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Hi all,

My rear right spring broke, now looking to replace both springs. However I have a hard time finding the right springs to replace them.

The oem part nr I found, 50515193, called some local part dealers, and they couldn't see a spring for the TI version. He said 347MM was the lowest he had. Since I cound't find any details of the oem spring, I'm not sure if the part dealer has the right spring for me or not. I also gave him the oem part nr, but he couldn't find anything in his system.

Thanks in advance,
 

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Have you tried The Alfa Workshop?
Yes, thats where I found the oem nr in the first place. But on that site no dimensions specification was given. Ordering + shipping to my country would cost more than getting it replaced at a garage.
 

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Most people replace with eibach prokit from alfisti.net €122 + €19 delivery. Petty much Ti height. That's for all 4. No worries about more broken springs in a few years either.
Seem to be an improvement in handling too.

And if you are doing that, why not pick up some bilsteins :)


Any spelling/ grammatical errors are purely there to annoy!
 

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Most people replace with eibach prokit from alfisti.net €122 + €19 delivery. Petty much Ti height. That's for all 4. No worries about more broken springs in a few years either.
Seem to be an improvement in handling too.

And if you are doing that, why not pick up some bilsteins :)


Any spelling/ grammatical errors are purely there to annoy!
That's actually a pretty good idea. Is a new wheel alignment required after upgrading to those springs?
 

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That's actually a pretty good idea. ?
I can tell you it's probably a bad idea, from experience. But if you would like a set of Eibach rears for a 2.4 Sport wagon, you're welcome to mine as long as you pay the postage. They're barely used (because they're crap). Do yourself a favour, email Neil at coilspringsuk and ask him to replicate the springs he made for my 2.4 SW last year. They work, you can carry people in the back and the ride height is the same as TI. I think they're bout £120. You cN either buy cheap or buy right. Have a read http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-159-brera-andamp-946-spider/369138-159-ti-suspension-upgrade-advice-8.html
The Eibachs work on the front fine though.
 

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I can tell you it's probably a bad idea, from experience. But if you would like a set of Eibach rears for a 2.4 Sport wagon, you're welcome to mine as long as you pay the postage. They're barely used (because they're crap). Do yourself a favour, email Neil at coilspringsuk and ask him to replicate the springs he made for my 2.4 SW last year. They work, you can carry people in the back and the ride height is the same as TI. I think they're bout £120. You cN either buy cheap or buy right. Have a read http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-159-brera-andamp-946-spider/369138-159-ti-suspension-upgrade-advice-8.html
The Eibachs work on the front fine though.
This makes it even harder for me to make the right decision. I contacted some alfa specialists and some recommend to replace all the springs with Eibach, some say just replace them with the oem one.

Tonight I'm going to read the entire thread you linked to. In the mean time, I would very much appreciate some more advice on what what springs to go with.

I like the TI's low look, but in the summer, the car will be loaded to the max with luggage and to top it off its also loaded with a caravan behind it, so that's something to keep in mind.
 

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I like the TI's low look, but in the summer, the car will be loaded to the max with luggage and to top it off its also loaded with a caravan behind it, so that's something to keep in mind.
I carry a 20kg Buzzrack buzzquattro tow bar rack loaded with 4 mountain bikes. I'm probably just on the 60kg tow bar limit. 2 kids in the back, full boot, massive roofbox rammed full and with a five man tent in there. Absolutely no problems with the rear suspension sagging or bottoming out and we know how the 2.4 handles things with its huge power.

I'm only trying to save you making mistakes, if others advise you to get Eibach, H&R, Lusso springs etc then that's your choice, but I know what works and I know that Neil at coilspringsuk knows his stuff big time. I sent him my TI springs and just asked him to mKe a few tweeks in view of load carrying.

However, I'll be fitting KW V3 coilovers soon and they may well not be the ideal thing for my car's needs:biglaugh:
 

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I was hunting for some rear Springs for my 159 2.0jtdm Ti, this thread really helped me, I fitted Eibach springs, fitted perfectly! Even though they didn't match the OEM.

Details of the Eibach spring I used:
  • Manufacturer part number:F11-10-005-01-HA
  • Manufacturer:EIBACH
  • EAN number:4050278053594
I hope this helps anyone else with a Ti needing new rear springs.
 
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