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  1. Upgrading Alfa 1.9 147 turbo to 2.4 JTD?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there, i have Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDm 150 HP 2006, and i want upgrade my turbo (Garrett GT17V VNT) to 2.4 JTDm (Garrett GTB20V VNT)... So can i do that? and what i need for upgrading? bigger intercooler? Remap? What else? Correct me if im doing something wrong... Thanks
  2. Upgrading radio?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, got a 2004 year 147 that I love but the radio is ancient, doesn’t have an AUX port let alone Bluetooth or anything. I want to replace it with something more modern (just a basic one) but don’t know how it would work as the in-built one is huge (see image attached). Does anyone know if...
  3. Is the new model worth upgrading to???

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, I have a 2010 plate veloce spec car, it has 120k miles on it now and I am at a point where I either upgrade the car or spend some cash on it and keep it for a few more years, by which point it will probably have 160 - 170k miles on it. I drove one at the weekend with the TCT and did like...
  4. Upgrading pre 08 non Brembo brakes to Brembos?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is it gonna be a straight swap or are we looking at changing the hub and everything which may not be worth it? I really dig the look of the larger front brake callipers in the post 08 models.
  5. Upgrading to bigger throttle body - it works for me

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Upgrading to bigger throttle body - flow difference Following info is just for your information, and it's only my experience shared. Bought bigger TB from Porsche - 78mm wide. Original one is 72. My engine was dynoed with OE throttle and 2.5-3.0V6 MAF (last 3 digit Bosch part number 531) and it...
  6. Upgrading the standard Giulia stereo units and amplifier

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello Forum I have a Giulia Quadrifoglio on order - I opted out of spending £1500 on the optional stereo upgrade and would like to buy good quality units to replace and upgrade what I can get to and can be upgraded and so I am after advice please. 1) how do I get to line out to pop in a...
  7. Upgrading 156 2.0TS Selespeed (Cam/Remap)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm looking to upgrading my 156 2.0TS(Euro 3) Selespeed to get a bit more power. I have looked into old threads on this forum, but I still have some question, so I hope someone can answer them for me. My plan is to change the cams and then remap. My first question is what cams to get? I'm...
  8. Upgrading exterior and exterior lights

    Alfa Giulietta
    I searched around the forum about upgrading my number plate bulbs to LED as well as the puddle lights, interior, boot and glove box. I know there is an issue with the number plate ones and sometime canbus issues. However if I'm correct you need to worry as much about the others. Found these...
  9. Upgrading Giulietta QV seats to full leather

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I have the standard cloth/leather black seats in my GQV. They are very nice but I can't help feeling that I'd prefer black leather. I think red may be a bit too much in a red car! There seem to be very few cars being broken on eBay (plus they are notoriously expensive). There is a...
  10. upgrading the front grille

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, Is it a simple enough task upgrading the original chrome grille now the new black mesh grille on the latest Mito's? Thanks in advance
  11. Upgrading stereo

    Alfa MiTo
    Hey guys I am looking at upgrading my Mito Stereo for a double din system. I have seen the parts I was wondering do I need the metal cage or just the front fascia plate. Thanks
  12. Upgrading

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all I own a guiletta 2.0 jtdm cloverleaf 150bhp, I've got a bit of money and want to add some more horses to it. My question is can a get a hybrid turbo or supercharger for this vehicle and then a remap?. Thanks
  13. Upgrading my 156

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I'm looking to replace speakers and adding an amp to my 156. Having never done this before, I have a couple of questions. The first is, can you get substantially better bass (vs. stock speakers) without adding a sub? I'd avoid putting a big box in the boot? The kit I was looking at (Hertz of...
  14. Upgrading my 159 Sportwagon

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello Alfaowner forum, First of all, I'm new in this forum and can't wait to be a part of a Alfa Romeo forum :) I'm the owner of a 2006 Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 1,9JTS, however it's equipped with quite a lot from the TI package, such as; 19" Original TI rims Alu covered mirrors TI leather...
  15. Upgrading MiTo Stereo/Head Unit

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello I've recently purchased an Alfa Romeo MiTo 2009 and I'm looking at upgrading the stereo/head unit to one that has bluetooth, phone and preferably sat nav. I don't want to use CarPlay ideally, I'd rather use a stand alone system that uses bluetooth for audio/phone. Has anybody made...
  16. Upgrading the courtesy lights

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Can anyone tell me how to safely remove the housing for the courtesy lights above the rear mirror in my MiTo so I can install some white LEDs
  17. 147 alloys upgrading

    Tuning & Upgrades
    hi there, ive just recently made a right mess of 2 of my alloys when I hit a kerb, the alloys on my car are the ones that look like they have 3 big holes, I think they are called supersports, they are 17 inch, ive looked around and the 2nd hand replacements are either 2 much money or are in very...
  18. Upgrading factory stereo alfa 156 2005

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey Guys, bought my Alfa 156 JTS Selespeed 2005 recently... Need to replace a factory stereo with a modern one (flip out screen, GPS, USB, 7 inch). in doubt whether this one is gonna fit:)...
  19. Upgrading 147 1.9 JTDm 16V

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello Guys, first-off let me say that i am very impressed by this forum. The amount of JTD knowledge and interesting projects is so much higher than in the german alfa-forums. My name is Moritz, i am from Germany and drive an Alfa 147 1.9 JTDm 16V Q2 (110kW) as my daily-drive car, which i...
  20. Upgrading 156 to 159 Ti look wheels

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi All, I have added to my collection with a 156, V6 sportswagon. Keen to upgrade the look to have the 159 ti replica wheels, made by WSP....who do them in 18 inch with PCD 5x98 WSPItaly Cerchi in lega The overall intent is to achieve a look like this...albeit with lightly less ridiculous...
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