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Another garage delay - car will be on the ramps tomorrow instead, so probably try and get some pics while it is up in the air and then report back on ground clearance and sound later.
Its driving me nuts waiting to get this work done, maybe I should pick a less popular garage!
Have you got it on? Is it all happy days!
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Finally got all the work done but now had to take family away for weekend so only got to drive it 50 yards into my driveway!! Grrrr. Sounds very promising though. Ground clearance is quite compromised by the looks - at least 6-8cms lower
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Put the bloody flags out - finally got the car out for a blast with the new EL downpipes on!!
Sounds fabulous I must say but now I have made yet another problem for myself: its made the exhaust which was already slightly too loud, slightly louder!! Bugger.
Now I need to replace the centre Ragazzon teeny silencer section with a standard sized chambered silencer section to tame the racket a bit. The saga continues.
Pictures and a video maybe tomorrow as its a bank holiday
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And also....

Forgot to say, I also had my larger rear antiroll bar fitted and a new coolant tank for good measure. Engine bay now looks more factory fresh and I'm very impressed with how much more eager the car is to turn into bends and roundabouts now - the steering feels lighter on cornering and the heavy front end feeling / understeer is much reduced. Haven't had any snap oversteer yet, hopefully that won't happen!?

I think out of everything I've done to the car so far, the roll bar mod has been the most worthwhile. Strongly recommended to all v6 owners

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Is that the alfaholics anti-roll bar kit? Was it hard to fit, does the subframe need dropping?

Glad your EL pipes sound good.

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Forgot to say, I also had my larger rear antiroll bar fitted and a new coolant tank for good measure. Engine bay now looks more factory fresh and I'm very impressed with how much more eager the car is to turn into bends and roundabouts now - the steering feels lighter on cornering and the heavy front end feeling / understeer is much reduced. Haven't had any snap oversteer yet, hopefully that won't happen!?



I think out of everything I've done to the car so far, the roll bar mod has been the most worthwhile. Strongly recommended to all v6 owners

Where's the pictures then !!!
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Is that the alfaholics anti-roll bar kit? Was it hard to fit, does the subframe need dropping?

Glad you El pipes sound good.
It was this one: Ultra Racing 20mm with poly bushes. Snagged it off Ebay brand new from a guy who had never got round to fitting it then sold his Alfa. I know the feeling!
No mods required, just a straight swap although I wasnt there when it was fitted so not sure about fitting difficulty. My mechanic would have certainly mentioned it if it was tricky though!
Its not an adjustable arb - just one set of mounting points.
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It was this one: Ultra Racing 20mm with poly bushes. Snagged it off Ebay brand new from a guy who had never got round to fitting it then sold his Alfa. I know the feeling!
No mods required, just a straight swap although I wasnt there when it was fitted so not sure about fitting difficulty. My mechanic would have certainly mentioned it if it was tricky though!
Its not an adjustable arb - just one set of mounting points.
Oh I was thinking it was a pair of ARBs, I think the front one might be a tough fit.
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Low slung EL pipes!
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Ok, ok, so that was my new coolant bottle - this is the EL low slung pipes.
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Ground clearance not too clever here but in another twist I have measured my suspension height, as my rear wheels are showing more negative camber than they should and it appears that my springs have sagged over the last 14 years and have lost about 3cms in height. More expense and garage time on the horizon it seems.....
Painting the Forth Bridge comes to mind
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**ck a duck that is low!! Are you on lowered springs?
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Ground clearance not too clever here but in another twist I have measured my suspension height, as my rear wheels are showing more negative camber than they should and it appears that my springs have sagged over the last 14 years and have lost about 3cms in height. More expense and garage time on the horizon it seems.....
Painting the Forth Bridge comes to mind
I thought one of your rear springs was broken looking at the picture of the rear ARB, but on closer inspection it was the brake line crossing across the spring in the photo.

Nice ARB btw, looks much easier to do than the front one.
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I wonder if a Ultra Racing front chassis bar would still go over the downpipes, and if it did would we be able to construct some sort EL downpipes protector. A bit like a sump guard.
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Ok, ok, so that was my new coolant bottle - this is the EL low slung pipes.
That is low! Looks good though
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Would a shallow sump (maintaining same volume but making it wider and shallower) give any more clearance for the curl of the real equal length pipe?

I'd love equal length pipes but I don't think my car would move with that fitted.

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**ck a duck that is low!! Are you on lowered springs?
Nope, just saggy 14-yr old standards! I've already grounded the pipes out on a fast dip in the road, which made me jump! They do sound fabulous though (just a bit too loud when trickling through my neighbourhood ). I shot a quick video of the racket but can't upload video to this forum- do I have to Youtube it first then link?

Next wallet-shrinking project will probably be new tyres (bald inner edges now) and then Koni's and new Suplex springs. Dont tell my Wife - she wants the house decorated!
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Exhaust video!

Here it is folks, only 20 seconds but you get the picture. Overloaded my Iphone microphone!

https://youtu.be/ewAuNh1Z6Mk
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It's an "Eargasm" !!
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...on my way home yesterday, a biker followed me through the traffic for a couple of miles. When we stopped at some traffic lights, he leaned over and shouted "Sounds gorgeous mate!" then grinned and wheelied off up the road. My kind of fellow road user!
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What the rest of your exhust system? Sounds good.

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Wow looks and sounds great. But the EL pipes are too low for me as my GTV is already lowered.

Gutted looks like I'm stuck with standard down pipes then.
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