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You will love the impact this has on handling
I've gone for the custom B4 shocks to soften the ride as recommended by Ned but with the caveat if I find it too soft he will swap too B8's for nothing, you've gotta love him Ned recons the ride will be no softer than OEM which will suit me fine. I owned a mk4 golf years ago and lowered and stiffened the suspension on that and the misses always used to complain of sore boobs after a long drive I loved the way the car handled and the boobs bounced but the misses said she never wanted a car with the same harsh ride so no harder than OEM will be good to keep her pleased

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Noticed mine's developed a sudden clonk from the front driver's side.

This wasn't the side that got kerbed & repaired but the wheel bearing & rack end (not track rod end) did get replaced as part of the overall job.

It's audiable on speed humps & potholes at low speeds.
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Well, not today but recently.

Went down a sunken drain cover which flattened the front nearside tyre within yards. Rear nearside had softened within hours too. Ordered a new pair for the front as they were worn unevenly but when it came to fitting, the wheel was buckled. Checked the rear for balance and the fitter spotted a crack which was the cause of a slow leak. So.....had the two wheels repaired and refurbed and the remaining two refurbed too with four new tyres. Mmmmmmm they look beautiful now! Had the Hunters alignment done and the ride is so smooth on the smooth stuff. Trouble is now I've suspension knocks from front and back so I've to make time to get underneath to find the offending bushes. Its turning into a money pit.....but I love her!
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Had my bumper scruff sorted and alloys touched up
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Had a very large hole in one of my rear tyres (so big you could put your hand in it )

Got all 4 replaced as the tracking was out so the fronts had worn away the inside, got 4 conti sport 3's for 50 each... Part worn but still 6mm left and they looked brand new
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Had a very large hole in one of my rear tyres (so big you could put your hand in it )
Was the hole from wearing on the inside? Or just a blow out?
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Think I had a slow puncture and then it was shredded by some rough stoney bits. The hole was on the inside, on the shoulder of the tyre
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Well Happy Fitting Hids into high beam

Hi all,

I want to fit Hids into my high beam on my 159 wagon.
looking at the limited access, seems very tight. I removed the original lamps and found the access to restricting to even refit the original lamps let alone the HIDs.
What is the best way to fit these lamps?
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Waxed her up for winter
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Asked my mate to take some photos of my car for me. Very happy with them. Think I will print some out and have them framed. But I have some more modifications to do yet. Going to get a front splitter and my Halos to fit yet.
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Washed, polished and waxed. . . . and touched up a couple of wee kerb marks on the alloys. Sigh. She's so pretty
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Asked my mate to take some photos of my car for me. Very happy with them. Think I will print some out and have them framed. But I have some more modifications to do yet. Going to get a front splitter and my Halos to fit yet.
Looking good Filbyboy!
Reminded me of another thread where you might like to post:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...c-to-some.html
I've still not got round to getting some decent pics of mine over 4 years on .
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Managed to get 41mpg average, after a round trip in the fog.
Bad weather ain't all bad see.
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Managed to get 41mpg average, after a round trip in the fog.
Bad weather ain't all bad see.
That's incredible in a 2.2.
My record is 39 and I was really trying my best to get 40 on a very boring 15 mile stretch of motorway and A road.
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That's incredible in a 2.2.
My record is 39 and I was really trying my best to get 40 on a very boring 15 mile stretch of motorway and A road.
Well what can I say, you've either got it or you haven't
Although I have had the practice, previously owning a 166 3.0v6. Round trip to Liverpool with my family and the mother in law, full of luggage, I managed 29mpg. Then when we got home I went out on my own for petrol, used that v6 as intended and saw 12mpg average!
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Well what can I say, you've either got it or you haven't
Although I have had the practice, previously owning a 166 3.0v6. Round trip to Liverpool with my family and the mother in law, full of luggage, I managed 29mpg. Then when we got home I went out on my own for petrol, used that v6 as intended and saw 12mpg average!
Yep, agree with that, they need to be driven properly.
My typical average is around 25, but as we both know, it's not really about that .
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