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post 2nd March 2019 19:18
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Hello everyone.

Question. I am thinking about my rear suspension. It is all absolutely fine, MOT pass and no inherent problems, but old age is I suspect creeping up on all the parts. I'm wanting to do a straight swop part for part, could those of you who know such things let me know what parts I would need to replace, and what could be refurbished.

Thank you in advance.

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post 2nd March 2019 22:20
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I dropped mine 40mm. FK dampers and springs all lowered. If you want standard I am sure you can get some Koni dampers and better springs. There are Bilstiens but they cost a bomb.

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post 3rd March 2019 11:01
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QUOTE(S_G_S @ 2nd March 2019 19:18) *
Hello everyone.

Question. I am thinking about my rear suspension. It is all absolutely fine, MOT pass and no inherent problems, but old age is I suspect creeping up on all the parts. I'm wanting to do a straight swop part for part, could those of you who know such things let me know what parts I would need to replace, and what could be refurbished.

Thank you in advance.

Spencer


That's a great shout - there is a load of info on front suspension overhauls on this site, but not a lot on the rear (hence the question, presumably... rolleyes.gif )

Does this mean the rear suspension is pretty low-maintenance - I mean, I've never had to touch mine?

I'm pretty sure Stevie posted some pics last year as he was fitting lowering springs on his 146 - he might be a good place to start
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post 3rd March 2019 11:54
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 3rd March 2019 11:01) *
Does this mean the rear suspension is pretty low-maintenance - I mean, I've never had to touch mine?


Watch for failure of the rear trailing arm bushes. Signs would be any kind of lateral movement in the swing arm.

Repair is a PITA:

http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?showtopic=6281
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