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FIAT BRAVA 182 Bravo Front Suspension Problems

I have a 2000 bravo Trofeo 1.2 16v with 92000 miles on the clock. Some time ago I noticed thick black fluid all over the inside of the passenger side arch. Now very recently the suspension on that side has started to knock whenever I go over a hump or pot hole. Any ideas what my problem is and how much it will cost to fix Thanks

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 Front suspension spring catching inner wing

Hello can anyone help with the above that has started to happen about a month ago it looks like the spring is seated correctly in the turret stru holder so I am guessing that the spring has grown weak on one side and pulling towards the inner wing Thanks.

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

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FIAT BRAVO Front Suspension Knock

My bravo has developed a knock at the front end over speed bumps and large pot holes. Seems to be on both sides. Does not do it on cobbles ect. Seen a couple of threads on here but never seemed to get a resolve. Theres no play in anything not even in the drop links Any ideas Seems to be a common issue - httpwww.fiat.co.ukCommunityforumsthread3256.aspx

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

FIAT BRAVO Suspension springs Bravo Mk2

Does anyone know if the suspension springs off a 2.0 165 diesel multijet Sport fit the petrol 1.4 150 Tjet

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.

FIAT STILO Suspension spring fracture investigation

OK have a look at the pictures and you can form your own conclusions. This is a rarity as all pictures on the forum so far have been of broken springs. This is the first chance to have a close look at a used spring BEFORE it breaks. For reference my springs were 5 years old on a 2002 Stilo 1.6 with 56K miles This is a new spring alongside an old one. Not much difference between the two. In fact the

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

FIAT STILO RECALL Service Solution for Suspension Springs

fiat have just released a recall to do with the front springs on all stilos from start to chassis 00644197. If you dont receive a letter and your chassis number is below the above then contact your local dealer..... Just thought Id let you know..

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

FIAT BRAVO upgrading my suspension anyone done it them selves

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..

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 50mm springs bravo hgt

anybody know if you can get 50mm lowering springs for this car and what make of spring i cannot find them anywhere cheers chris

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

FIAT BRAVO 2.0 Mjet lowered on PI springs - completed

just lowered my 2.0MJET.. looks very nice.. used PI springs which is 30mm front and 40mm back.. they havnt fully settled yet in the back so im just going to give them a day or two before i take a photo and post it up.. handles very nice.. very stiff and just looks over all alot better as well even though its not settled right in Pictures to come Problem One problem im having youve prob guessed it already

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 Creaking from top of front right suspension strut

Ive just replaced the front springs on my fiat Brava and Im now getting a creaking noise from the top of the drivers side suspension strut. This only happens from around half lock on either turn. Is this just part of the bedding down process or has something potentially gone wrong when refitting the strut If its the bearing what could have gone wrong Thanks for any help.

FIAT BRAVO Rattling from Passenger Side Front Wheel

Hi I started to get a really disconcerting rattle today from the front passenger side wheel when it hits even the smallest of bumps. It rattles and sounds like a bag of spanners clinking together. I dont get any vibration through the steering wheel but really doesnt sound good. I drove it home last night after having it parked up at work for the last few days where that wheel was sitting on uneven

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

FIAT BRAVO Sports ChassisSports Suspension

I see many specs for the 150 Sport models boasting sports chassis & sports suspension. Does anyone have any further detail on what is actually different from the standard models please Ta.

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.

FIAT BRAVO Newbie suspension question......

Hi all im looking to lower my bravo MJET 1.9D and ive read alot about Eibach springs. Ive been on the eibach website and it looks like there are 2 versions of the pro kit... My question is which one do i need One mentions fixing hole pitches at the front 58mm and the other is 75mm. Apologies if this is a daft question but which one would i need And is one better than the other Cheers

FIAT BRAVO Active vs Sport (suspension)

Im looking to lower my bravo uprate the suspension.. I have the poverty spec Active. I can either just buy a set of 30mm Eibach springs or fit the sports suspension off the Sports version Which is better How much does the sports suspension lower the car by vs standard Thanks

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.

FIAT BRAVO Lowering springs...diy

Hi FF I am thinking about getting a modest lowering of my bravo (Eibach 3030).. anybody done it themeselves complicated anybody have a guide - how to e-learn etc. Cheers

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.

