GTV 2.0 Undertray
OK ladies and gents,
Any suggestions/experiences would be welcome. Last night, reversing on to my drive, I half ripped the undertray off the Alfa. It's a bit of a mess, so I have now temporarily removed it - looks like it would be better to replace it than repair it. However, I have the following questions :-
1. Cooling - today was pretty hot, and the temperature gauge remained in it's usual position.
2. Handling/Roadholding - I've only taken it to about 80 mph, but there appears no difference in the handling.
I presume the aerodynamics are now rubbish, and will cost me in fuel and top speed, but am I likely to cause any damage running it short term sans tray, and where would I be likely to get another one, and how much should I pay ?
3. Unrelated query, the car is running 17" teledials and I find the handling better if I drop the tyre pressures to around 35 psi rather than the reccomended settings - does anyone have any exoeriences here ?
Plus side to ripping off the undertray is that I had a bonking from the n/s front that was proving hard to find, but since the tray has gone, so has the noise - suspect the tray may have been a bit loose!
As I said at the top of the query, any advice/experiences would be most welcome- I'm still an Alfa newbie.