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N-AM 007

Alfopolous TS Spider - Australia

Hey guys, ill show a "time line" of my car with pictures when i get a chance to write one up. For now here are some 2 recent driving pics of my car

Friends have given her the nickname Alfopolous



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It's always great to see 916 in motion! :) May I notice that you have a rather powerful LED lights installed? Any details?

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I have white LEDs there too, but they don't seem so powerful. I'll try to find something like this... tnx! :)

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I bought it in Jan 2009 and it was pretty stock standard. Had only 2 owners and was in very good condition



And then after her first wash she was in a little photo shoot


From this point on the modding began

Started off with custom numberplates


They were a present from friends AM standing for Aston Martin which i will buy eventually and 007 for my nickname James Bond.

Then came a new Kenwood headunit as the old cd player decided to die on me.


Also Alfa Romeo car mats put in aswell


Next came the clear side indicators which took minutes to put in and look alot better and valve covers. Also a nice pic after 6 hours of washing her. Wash, wax, polish, buffer, the lot.



Next came the strut bar, it made a vast improvement over the handling. It tightened up the front end and gives you so much more confidence through the corners. Was by far the best mod yet.


Next up were the brakes. Initially i wanted new pads, but couldn't resist the performance and look of drilled and slotted discs so i had them all round.



I then painted my calipers and hubs and applied Alfa script to the front and the Alfa serpent on the rear.





After that i put on 147/156 GTA wheels, no spacers are needed, just bolt straight on.

And let me tell you, they look great :D , prefer these over GTV V6 teledials to be honest.





Ive also changed the parking lights to LEDs, give it more of a modern look compared to the yellow globes.




Installed an Autodelta Air filter and removed the resonator box in my induction system and replaced it with a PVC pipe which i painted and decaled.

Resonator i removed


New pipe



Replaced wipers with new slim lines ones (no pics)

Also removed 2 of the 4 mufflers under the car to increase sound :D

Painted rear bar


Then nothing for a while until i received these, bilstein shocks, eibach springs and goodridge braided brake lines. Also had major timing belt service and installed new EBC Red stuff brake pads.


Refer to first driving pictures to see ride height drop.

Then i purchased a HID 4300K kit, big improvement.



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She's looking great. :thumbsup:

What's that big P in the front? :)

Its to do with licenses in Australia. You initially do a computer test to get your L plates, in this time you need to complete 120 hours of log booked driving. You then do a driving test and if you pass you are given red P plates (provisional 1). After 1 year you perform a computer test and then get your green Ps (as above) (provisional 2). After 2 years of being a "P Plater" you do a final test and dont need to drive with them.

Being on your Ps has a few conditions, red Ps mainly, max speed you can do is 90km/h (55mph), can only had 1 other person in the car after 11pm and restricted to Auto or manual (depending on what you used when you did your test)

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Nice mods mate!

The Spider "In motion" pics are awesome, looks like you are in Sydney?

A couple of questions if I may----I have heard that the strut bar does improve the handling. Can you tell me, where did you get it from and how much? Did the brake upgrade improve the spongy peddle?

The paint job on the rear bumper looks great!



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Thanks, this is the one i got for 79euro http://shop.alfisti.net/Tuning-Styling/Alfa-GTV-Spider/Suspensions/Wiechers-Strut-Bar::970.html. One of the best mods for the price!

To improve spongyness get http://shop.alfisti.net/Tuning-Styling/Alfa-GTV-Spider/Brakes/Stainless-Steel-Brake-Pipe-Set-red::3677.html these braided brake lines, well worth the money.

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