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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Hmm well I must admit I love the noise my gta mod 2.0 twin 156 makes at high revs - lovely bark and im looking at going back to being a student soon so maybe I should get a 1.8 GT and fit a 2.0 twin instead ?
whilst I LOVE that idea...
if that decision is based on the idea of better economy then you may find it doesn't work out too well for you! the TS engine have never been hugely economical...
the other issue you have is that AFAIK the 1.8 was fitted to only cloverleafs and Blacklines meaning you will pay a premium for the car to begin with, expect a 1.8 TS clover or Blackie to set you back a minimum of 3.5k..as you will need the ECU from the 1.8 to make it work. I am not sure that an earlier 2.0 from a 147 will be compatible with the body ECU in the GT.there are some mix match issues is what I am saying.
a standard JTD can be had for much less and a JTS for peanuts..this does highlight the problem nicely that the GT suffered from poor engine options.
if you MUST have petrol and really want a GT then a JTS is the only affordable purchase..they are not great TBH from a maintenance point of view, but it WAS fun to drive, well balanced and although IMO not really very powerful its OK.
but look at how cheap they are to buy!
Alfa Romeo GT 2.0 JTS 2dr
if you are considering an engine swap you are clearly good with the spanners so have enough expertise to keep this on the road without spending huge amounts of money...
GT blackline,Bilstien B12's and Eibach Anti roll bar kit,Quaife Diff,Autolusso performance pads, de-cat downpipe,hybrid turbo,stage one clutch,autolusso re-map, swirl flap and egr delete, leon cupra front splitter,novitec light covers,simone racing gear knob.