Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Sportwagon Rolling Project
Just bought myself a 156 2.4JTD SW, only had it for a few days but i like it soo far.Thanks to Dan @ Autolusso for giving them a good recommendation.
I bought this as i need a bigger estate type car for two young kids and need something more economical than the GTA. Plus it will give me time to fix my GTA.
The GTA is staying so Alfie will now keep Lizzy(my GTA) company.
I bought this very cheap but there are a few things that need to get sorted and then i can start thinking about making here look a little nicer and drive a bit better.
Cosmetically the condition would be described as rough, however we will be rubbing down quite a few panels and giving them a respray in whatever Dark blue colour it is.
It is a Turismo model, so i will also be fitting (if i can get some) Veloce sideskirts to make her look a little neater.
There is a slight knock when turning right quite hard when on power which i think could be a driveshaft, but time will tell.
The pepper pots on her need a good clean, but my idea here was to get some 16" teledials or some 17" multispokes to fit to her and keep the pepper pots for winter tyres.
The exhaust will need doing in 6 months or so, so i will be going for straight through pipe. Maybe make it sound a little more mean. Are there any good exhaust recommendations?
The car has recently had a full filter service, but i think i will be looking at doing an air filter conversion, maybe use a BMC filter in OE box?
A remap is also already on the cards.
I would really like to upgrade the front brakes at somepoint, i have spare 305 Brembo calipers, does anyone know if this will be easy to convert to fit to the std. Struts?
If not what will i need to do a Brembo upgrade?
One other thing that does appeal to me, i think i will leave this for when i need a new clutch again. This car has recently had one so it may be some time. But i fancy doing a 6 speed conversion. This for me is more about better motorway economy and better pulling at low down revs as i will be towing a Capri on a trailer with this car.
I also have some floor stiffner plates spare off my GTA, so i am going to fit these underneath.
The old GTA ARB's will also be fitted to the SW as i fitted Eibach's to my GTA.
As for suspension i know a nice Eibach Pro Street S Coilover kit would be great, but i am really wanting to keep those for the GTA. Can anyone recommend a good cheaper kit for the 156? I am not looking for the best handling SW, i just want to have a slightly stiffer setup. I may just fit my GTA std. suspension if in good condition, but any other recs?
One last thing i almost forgot, the interior is a blue velour. Therefore i am changing this over to a Black or Dark Blue Leather interior. This will defo be much better for the young babies i have. Plus will look a lot neater and alt easier to keep looking clean.
I noticed there are some very special (non GTA) looking leather front seats off a 156, but does anyone know which car they are from? Are there any other Leather front seats that fit the 156 e.g. 159 ????
Pictures and a rolling project resto will follow.
2003 156 GTA Rosso 330's, Drilled/grooved discs, AL Lrg Mocal Cooler, Fully PU'd, PF/SF, AL Blk Si intake hose, K&N rep filter, Scorpion exhaust. Eibach arb's, Red Si coolant/intake pipes, Meyle HD, CF2, Wizard pipe, Weichers Fr SB, Quaife
2002 156 Sportwagon 2.4JTD
AP Sus, GTA ARB/PU bushes, Meyle HD, AL Si intake pipe/vac hoses, Blue Leather retro fit, maybe other things!