FIAT BRAVA 182 Coupe suspension to Bravo 1.2

Is this possible Is it a good bad idea to get used suspension and put it on another car If it works will the suspension lower my car Specifically the shock absorbers. Also which springs will i need

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

FIAT BRAVO Soften T-Jet suspension

I know that this may seem strange to some but I would like to soften the suspension of the T-Jet Sport. I assume that the shock absorbers and springs differ between the Sport version and other versions hard to imagine a ride quality this excessively firm and uncomfortable for a non-Sport version. Does anybody know if the shocks and springs fit between the different versions without rebuilding the rest

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 1.2 16v front suspension

right every time i go over a puthole or grate with my front ns wheel. the car shunts to the right and knocks. ive replaced the lower arm to no avail. bit stupidly but after the test drive and it was the same i did the bounce test. (should of done that first) it seems as though the shock is shot. as it dont stop bouncing. am i right in thinking that what it is anyone else had these probs and so on that...

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.

FIAT BRAVO Suspension anyone

Hi Im after lowering my bravo (1.9 M-Jet) I like the ride but its like turning a boat so wanted to firm it up and lower it a little. All the lowering springs ive seen are for the 1.4 T-Jet im guessing this shouldnt matter unless weights a factor right Can anyone reccommend any they are using themselves Thanks Woodsy

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.

FIAT BRAVO Suspension help

Hi sorry if this kind of topic is already to there but i have question and I need help. . . My front shocks are gone as I did 110000 km on them so I would like to change them. . .but I am ordering Eibach Pro kit as well. . .so which shock can I put they will support Eibachs I was planning Bilstein. . .but can it be B4 B6 or it must be B8 which are pretty expensive Guy who sells Bilstein in Croatia

FIAT BRAVA 182 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Thought I should finally post a few pictures of my new car. My goal is to keep it very tidy and well maintained. Keep the looks standard while improving the small details. And uprate m echanical parts as I go. Specification -1.8 16v 113BHP Mk1 -Metalic Ink Black 820 -HLX. Fog Lights Heated Seats Heated Mirrors Electric Sunroof Electric Windows Electric Mirrors Remote Central Locking Alloy Wheels Immobiliser

FIAT BRAVO Comfort of a lowered Bravo

I know a few of the guys on here have lowered their bravos and so far everything seems to have worked fine since How though has the ride comfort be effected Is the ride more harsh and bone crunching Or is there not much of a difference Im currently running on the 17 alloys in an Active Sport. The reason I ask is that today I had to transport some bags of concrete mix in the car and once loaded up the

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

FIAT BRAVO Potential Bravo owner

Hello all from a GP owner. I am thinking of upgrading my car after 4.5 years of all sorts of trouble. Ive seen a nice bravo 2.0 JTD Sport at fiat direct I would very much like to know if the 2.0JTD engine has any known faults issues. Similarly can anyone advise if the bravo suffers from - snapped coil springs leaking shock absorbers or any suspension issues (My GP snapped front coil spring at 44k and

FIAT BRAVA 182 what do you think about this bravo

Manufactured 1999. Engine - 1.9 JTD . Chip changed - 135 HP. White blinkers. I have puted front lights from marea. Also i attached wheels from stilo abarth and tires 2054017. Also i puted distance 2cm on each wheel. Inside is yellow leather. Here are pictures Attached Thumbnails                           __________________ fiat Forum Useful Links

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

FIAT BRAVO The reliability thread with poll

Multiple choices possible Feel free to make positive as well as negative comments

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

FIAT BRAVO Anyone want 18 wheels for a set of 17s

Wasnt sure where to put this but just wondering if anyone fancied trading a set of the sport 17 alloys for my factory fitted set of 18s. Unfortunately they all need re painting due to some quite bad scuffing but have no major damage to them. Tyres have good life in them yet although there is a small chunk out of 1 of them but have been told it is nothing to worry about. Would pay extra for a mint condition set.

