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My new GTA seems to have everything except the Q2. I figured it doesn't matter too much as long as I pull away gently and get it done when I have the cash. However, I have noticed a slight knock from somewhere in the front when I'm manoeuvring in the drive. Not sure whether it's when selecting reverse or first, but it's when I'm going between the two and doing a bit of an Austin Powers because of the turning circle.

This thread has got me a bit worried. Could it be the diff, or is it impossible to tell and could be something else?
 

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Not sure on your knocking but mine went when I trickled away around a mini roundabout so I don't think it is a risk you can really manage through driving style (unless you avoid corners)
 

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slightly off topic - with a q2 fitted does anyone notice a 'shuffle' when on full lock and reversing? every car i've had with a LSD has done this - assume its because one wheel is near enough stationary and the other moving a lot? ie big torque difference

back on topic - after talking to various specialists q2 is a must on aything with the 6 speed alfa box. jtd included.... otherwise can provide big bills....
 

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pulling away slow or fast - makes no odds, I think if a GTA never gets stuck in traffic and does only motorway miles then you might just get away without a Q2 otherwise take your pick, circa £500 for a Q2 (and its the best £500 you will spend on a GTA) or anything up to £2,500 for a new box.
 

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Being a diff failureee I'd say just get it done, piece of mind and all that. It's also awesome :thumbs:
 

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I don't think pulling away softly will save your diff.

I'd say most fail during simple, slow turning manoeuvres such as u-turns and parallel parking.... beware!
 

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I will get it done, there's no question of that. However, having shelled out for the car, a service, Christmas and a new battery it's absolutely out of the question for a while. Have to just cross my fingers.
 

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I will get it done, there's no question of that. However, having shelled out for the car, a service, Christmas and a new battery it's absolutely out of the question for a while. Have to just cross my fingers.
Just don't take any corners.... :D
 
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I am not really one for modding cars but the Q2 is just a no brainer, best £500 I have spent on a car. It makes it so much better, and safer at the end of the day when the roads are as bad as the are at the moment.
 

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As I say, if I had £500, I'd get it done.
 

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I'd say take out the aa's warrenty just to give yourself a bit of cover then. It's about 70-80 quid and would pay something like £500 towards repairs. They even cover batteries so I wish I'd take. It out when they recommended it as I ended up shelling that much out for my own batt last week
 
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