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Upgrading my 147 2.0 Tspark

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I bought my 147 2.0 in 2006 from an alfa enthusiast (2003 model). At the time it was my dream car, black with red leather interior, and it still sort of is. It has been running almost 160.000km now and the ride it just not the same anymore. There are funny noises from the suspension and and the steering is not that tight anymore. I also would like some more power, but just a tiny bit.

The garage where i live in Bergen, Norway is insanely expensive, don`t have any parts, or good advice. So what to do.... if I`m going to keep the car I need to shape it up at bit.

I have som very basic knowledge about engines and suspension but this task seem very difficult. Hope to get some advice....
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Replace the front suspension arms, that will do al lot. Also check the bushes in the rear arms for wear.
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With the prices of labour and parts where you are, you would be well advised to take a road trip to Britain to get a big chunk of work done in one go. You'll end up having a pleasant trip, and saving a fortune in garage bills too.
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I've got the same car with the same noises in the front suspension,
and have bought full suspension spares that'll go on once the temp rises in my outdoor garage

As for a tuneup,
I'm replacing the front two cat's with headerstyle exhaust and possibly having the head ported or just buying a ready done one from CNC Heads - Home

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Thanks a lot for the input!
So front suspension arms, rear bushes, trip to Britain sounds nice! If so, can you recommend a good garage?

I`m still looking for more input on the power side.

Classic81: I don`t understand the exhaust thing. Can you just remove the cat? What about EU control? I think I understand the concept of gas flowed cylinder head. Together with a new camshaft (CNC heads prize) it should be about 1200 euros. How much power increase should i expect from this? Are you planning to do it yourself?
So on the power side I have: New air intake, ECU, CNC heads, camshaft.
Any more suggestions?
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Most UK Alfa specialists could do you a good deal and as competition is strong, it'd be about where you come into UK.
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After 160,000 km your shock absorbers are probably well past their best too.
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A strutt brace did wonders for my 147. Nice and cheap, easy to fit.
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A local indi told me shocks rarely go and usually out last the car. Not sure if I believe this though!
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A local indi told me shocks rarely go and usually out last the car. Not sure if I believe this though!
I don't - New pogo sticks are
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