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  1. Not changing gear if accelerating faster

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, Sorry, a complete newbie to both the car and an automatic. This is likely due to my lack of knowledge on how an auto box works. If you put your foot down even remotely I thought by releasing the pedal the car would change up a gear? What seems to be happening is I put my foot down...
  2. How to make my 159 1750tbi faster - reliably and subtly

    South Africa
    I know there are a bunch of threads about this exact same thing, but they all seem to change direction halfway through and fail to definitively resolve the original question, so let me have a stab at it myself! Hopefully some of you local lads can help with real-world experiences. What I don’t...
  3. Faster when cleaner

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Might just be me but my car definately goes faster when I've cleaned it inside and out.
  4. Alfa GT 3.2 faster than GTV 3.0 Litre?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I sold my GTV 3.0 litre a few months back and bought a GT 3.2 and I love everything about it, the shape, the power, the handling, the sound (oh my god the sound!!!). However my GTV felt a little bit more responsive in throttle response, and in terms of performance up to 70 MPH, and...
  5. Faster turbo

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi! I have GT1749MV on 1.9 jtdm 16v in Croma remapped to approximately 400 Nm and 190 hp. I don`t need/want more power but I would like to have faster turbo response (shorter turbo lag) and lower start (boost threshold). What to do? GTB1549 from 2.0 jtdm or...? Thanks!
  6. Everypossible way to make a 2.2jts faster n/a

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So my story is i love my blue brera till the cows come home as the irish say.... but i'd also love it to be faster! :lol: i remember reading somewhere that someone possibly on this has a 230bhp 2.2jts that isnt supercharged? how much power can we really get from this engine , ive read everywhere...
  7. My car feels faster after a service

    South Africa
    I know this is real BS but I thought some may have a laugh at my expense but since I got my car back from Giorgio it has felt quicker, which cant be true as all that was done was an oil change and new front discs. Went on an early morning breakfast run with a few friends yesterday, lots of...
  8. Progressive faster and louder clonk...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone, having got the Alfa on the road, i took it down to Milton Keynes this weekend...absolutely fine on the way down..then on the way back, it started off as a gentle rubbing noise and slowly but surely has turned into a repetitive donk donk donk donk donk... At first i thought it...
  9. Mito Qv sport Faster than Gulieta Qv?

    Alfa MiTo
    Sup guys The other day on a cold night i pulled up to a traffic light next to a Gulieta Qv (me driving my Mito Qv sport with a bmc cone filter). i could see he wanted to race he was alone in the car and it was about 11pm and the road was empty . I put my car into dynamic and we took off...
  10. Go faster viper stripes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys just a question about decals we all know that they can increase the horse power of a car but what about viper stripes, has anyone any idea what kinda power increase i can expect from my new strips? I was hoping for around 15 bhp more but ive no experience with these mods can anyone help me?
  11. 16,17,18" rim size: is Giulietta faster with bigger tyre size?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, the German magazine Auto Zeitung has tested the same type of tyre ( Goodyear excellence) on the same car but in three different sizes, luckily for us the same sizes Giulietta is equipped with. The goal of the report is to understand whether the performance of a car are proportional to the...
  12. 147 Diesel faster than GTA..

    Alfa GTA
    This has largely been ignored in the general discussion area but at the last round of the Alfa Sprint series at Croft a bog standard 147 Ducati corse diesel was over 3 seconds faster over the lap than a Q2'd 147 GTA.... The GTA was also beaten by a 3.0 GTV with a Q2 which was .51 seconds over...
  13. How to make the 147 GTA feel faster

    Alfa GTA
    I absolutely love my GTA, and I have come to the realisation that it is a surprisingly good long/medium distance cruiser. It is also fast. Very fast, but I don't think it feels as fast as it is - it doesn't feel much quicker than my old GTi-6 (until I look at the speedo :lol: ) What...
  14. Car and steering wheel shaking at 60mph and faster?????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When i drive on the motorway at 60mph or faster the steering wheel and car shake not in one place but all over the car,feels uneasy to drive and not nice. Ive read several post on here and hope its the balancing as posts about gearbox and cuphold and flywheels scare me ? Ive only bought the car...
  15. Want to surf AO faster?

    Announcements & Comments
    You already are :p :cool: We have been speeding up AO since Monday until it breaks and then throttling back. So please excuse any temporary errors in the next few days whilst we complete this task. We would also welcome any feedback with regards to noticable surfing speed changes. (Our aim is...
  16. I Need A Faster Car

    General Alfa Discussion
    I had to concede to a coq in a Z4 tonight. :ashamed:
  17. Brera 2.2jts engine seize up - Engine replace with new - Burning oil faster than fuel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A little update about the current situation, The engine was replaced with a new one at the same dealership. Its been about a month now and all of a sudden the engine is burning oil faster than it can burn fuel. This week the oil bar graph has indicated widely erratic engine oil readings. This...
  18. Audi S3 - faster than a GTA?

    Alfa GTA
    I would have thought so. But in a 30-70ish sprint off a roundabout on Sunday, I completely outstripped one. :confused:
  19. Who is faster...

    South Africa
    Who is cheesier... Not to worry.
  20. why is the 156 faster

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    when it and the 147 have the same engine, more or less, i mean the twinny2litre not the JTS