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I did say that I would be a pest didn't I heheh. Okay my question this time is are the FSD's okay on the V6 I have read that the car ends up with the rear lower than the front when fitted with these shocks and Eibach Pro Sport if this is true is there a workaround and could someone point me in the right direction cheer's
 

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3.2 gt koni/eibach

I had this combo fitted and it looked terrible with the front being higher than std whilst the rear dropped considerably lower -looking as if I had a v heavy load in the boot.
After much investigation on my behalf by Larkspeed (suppliers) and checking both springs and damper specs at my cost we found that the front dampers pand height was higher than the oe ones resulting in an increase in height even with the eibach lowered sport springs fitted.
 

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i've got KONI Sport. whislt i've never tried FSD on any of my cars, i think i'd still prefer Sport every time, particularly being able to adjust them.

with the KONI Sport - Eibach Pro Kit combo, the rear dropped about 35mm straight up, but the front did not drop at all. it was within 1~2mm exactly the same.

i then discussed it with my Alfa dealer (the former service manager is a real enthusiast), and he arranged to have the KONI-suspension fork modified by sending them to my local KONI distributor who machined them. basically, the damper was inserted an extra ~10mm into the fork, resulting in lowering the front by about 15mm. it now looks good, like i want. BUT the downside is the undertray bottoms out fairly easily so i have to take care over big dips in the road. i don't really care about that.

*front suspension schematic and modified damper-fork:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/18994705/302922380.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/18994705/302919615.jpg

*KONI Sport + Eibach, before:after front modification:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/18994705/286074807.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/18994705/286074803.jpg

*current stance after a couple years, with springs/dampers truly bedded-in/'settled':
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/22016129/377216800.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/22016129/377216851.jpg

i'm very happy with the performance-ride comfort compromise with this setup. it really suits the car for use on the streets. if i had the money from the outset, i think i would also have been very happy with the KW Variant 2 coilover setup that a few of my friends have on their GTAs. but there's very little between my and their setups in terms of performance; but one benefit of the KW coilovers is of course adjustable rideheight (but it's a moot point for me, cos my car is as low as i want).

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I wonder if I could do a kind of reverse solution to raise the front of mine 5-10mm by adding a spacer ring in between the damper and the fork
 

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I wonder if could you put spacers on the "pan" that the spring fits on? Or perhaps fit a thicker rubber pad on the pan, if you could get one made.
 

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I know it's an old thread, but it's still relevant and might aswell keep things in the right place.

Shiny,

Any idea what your measure is front and back from centre of wheel to arch? MIne on FSD and Pro kit is 354 front/350 rear. I'm just wondering what the difference is between (modified) Koni Sports and FSD..

If any of the Merseysiders are reading this, Gus or Dave maybe, do you get any issues with the front end of V6's lifting or at least not dropping from standard with Koni Sport Adjustables and Pro kit springs? Basically do you get the issues Shiny had above, maybe you use the dampers that are for over 30mm lowering to get around this? If you just use the Koni Sport Adjustable kit (springs inc) does it really drop 40mm on a V6.

JUst interested really, Cheers.
 

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i had FSDs and Eibach pros on my GTA - the ride and handling were superb.

however if you put anyone in the back, even 1 person (adult we're talking - i'm alergic to children) then going round corners too fast or if you hit a decent bump in the road the tyres would bottom out in the arches, which was less than cool.

at least I dont have too many friends so it wasnt much of an issue!

I would finish by adding that I can get my current 156 JTD M-Jet Sport to do the same if I get too many people in the back as well, but still......
 

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I'm interested in this one so I'm gonna have to bump it
 
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