Sounds like a leaking shock absorber but to be sure you can take a look under the car and double check thats where the fluids coming from. Not sure how much standard bravo kit is but not too bad for a pair of standard front shocks I wouldnt think. Depending on what tools strength patience you have you can change it over yourself or ask a garage to do so. Or if you fancy the idea of better handling
More likely is that the spring is broken. Needs careful looking at asap. If lucky could just be the rubber seats. Probably a good idea to replace both front springs anyway. varesecrazy liked this post
Mines also knocked from new and i honestly just have not had time to get it sorted. but will be interesting to find out what it is Just a quick one tho for those guys that have lowered there cars with new shocks and springs do you this same knocking Im wondering if its the same as the grande puntos where they have a knocking noise very similar and thats from the stoppers on the front shocks
Originally Posted by scooter188 They will fit but be rather rough ride as 1.4 is much lighter And with about 100kg less on the front somewhat higher.
from the corrosion but the rest of the spring is good shape The fact the springs always seem to break in the same place almost one full coil up from the base eliminates stone damage or heavy handed mechanics damage. People who have suffered broken springs often give the clue that it breaks in the same place I found a piece of front spring (half circle) on road. Sprint Blue from Wakefield httpwww.fiatforum.comstilo-techn...uspension.html
I think the proof is already out there. bravos have an almost identical front suspension and I dont know of ANY bravo that has suffered front spring failure. Look on the bravo forums. No spring problems A spring can break for many different reasons DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE Too brittle material Lack of elasticity Fatigue Over Stressed OUTSIDE FACTORS Corrosion attack Operating in abnormal road conditions
Originally Posted by Deckchair5 I think the proof is already out there. bravos have an almost identical front suspension and I dont know of ANY bravo that has suffered front spring failure. Look on the bravo forums. No spring problems A spring can break for many different reasons DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE Too brittle material Lack of elasticity Fatigue Over Stressed OUTSIDE FACTORS Corrosion attack Operating
not worked on suspension a bravo but have on other cars what would you like to ask its a case of jack and support car on stands unbolt old suspension bolt on new suspension etc you will need spring compressors for the front struts and an air gun will make it a lot easier as will having it up in the air on a ramplift i presume you are just fitting lower springs not springs and dampers
Originally Posted by craig20102010 just about to purchase some PI suspension for my car. Iv always had PI on all my cars and they seem to perform fine and they come with a 5 year warrenty so thats good enough for me Just want to know if anyone has attempted it them selves.. iv had a search and no ones written a write up on it or anything that i can find.. anyones experience would be helpful.. hi i
Originally Posted by RobW not worked on suspension a bravo but have on other cars what would you like to ask its a case of jack and support car on stands unbolt old suspension bolt on new suspension etc you will need spring compressors for the front struts and an air gun will make it a lot easier as will having it up in the air on a ramplift i presume you are just fitting lower springs not springs
be wrong in some cases but I have been on the phone to atleast 10-15 auto stores in regards to Eibach springs for my car including Eibach.co.uk themselves and none lower the car more than 30mm. But on the off chance Eibach made a set im sure you can read off the Eibach code on the springs like you did to confirm they are genuine. Or show us a link on any car site on the net that sell Eibach 50mm bravo
bravo Lowered 30 front 40 rear PI suspension. tinted the windows me self but need to do the back one still... Was hoping it would of went lower at the back but im puttin that down to there been no weight in the rear so maybe it wil settle down more. Before it was lowered
Would advise you check that you dont have a broken spring. The sound you have could well be the loose bit(s) rattling about in the cup at the bottom of the spring . Take care dont poke your fingers in the suspension use a pickup tool or similar.
advise you check that you dont have a broken spring. The sound you have could well be the loose bit(s) rattling about in the cup at the bottom of the spring . Take care dont poke your fingers in the suspension use a pickup tool or similar. Spot on. Jacked the car up and sure enough the lower coil of the spring had snapped off. Managed to get a new one fitted today. Anyone know how much a genuine fiat
Ahh i understand sorry However i thought theyd just put stiffer springs at the front or increase the spring rate to cope with the iron lump upfront. Or being fiat do nothing lol.
