Suspension parts for 916 GTV / Spider Alfa Romeo

Alfaholics 916 Series GTV/Spider 3.0 V6 Handling Kit

Alfaholics 916 Series GTV/Spider 3.0 V6 Handling Kit

£495.00 – £725.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3001 | GTV3001/1

A fabulous new suspension upgrade developed by Alfaholics for owners of 916 series GTV & Spider!

We have spent the last 12 months developing and refining a suspension kit to improve the handling of 3.0 V6 GTVs and Spiders, which suffer as standard from poor body control and excessive understeer, partly due to the heavy V6 engine up front.  We used the Alfaholics GTV as the development car, already upgraded with the superb Koni sport front dampers, and set about evaluating a range of different setups to improve body control during direction changes and on-limit behaviour, without affecting the ride quality and the day to day usability of the car.

After an extensive process, we have recently signed off the final set-up.  It turned out to be just as challenging (and time-consuming!) as the GTV exhaust development, as we worked to achieve an optimum handling balance and feel in both wet and dry conditions.

The result?  In a word.. awesome!  The car is utterly transformed – feeling vastly more capable and accomplished when attacking roundabouts or a series of corners or indeed the race track.  The uprated anti-roll bars have improved turn-in to the point where the steering feels much more responsive and direct, as less of the steering inputs are absorbed and lost through excessive body roll.  Whereas the standard car would rapidly reach its limits and wash into understeer, the modified car tacks into turns positively with higher grip levels, inspiring greater driver confidence and enjoyment.  Such is the improvement, a standard car now feels vague and wallowy by comparison!

We have also tuned the anti-roll bars to provide better throttle adjustability on the limits of grip, making it easier to adjust the line, especially in instances where a corner tightens or there is a surface change.  This is particularly noticeable in the wet where the car feels superbly balanced and can even be made to break into mild and manageable oversteer if provoked.  We have developed the kit with an adjustable rear anti-roll bar, allowing owners to fine-tune on-limit behaviour according to driver preference.

One of the best features of the kit is that there are no unwelcome trade-offs.  As many GTV owners will testify, the ride quality is already stiff enough (especially on UK roads these days!) so we elected not to increase the spring rates – thereby preserving the car’s usability and long distance comfort.

The kit consists of uprated front and rear anti-roll bars finished in premium black powder-coating, special laser cut aluminium mounts, poly bushes and all new nuts and bolts to fit the kit. We have now gone one step further and added and upgraded kit including springs and droplinks at a discounted price.

Final track testing at Castle Combe – fast and composed!

Testimonial from one of our Australian customers on the handling kit.

“What impressed me greatly was the improvement to steering feel: before, it felt loose and very old-Japan-esy. After, it is tight (stiffer), better weighted and more direct. And the car certainly feels better balanced and quicker on roundabouts.  Comparisons are based on 105 ownership – many examples – since 1970, and currently a 156 JTS.  Again, thanks for the prompt help and a good product – ooh, and my mechanic (Autotech Services, Canberra) was impressed by the fitting inclusions!

Best regards
Peter”

Koni Sport front shock absorber

Koni Sport front shock absorber

£250.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3002

Fits 3.0 V6

One of the main problems with the standard suspension set-up on 3.0 V6 cars is weak front damping which results in poor body control during mid to high speed direction changes. These high quality Koni Sport dampers have far superior bump and rebound characteristics which dramatically improve the handling while retaining OE damper ride quality.

Top adjustable from the engine bay so easy to fine-tune damping to suit individual requirement and also to stiffen for track day use.

Comes complete with fitting kit and instruction guide.

As fitted to the Alfaholics GTV 3.0 V6.

Koni Sport Rear Shock Absorber

Koni Sport Rear Shock Absorber

£145.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3005

Fits 3.0 V6 & 2.0 Twin Spark.

Standard Rear Shock Absorber - Pair

Standard Rear Shock Absorber – Pair

£90.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3006

Premium quality TRW or Boge rear shock absorbers – supplied as a pair.  Fits 3.0 V6 & 2.0 Twin Spark.

Front Wishbone - GTV 916 Spider

Front Wishbone – GTV 916 Spider

£39.95 – £79.90 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3007 | GTV3007R | GTV3007P

Premium quality wishbone with integral bushes and bottom ball joint – 3.0 V6 & 2.0 Twin Spark.

Bottom ball joint pinch bolt

Bottom ball joint pinch bolt

£6.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3008

Bolt that tightens and locates the bottom ball joint into the suspension upright. Often seized when trying to remove the wishbone.

