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Have you modified your Alfa

  • No, its still as nature intended

    Votes: 21 55.3%
  • Slight engine tune e.g., exhaust, airfilter

    Votes: 13 34.2%
  • Slight body mods e.g., spoilers from a higher spec model

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • Advanced engine mods e.g., ECU cam profile, engine swap

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Advanced body mods e.g., Sabura style spoilers, body vents

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maxed - blue neons, stereo worth more than car

    Votes: 1 2.6%

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I was just wondering if people have modified (any) of their Alfas at all?
 

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I have the AD intake and braided brake hose kit fitted, will do exhaust and suspension if and when I get some spare cash! But outwardly it'll be no different from the norm!
 
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I have said no, but am concidering an aftermarket exhaust and chip.

That said I don't like changing the look of cars, other than wheels maybe (but nothing OTT) so if I get an exhaust it will be one that is not dissimilar in look to the original.

The thing that always concerns me with modifying even slightly is selling the car on. Yes I love the car now but will one day sell it on, and it may put people off and devalue the car.
 

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I've made some 'tasteful' improvements (Powerflow pipe, clear side repeaters, EBC discs & pads), apart from that it's as nature intended.

'Maxing' to me means 'making a perfectly good car look like a cobbled up sack of sh**e', and conjures up images of badly-fitted (and usually unpainted) bumper extensions, tinted windows full of air bubbles, and tailpipes that scrape gulleys through speed humps.
 

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advanced engine mods .... :cheese:
 

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or so she likes you to think ;)

I bet she also fakes "it" :lol:



;)
 

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I have some bits done:

Squadra chip - a claimed 50 extra bhp
K&N Panel Filter
Stainless Exhaust
De-Cats
Eibach springs
Bigger wheels
Goodrich brake hoses and better fluid
Uprated disks with ferodo DS2500 pads

Would never call it "maxxed" though :D
 

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enough of the sadface mr. I-have-no-friends .... ;)
 
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AlfaJack said:
I have some bits done:

Squadra chip - a claimed 50 extra bhp
K&N Panel Filter
Stainless Exhaust
De-Cats
Eibach springs
Bigger wheels
Goodrich brake hoses and better fluid
Uprated disks with ferodo DS2500 pads

Would never call it "maxxed" though :D
Not maxxed at all. More like turning a wolf in sheeps clothing into a pumped up wolf on steroids in sheeps clothing :cool:
 

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I tend to do a lot of "invisible" tuning. I like the car to look as stock as possible, but drive and handle as good as possible. Have not had the money to really do what I want to my GTA (shocks/springs/anti-roll kit/muffler/engine chip come to mind...), but this is what I've done so far:

HDD in-dash navigation system
Dension iPod Kit
Privacy film
Potenza RE-01R tires
Asso Sports Intake Pipe
K&N Sports Filter
Hot Inazma - Hyper Voltage System GT
Hot Inazma - Hyper Ground System
Phillips Blue Vision (High Beam/Fogs)
Unicorse Titanium Tower Bar
Bollente Rear Parallel Link
Bollente Front Lower Bar
Redpoint Fiberglass Engine Undercover
SEV Stage 1 Kit
SEV Battery
SEV Transmission
 

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Nothing much to mine.

Looks
17" Supersport Alloys (it came with the 15" elegance jobs)

Performance
Group N Ragazzon from the Cat back
Autodelta Intake and Filter

ICE
Dension ICE Link plus and 30 GB 5G iPod

To Do
Sports CAT
Chiptune
Springs and Damper kit, lower 35-40mm
Anti roll bars and Strut brace
Repaint front bumper and sort dings and scratches out :(
 

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Apart from the layer of dirt and various little dings on the doors :mad: on it, the car's as it left the factory.
 

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Bone stock, but I wouldn't mind adding a supercharger to the 4.3L V6 my Blazer has... :D
 

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Alas, no upgrade on the Alfa, partly because of money, and because of numerous potholes and speedbumps here... I doubt any alloy rim would last long. When I can afford a chip though, I'll get it right away. And then when the missus gets her 166 (next year maybe?), I'd like to change the coils and shocks for better handling. Dreams dreams dreams... :cool:
 
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