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My car is a 1999 3ltr Super. It has just failed the mot on the front n/s coil spring. I was just wondering where is the best place to buy some, from and how much are are the springs.

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Depends whether u want a uprated spring or the standard spring but I would think any alfa specialist would be ok for the uprated spec & a alfa dealer for the standard spec spring......
 

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I got a Lesjofers (Made in Sweden too (Well it says so on the box))..I was under the impression that you couldn't get aftermarket full sizr springs but I now know you can.

Any of the Swedish 166ers any opinions on these?.

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Pomeo,
wish I'd know that! I couldn't fine any aftermarket springs at standard ride height and Alfa ones were too expensive so I went with slightly lowered.
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Pomeo,
wish I'd know that! I couldn't fine any aftermarket springs at standard ride height and Alfa ones were too expensive so I went with slightly lowered.
Mike
yes it is annoying all this secret squirrel stuff..trade only crap...
the quote for the springs was £40 plus vat for the front and £80 plus vat for the rear so i bought the 1 lesjofer.

when buying a clutch from buypartsby for my daughter's bravo i asked for a price for the springs for the 166 around £34 plus vat each so i got 4 spares.

come on swedish people any views on the springs .Are they made in Sweden or was it just the box.?

So I will have 4 pattern original size springs (£160) and 4 pi lowering for (£25 inc postage) and if i get laceys alignment sorted so it doesn't eat rear tyres I'll put the lowering on Pomeo when they next break occurs.

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The plot thickens....Parts arrived today.

The rears are Kilen springs and Made in Sweden....A search reveled that Kilen is a subsiduary of Lesjofers.....WHY?

I searched on lesjofers and note 8 says not for use on sportronics.....what is it for?..... yeah a sportronic...AARGH.

The fronts are KYB and when compared with Lesjofer appears a more substantial spring and it has the plastic covering at the bottom end.


So from now on I am relacing springs and shockies on both sides at he same time with the same make and part no...Just to keep it simple and in balance.......Knowing what I know now I should have got the jamex from motorworld.


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The plot thickens....Parts arrived today.


I searched on lesjofers and note 8 says not for use on sportronics.....what is it for?..... yeah a sportronic...AARGH.


Pomeo
My 166 didn't pass MOT because of a broken right front spring and a leaking exhaust. Looked for an aftermarket spring replacement and found out that there is a difference between Sportronic and manual.

Any idea what might be the difference? After all I found a spring from a wrecked 166 Sportronic @ €47.
 

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My 166 didn't pass MOT because of a broken right front spring and a leaking exhaust. Looked for an aftermarket spring replacement and found out that there is a difference between Sportronic and manual.

Any idea what might be the difference? After all I found a spring from a wrecked 166 Sportronic @ €47.
That my dear klaas is the million dollar question.

Alfa list so many variations for the range and are marked with different colour coding.

Kilen and Losjofor distinguish between the front springs in that they are not suitable for automatic transmission versions.

But all lowering ie jamex PI and all the others make no such distinction.

The kilens I got are for the rear and they are fine...the Losjofor went on Pomeo 2.5 manual....The front ones are KYB's and will do Lacey 3.0 sportronic on the assumption that I can sort out the grating noise when drive is selected.

I assume that is why they supplied KYB's and not Losjofors or Kilens.

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My Super has just failed its MOT due the off-side front spring being broken - I hadn't even noticed this.
The MOT guy said he had seen a lot of broken springs in the last week and thought it was due to the cold weather.
Anyway the question is, where can I get one front spring for my Super. I do not want to alter the ride hight as it has the right compromise of handling Vs comfort for me at the moment so I just want a bog standard spring.
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Looks like a lot of people in the same "murky suspension boat"
I found a broken spring this morning when I was preparing for a brake disk change. Abandoned it and started hunting for suspension parts. I am looking to try some FK Highsport Coil Over Suspension... anybody tried that kit? Main reason is that they seem good, sensibly prices and since one unit, should be easier to fit (lazy me....)

Might try to sneak some bushes in too, if he wife is not looking...
 

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The only place you can really buy a spare set of springs for you alfa is actually from KYB or your alfa dealer. Alfa shop do not stock them nor to many others.......I have a supplier who can get me KYBs for £56 each inc vat...

Another option is to buy 4 Konis with Ti springs or uprated springs like stu has on his 166.

My rear springs are feeling a little soft therefore I decided to buy Konis for the rear and just normal springs for the rear at the moment... However when the front spring snaps/breaks I will buy the other two Konis for the front with a full set of Ti springs!
 

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was checking the front brakes last night and found the offside front spring broken... so much for the MOT i had 3 weeks ago

right pain to change i bet !!!

explains why the car lurches on pulling away i guess, then again its done 150k now so shouldnt complain

Eibachs or PI's i guess
 

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i've got a set of gen alfa lowering springs (made by eibach i think) if you want to make me an offer - still boxed :D
 

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Just received my Yellow Adjustable Sports Konis Shocks from the Netherlands and the Eibach lowering springs. I had a word with my garage who has agreed to fit shocks, springs to the front and brake disks and pad all around... Said they wanted £200 for the job so I guess I am better off in the PUB..... Going in for the work on Wednesday, then straight to Ayr for Golf on Friday... 1000mls round trip so that should be fun.

It was Larkspeed who supplied them at a cost of a pint of beer below £450
This is only £150 above what the garage offered to fit KYB shocks and some springs from an unknown source so I believe that to be a money well spent as well as making it pass the MOT when it comes up...
 
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