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

FIAT PUNTO GRANDE PUNTO Anyone with a GPS and Lowering Springs (Eibach Sportlines Especially)

Im finally actually going to bite the bullett and purchase some springs on Monday when I get paid Going for the Eibach Sportlines as ive heard they are brilliant for handling (although the GPS handles well anyway) and obviously theyre gonna be well made Ive got a few questions though -I cant really afford to get anything else except the springs at the moment so by doing this am I seriously going to

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 help with unsafe bravo

Got an 80sx (1999) and ive only started using it after I totalled my other car last week. The bravos been off the road for 4 months. Few problems with it but the one I canmt get my head round is when the car goes on long corners it feels really unsafe and the front wheels start to slip. there is also a lot of movement forwards when i brake. I am very handy at things but have no experiance or knowledge

FIAT BRAVA 182 Suspension knock

I have just got my bravo back after its been up on a bodyshops 2 post ramp for 4 months. Since ive got it back the front suspension has a light knock which wasnt there before I think its down to the suspension hanging in an un-natural position for so long. I though i would post about it in case you can give advice or make suggestions about what to replace from experience because im bound to miss the

FIAT MAREA 185 SuspensionTorsion bar probs i think

Howdy fellow fiat dudes I have a 2001 Marea Weekend 1.6 16v that has been rattling for nearly two years now at the front. I was told that it was the torsion bar bushes but when i went under the front i coudnt find anything looseworn at all. Granted i dont know what i am looking at Then recently the arse end started to sway a bit when cornering. When i looked at the springs one of the bump stops had

FIAT BRAVO Trolley Jack

What ones do people use Are there adapters that can be had to stop the jack from digging into the sill And if not what point do you use to jack the car up from

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)

FIAT MAREA 185 Suspension Mods

Hey all Does anyone know where you can get reasonably priced uprated struts shocks for the Marea cant seem to find any at all. Also what kind make of lowering springs are any good . Any help appreciated

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

FIAT BRAVO Bravo T Jet - Tuning From Greece

Hello again After we tuned our Grande Punto T Jet to 150 Ps we took a fiat bravo T Jet for a long term test. We are going to tune this car too. The first step is to put a big brake 6 piston kit from XYZ Racing. We are going to measure everything an they are going to build the first kit for this car so whens this is done then you can buy one if you want. We are trying to find an aftermarket suspenison such as KW or Bilstein PSS9. Do you know anything about that Thanx

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 New Exhaust on Bravo

Kinda got bored of my old exhaust so made the trip to sheffield to Exhaustuk and got them to make me a sports cat and a new back box since i last put any pics up ive put on an Apex 35mm lowering kit which raised it 5mm from the gmax springs it was on has stopped it catching all the way round now tho which is cool also got the bravissimo stickers made up which are the logo for www.bravissimo.com (not

FIAT BRAVA 182 Brava 1.6 rear suspension

Hi everyone Im about to replace the rear shocks and springs on my Brava 1.6 Trofeo can annyone recommend a good shockspring combo and keeping to standard height I was thinking either Monroe or KYB both seem reasonably priced on ebay Thanks for any help

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

FIAT BRAVO Woman with a need.

i know this has probably been asked a million times over.. but i keep reading different bits on different threads and Ll saying different things basically.. ive got a 1.4 bravo active sport 6speed and want it lowering.. the front is lower anyway. id like to lower the car a fair bit but not so that it is undriveable and silly. i just want to know.. a good mm to drop it buy if i need anything extra and generally.. just a bit of help

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 Bravo HGT track day car

Hi all im currently preparing a hgt 20v as a track day car and was wondering if anyone had any hints or tips for preparing these. So far i have removed the aircon stripped the interior removed all the sound deadening fitted bucket seats and harnesses put decent front discs on fitted ds2500 pads fitted bonnet pins and removed the catch cable and lever fitted an induction kit and a better exhaust. i

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

FIAT BRAVA 182 My track Bravo

Hi guys thought Id share a few pics and the story behind my bravo track bitch. I bought it off a mate as a boggo HGT last year as a runabout and was going to keep it standard but I warmed to it and it ended up with a few mods. 500 notes later and i picked this up taxed and full MOT Drove it round for a good few miles like it was dead happy. Bit thirsty for a daily driver but I didnt really care Then

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

FIAT BRAVO Part Number Request

Hello all Just tried to align my front right wheel to find a bolt has been over-torqued and stripped so isnt actually holding the wheel in place. Basically there is a slider for camber on my coilovers so its sitting at -2deg currently. It uses a bolt that comes with the original springs to hold it in place so it is this that I need. Can anyone with ePer either have a look or post up a pic of the front

FIAT BRAVA 182 Suspension question

Does anybody know where I can get a front shock absorber for a 1999 bravo hgt off of the net Ive looked in loads of places but cant find any. Been to my motor factors but non in stock and will have order during the week but Im always at work Cheers

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

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