I really need some assistance before go move away from Alfa's again. This would be a real shame for me as I do really like the cars in general. I have owned my 159 now for approx 5 mths after selling my E46 SMG M3. I do like the car but I really really really lacks power and the prospect of having to shell out 7K for what can only be described as an over priced Supercharger conversation makes me feel violently ill....
The difference between the 3.2 in the M3 and the 3.2 in the Alfa is vast!
My Aim is 300+ bhp with a good wedge of Torque to match it but looking into it to date I haven't been able to find any way of getting close to that for under 3K
. Can you please give me some suggestions as to how I might achieve them. I only have 3 real design rules;
1. I am not will to shell out 7K for a Supercharger Charger conversation for a car that in reality is only worth 10K I would probably shell out up to 3K for a Turbo Conversion though if anyone knows someone that does them..... and does them well!
2. £2200 for a set of Cams is also out of the question.
3. No NOS (I would love this but the insurance would be rediculous!)
In reality I am probably looking for 50bhp over standard which equates to approximately a 20% increase over standard. Surely this is achievable.
I live in the North West so we have some good tuners up here I have been told. The budget that I have available for this would be around 2-3k albeit the 3K is on the high side so I would really want to be seeing some significant power increases for this (like M3 figures).....