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Hi all,

Just thought I'd write and say hello!

I have a 156 Selespeed that I have lived in since July (well a few 500 mile + round trips anyway!) and I can honestly say that it is an incredibly fun car to drive (but you all knew that anyway:)).

The only complaint I do have though is with the dealer network, are there any owners around this area (I live in Salisvury) that can recommend a good dealer for servicing and repair work?

Also although as I said it is already awesome can anyone recommend any mods for the selespeed version of the car, I can only seem to find ones for other models. It's just out of curiosity at the moment, and I have already put an Alpine SatNav unit in so ICE is not on my priorities.

Hello again to you all, and oh yeah! Happy new year!:D
 

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Hi James,

A luverly car, innit?

Lowering with quality springs or a complete suspension setup wil absolutely widen your day to day driving grin :D I dont believe much in remaps or induction kits, but doing the V6 intake modification is really popular. Use the "Search" tab, It does sound better afterwards though :cool:

Enjoy your stay, and ask away, we're here to help.

-- Hoygaard

Oh and HNY
 

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selespeed said:
And don't forget the clear side indicators :D
They dirty????? :p :p :p ;)

(oh god I'm funny... please shoot me now :eek: )
 

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And... dont' forget to post some photos! :D

Welcome to Alfaowner, James. :)
 

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ROTFLOL! :cheese: :cheese: :cheese:
 

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Easy reletively cheap but effective modification....Front Strut Brace, £100.00 for the Momo one, stiffens the Car up remarkably, which helps turn in and also, suprisingly, ride quality.
BTW Welcome to AO.. :)
 

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Welcome to AO and enjoy your stay :)

... I'm getting tempted again about the Strut Brace :rolleyes:
;)
 

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selespeed said:
Resetting post counter good enough as well? :p
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: That'd be worst :eek: :(


;)
 

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Thanks everyone, so the strut brace seems to be the best mod, thanks IanM.

I don't know how the V6 tuning would help Hoygaard as the Selespeed is the 2 litre engine but thanks anyway!

I'm glad no-one started suggesting body kits or after market wings, I have been having an on running battle with my Max Power subscriber mates who just keep suggesting biog wings and neons....

Thanks again

James
 

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There isn't many members who like "special" body kits or wings etc... I can remeber a girl who posted pics of his body kitted 156... the comments of other members were anything but accepting... :rolleyes:

It just happens to be that any exterior mod only seems to make Alfas look bad ;)
 

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I don't know how the V6 tuning would help Hoygaard as the Selespeed is the 2 litre engine but thanks anyway!
Hi James, welcome to AO,

The V6 air intake fitted to a 2.0 is a popular mod, gives a bit more torque lower down in the revs i think, my Dads about to do this to our 2.0 156. :eek: :D :D

Glad you dont want to max power it, alfas dont look good like that :eek: :)
 

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Thanks Jack, I just read that on another post anyway, I should have checked before writing:D

I'll look into it as it seems dirt cheap aswell.
 

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Happy new year and welcome to AO. :)
Hope your car will be nicely modded and pics posted soon! :cool:
I'd stick to Alfa sites when lookin for mods rather than MP. :rolleyes:
 

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Hi James, welcome to AO :)


Not sure how old your car is, but if it is out of warranty, and you want the name of an independant specialist, a couple of the guys here have used S&H Motors in Poole (which is not a million miles from you). I have used them for a cambelt change, and they seem to know what they are doing (and are reasonably priced).

Also, my car was originally purchased (by the previous owner) from Melbury Motor Company in Shaftsbury, and had it first three services done there. However, I have not used them myself, so I cannot comment on their service.





btw, some pics of your car would be nice...... ;)
 

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Thanks Green Cloverleaf, I will post pics as soon as I get my car back from the garage (again)!!

Thanks for the advice
 

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The V6 intake Mod is totally worth the money,

The side indicators too - depending on your car colour go smoked or clear - buy this from the alfaowner shop ;-).

For more extreme tweakery a little trip up to london to visit autodelta for a remap may be in order as they do lots of nice things to both the engine and the selespeed....

As for dealers you do tend to have to travel to find a good/not bad one it's 100mile round trip to mine from home....

Simon.
 
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