Alfa Romeo tuning
General Alfa Romeo Power Tuning tips:
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Considered to be innovators for a long time Alfa have come up with
many new performance enhancing features that other marques do not
have. Among the innovative ideas are aluminium engine blocks with
steel liners and rear mounted gearboxes to create the perfect balance.
The guys that build and design these cars know what makes a good
drivers car. The twinspark and salespeed transmission
are other notable innovations and pretty much the whole alfa romeo
range is great if you want to do some Alfa Romeo Tuning offering
more power,grip and excitement.
The last of the 'real' Alfas according to many was the
75 - a rear wheel drive car with rear mounted gearbox and lighweight
aluminium Block and Head. The newer Mito has won quite a few fans
though and it would appear that in the 2000's Alfa are back at the
top of their game.
A supercharger kit can really transform the Alfa pushing power levels
up by 30-50% but larger power gains will usually require some additional
One of our favourite Alfas of all time is the GTV - a coupe model
with stunning engines and great handling and also the Spider an open
top cabriolet model. The 2+2 are not practical for families but are
handy cars for shopping as the back seats can be easily reached and
The styling of Alfas is very much a love it or hate it affair
with its dedicated fans and critics alike but most Alfa owners will
gladly go out and buy another one when the time comes to upgrade
and move on.
On early models you need to look out for oil leaks and electrical
faults and rust - although since Fiats aquisition of Alfa
Romeo the corrosion issue has been substantially improved.
The bodywork on most models is suseptible to knocks and scrapes and
annoying car park dents but these usually push out quite easily.
Tuning:- Alfas are refined cars and little needs to be done to improve
them. Most owners add a sports exhaust and on the larger engined
models (2.5l plus) an induction kit or panel filter with some head
work like porting and polishing and gas flowing helps with the breathing.
Unusually for a NASP engine the 3.0 Models also respond well to
chips - a complete replacement ECU or a supplimentary piggy-back
ecu. There are few specialists out there, but, the ones that exist
all offer a very good service and know what they are doing having
tuned Alfas for a number of years.
Car insurance for modified cars.
A number of suspension upgrades
are available but we would strongly urge you to avoid the cheaper
off the shelf 'fits most models' variety. Get adjustable
suspension and a type specifically made for your model and engine
type (the wide range of engines availble have a profound effect on
the weight distribution and the suspension settings need to take
this into account.) On the 3.0 models with switchable suspension
settings I would recommend leaving well alone as the standard setup
is fine and changing it gets very complicated - read a lot of money.
Alfa Romeo tuning tips below:
by Richard Raynor Tip: ebay.co.uk is great place for bargain
spares and even complete engines / gearboxes
acessories also have some great value performance & styling
parts. Question: I've added a sports exhaust and Air filter what
should I do next to boost the power without spending too much money?
Answer: Fit a fuel pressure boost valve - about £100 for more
top end power and driveability with a faster throttle response or go for
fast road profile cams £200 + Fitting .
Alfa romeo tuning,styling and chip
links http://www.squadra-tuning.com http://www.autodelta.co.uk/start.htm
Question: like to buy a fse power boost valve for alfa
156 2.0. but no idea where to fit. can u help, thx
Answer: It replaces the fuel pressure regulator on the injector rail
in most cars - not sure about Alfas though!
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