I've got to be honest I find comments like this pretty ignorant. The guy's here for advice not to be told he's stupid. Besides, in this day and age, manufacturers are capable of delivering high levels of body control AND high levels of compliance.Alfa are performance oriented vehicles, never luxury, never a Cushy ride. People need to research what they are buying against what they want or are expecting. Not hard to be an informed consumer in this day and age.
Is there a correlation between the color of the shocks and the stiffness or ride quality?Only if you have adaptive suspension, otherwise no it does not change.
I'd check if it has aftermarket springs. Springs should be black with several colored DOTS on them somewhere. If they are blue, red or otherwise remove them for stock.
Well saidThings to understand about lowering your tire pressure before doing it:
Low tire pressure increases the chances of hydroplaning.
It also causes significantly more heat generation which best case, wears your tires out faster and worst case, causes a blowout while driving. If that blowout were to cause any sort of accident, many states have a provision to add negligent driving charges for improper vehicle maintenance.
Driving on under-inflated tires is dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 1/3 of passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs are being driven with at least one under-inflated tire. Under-inflation is one of the leading causes of tire failure. If tire...www.baileygreer.com
Also please realize a car and an SUV are not the same..all the negative effects of low tire pressure are exaggerated with a larger, taller, heavier vehicle.
IF you understand these things and still think lowering you tire pressure is for you (I run mine 2 lbs lower, so not saying don't do it..saying understand what you are doing)...Please stay within 25% of the factory recommendation. Less air then that is period dangerous...and really stay within 10% because you want a safety margin and don't want to replace your tires 10,000 miles sooner then otherwise probably.
(This means on the Stelvio don't lower the pressure more than about 8 lbs max to stay within 25% of factory..to stay within 10% don't go below 3lbs lower pressure. This is using the front pressure ratings, rear are almost the same.)
Lowering pressure will slightly improve the ride..most people can't tell though. It is very minor on most roads, if I only drive on pavement I would run factory pressure probably. I do it because I drive off-road and on washboarded dirt roads a couple lbs of pressure makes a noticable ride difference while still delivering decent wear when I'm on the payment.
Again not saying don't.lower your tire pressure..just saying be aware of what it means to do so and what the safety margins are.
????...... if you are of suicidal type, please at least by doing this, do not risk the life of other drivers ! Lowering tyre pressure intentionally more than 10-15% and driving on roads and highway creates big risk for stability, handling and blowing tyre, which is very dangerous. You will sacrifice also suspension integrity, tyre life and fuel consumption. I can't find it now, but there was a study in UK, which confirms one third of the accidents were created from improper , mostly under inflated tyres.I dont care what anyone says. Lower the the tire pressure.You can drive the drive the car safely but you will decrease the tread wear
I’m waiting on another set of 20” wheels to show up to mount a set of performance summer tires and I’ll be going with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV one size larger than stock (265/45 vs 255/45) for an additional 0.3” of sidewall to provide some extra cushion, and also due to current experience with the Pilot Sport 4Ss on my 4C and BRZ.So what tires would you suggest?