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  1. G strut top bearing alignment. Hole in rubber to front or back?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all. Currently have car up on lift doing other work. Have bad tyre wear and just wondering if alignment of the hole on the rubber of the strut top mount to the front or the rear hole in the body will mate any difference. Mine ar both pointing forward. See image. Had a look at my brothers...
  2. Rear strut mounting knocking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It produced a noise but I only noticed it after changing a rear ARB link. Believe it or not, the faulty part is on the left in the pic. Look at the centre recessed plate/washer (coloured silver). I am holding it out as it had become unbonded from the rubber and could move vertically by around...
  3. strut age

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today I found front and rear Boge struts (D3218F) for my 147 (with eibach springs). They cost 208 euros and I think it is a bargain (140 euros on ebay for each rear). I was going for the rear, because I read that they are good (I think by Fruity), but the price is for all of them, and they don't...
  4. New Left front strut top mount on eBay

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I set up an alert ages ago and it has just thrown this up. Someone is making a good mark up though. About twice the main dealer price as I recall. It would apear to be located in France.
  5. Electronic strut

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all can someone point me in the right direction for replacing electronic front struts on my mito cloverleaf cheers
  6. All about rear strut top mountings

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As I noticed some time ago, an excellent indicator of failing rear strut top mountings when the rear wheels are hanging (rear jacked up) is reduced or no gap between the rear strut top, top plates and the rear strut turrets. There should be a gap of up to 4mm, particularly towards the...
  7. Totally Alfa top n/s strut mount?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Looking a bit of advice,I have had the strut top changed on Friday with no problems with fitting,but on the test drive there was an almighty rattle and banging noise.Stripped down again yesterday,everything tightened up and no difference.Has anyone else fitted one and have you had any...
  8. Alfa Giulietta Strut bar install ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys, Hope everyone is well, just wondering if anyone has recently installed a strut brace / Bar ? I have one in mind and looking in the engine bay before there is some already pre drilled holes thats dont seem to be doing anything, just wondering if they could be used ?? Any help or info...
  9. Strut brace

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm considering fitting a strut brace to my V6 CF3 Spider. Anyone have any recommendations or ones to avoid? Thanks
  10. 147 rear strut top

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can these be changed without having to remove the strut from the car? I have a knock I think may be the top mount and I don't want to be trying to disturb the lower bolt that goes through the hub if I can help it. Not had a proper look but hoping you can get enough clearance using Spring...
  11. Rear strut bar

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone used one of these on a Spider & if so did it make the car fidgety or an improvement ? I have a front bar fitted, it does reduce roll along with 17" wheels & KYb struts, Powerflex rear bushes etc but just wondered about this...
  12. Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider Front Suspension Strut Mount

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, For those of you that have been waiting it looks like strut top mounts will be available (60651125 60629998) from TotallyAlfa. Link below:- Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider Front Suspension Strut Mount (60651125 60629998) :: TotallyAlfa Regards Jim
  13. Front strut bearing

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi so going to change to b4 shock absorbers all round. Can anyone tell me if the top strut mount comes complete with the bearing?
  14. Rear suspension strut

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Any of you guys that have changed rear suspension any advise on how to get them in? Got old one out by compressing spring,removing top nuts and washers and man handling spring off so I could then get the shock out. Is that the easiest way to get back in and re assemble with it on the car or is...
  15. OMP strut brace, which one?

    Alfa GTA
    I have been on the look out for a MOMO strut brace (original Alfa Romeo one) for some time now, but I just can't find a second hand one. So I've decided I want the red ajustable OMP strut brace. Already searched the forum but I can't figure out which one fits the GTA. Does anyone have a OMP...
  16. 147/GT rear strut top mount measurement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anybody have an old, or new, mount that they would be willing to measure and post here ? Would greatly appreciate it. Looking for the maximum height and the height from the bottom of the hole the strut enters to the top of the hole.
  17. 916 left front strut bearing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello guys, I guess I am not the only one suffering from a shortage on 916 front left strut bearings (oe. Part# 60629998). Right ones are still available but left ones arn't. At current I have no problems but while changing the complete suspension it would be nice to exchange also both bearings...
  18. Spider 916 LH strut top mount

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Changing the springs and struts on my 1999 Spider TS, noticed the top mounts were looking a bit grim so decided I may as well go the whole hog! I managed to get the RH mount from Alfaworkshop, but cannot source a LH mount for love nor money! Has anyone got one sat on a shelf they'd be...
  19. Wanted - Front strut top mount covers!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So...I have tried all the obvious routes - breakers on eBay (private cars and commercial yards), as well as all the usual Alfa specialists. Does anyone have a pair of good/reasonable/serviceable front strut top mount plastic/rubber dust caps I could buy? I appreciate they invariably split or...
  20. strut brace compatability

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Will a 156 strut brace fit a GT please? Both JTS engine so I'm assuming the same era ish floor pan and dimensions?