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Do you mind me asking how
much your 'TI' badges cost? (PM me if you like)

The red parts of the badges on mine have 'crazed' slightly with very fine white lines, making the red appear to be an unfortunate pinkish colour!

Any other TI owners seen this? The Q4 badge has done the same thing.
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Just a few more pics of the car today in York at the Alfa Romeo Owners Club event.

We went up on the Saturday, stayed at a Premier Inn, parked the car up in the town centre this morning amongst all the other Alfas and spent the day wondering around York in the sun. Perfect. I think the 159 looked pretty good too...

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your 159 don't look out of place there does it?

Nice car
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lol - It wasn't just exotica and classics. There was a load of modern stuff as well - Breras, 147s 166s etc... A really good day all round.

Right, today is skirt fitting day.

Has anyone got any tips about how to fit aftermarket skirts to a 159?

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I've been looking around at replacement rear exhaust sections to replace the rather feeble looking thin single tail pipe on my car.

Can anyone tell me what the twin tailpipes on the Ti are like. They look round, slash cut but I'm not sure about the outer diameter. Does anyone know if they're 3" or 3.5"? Also, how far do they stick out from the rear bumper?

If anyone has any ideas it would be really helpful.

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This looks really great mate, well done.
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Hi Persky

Car looks great mate. I've got a lusso and would to do this to it.
Do you mind if I ask how much you paid for the mirrors and ask where you got them from?

Also, my car is a 2.4 JTDm so came with the dual chrome exhausts, I can get you a picture of them if that will help?

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I paid way over the odds for the mirror backs. I bought them from Veloces in London - here is a link.

Alfa Romeo Part Shop : Mirrors : Alfa 159 : DOOR MIRROR - 99.00 from Veloces of London

You can get them about half that price I've since learnt. Do a search for chrome mirrors and you will find a few threads and the Alfa part numbers. They seem to be available for about half what I paid. Not one of my better buys.

Yes please a pic of your exhausts would be great. Would it also be possible to let me know the diameter of the tailpipes please?

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Yes please a pic of your exhausts would be great. Would it also be possible to let me know the diameter of the tailpipes please?

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I'm too ashamed to take a photo of my tailpipes, as they currently look like a tramps nether regions

BUT A quick measure revealed the external diameter to be just over 3 inches (so nominal 3 inches then), and they don't really extend past the body work lip on the inside edge.

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I'm too ashamed to take a photo of my tailpipes, as they currently look like a tramps nether regions

BUT A quick measure revealed the external diameter to be just over 3 inches (so nominal 3 inches then), and they don't really extend past the body work lip on the inside edge.

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Perfect - thanks a million. Right, time to get some ordered

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Excellent project ... great result. Quick question ... would the lowering kit work with standard 17 or 18 inch wheels ? ( if you just wanted to lower the car a bit for better appearance ) I always think my 1.9 JTDm luuso looks too "high" ..
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Thanks James

Yeh I'll get a few pictures for you and post them for all to see...
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Excellent project ... great result. Quick question ... would the lowering kit work with standard 17 or 18 inch wheels ? ( if you just wanted to lower the car a bit for better appearance ) I always think my 1.9 JTDm luuso looks too "high" ..
Yes I'm sure the lowering kit would work with any wheels you have. I ran my car for a couple of days with my original 17" wheels and the new suspension kit on. No pics though unfortunately.

@Palmer88 - yes please!

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Hey great motor, great choice, great imagination. Have you remapped it yet??
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Yes I'm sure the lowering kit would work with any wheels you have. I ran my car for a couple of days with my original 17" wheels and the new suspension kit on. No pics though unfortunately.
Thanks Perksy , BTW who fitted the new lowering kit ? ,( Currently I'm on 17inch wheels ) does it require a "specialist" or would the lads at somewhere like kwik-fit be up to the job ? thanks !
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Thanks Perksy , BTW who fitted the new lowering kit ? ,( Currently I'm on 17inch wheels ) does it require a "specialist" or would the lads at somewhere like kwik-fit be up to the job ? thanks !
I did the rears (fairly straightforward) but I got a mechanic (who also did the cambelt job) to do the fronts for me - they're a bit of a problem on the 159 because of the double wishbone suspension. I didn't fancy the job anyway.

Not sure if I'd trust Kwik-fit though! A trusty local mechanic maybe - but get a price first. I was charged 50.

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perksy, would you have been driving into Brum on the Aston Express Way this morning???

I was in the red GT that sat alongside you for a second, I admired your car thinking, hmmmm, nice Ti, then as you passed I spotted the tell tale standard exhaust! Need some chrome bling on that to finish it off.

Looks a treat to be fair, nice job.
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nicely done. & to be honest I'd much rather have your interior than the dark Ti interior
Natural leather is a no-cost option on the Ti - its just most people seem to go for black.
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Yes I'm sure the lowering kit would work with any wheels you have. I ran my car for a couple of days with my original 17" wheels and the new suspension kit on. No pics though unfortunately.
Thanks Perksy - one other question ... can the suspension \ car be lowered using the existing springs \ dampers or do you have to replace them to lower the car ?
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Yep that was me! Georgeous GT by the way. I think you passed me a coulple of mins beforehand. I was admiring it thinking how good Alfas look in red.

Yes the exhaust (and a lack of skirts) definitely give the car away. It's having a double stainless cat-back fitted tomorrow (along with a remap, dpf removal and egr delete). I'll then be doing the skirts next week if the weather is kind.

@ vromm.

Yes, the springs definitey have to be changed to lower the car (shorter springs = lower car) and it's also a good idea to fit updated dampers (shocks) while you're at it. The shorter springs are also stiffer and standard shocks don't offer enough damping to stop the car getting bouncy.
The package I got was a bargain. Very pleased with them.

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Have attached a copy of pictures of my exhaust, hope this helps
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Perfect Palmer88 - thanks a million.

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Natural leather is a no-cost option on the Ti - its just most people seem to go for black.
yeah, it is nice, but like you say rare - must be only 1 in every 40 or something!
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