Bottom Ball Joint Pinch Bolt Nut

Bottom Ball Joint Pinch Bolt Nut

£9.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3009

Special nut for pinch bolt with integrated washer.

GTV/Spider Rear Bump Stop mount - Mild Steel

GTV/Spider Rear Bump Stop mount – Mild Steel

£32.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV1032

Can be used to replace OEM part No 60615402 which are often damaged and rusty.

Front Spring - 2.0 Twin Spark

Front Spring – 2.0 Twin Spark

£65.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3026

Rear Spring - 2.0 Twin Spark

Rear Spring – 2.0 Twin Spark

£65.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3027

Front Spring - 3.0 V6

Front Spring – 3.0 V6

£65.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3024

Rear Spring - 3.0 V6

Rear Spring – 3.0 V6

£65.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3025

GTV & Spider 916 Rear Transverse Link

GTV & Spider 916 Rear Transverse Link

£150.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV-916-RTL

Rear suspension transverse link to suit 916 series cars.

GTV & Spider 916 Rear Suspension Arm

GTV & Spider 916 Rear Suspension Arm

£110.00 GBP (ex vat)

GT-916-RSA

Rear Suspension arm to suit all 916 series cars.

Rear Spring Pan Arm 3.0 V6 GTV & 2.0 Twin Spark

Rear Spring Pan Arm 3.0 V6 GTV & 2.0 Twin Spark

£195.00 – £390.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3022 | GTV3023 | GTV3023P

New OE spec arm (with spherical bushes fitted) to replace the original item. 

Front Anti Roll Bar Drop Link - 3.0 V6

Front Anti Roll Bar Drop Link – 3.0 V6

£14.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3010

Complete with new nyloc nuts.

Front anti-roll bar drop link - 2.0 Twin Spark

Front anti-roll bar drop link – 2.0 Twin Spark

£13.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3011

Complete with new bushes, plates and nyloc nut.

Steering Track Rod End

Steering Track Rod End

£14.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3012

For 3.0 V6.

Rear Top Arm Ball Joint

Rear Top Arm Ball Joint

£24.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3013

Replaces the often worn top ball joint without needing to replace the entire arm – fits 2.0 Twin Spark & 3.0 V6.

Rear Track Control Arm

Rear Track Control Arm

£29.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3014

Adjustable rear track control arm complete with bushes – 2.0 Twin Spark & 3.0 V6.

Rear Anti Roll Bar Drop Link

Rear Anti Roll Bar Drop Link

£14.95 – £29.90 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3015 | GTV3015R | GTV3015P

Fits 3.0 V6 & 2.0 Twin Spark.  Handed LH & RH.

Rear Bump Stop

Rear Bump Stop

£29.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV5021

OE item – fits 3.0 and 2.0 Twin Spark.

916 3.0L GTV Rear Suspension Bush Kit

916 3.0L GTV Rear Suspension Bush Kit

£95.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV6062

Kit includes two OE specification control arm bush’s and two OE spring pan bush’s. For 3.0LTR cars only.

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Outer Bushes

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Outer Bushes

£34.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3016

Kit for 1 car.

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Shock Mount Bushes

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Shock Mount Bushes

£34.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3017

Kit for 1 car.

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Inner Bushes

Powerflex Rear Lower Swing Arm Inner Bushes

£34.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3018

Kit for 1 car.

Powerflex Rear Lower Spring Arm Inner Bushes

Powerflex Rear Lower Spring Arm Inner Bushes

£34.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3019

Kit for 1 car.

Powerflex Rear Lower Spring Arm Outer Bushes

Powerflex Rear Lower Spring Arm Outer Bushes

£34.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3020

Kit for 1 car

Powerflex Rear Upper Wishbone Bushes

Powerflex Rear Upper Wishbone Bushes

£47.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV3021

Kit for 1 car.

Front Wheel Bearing - Late Type

Front Wheel Bearing – Late Type

£59.95 GBP (ex vat)

GTV5025

Fits 3.0 V6 and 2.0 Twin Spark.

Rear Wheel Bearing - Early Type

Rear Wheel Bearing – Early Type

£89.99 GBP (ex vat)

GTV5022/1

Fits 3.0 V6 & 2.0 Twin Spark.

Rear Wheel Bearing - Late Type

Rear Wheel Bearing – Late Type

£75.00 GBP (ex vat)

GTV5022

Fits 3.0 V6 and 2.0 Twin Spark.