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Hi guys , had my Alfa 159 1.9 jts for almost 7 weeks now & love it , it's solid & great to drive -sorted the poor headlamp light output with osrams & am now looking into twin tail exhausts ( will look much better) , and any other wee tuning tips appreciated , but wondered if anyone out there could reccomend how u could get a little more 'burble' from the engine noise / exhaust , as the 159 is so refined now , it's lost it's sporty edge , but in a good way !! Any advice well appreciated , cheers
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check it out at, they have variety range of exhaust from ragazzon to novitec.
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A decent aftermarket stainless steel exhaust and remap should make things sound better. I'm planning to get my exhaust changed in the new year.
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Cool ,cheers , going for a pipercross replacement filter , not sure what plugs to get whilst servicing , defo stainless steel system , prob longlife system twin exit (349.00) , and possibly remap , just to lift the 'hesitation' on early lift off , keep u posted .
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I have heard it argued that part of the traditional Alfa sound is the nature of the camshaft profiles and how the airflows start and stop.

I haven't noticed anything significant after fitting a BMC air filter to my 3.2, but then I haven't gone near high revs while I'm waiting for a timing chain replacement. Some journalists highly rated the change in sound when BMW M fitted a carbon fibre airbox to the M3 CSL.

It could be that the exhaust sound is what you're after, but I'm more interested in what's coming through the firewall than behind the car.
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I know this may to some sound like a pikeyfied solution, but drilling 10x1cm diameter holes in the outer casing of the factory airbox (near the top) will make it sound a lot better
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