ride is a lot crashier and more figity than it was previously. Has anyone else noticed the ride comfort decreasing as the miles go on?
  7. No acceleration, ride clutch to pull away

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The 1.9 159 threw a wobble today ... The car had driven 20 mile and then there was a lot of jerking and a pluum of smoke out the back, It didnt look black smoke as you'd expect with a split pipe , it wasnt white like a failing turbo and it wasnt blue from oil ... The car seemed to settle...
  8. My Daily Ride Update

    South Africa
    Hey gents , id like to share my experience driving my 2012 Giulietta QV as a daily for business, so after an illegal Nigerian T-boned my daily business Fiat Grande Punto in Feb2017, after 30 days hire car from insurer I was forced to remove the balsak off over the GQV, and make it my daily, at...
  9. 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...
  10. Rough ride from rear end.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey, so the rear end of my 159 is quite rough on the road, particularly the Left hand side. It's crashing/clunking over smallest imperfection on the road. The right hand side doesn't do it so much. The rear end feels very light on the road, like its loose or not entirely connected to the...
  11. 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...
  12. Gta ride height (best for handling)

    Alfa GTA
    Does anyone know or achieved a good setup on a 147 gta. Looking at raising the car a little as I want to improve the handling. After some research my car is to low from a handling point of view. I'm currently 330 from centre of the wheel to wheel arch . 340 at the rear. Does anyone have a...
  13. Interesting ride ...

    General Motoring Discussion
    Went out as a passenger in something a bit different today .. A 1950's Austin A35 fitted with a 1400cc Turbo'd A-Series engine ... linked to a 5-speed Sierra box. Wow! Noise of the waste-gate was incredible and the power that little beast has ... pulling around 140bhp ... Standard 948cc A35...
  14. Uneven rear ride height !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Has anyone experienced uneven rear ride height. The drivers rear started to bottom out and foolishly I suspected a soft coil spring. I was running Eibachs and ordered a new rear pair. Once fitted the problem still remained,I then noticed that the bump stop cone had failed so I have fitted a new...
  15. Lower rear driver side ride height

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, I noticed today that the rear driver side sits lower.....as in, the space between the centre of the wheel and the arch is about 15mm less than on the other rear side. Both fronts are the same as each other and normally match the passenger-side rear. Any ideas? Parking on flat ground...
  16. My new work ride

    General Motoring Discussion
    Picked up my new van, don't want to use it now for work its too nice!
  17. Shock Absorbers for bad roads?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Im doing the suspension on my 2002 156 2.0TS, new wishbones upper and lower and new ARB on the front and new shock absorbers all the way round. Now our roads here in the Eastern Cape of Souf Efrika are often best discussed in the past tense, as in: "Remember there were patches of road...
  18. Standard ride height turismo/Lusso

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, Does anyone know if the ride/suspension height is the same on the Lusso and turismo? I have a collezione (based on the turismo) and saw a Lusso, which looked lower. Also is the suspension a little higher when brand new?
  19. ride height

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    hi new to the forum can someone help i have had a 82 gold clover sud in silver now red for about 4 months,im having trouble finding the right shocks for the rear the ones i found are short and pulling the height down what is the right height for the gold clover.does anyone know of the history of...
  20. Ride comfort dropping on QV at 11K miles

    Alfa MiTo
    My 2011 Cloverleaf has 18" wheels with P Zero Nero tyres. When I acquired it at 7000 miles I thought the ride was firm but not at all bad. Now its at 11k and the tread is getting down a fair bit the ride seems to have become very crashy - esp at low speeds over. Might be psychological to...
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