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Hey there, last week I graduated from a 2.0 Ts to a 2.5 V6 24v engined 156. I know it needs a bit of suspension work at the front and thats all going ahead but after that what do you reccommend I do to make it all it can be? Any ideas about brakes, suspension, induction and exhaust would be appreciated
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Well, I have recently done the same as you, gone from a 2.0 ltr Veloce to a V6 Veloce.

If your service history is suspect then i would have a good specialist give it the once over, certainly before you start spending money on the luxuries you may have planned for it!

Regarding modifications, well ,many would say keep it standard, i would be inclined to agree (those Alfa engineers do know what they're doing!).....But, if you are having suspension work done, how about looking at suspension upgrades, personally, i feel one of the best mods you can do to any sporting car, is get it handling as though its on rails, this V6 has enough performance for most and as we know, one of its many values is its driver appeal (i love mine round the twisty bits, its where the 156 excels!)

The brakes are ample on the V6 IMO but upgrade your pads to say some EBC yellow's (do some research on this)...brake upgrades are expensive unless you can get some cheap GTA callipers but then you will need bigger wheels........and on it goes!

Induction & Exhaust, this is a vast subject area!, where does one start?..................For what its worth, Cold air induction (CAI) is your only option but it won't increase performance (that you'll notice) it can dress up your engine bay and give you a nice induction roar
..( i have just put a Ramair Maxflow enclosed (cold feed pipe) on mine but this was due to OE filter box being damaged plus the excellent Ramair filter is a direct fitment in place of box..does sound nice above 4K revs )

Nothing wrong will original exhaust system, if you want louder, then any aftermarket back box will give you this, a quality 'tuned' exhaust is another thing, many companies manufacture/fit while you much to chose from on this subject............

...good luck and enjoy.


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The V6 is a strong reliable engine but just make sure the timing belt etc are changed at the correct time. Also make sure you keep a check on the fluid level of the Qsystem box, it has a dip stick which you check the level while the engine is running, run it low on fluid and you can quickly damage the 'box.

Suspension is something thats very poor on the V6 IMO and uprated dampers make a huge difference to the front. Brakes I'd say just upgrade the pads, personally I like DS2500's
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