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  1. interior comfort control unit

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hello all so i’ve finally removed the glove box to gain access to the ICCU, a little bigger than i expected and a lovely purple colour! i’m lead to believe i have an issue with my ICCU because my drivers window has failed and when i connect the replacement window motor it just spins...
  2. 18" or 19"? comfort and handling not style.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all I have a question for anyone who has gone from 18" wheels on there G to 19". What differences other than looking great ( dont start fighting now, teledials are the only correct wheels for an alfa, fact :wink_org: ) did you experience? I'm considering putting some 5 hole 19" Brera...
  3. CTEK TEK charger comfort connector

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi all, I have the brilliant CTEK MXS 5.0 charger and have relied on it a several times to recondition a few batteries. My 156 is not being used at the moment but I need to keep the battery in it and topped up as it is in the way of the garaged 155 which I do like to use and it needs to be...
  4. Has anyone managed to improve the ride comfort of their mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    I have a 2011 MiTo (135hp automatic TCT) with no mods. Stock 16-inch alloy wheels (195/55/16 tyres) at recommended pressure of 2.3 bar front, 2.1 bar rear. Stock suspension. The suspension is the hardest of any car I've ever driven. It transmits every road imperfection through the seat and...
  5. 20 inc wheels will destroy the comfort of brera ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I wanna transform my brera to this car.But 20 inc whells will destroy my comfort ?.Can you tell me % ?
  6. RHD 4C comfort driven by Car Magazine

    4C & 4C Spider
    Alfa Romeo 4C RHD Comfort spec (2014) CAR review | Road Testing Reviews | Car Magazine Online After their experience in Wales with the hard suspension ,they prefer the Normal settings .
  7. Bedford to Exeter in the 166

    General Alfa Discussion
    For the trip to the Arb association conference in Exeter this year I decided to take the 166 rather than the family Leon FR Aside form the £80 to fill it up - the run down was a simple delight - arriving as fresh as when I set off. Reminds me of a previous journey back from Totnes in my...
  8. Ride comfort dropping on QV at 11K miles

    Alfa MiTo
    My 2011 Cloverleaf has 18" wheels with P Zero Nero tyres. When I acquired it at 7000 miles I thought the ride was firm but not at all bad. Now its at 11k and the tread is getting down a fair bit the ride seems to have become very crashy - esp at low speeds over. Might be psychological to...
  9. difference in ride comfort 17" & 18" alloys

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i am currently running 18" wheels with eibach lowering springs, the ride is fine untill you hit any sort of un even surface or pot holes, which can really start to annoy on long journeys. if anyones gone from 18's to 17's what difference in ride comfort has people seen if any? cheers kris
  10. Handling v comfort

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Because of the state of the roads I have just given up on low profile 17" wheels in favour of 16" with deeper sidewalls. Already in the few miles I have done it feels better (less painful). I know the handling will not be so good, but who uses 100% anyway (no, I don't want a list of names)...
  11. Can replacement dampers improve handling and comfort?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 JTD rolls more than I'd like and the ride isn't great, but it has done 88000 miles on its original dampers. What options should I consider: 1. Do nothing, slow down a bit in the bends and avoid bumps 2. Get new dampers fitted 3. Get new dampers and GTA ARBs fitted I don't want to lower...
  12. Giulietta Comfort ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Got given a Giulietta as a courtesy car today from Bishops, Guildford whilst my 159 is in for service & a few niggles to be fixed. It's a 1.6 diesel, which in Dynamic mode drives great, but how the hell do you get comfortable in it????? I'm a normal bloke, but with the seat in the...
  13. Comfort control Unit 147 JTD 2002

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, On my 147 JTD, the electric sunroof won' t open nor will the trunk using the dashboard button. Been told that it's the control unit; not the sunroof motor. Not sure exactly what this is or what it is called or where to find it. After a search, found the closest description to it. 'Comfort...
  14. 16" or 17" alloys - ride comfort

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I really like how the Giulietta looks with the 17" wheels, since I find the 16s look too small for her, but from my experience, my 147's ride is soooo much more comfortable with the 15" + 195x60 snow tires combo than the 16" alloys with the 205x55 tyres. So, my the question is, for those of...
  15. How do FSDs compare to standard suspension in comfort?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, I'm really after some input on how the FSD & Eibach Spring combo feels for ride comfort, In some circumstances I'm absolutely loving my Eibach ProStreet S Coilovers but for most day to day driving on the absolutely apalling roads round where I live I'm finding the constant bouncing around...
  16. Autodelta Comfort Sport Suspension

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Just wondered if any one on here had any experience with this kit? I'm going to be keeping my eibach springs as I want the lower ride height :D . Coilovers would have been too much for my daily driver.
  17. Combining comfort and handling for Spider 916

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have just purchased a Spider 2.0TS -97 model with Novitec Coilovers, Powerflex bushings and 18" Zender Sienna with 225/40x18 Goodyear Eagle. It is a hard but excellent setup for driving on race track and active driving on a curvy road but there is a lack of comfort for the longer distances...
  18. Spider Ride Comfort

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I was driving a lady friend around on Saturday and was surprised when she said the stylish appearance of my S4 Spider is all the car’s got going for it! I quickly reminded her she should feel privileged to be taken out in a classic Italian car :) I think it is probably because the car is so...
  19. Alfa Spider seat comfort

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 2008 Alfa Spider 3.2 auto. Its sounds great and handles well but I am having some issue with the seating position which I am not finding massively comfortable. :cry: I wonder if anyone can offer any advice or has had similar issues? The seats are electric and...
  20. 159 Back Seat Comfort?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone! I just want to know the opinion/experience of those who have a 159, and use the back seat (i.e. kids, passengers) After weeks of convincing my misses that the 159 was THE choice (as opposed to the Mondeo...), we sat in the back of a 159 at a dealer. It became apparent that the...