Id get springs that are designed to hold the weight of your car. The sport suspension would probably make it sit higher at the front due to having less weight. Its a no brainer go for the eibachs.
3030 is not modest lowering on stock suspension imo. Just so you know with Eibach springs the front looks lower than rear like youve just slammed on brakes. No offense to eibach owners.
its not possible and even if it was it wouldnt do you any good. the mounting points are different at top of struts lengths are different front and rear hubs wont connect to shocks on front shocks wont connect to arms on rear it would be more difficult than a coupe brake conversion. get springs for your car and if you still arent satisfied then get some gas shocks too. personally i think a set of lowering
Im in the process of fitting Eibach springs to my Mjet 1.9. Im keeping the stock shock absorbers for now. I might change these later depending on the ride quality. I will let you guys know the results later. Has anyone tried to fit Eibach Pro Kit springs Themselves The fronts were a bit tricky but I got them in eventually. The problem for me is the back springs. They are technically easier to fit but
The dampers are designed to control the rebound of the spring. when used the damper should prevent the spring from bouncing so it looks like they are knackered. You Should replace dampers in pairs. 1.9 Td springs and overall suspension units will be much stiffer. They will probably be the same units as the 1.8 or possibly (cant remember) the HGT
Originally Posted by bridges The dampers are designed to control the rebound of the spring. when used the damper should prevent the spring from bouncing so it looks like they are knackered. You Should replace dampers in pairs. 1.9 Td springs and overall suspension units will be much stiffer. They will probably be the same units as the 1.8 or possibly (cant remember) the HGT cheers just wondering why they different cos they half price over normal ones for the 1.2 for some reason.
Hi Jon The rears are very easy to fit you need a spring compressor for the fronts though I did the rears my mechanic friend did the fronts it took us about an hour. Hope this helps
Anyone with Eibachs did your springs settle in and lower when they were or were they as low as they go when you first installed them My new 45-50mm Sportlines on the front are as highlow as the 30mm SPAX springs I had on before Spoke to the place I got them from and he says that all the drops are estimated. This may well be but Id have saved a few bob on a Pro-kit if I wanted a 30mm drop.
Hi Mate I have an active sport 90bhp and lowered mine using spax springs (30mm front and 40mm rear) looked great (see pic below and ride quality in my opinion is no different than before. hope this helps __________________ fiat Forum Useful Links Donate to FF    Buy FF Merchandise    Classifieds    FF Insurance    How-to Guides    FAQs   Quote   28-02-2009
Its funny really ive heard the same like Jug said the 1.2 - 1.8 share the same springs and the TD and 2.0 are the same. Mostly from places that sell suspension kits etc. But when i check the fiat Eper the TD and 2.0 have different part numbers aswell as the 1.2 compared with a 1.6 or 1.8. All bravos have different part numbers for there front springs. Wierd. Also theres different springs for cars
are like two sets of offset and different angled rubber bushes it takes a lot of time and practical thinking to figure out how they are meant to sit on the bodyspring mine knocked until the day i lowered it i set the mounts to the angle by lining up a hole at the top and judgementtrial and error with the spring but after that no knock and much smoother steering. This was after i gave up with fiat
Hi Tad you are probably right about the suspension it has Eibach springs. Im sure it wont be a very smooth ride just hoping for slightly better. I have attached photos of the wheels as you can see they all need cosmetic repair. Attached Thumbnails         __________________ fiat Forum Useful Links Donate to FF    Buy FF Merchandise    Classifieds    FF Insurance
less removingdismantling of parts so even if you did get half way through the job and lost your bottle it wouldnt be the end of the world and it would be easy enough to put right The first time you do a suspension swap its very daunting but once youve done one it gets easier. Also helps if your first time doing it is on a CinqSei because they are the most straight forward and easy to do. The bravo
