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Anyone (looking at you Macgeek) know if it might be possible to retrofit the active suspension dampers to a giulia? I'm very envious but not quite up to selling my car and buying a new one...
 

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Also the ECU needs to be reprogrammed so it can "talk" to the suspensions and adjust them in real time.
Buying a new car might be the easiest route... maybe even price wise.
 

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Ok. Fine. Consider me talked out of it. Maybe Eibachs is the best i could do...
 

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I have a car with active suspension and while it's a pretty convenient nice to have, I still wish I could throw some coilovers on instead...

Kinda wish you had the option to get the LSD without the Active Suspension.
 

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I have a car with active suspension and while it's a pretty convenient nice to have, I still wish I could throw some coilovers on instead...

Kinda wish you had the option to get the LSD without the Active Suspension.
Whether or not you mean it that's like the nicest thing you could have said. Why can't you get coilovers with the active suspension? Also LSD seems pretty unnecessary if you have a Q4. Already oversteers on demand.
 

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Whether or not you mean it that's like the nicest thing you could have said. Why can't you get coilovers with the active suspension? Also LSD seems pretty unnecessary if you have a Q4. Already oversteers on demand.
HA! Well I definitely mean it. I've tracked my car a couple times, and I believe the LSD helps me to keep the power down.

1. As of today, I'm not aware of any manufacturer that makes coilovers for the Q4 active or non-active today.

2. The active suspension setting is tied into the DNA system, so even if I did put the KW v3 coilovers that are available for the non-active Q2 cars, there would be a fault in the system. Recently I triggered a fault in the ABS system, which disabled my Active Suspension. All these systems are tied into each other.

3. KW makes cancellation kits for this very use case (cars with active suspension), but not currently available for Alfa http://www.kwsuspensions.com/products/kw-suspensions/cancellation-kits.html
 

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Niello Alfa in Sacramento quoted me $4400 for a set of the active suspension dampers for my Q4.
The system also requires G sensors (5 total?) and wire harness for the shocks and the sensors.

I think the Q4 front dampers are different than for the other Giulia versions in order to straddle the front half shafts. I could be wrong...

Umbrella designs claims to be able to modify OEM shocks to be coilover. The whole purpose of checking the price was to get a second set to send to Umbrella designs to modify.

I was told that many owners of vehicles with active damping systems switch them to standard dampers when the OEM dampers wear out due to the cost of replacement active dampers.
 

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Niello Alfa in Sacramento quoted me $4400 for a set of the active suspension dampers for my Q4.
The system also requires G sensors (5 total?) and wire harness for the shocks and the sensors.

I think the Q4 front dampers are different than for the other Giulia versions in order to straddle the front half shafts. I could be wrong...

Umbrella designs claims to be able to modify OEM shocks to be coilover. The whole purpose of checking the price was to get a second set to send to Umbrella designs to modify.

I was told that many owners of vehicles with active damping systems switch them to standard dampers when the OEM dampers wear out due to the cost of replacement active dampers.
I think you meant that umbrella designs claims to be able to make OEM shocks active dampers. Correct? If so cool. I can wait even a couple of years....
 
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