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What's your favourite Alfa gear?

Just wondering there what everybody's favourite gears are in their Alfas!

For me it has to be 2nd..... followed VERY closely by 3rd

2nd:
It's just that push ya back into the seat, pure racing engine noise that develops and builds, with the added advantage that chances are ya won't end up speeding at the gear change (in a 1.6 anyway )

3rd:
Again the push back in the seat, that slightly deeper growl, the sheer driveability of it in "around town" situations, and the brilliant pull off it in a straight line.

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What's your favourite Alfa gear?
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Apparently an alfa 166 with a V6 engine will do 150mph in 6th gear!!!
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3rd in my 1.9JTD 156, takes you from 20 to 70 while constantly kicking up the back side
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Gas mask and wellies
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Gas mask and wellies
They make them? I am getting an 'Alfa' gas mask for work!
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3rd for me too gets me from 70 - 110mph on track of course
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2nd gear, purrrrrrs like a baby
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4th.....at 5000rpm

i wont even say how far into licence losing territory we are at that point, but she is still pulling strongly
 
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Versace, Gucci, Armani...
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you know what he ment!
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In my GT JTDm. Hmmm.
Any of them. It's a Diesel!
But... I love roundabouts in 3rd, overtaking in 4th, motorways in 5th, surely we can get 1 more mph in 6th.........
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roundabouts, nahh 2nd is best
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Explosive Alfa, you're obviously not going fast enough
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roundabouts, nahh 2nd is best
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Explosive Alfa, you're obviously not going fast enough
havta agree with 06 GT there explosive!! Traction control off, 3rd gear and use that gas pedal lol (traffic depending of course )
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Re: What's your favourite Alfa gear?

when you can keep up with motorway traffic in 2nd i think its fast enough

traction control whats this then
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Must admit I've got quite fond of dropping from 5th to 3rd at around 60-70mph while lining up an overtaking move, the engine howls yes! with about 30 yards to go and then you're past in a blur, tapping the buttons as you hit about 6500 revs, absolute heaven until you suddenly remember you're in the land of the speed camera and settle back down until someone else pops up in front of you and you have to do it all again!
Mind you 2nd to 3rd brings a smile to my face as well through town , so maybe I just love them all in their own way!
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3rd gear with hard acceleration I my 159 2.2JTS is very rewarding!
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Explosive Alfa, you're obviously not going fast enough
remember your in a diesel short rev band my limiter is 7800rpm, hit quite frequently
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when you can keep up with motorway traffic in 2nd i think its fast enough

traction control whats this then
haha 2nd for motorway traffic? damn! lol 3rd for my poor little underpowered 1.6 lol

one day......

as for traction control... I'm sure you know lol turn it off as soon as i sit in the drivers seat
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So explosive Alfa goes round roundabouts at the same speed as on the motorway. Respect to you Sir.
Either that or the motorways are very slow round you way.....
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Re: What's your favourite Alfa gear?

well i have managed 3rd gear at just over 4000rpm around a roundabout, you work out the speed i aint tellin

my cars too old for traction control and ABS isnt around either
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haha 2nd for motorway traffic? damn! lol 3rd for my poor little underpowered 1.6 lol

one day......

as for traction control... I'm sure you know lol turn it off as soon as i sit in the drivers seat
2nd in my twinny rev limiter is about 107kph which is about69 mph so more or less motorway speed i cruse on the motorway in 3rd unless i am thinking of my fuel
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Re: What's your favourite Alfa gear?

Agree with NordicI55! 3rd gear in my 159 is superb, either accelerating or droping from 6th or 5th to overtake.
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short skirt and high heels

seriously it has to be slipping her into 3rd and hearing that juice inducing growl

priceless!
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Re: What's your favourite Alfa gear?

i dont have a 6th
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