Thanks, I replaced my 156GTA with the GT, thank God that in SA we could still get a proper V6 Alfa, I would have bought another GTA with pleasure but the GT3.2 is about the closest thing to itI plan on doing some extra mods to the car starting with replacing the shocks with Koni Sports(adjustables), still using the H&R springs & Eibach front & rear adjustable roll bars, they really transform the handling, so I've ordered all the bits & added an OMP front strut brace to that lot, when I bought the car I got the Alfa dealer to include the Q2 diff in the price so they retro-fitted that.
I basically learn't all of this from my experience during 5 years of 156GTA ownership, when the gearbox failed, the 305mm brakes wouldn't last etc.
My husband has been a great help, he still has a 156GTA with very low mileage but he will not part with it, a bit of a monster though, has one of Dawie De Villiers big bore 3.7L kits, a very special one as it's low compression, 9.8:1 & it runs a monster of a turbo. He runs it on low boost most of the time which is 0.45bar & on Dastek's dyno it made 280wkW on normal pump gas, there is a high boost setting but it's not really user friendly, it made around 450wkW at Dastek on high boost & octane additive. We have been on a couple of runs along the N2 from Mossel Bay going towards George as we stay in the area, on high boost say rolling along in 3rd at 100-120km/h the 156 gives big bikes a serious fright. My hubby is into the sleeper look so the only give away from a stock 156GTA is that he has fitted my GT's original 18" rims.
Also has a Q2 diff & a special clutch from SPEC-USA that can take up to 1000hp, driveshafts were beefed up by Dawie & it has Koni Sport Shocks,H&R springs as per my GT.It's been quite reliable over the last 5000km's & we drove it down from Pretoria when we collected it without so much as a wimper from the car.
My problem is that when I drive it & then climb into my GT it feels like I stepped into a 1.9 diesel
& there is no way that my hubby will allow me to do similar mods, damn unfair
but I'll be patient.
I have an old GTV6 though which is still alot of fun & it's nice to cruise in down at the coast, not the fastest car ever made but it's just so nice to drive once you master the gear change