I HATE FOG LIGHTS!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Re: Powerflex Dont Fit My 1999 Gtv V6
"Originally, the new GTV was planned to share the Tipo platform like other Alfa Romeo small and medium-sized cars. Fortunately, when Cantarella test drove the prototype, he felt unsatisfied with its handling and ordered his engineers to switch to a more advanced suspension: a multi-link type rear suspension mounted to the chassis through an ALUMINIUM SUFRAME. Its geometry and bushings were set such that it could generate passive rear wheel steering in corners. In the initial phase of cornering, the centrifugal force steered the rear wheels in opposite direction to the front wheels in order to sharpen the turn-in. Then, as centrifugal force continue to build up through the corners, the rear wheels steered in the same direction as the front wheels to stablize the car."
I read this a while ago when looking at the spec on my car, it does say its an aluminium subframe. Whilst I apreciate peoples apprehension when it comes to welding. We make repairs all the time on Nuculer power stations, Petro chem and coal fired power stations. If these welds fail then people get hurt. I am not trying to be blaze about it but as I said before if it is aluminium it can be repaired. Or if you know the composition of the Magnesium/Aluminium subframe. It can be repaired.
Its an alternative to paying $550. But if you go for the repair option, make sure the frame is properly prepped and a space is left for the root gap, then fill and cap.
Good luck pal.