Just got Alfie back from the shop. New Goodyear F1's all round
"but you are missing a "schraube"" says the mechanic on pick up. Missing a bleedin wheel nut on one of the wheels! Whaaaat! Well, stick a new one on man! "Sorry, you have to get OM Alfa ones to fit your 'cuda's Sir". Unreal! So I drove off minus a nut as he wouldn't even fit one to tide me over.
Been waiting a week for the tyres to come from Germany too. They took 2 days from order to get to my local garage, but the nice Fraulein decided to email not call me, and I missed the email 5 days ago
I used reifendirekt and it cost 450chf for 4 x F1's 225 45 17's, delivered to my local garage in Switz in 2 days. Plus 100chf to fit and balance etc. (£376.54 or $620.93 all in) Brilliant. He told me I have 5mm spacers on them too. Result! Always wanted spacers haha! I got the F1 tyres with rim protectors (?!) as I thought it might hide some of the disasterous kerbing the poor 'cuda's have had. They do.
So of course, I couldn't resist and took it straight out for a boot in the woods. I figured that between us, it was probably me with the loosest screws anyway
First time out with the new windstop on and it was 18 degs and sunny as you like
The Ragazzon quad is spot on. No popping, just an unstrained gurgling and a low blat up to the redline. I love it. I've had an MGTF160 with an MGXPower exhaust, a 350Z with a Nismo catback on it and this burbles the best out of all three of them at our imposed silly low roads speeds. Speed is not your friend these days it seems
it's all about the burble now me thinks