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I've had my GTA from new since it was first released in the UK. I don't want to part with it - even for the 159GTA - so I'm considering upgrading the bits which are wearing out and, as with the Brera, looking to maybe lift the performace, too.

The car's done 50k and had the cambelt/water cooler replaced but other than that, not much else (okay, some suspension bits which appear to be an alfa weakness as the same problem occurred with my other 147!).

Given that the car is in its sixth year, anyone any thoughts how to make it last another 6 years (other than storing it!) by which time I'll have had to retake my test or something similar which seems to happen when we of a certain age reach 70!
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Firstly, you should change the diff ASAP, as they are known to be a common failure and can write off the whole gearbox. You want to fit the Q2 diff in its place, which does transfer the power differently to the wheels. So much better for cornering with the Q2!

Best people to fit it would be AutoLusso I reckon, they do it for 500, they fitted mine, OperationAlfa's, Ferryman's (Nige), loads of others on here.

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I've had my GTA for 5 years now, and like you I can't see a suitable alternative.

Having just had it done, I'd echo what Pud said about the Q2 - it really is well worthwhile. However, it's really the 147 GTA that has problems with the standard diff - very few 156 GTA diffs have failed. That said, I'd get it done anyway!

The other popular thing to consider is upgrading the brakes - cheapest and very effective way is to use the Performance Friction pads, which are available from the AlfaOwner shop, or from Autolusso!

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Hi, and what Pud said. get yourself over to the GTA section and peruse some of the threads there - plenty of ideas on mods to keep your bella purring for another 5 years. BTW, it doesn't look like there will be a 159 GTA, so I'm waiting for either the 149 GTA or the rumoured new RWD sports coupe. Or perhaps I'll keep the 156 GTA and keep modding her...


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