Thanks for the suggestion with the ebc reds or Ferodo
IMPORTANT - acceleration data on Brad's Alfa
with both of us in the car we have check his stipped Alfa on acceleration and power. The best results obtained on the flat road are: 0-60km/h 4,0sec, 0-100km/h 8,1sec. Power 162BHP on the flywheel (119kW)
I quickly calculated that if I was not in the car (50% weight reduction
) Brad would record something around 7,6sec 0-100km/h
Analysing charts is even more involving. What you see is 3 speed curves as a function of time and three acceleration graphs expressed as a g-force. To recap we have
1) my Alfa 155 2,5v6 sport filter + back box changed,
2) Brads Alfa 155 2,0 16V fully stripped, CDA intake, chip and exhaust
3) my Volvo C70 Cabrio 2,3 T5 with 240bhp and around 1650kg of weight, standard.
You can clearly see that weight matters - Brad has blown other cars recording the highest g-force in excess of 0,5g on the first grea and reving higher on each grear (mind the drop and rebound is the gear change). See that he changed to second at 60km/h compared to around 56km/h for my Alfa and 55km/h for the Volvo.
The acceleration on the second grear is the same as on my Alfa, however again he reached 100km on second whereas I had to change it to third.
Studying Volvo is quite interesting as well. The weight makes it start slowly recording lowest g-force from the trio, but on the second gear as the turbo spools up it pulls like a train reaching 100km in the same time as Brad's Alfa. Brad would be much further in the front though, because he was much quicker from the start and his average spead during acceleration would be higher. Volvo would clearly catch up on the third.
Hope you like it as much as I do