A big rock or lump of concrete behind the rear wheel to stop it rolling back in front of the front wheel to stop it rolling forward . Trolley jack under suspension arm ends (subframe end at front spring cup at rear.) If you use the sill jacking points you need a block to fit or make one to fit. Beware the tyre-shop boys who just jack up on the sill and you have to repaintseal after each trip. (My drive-on ramps are too steep for the low front of the bravo. and I never use axle stands because I saw some collapse once)
dont think you can get any uprated shocks for the Marea there are a pair of FK coilovers that the front will fit however the rears may not (im unsure as they are for a bravo) they can be found here httpwww.speedbox.co.ukproductsp...ver_suspension PI make a set of -40mm springs which everyone uses and then you can get a sparco strut brace for a bravo and you will be impressed i think Ry
Hello there guys and many many congratulations for your magazine Im an owner of a bravo t-jet 150 and i m from Greece too.Ive fitted bilstein sprint with 3.5 H&R lower springs front and rear and the cars handling is far more sportive and aggressive from the standard.Also its comfortable character didnt lost at all for the kind of the suspension . Take it as a base as you search for your project.I believe
Hi yes I fitted Excel-Gs all round to my Brava a few years ago they are good value and feel slightly firm or sporty (at least when you first fit them you notice). Im happy with them although I like trawling ebay to see if there are any bargain Sachs or Boge units as they are very good too. The ordinary Bravas bravos and Mareas all seem to take the same shocks unless they are diesels or 2 litre jobs.
Originally Posted by bluejohn125 Hi yes I fitted Excel-Gs all round to my Brava a few years ago they are good value and feel slightly firm or sporty (at least when you first fit them you notice). Im happy with them although I like trawling ebay to see if there are any bargain Sachs or Boge units as they are very good too. The ordinary Bravas bravos and Mareas all seem to take the same shocks unless
Originally Posted by Big Black Stilo i have a 150 sport and the sump guard and the bumper hit everything. I even scraped a wishbone (something metal anyway) the other night. mines standard no collapsed broken springs The bolts that hold the wishbones to the subframe stick out below anything else underneath. How do I know I went over a half-width speed bump and heard an awful metal grinding noise. Fearing I had just removed the sump I stopped immediately and when I didnt see oil running out laid down in front of the car. The heads of the wishbone bolts were super shiny. Luckily the sump had survived by about 15-20mm. bravo Mjet no suspension issues.
&163150 i used to charge &16350 for any car and i thought that was expensive. its very easy to do yourself. rather than write it out again heres one of my previous efforts reposted to fit rear springs you jack car up to just before the point where the rear wheel is lifted into the air take nut off on bottom of shock jack car up higher until shock is clear of trailing arm slot old spring off swap the
Youve done the main stuff but Id put a bolt in cage in. spring rates - stiff 130 Nmm rear similar on the front Lack of good quality dampers for this platform I have seen pro-flex fitted to coupe rally cars. I have AST fronts are simple McPherson as you know not too hard to spec. Rear suspension is the issue non adjustable trailing arms are very heavy and a pain for a track car with toe in and no neg
Hi steve you maybe arent too far away from me welcome to come and have a look alternatively I am racing at mallory park near Hinckley on Sunday if you want to have a look then. Regarding the Pectel the reason I ask is G and G motorsport who maps mine are highly involved with PectelPI and Phil who runs it is the most honest and direct operator I know - trusted 100%. Bit of a way though in Horncastle
Hey Si just got my shocks done just kyb excel-gs up front but like you said it feels alot sharper more confident into corners bumps are no longer a pain and yeh it doesnt feel like Im driving a pogo stick anymore So yup thumbs up from me to P.S while the garage (daysmk-awsome fiat specialist) did this they found out that one shock had been fitted very poorly from when I got the springs done. The top had been put on upside down Guess who did the springs......... Yup fiat at souls a main dealer