I own a Brera 3.2 JTS Q4, blu missano, with everything you can get on it besides cruise control and light/rain sensors.
I have uploaded some in my gallery.
First time I bought the car I was really impressed with the looks. It is very very beautiful. The problem is the car looks like a fast slick sports coupe and it's not really. It's very heavy, extremely restricted and on top of that not very reliable...
With some other car at this point I would sell it and buy something else. Not with the Brera though. I am so in love with this car I decided to fix the problems I might encounter and keep it.
Until now I read a lot about it, I am close of getting a Workshop Manual and an ePER. The car has 11000km (about 6800 miles). I serviced it once, at 10000km (oil change - Selenia StAR 5W-40, oil filter) and I fitted a sports intake filter (the oiled version). Also, about 3500km ago I replaced the stock springs with Eibach ProKit and lowered the car ~25mm front and ~15mm back.
I wanted to buy a Supersprint exhaust but unfortunately it costs around 3000 euro and it's not even complete.
So I clarified some things in my head and decided the following:
- suspensions: change everything with an adjustable coilover kit
- air intake: no CAI on the market, I will try to engineer one myself, with the same size so I won't have to change the sensors on the intake.
- exhaust: no complete exhaust on the market, I will make a custom one, de-cat the car, maybe buy ragazzon silencers.
(Both intake and exhaust are done at a local shop with some guys that on the stock exhaust will calculate and build a new one, larger and with no silencers - or few, so I can live with the beauty).
- clutch... I have a problem with the clutch. Although the car works fine (and I do have that thug noise when you change gear), if I try to accelerate from a stand still releasing the clutch at 4000 rpm or more I'm going nowhere. The clutch is skiding and the car is not accelerating, rpm is around 6000. I have to change gear, 2nd, 3rd until the clutch engages and the car actually goes.
Instead of buying a new stock clutch and get the same problem, where can I find a new sport clutch?
Some visual details I will improve in the near future:
- red calipers
- 19 inch light-weight alloy wheels (will improve stability and feedback, though might ruin the ride comfort)
Also, how much can I improve the HPs before destroying the transfer box, differentials, ...? How much HPs does the stock car can cope with before changing important bits?
Where can I find someone who produces a replacement clutch, better than the original?
Thanks, hope you can help.
PS: Don't suggest AD's s/c kit because it's way to expensive. I found the Rotrex C30-94 s/c (I think) with all the hoses and intercoolers, transport included, at just 1700 euro. Whatever the mounting costs, even buying and programming an AEM MMS for new software map you end up lower then those 9600 euro AD asks...