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View Poll Results: Which suspension blocks did you choose for your 4C?
None 17 32.69%
Road 11 21.15%
Intermediate 12 23.08%
Race 12 23.08%
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For those who have installed the suspension blocks........

If you chose to install them, which ones did you buy?

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Road, because I only wanted to address the car’s suicidal tendency. Had I known to just check the alignment first, it might not have been necessary.

The intermediate blocks were not available (hadn’t been offered) at that time.

For my track car, I purchased the race blocks but haven’t put them on yet.

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I voted road as I purchased the road blocks. However I have not yet installed them. They are on the shelf so to speak and after I get a new set of tires, and possibly rims, I will decide if I want to install them. I only hear good things about them, but have held off as I did not want to change the character of the car without careful consideration.
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If this poll is for people who have installed the blocks

Doesn't that mean None is an invalid option?

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I couldnít edit the original post heading, but I wanted to know where everyone stands on the suspension blocks
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Maybe a mod can help.

I have spacers, no blocks and a good alignment. It's pretty stable but the tires will grab grooves.
I will be very interested in seeing the difference in handling when I go up a a tire size in a month.

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I’ve had the car for two weeks now and Ive been debating whether I should get the blocks or not. I haven’t really noticed any tramlining and the vehicle handles well... I actually can drive it with one hand.

I’m also on the Pirellis Pzeros but at times I wonder if the blocks will make it handle even better. Perhaps a good alignment may be all that’s needed.
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Better tires will make a huge difference ovrrvthe perellis
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Jamie's Race Blocks... Guess you can buy them from Alfa9supply now, but got directly from England 2 years ago or so. Two reasons for the install.. 1) wanted to cut down on the road twitchyness 2) track use (improved tire wear and caster). When I purchased I debated between race and intermediate. (I was doing about 25% track use at the time). I gambled and got the race version. I was good as not long after, my track use % went up alot, so it was a good buy. If you are 75% road use, get road as it slows down the steering (less tramlining and twitchyness)

I installed them myself, took a little work as the suspension got bound up a bit and took some time to work it free.

That said, it HOSED my alignment, so I went instantly to my race shop to get an alignment. It was a little hairy to drive it, but my race shop is only 4 miles from the house. I recommend that most users have the race shop do the install and alignment. Tad more expensive, but much safer ( the car was WAY toe out after block install, so a tad handful to drive)

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Iíve had the car for two weeks now and Ive been debating whether I should get the blocks or not. I havenít really noticed any tramlining and the vehicle handles well... I actually can drive it with one hand.

Iím also on the Pirellis Pzeros but at times I wonder if the blocks will make it handle even better. Perhaps a good alignment may be all thatís needed.
At least check the alignment, rumor is that Alfa may have adjusted the stock alignment in more recent years. I noticed two things driving two 4C's back to back (mine with modified alignment/blocks and a stock). First on road that cause tramlining, mine was much better. Second, on potholes or uneven surfaces, mine doesn't tend to radically change steering when you hit the hole. While not strictly accurate, I would say that the new alignment is less sensitive to bump steering.

If you happen to live in an area with great roads, hen save the $ and don't worry about it. I had a white knuckle ride in the rain one day, which is all it took to spend the $. I still swear that the 3 best things u have spent on the car are 1) Xpel ppf 2) Alignment 3) Rudi's bushings

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