I think he does. How long is that meant to last? Or rather, does it actually work??
It does work, its quite good for stiffening up the rear when you are lugging heavy loads around. The front is just normal though. TBH its more of "an estate thing" than "a sports car thing".
Thanks for the advice. The wife wants a decent handling and quick car, she's a great driver and certainly wont be fobbed off with a lesser car although I'm not saying the 1.9 is a lesser car.
She's been driving around in a 280bhp 4.3 litre CLK for the last 18 months so she wants something with plenty of go. I certain plan on enjoying it at the weekends though but due to a bad back I can't drive around in a manual all the time. That's why the Ti sports seats are quite apealling.
The 1.9 16v will go to 190bhp and ~300lbft with a remap, limited slip diff is £600 fitted and totally transforms the car. Put some decent suspension on it and I'm sure it wouldn't be far off the tail of that CLK on the lanes, the 1.9 16v is probably the better compromise between handling and power in my opinion, versus the 20v. The 10v is a bit old hat now but it is still a fantastic car and the ability to fit the 10v with the Q2 diff is worth sacrificing 25bhp for, again versus the 20v. But if you have the money for a top-spec 20v, again in my opinion only, that money would be better spent on a top-spec late edition 16v, you would have a spare £1500 or so which you could spend on Q2 diff, suspension & remap.
The only major downside to the 1.9 16v is it sounds rough as a badger's ar*e, the 10v and 20v sound so much better.
Works well thanks. Must be the only SW on this site that has it, unlike so many other SW's
Pud my spelling is not up to much, thanks for pointing that out
No worries, I wasn't sure if you could have meant Novitec, they are a German tuning firm that do a lot of Alfa stuff as well but I knew you had gone to AutoDelta for your tuning work and theres no way they'd fit Novitec parts, they are probably each others biggest competitors.
Q2 is nothing special and not worth it, even if it could be fitted on a 20v. Not interested, stick to you 10v tractor.
You are mistaken on the Q2, it is fantastic and makes a massive difference. Without it, you just cannot get the power down without the steering wheel being straight ahead. I had this problem in my 10v, your 20v will have even more torque so I imagine it will be even worse. You can put so much more power down with the Q2 diff as it stops the inner wheels spinning up.