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looks nice that esp with the darker alloys.

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Shall be getting some of this might wait for some sunshine before I give it a go.
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No, it's this one. Alfa Romeo Brera 3.2 JTS V6 SV Q4 3dr
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Took the battery out and charged it...again. Stupid 159's really don't like being sat around for a week or so....
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It had to happen at some point, however I ended up slightly grazing/curbing one of my wheels today (at least it was very slightly on the edge, could have been worse). Just turning onto my street and coming home too!

It's annoying however at the same time ok as again stuff like that happens at some point, probably would be worse if it happened a lot later. The tyre took most of it. That's one trade off with large 19 wheels and a larger car, I do the best I can at being careful but you do have your off moments which happened to me today. Combine that with the traffic and just the way things were today on the road weren't as good this time either.
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It had to happen at some point, however I ended up slightly grazing/curbing one of my wheels today (at least it was very slightly on the edge, could have been worse). Just turning onto my street and coming home too!

It's annoying however at the same time ok as again stuff like that happens at some point, probably would be worse if it happened a lot later. The tyre took most of it. That's one trade off with large 19 wheels and a larger car, I do the best I can at being careful but you do have your off moments which happened to me today. Combine that with the traffic and just the way things were today on the road weren't as good this time either.
Parking very close to kerbs on narrow roads is a complete PITA without faffing with the wing mirror.
Very difficult to gauge with the size and curves of the thing.
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Swapped details with the young lad who rear-ended me at a T-junction. Big bumper scuff, reversing sensors not happy, exhaust bent.
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Parking very close to kerbs on narrow roads is a complete PITA without faffing with the wing mirror.
Very difficult to gauge with the size and curves of the thing.
It wasn't parking, got no problem there, what happened was just as I was turning into my street from the main road another car was coming up to the top at the same time, and because my street is quite narrow there if driving a bigger car I ended up clipping the curb just a little. Big difference from the MiTo on that front!
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It wasn't parking, got no problem there, what happened was just as I was turning into my street from the main road another car was coming up to the top at the same time, and because my street is quite narrow there if driving a bigger car I ended up clipping the curb just a little. Big difference from the MiTo on that front!
Never said it was, I was talking about my own experience which is related to the topic.
Try getting tight up to the kerb on a very narrow street, or one with a high kerb, then you'll know what I'm on about.
Thankfully a rare occurrence for me.
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Ah, sorry I see what you mean now. I'd like to try and avoid those narrow situations as much as I can but on those rare occasions it does happen.
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Ah, sorry I see what you mean now. I'd like to try and avoid those narrow situations as much as I can but on those rare occasions it does happen.
If I had your silver Prodrive beauties I simply wouldn't try to get near a kerb, I'd rather not park, even if it meant a good walk!
My 10-spokes have plenty of battle scars, not a pretty sight.
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Yeah tell me about it, but sometimes I have no choice! Thankfully I'm not desperate for the right near the front parking spaces if I go anywhere like that in the Spider, I don't mind the walk, plus you get to look back at it more for longer.

What's ironic is that the TI 10 spokes I had on before had their scrapes by the previous owners but in my time when they were on I didn't do it once!
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Up early to catch train to Penrith to collect Brera from Autolusso North

For her 9th Birthday I've treated her to the following:-

* New rear springs & shocks (one spring was broken)
* New rear discs & pads (near to legal limit)
* New Thermostat (Now she's back at 90deg)
* New Clutch & DMF (DMF well on it's way)
* Powerflex bushes ( Because she's worth it)

Then a super smooth drive back down M6

Thank goodness I've got some overtime on the horizon

Cheers Dan you're the man
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Cambelt changed along with the usual items at A for Alfa yesterday. Brilliant service there. Though discovered both rear springs have snapped Oh well looks like an upgrade to eibach springs are in order in the near future.
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Cambelt changed along with the usual items at A for Alfa yesterday. Brilliant service there. Though discovered both rear springs have snapped Oh well looks like an upgrade to eibach springs are in order in the near future.

If you can afford it, get some b4s too, gets rid of any crashiness! And pretty much the same cost to fit.



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If you can afford it, get some b4s too, gets rid of any crashiness! And pretty much the same cost to fit.



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I have had to fit an Isolator switch on my LED DRL's, also fitted a dual USB power socket in the glovebox. Details are on my website at 2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS LE
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Cambelt changed along with the usual items at A for Alfa yesterday. Brilliant service there. Though discovered both rear springs have snapped Oh well looks like an upgrade to eibach springs are in order in the near future.
Hi Matey,
It see you have a sportwagon, so before you go and buy your springs, it might be worth having a read on from here about my woes with Eibachs on the rear.http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-advice-6.html (159 TI Suspension Upgrade Advice)

You'll read that I now have custom made springs on the rear of mine and Eibachs on the front. I paid about 120 for the springs and they're very good quality from a quality source. They'll still have the specs if you decide to go down that route. The springs feel great, not hard, not saggy and deal with loads like 4 mountain bikes on a rack, roof box and fully loaded car easily. They sit 11cms from bottom of arch to top of 19" rim, my front Eibachs sit 10cms.

Alternatively, if you must have Eibachs, then you could buy mine which were only used for a matter of weeks, say 35 posted for the rear pair. They are the correct spec for sportwagon and were tested by Eibach and found to be fine, except they're sh&&te.

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