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ALXege

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About ALXege

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  • Birthday 26/12/1984

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    Bucuresti
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    photography, digital arts, motorsports
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    GTV 2.0
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  1. Alfa GTV Competizione

    The work you're doing for weight reduction is insane! Keep up! About the turbo though, it might be rated for up to 1000hp, but looks like it will not spool easy..
  2. '02 Spider 2.0TS

    The end of summer caught me gathering info on how to fit a 16vt engine from a Fiat Coupe into my GTV TS. I found a complete donor car with no papers for a very good price and was one step away from buying it. I was involved in a very constructive discussion with VooMan here on the forum and was hunting for NineOneSix on Facebook But no more than 10 days later I was announcing the budget was spent on something different. Well, here's on what it was spent: a '02 Spider with another 2l Twin Spark engine The car was in a pretty bad shape, exterior was all scratched and faded and had few minor damages all around, right window and electric hood failed to operate, ABS light was on and so on. But it was in the limited Edizione Elegante trim with dual color seats and lots of minor details, while the engine was running very smooth despite it's high millage. All in all, looked like a great restoration project (not that I needed another one though ) I soon started by changing the cambelt and everything related (including the camshaft variator) and all the fluids (tried to make sure the engine is safe). There are still plenty of stuff to be fixed on the mechanical side: the ABS still doesn't work (probably the pump), there is a strange noise coming from accessories (either the AC compressor or the alternator), AC is not working (have to investigate wether the compressor is broken, a pipe is leaking or there simply is no refrigerant inside), the temperature fails reaching 90 while on motorway (broken thermostat) but is raising above 90 on mountain roads (probably an aged radiator) etc. I then moved my attention towards the exterior since I was literally ashamed of driving it like that. The car entered for a full respray, I decided against the OEM black which I find a bit dull for a Spider and went for a blue tinted Carbon Black instead. During the process, the car was completely dismantled, a perfect occasion to unstuck the right window (which still works intermittently) and the automatic roof (which now works like a charm). The car was ready just in time for a late October run on one of our famous mountain roads, Transalpina. It was so glorious that my good old friend from Alfattitude asked me to write a few words and post my photos on his website, you can find the article here: http://alfattitude.com/above-the-clouds/ Then I had a nice trip to the seaside, where I left the car in a garage during the winter. Plenty of work to be done next year! Speaking of which, happy New Year!
  3. Alfa GTV Competizione

    How come you didn't switch to a CF plenum yet?
  4. Alfa GTV Competizione

    Must check your shop soon then Not because of weight saving, but mines are a bit damaged, plus who wouldn't want some CF under the hood
  5. Alfa GTV Competizione

    What side covers? Engine bay?
  6. GTV 3.0 V6 24V Paso

    Looks lovely!
  7. Alfa GTV Competizione

    If I ever come to Zurich, I'd like to take a few shots of your car myself! I really do think it deserves better!
  8. Alfa GTV Competizione

    Sorry, no! Or I might have and completely forgotten Makes alot of sense then! Good luck!
  9. Alfa GTV Competizione

    I'll have to disagree with you on this, rear wheels don't need to be wider on a FWD car; they don't improve handling but on a contrary, they increase understeer! Plus they are adding unnecessary weight, but you already know that
  10. Alfa GTV Competizione

    My calculations were based on you post from page 3. Although the wheel is lighter, the combo between wheel&tire is actually heavier than stock 17" wheels. Just out of interest, what's the exact wheel setup front/back? what offset for the wheels and what size for adapter plates? As for the brakes, here's a quick link showing it's possible: http://www.autodeltashop.com/product_info.php?cPath=30_83&products_id=307 It's for illustration purpose only, I bet you could find less expensive ways. A friend of mine was using something similar on his 56 3.0 V6 trackday car.
  11. Alfa GTV Competizione

    You would save almost 10kg by replicating your existing front wheels/tires setup to the rear. Then probably an extra 2kg if you would loose the spacers/pcd adapters. Long story-short, a more appropriate wheels/tires setup. Then brakes: the standard 4 pot Brembos with 330mm discs are pretty heavy, some motorsport calipers / floating discs could help both saving weight and adding more stop power. Not to mention that such upgrades will not only save weight, but also reduce the unsprung mass.
  12. '01 GTV 2.0TS

    On Saturday, I took advantage of a Giulia/Stelvio Owners event held at the local racetrack and entered the track for a few laps myself. Didn't focus too much on setting lap records but mostly on the experience itself, getting to know the car and the track. Great experience all in all! Other than that, I'm collecting alot of parts; I already installed a Supersprint 4-2-1 exhaust header, small 4 pot Brembo calipers from 156GTA with 305mm discs are awaiting for custom brackets, a brand new original CUP splitter is waiting for some side skirts to finish the CUP look, and finally, a set of Zender Siena must find their way home..
  13. GTV TB: GT2560R & FMIC upgrade

    What wheels are these? They're awesome!
  14. Big Power GTV 16V Turbo!

    What engine was originally in the GTV? Was there any way you could use the GTV shocks?
  15. My GTV 16vt

    Is there any way you could use GTV front shocks with this swap?