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  1. Tuning & Upgrades
    Although I don't pick my 156 up till next weekend one of the first things I'd like to do is get a strut brace on it. I've been flicking through a Demon Tweeks book (expensive but handy for ref) and they list a front upper and lower brace plus one for the rear by Sparco, but only list the 2.0...
  2. Tuning & Upgrades
    right, got an idea in my head after seeing an audio thread somewhere. would it be possible to fit a C pillar brace somewhere along the parcel shelf area in the 156, and fit to C pillars and metal shelf area? also, ive asked in another sub-forum, but does anyone have any pics of the rear strut...
  3. General Alfa Discussion
    .... in real world driving. I.e. Not blazing around on a track, just enjoying normal roads. They are relatively cheap, but what benefits do they provide? Cheers all.
  4. Tuning & Upgrades
    Keep reading mentions of gta floor or subframe braces, wasallthataboutthen?
  5. General Alfa Discussion
    Can anyone reccomend any Strut braces in particular? Im after one in either silver or polished silver. All i can find is red ones and they wont look any good in my engine bay against a silver car. Also if anyone has got any pics they could show that would be great!
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hello Ladies and Gents, Just wanted to say hello as I have bought my first Alfa (156 2.4 JTD)after a life of aircooled and watercooled VW's. This forum has been invaluable in helping me choose an Alfa and especially a JTD, so thanks to all of you who have posted your advice. The only mod I...
  7. Alfa GTA
    Has any1 heard of the company OVER in Japan who make strut braces? Apparently they bolt in2 the suspension and eliminate some torque steer along with increased rigidity.
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Seen this on E-bay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-Alfa-156-Underbonnet-Torsion-Bar_W0QQitemZ8040423049QQcategoryZ10370QQcmdZViewItemit would be a total fashion accessory! Any opinions? Ta Andy
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I may be interested in fitting a strut brace to my 156 1.8. Can anyone recommend a decent one and tell me, using science boys and girls, what their benefits are and how they work. ta.
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone advise me on thew advantages of fitting a Strut brace to my GTV (1999) and whether or not it is worth the money? Thanks Otis
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm thinking of fitting a Momo strut brace to my 156 SW, 1.8TS, has anybody fitted one of these? Do you have to relocate anything in the engine compartment, such as brakefluid reservoir, or will they go straight on. Do they improve the handling much? Any help would be appreciated. Ta
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, ive been thinking of fitting a strut brace on my car. I spoke to my mate who is a mechanical engineer, and he recommended i fit all 3. I got quoted 169 Euro for front upper, front lower and rear upper OMP braces. Firstly is that a good price? Secondly, has ne1 fitted all 3? If so how...
  13. Alfa 155
    Just bought 155 16v widebody with sportpack,could anyone advise me on strut braces,and how much will i notice the ride difference,how much,and where from. regards Alfamad.
  14. Alfa 145 & 146
    Has any had a problem when fitting strut braces to there Alfa? We bought several makes of strut brace and fitted it to a 155 to try an establish one that fits. But on all braces we had (Which were expensive brand names) there was some kind of modification needed. Id be interested if you had...
  15. Alfa 155
    Hi, i have just spent 2 hours in the rain, trying to fit an Omp strut brace to my 1.8 Ts, 8v. The brace is an adjustable type, which should make for easier fitting. The problem lies with the drivers side, turret. The upper engine steady is mounted to this and uses two of the four mounting...
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