Finding front shock absorber !

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Alfa168
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Finding front shock absorber !

Post by Alfa168 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Feel frustrated for a few months already because we couldn’t find any parts available! Does anyone know any source?

mm20012010
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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by mm20012010 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:51 am

Hi, nice to meet you. I am Paolo, I live in Boston but I am Italian. I have an Alfa Romeo 164 24v 1995.
The shock absorbers/coilovers are the same for the 3.0 12v and the 3.0 24v, I carefully watched the diagram/picture in the microfiche as well as compared the AR Alfa Romeo original numbers/codes.

Apart from the Q4 sold with the electronic shocks and, I assume, ANY version were the electronic shocks were installed even as an option (as my version, or maybe the Quadrifoglio too, but I am not 100%)
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I just bought from AMR Engineering 4 sporting adjustable coilovers. Not extremely expensive but not that cheap too. It took a few months (5, exactly, since I placed my order) before they were shipped. I am now close to install them.

Still, I think this is not what you are looking for.... to respond to your questions straightforwardly, I came back from Italy recently and there I was able to find several parts at a much lower price (original Bosch starter, from Germany, Magneti Marelli alternator, etc).

The 24v was sold mostly in Germany and in England, but here you can find the shocks for the 12v and the 24v as well.

First... here you can find the number of the engine of your 164 version (sorry, it is all in Italian :lol: : (mine is AR 66302)


BTW... just found this, original Alfa Romeo front shock:
https://www.kijiji.it/annunci/ricambi-a ... i/49381477

this guy gives also the code, very important.

Also here, front shocks:

https://www.auto-doc.it/delphi/7770940
https://www.auto-doc.it/magnum-technology/178483

in euros, taxes included, shipping is not

here too, although crazily expensive:

https://www.ricambinuovi.com/store/_it/ ... p?idp=5439

again, the code is important: 60598997

Using the code, in google, you can find this, MONROE, usually good replacement parts:

http://www.autopieces.pro/amortisseur_m ... 574_1.html

CIAO!, and GOOD LUCK

Paolo

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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by Alfa168 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:55 pm

Dear Paolo, very thankful information here you posted. My daughter just came back from Italy in Aug. I am sure my daughter will be able to help me with reading Italian by following up your info. Thanks so much one again.

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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by mm20012010 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:24 am

You are very welcome!

You may find useful the pictures in attachment. Still, the 24v (without the electronic shocks) and the 12v are have the same shocks.

Ciao!

Paolo
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Alfa168
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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by Alfa168 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:26 am

I searched auto doc.com.. I did not see front shock absorber parts available. Keep looking.

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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by Alfa168 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:49 am

I found the only available source might be autopieces.com. Its price is not too bad. I will start to order struts from them first. Take care of shipping stuff...

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Re: Finding front shock absorber !

Post by MikeCZ » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:34 am

Keep in mind that pre-facelift and facelift (Super) version have different front shock absorbers - including upper mounting, etc.
The best is to look up the code you need in ePer (for example here http://keyeper.pekidi.com).
But the truth is that for Super version it's very hard to get new shock absorbers (doesn't metter if normal or electricly adjustable), as they're sold out in most places.
Alfa Romeo 164 2.0 V6TB 1995 + Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTDm 2011
Ex: Honda Civic VIII 1.8 2010, Seat Leon ST FR1.4 TSI 2017, Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm 2007 berlina, Fiat Stilo 1.4 MW 2007

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