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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    I was wondering if anyone know whether or not it would be possible to change the gearing in a manual Giulietta QV? I love my GQV, but I simply don't understand why a car with 290 hp and 420 nm of torque (my car is tuned) needs to be a 3.000 rpm, or close to, when driving down the highway?! I...
  2. General Alfa Discussion
    I'm currently in the US, Las Vegas to be exact. I've been coming here for the last 3 years or so for work and quite disappointingly (but not surprisingly) never seen an Alfa (although there are a few Dodge Darts about!). Recently on the TV, one of the local dealers have been advertising...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it me or is this car a screamer? The gearing is shocking, only five speeds, doing just over 5000rpm at a ton, screaming all 120 of it's horses nuts off, wtf? My old GT was mapped to 206bhp, it had six speeds and a ton came at about 3500rpm. Is this normal? This car needs sixth...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am running around France at the moment and love the experience of my Alfa, I done this loads of times. The only sting in the tail for me is the low gearing. I thought about a 6 speeder from a v6 but I believe it's a very painful job, is there an easy way to lift the final drive without ruining...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello chaps, We've got the 2.0JTDM 170 in a 159SWTI. We are just getting used to the car and are wondering what people find are the correct gears to use at different speeds? The reason I ask is, if you're at 40mph, 5th gear can feel sluggish and even judder - it wants 4th gear or lower...
  6. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all ... again I'd like to raise the gearing on my S2 to make it a bit more of a cruiser, I'm not worried about losing some acceleration as I don't thrash it and she's a torquey old beast anyway. Its got the standard LSD - what are my best options? New crown wheel and pinion - cost? - will...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. I've got an Alfa 156 ts. My first and second gears make a loud click. From 3rd to 2nd. 2nd to 1st. This only happens while gearing down. Other gears a perfect. This has been going on for a while. Doesn't seem to be getting worse though. Cnt figure out the problem. Went through the forum...
  8. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Evening, folks :thumbs: I'm a 1985 GTV6 owner lurking on here hoping to get an answer; hope one of you can help :) My question is: how much lower geared is the 75 TS 'box than the one from the 3.0 V6 :confused: I'm looking to find out the mph / 1,000 rpm in top gear for both. Cheers Paul
  9. Alfa Giulietta
    Does anybody know what the gearing at motorway speed is? I.e 3000rpm = 70mph etc.?
  10. Alfa 145 & 146
    got back from the US a week or so ago and the noticed 2 issues with my '00 146 1.4TS 1. Occasionally it'll pop out of 3rd gear. Doesn't seem to be any particular scenario - can go at 2k or 6k revs, changed from 2nd or 4th. Can go 2miles and it goes 2 or 3 times, or 20 miles and it never pops...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Went to look at a 51 plate 156 1.8 Volece today.Had 57,000mls under its wheels and had a lovely gearchange nice clutch feel and a sweet engine.However it looked tatty and there is not really a shortage of them out there.They do say dont buy the first you see. Anyway the thing I noticed most...
  12. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    As some of you may know I am after another gearbox as I want to get mine on the Sprint rebuilt. Would it be best to get one from another 1.7 or would one from a 1.3 or 1.5 be ok? My only concern is that maybe they have different ratios and different gearing? Regards, Mark
  13. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi there, I have a GTV6 converted with 3.0 litre engine and twin spark 75 gearbox with lsd. She is running on 164 15 inch alloys with 205/ 50/15 tyres. Because the car has no speedo (was built for Alfa Championship and this was considered surplus to requirements!! weight saving gone mad!) I...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    anyone else get 40 from first??!! slow corners are a pain in the arse,a diesel van is quicker!! (unless you really wanna abuse the car!) I find it quite strange they have geared it that high
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