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Hello there, has anyone fitted a Front Anti-Roll Bar to their 147?

I spotted one here at Shop4Parts-

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I'm sure I asked about this last year (and have only just rememberd about it!) and someone said there is one already fitted.

Now either it's extremeley well hidden or the previous owner took it off?

I thought it was a modification?

Any clues much appreciated!

Oh yes and the reason for this, is it worth getting one?

My car is lowered 40mm so don't know if that would make a difference?

Many Thanks!!

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you should have 1 on already
 

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You already have one, and one at the rear but they aren't very thick (stiff) a good upgrade is to fit the 147 GTA Anti Roll Bars, did this on my old 147 1.6 and it tightened up the handling no end, almost a different car.
 

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yeah i had mine uprated as well but its a big job wouldn't do it your self:tut:
 

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I think mines gone so I'm gonna have to get a new one. What do you reckon. An uprated one from Eb or a GTA one?
 

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It's highly unlikely that theres any problem with the roll bar itself, normally it's the bushes that go and Alfa don't supply the bushes on their own.I've just had mine fitted with powerflex bushes and the difference is amazing - the car corners like it's on rails.
 

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Replaced some rear ARB drop-link bushes on my Mondeo today, easy little job, and the suspension set up at the rear is similar to the Alfa's so the job should be similarly easy on the Alfa (he says!)
 

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As far as I know the roll bar bushes are a nightmare to get off and need to be destroyed to get them out so not sure if it's a diy job
 

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you have to drop the front cross member on the 147 which holds the lower wishbone engine mount etc and the brackets that hold in the bushes have to be split to get the new bushes in then riveted back together with special rivets that have a hole inthe middle for the bolts that hold them on to the x member:confused:

so dont try it your self :tut:
 

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Ahhhhh so basically get some else to do it then.

And to check it's the ARB? However....

Alfa Romeo 147 Buyer's Guide

Says:- There may also be creaks coming from the front anti roll bar on older cars and to rectify this you will need a new anti roll bar at about £60 for the part.
 

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Ahhhhh so basically get some else to do it then.

And to check it's the ARB? However....

Alfa Romeo 147 Buyer's Guide

Says:- There may also be creaks coming from the front anti roll bar on older cars and to rectify this you will need a new anti roll bar at about £60 for the part.
True, but it's the bushes that will have gone and the powerflex bushes are better (tightens everything up) and about £20 each and apparently last for ever.
 

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Just had GTA roll bars, strut brace (should that be wishbone brace?!), Eibach springs and Alfa sportspack dampers (cant afford Bilsteins yet!), fitted to my JTD 16v. The difference is amazing, ride can be a bit jittery at speed, but that should be sorted with Bilsteins. Would deffo recomend the roll bars, the rear one that came off it was tiny compared tio the GTA rear one!
 

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hi guys my alfa 147 2.0 selespeed has the following problems: EXCESSIVE PLAY IN FRONT LOWER ARMS
EXCESSIVE PLAY IN FRONT ANTI ROLLBAR
REAR HUB BUSHES ARE SPLIT!

Does any one know where to order all the parts from and could i possible fit it all myself or is it really too much of a big job!??

many thanks

al
 

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Alfa Romeo Parts and Alfa Romeo Spares from EB Spares - Specialist Alfa Parts Dealers should be able to sort you out with that lot. I'd be guessing around £200 or so.

It's all DIY bits if you're handy with the spanners, the rear bushes will need hacking out and pressing back in though. The front roll bar is a bit of a nightmare as you have to lower the subframe to get it out, but that'll make fitting the wishbones a bit easier. If you set aside a weekend, you should be able to do it yourself.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/greenserpent/ - wishbone guide.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/just-images-registered-only/118596-q2-anti-roll-bar-guide-v6-gta.html - roll bar guide.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/greenserpent/ - rear bush guide.

Cheers,

Mark
 
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