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I faced a similar decision and went the Eibach route. I didn't want to slam the car and don't have a need for full adjustability, but have had issues in the past with lowering springs that didn't settle evenly. I wanted things a little stiffer and a little lower, but don't track so considered the Miesters mostly to ensure some adjustability if I needed it.

That said, the springs in the Abarth are well suited to the eibach's (and some others) and I wasn't otherwise interested in the adjustability that Koni shocks and coilovers have offered me in the past. As it turned out, the car settled onto the new springs evenly without the need to adjust anything. I might not feel the same way if the install had left me with irregular gap issues, but I have zero regrets for going with the Eibachs and saved $600. YMMV
 

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Greg ...with your springs that you sell on your site, do you recommend newer/better rear bump stops?
 

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Thanks XR ...for some reason, even though they are more expensive, I am now leaning towards the FM springs with new rear bump stops. I pretty sure that you have made my decision.
Glad to be of assistance. If you do run FM springs, let me know how it goes.
 

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Greg ...with your springs that you sell on your site, do you recommend newer/better rear bump stops?
Nope, my official suggestion for a fast street and occasional track car is H&R springs, Eibach anti-sway bars and that's it.

Now for more hardcore track action, the list changes quite a bit, but for a street car, that setup is hard to beat and it won't break the bank. It's what I run on my own car.

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Nope, my official suggestion for a fast street and occasional track car is H&R springs, Eibach anti-sway bars and that's it.

Now for more hardcore track action, the list changes quite a bit, but for a street car, that setup is hard to beat and it won't break the bank. It's what I run on my own car.

Greg
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any concerns with speed bumps or parking stops? Dragging underneath or bumping the stops, when parking?
 

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Thanks XR ...for some reason, even though they are more expensive, I am now leaning towards the FM springs with new rear bump stops. I pretty sure that you have made my decision.
That is my top choice as well! After a lot of research
 
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any concerns with speed bumps or parking stops? Dragging underneath or bumping the stops, when parking?
Nope, it's just fine. I wouldn't say I have NO concerns, I have some consideration for any speed bump, even at standard height. However with the H&R springs, I haven't found a speed bump that will cause it to drag, there really haven't been any issues. When parking I am careful not to go up too far, but it does just barely clear a standard parking stop or curb.

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Has anyone had any problems with their self adjusting headlights pointing down, following car lowering? ...and how did you go about fixing it?
 

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Nope, it's just fine. I wouldn't say I have NO concerns, I have some consideration for any speed bump, even at standard height. However with the H&R springs, I haven't found a speed bump that will cause it to drag, there really haven't been any issues. When parking I am careful not to go up too far, but it does just barely clear a standard parking stop or curb.

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I'm with Greg on this one and plan to go with the H&Rs as well, along with their spacers. I have used H&R in the past on other cars and from what I have learned these are one of the better options. Don't cheap out though as a word of advice to others.
 

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I'm with Greg on this one and plan to go with the H&Rs as well, along with their spacers. I have used H&R in the past on other cars and from what I have learned these are one of the better options. Don't cheap out though as a word of advice to others.
Same here. I'm convinced I'll be using H&R.
 

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Nope, my official suggestion for a fast street and occasional track car is H&R springs, Eibach anti-sway bars and that's it.
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Greg, what would be our official suggestion to a Lusso owner when comfort in an important factor?

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any concerns with speed bumps or parking stops? Dragging underneath or bumping the stops, when parking?
Nope, it's just fine. I wouldn't say I have NO concerns, I have some consideration for any speed bump, even at standard height. However with the H&R springs, I haven't found a speed bump that will cause it to drag, there really haven't been any issues. When parking I am careful not to go up too far, but it does just barely clear a standard parking stop or curb.

Greg
Mahalo @Greg !!!

Nope, it's just fine. I wouldn't say I have NO concerns, I have some consideration for any speed bump, even at standard height. However with the H&R springs, I haven't found a speed bump that will cause it to drag, there really haven't been any issues. When parking I am careful not to go up too far, but it does just barely clear a standard parking stop or curb.

Greg
I'm with Greg on this one and plan to go with the H&Rs as well, along with their spacers. I have used H&R in the past on other cars and from what I have learned these are one of the better options. Don't cheap out though as a word of advice to others.
@Bob Z mahalo ...wise words sir. Wise indeed.
 
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Greg, what would be our official suggestion to a Lusso owner when comfort in an important factor?

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H&R or stock. Springs are always a trade off, I think the H&Rs have the right balance between comfort and performance for a street car, but if comfort is THE top priority (which would make the 124 a strange choice) then the stock springs are the way to go.

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H&R or stock. Springs are always a trade off, I think the H&Rs have the right balance between comfort and performance for a street car, but if comfort is THE top priority (which would make the 124 a strange choice) then the stock springs are the way to go.

Greg
Hmmmm, maybe I'm shopping the wrong car. :(

Thanks for making me pause to give a little more thought about my decision before I make a purchase. :)

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Hmmmm, maybe I'm shopping the wrong car. :(

Thanks for making me pause to give a little more thought about my decision before I make a purchase. :)

Paul
A bit off topic, but what exactly are you looking for in a car?

Lowered and ride comfort don't usually go well together. If you're looking for some resemblance of comfort, you'd look at a Lusso or Classic and keep it at stock ride height. They ride fine in that configuration.

Have you driven one?
 
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