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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #150 on: October 26, 2018, 02:41:24 pm »
I'm just not sure I can handle that much alpha in my alfa
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #151 on: October 26, 2018, 02:48:44 pm »
What tires come on it?
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #152 on: October 26, 2018, 04:15:02 pm »
What tires come on it?

All seasons... and not even high performance ones (Pirelli Centurion P7 all season run flats). 

Giulia might be able to flip the world upside down with a set of PS4's
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« Reply #153 on: October 26, 2018, 04:20:29 pm »
I suggest you do, that way when it breaks down you can blame it on the aftermarket tune, not the Alfaness of your Alfa.

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« Reply #154 on: October 26, 2018, 04:22:34 pm »
All seasons... and not even high performance ones (Pirelli Centurion P7 all season run flats). 

Giulia might be able to flip the world upside down with a set of PS4's

I think that's what my A4 came stock with.  Not great, but not bad.  Didn't last all that long, though, and I'm not an aggressive driver.  Switched to Bridgestone Ecopias for the second set, and those were equally unremarkable.  Both (well, and the AWD) tackled 300+ inch winters just fine.

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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #155 on: December 01, 2018, 03:43:35 pm »
2 months and ~2k miles report!!!!

- I still haven't broken down or been stranded!
- averaging around 30mpg including ~8 minutes a day of idling with the kiddo at the bus stop
- a brief snow test in 6-7" of unplowed snow proved very positive
- still love everything about it - the surge of power and ride/handling matches the great looks
- I'm sort of getting use to the engine/exhaust sounds and starting to appreciate it a bit more


On the mega negative side my wife pointed out today that it looks like someone hit the damn thing in the parking lot at work.  :lockedup: :lockedup: :rage:
 Huge scuff and scratches on the passenger side front corner.  I was able to buff out all the marks and the white metallic really hides the scratches well.  I'm still super pissed off though - might contact our security guys at work and see if they can find my car getting hit as it had to happen this week.  Since i always back in to park, I assume someone next to me pulled out of the parking spot and cut things too short and clipped my car.  :banghead:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #156 on: December 01, 2018, 05:57:41 pm »
That sucks man. I hate jerks!
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #157 on: December 01, 2018, 07:28:02 pm »
2 months and ~2k miles report!!!!

- I still haven't broken down or been stranded!
- averaging around 30mpg including ~8 minutes a day of idling with the kiddo at the bus stop
- a brief snow test in 6-7" of unplowed snow proved very positive
- still love everything about it - the surge of power and ride/handling matches the great looks
- I'm sort of getting use to the engine/exhaust sounds and starting to appreciate it a bit more


On the mega negative side my wife pointed out today that it looks like someone hit the damn thing in the parking lot at work.  :lockedup: :lockedup: :rage:
 Huge scuff and scratches on the passenger side front corner.  I was able to buff out all the marks and the white metallic really hides the scratches well.  I'm still super pissed off though - might contact our security guys at work and see if they can find my car getting hit as it had to happen this week.  Since i always back in to park, I assume someone next to me pulled out of the parking spot and cut things too short and clipped my car.  :banghead:

Has it broken down between that post and right now?
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #158 on: December 01, 2018, 08:32:01 pm »
Has it broken down between that post and right now?

Probably
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« Reply #159 on: December 02, 2018, 01:52:22 am »
Oh, that sucks.

Glad you enjoy your car, though. The Giulia is really starting to grow on me.
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« Reply #160 on: December 02, 2018, 08:19:32 am »
Has it broken down between that post and right now?

Now wait... Let me check
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« Reply #161 on: December 02, 2018, 04:49:09 pm »
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« Reply #162 on: December 02, 2018, 04:53:22 pm »
I tried to break it today... Tried a messed up Obd2 app that made the instrument panel go ape shit with errors... I think it momentarily screwed up the CAN bus

... But it still works...
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« Reply #163 on: December 02, 2018, 06:59:25 pm »
Why do you want some janky app when you can get a plug-in scanner with live data for like $36.

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« Reply #164 on: December 02, 2018, 07:10:27 pm »
Janky app had possibility of accessing a bunch of different modules allowing things to be customized.
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« Reply #165 on: December 02, 2018, 07:18:04 pm »
errors = customized

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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #166 on: December 02, 2018, 07:24:26 pm »
FUCK
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #167 on: December 02, 2018, 07:56:49 pm »
I tried to break it today... Tried a messed up Obd2 app that made the instrument panel go ape shit with errors... I think it momentarily screwed up the CAN bus

... But it still works...

Turn it off and on again and it should be fine. Unless you flashed the computer. Which would take some work..?...

I like the Torque app but you need a reader.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #168 on: December 02, 2018, 08:14:43 pm »
This was beyond what torque app can do... More like vagcom for VWs or coding shit on bmws
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #169 on: December 05, 2018, 04:09:41 pm »
Does it have Start/Stop, and can you turn that stuff off?  :tounge:
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« Reply #170 on: December 05, 2018, 05:56:39 pm »
Yea, there is an easy on/off button by the headlight switch to turn the start/stop off.  It generally doesn't annoy me too badly since I'm not in a lot of traffic.
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« Reply #171 on: December 05, 2018, 07:53:25 pm »
Yea, there is an easy on/off button by the headlight switch to turn the start/stop off.  It generally doesn't annoy me too badly since I'm not in a lot of traffic.

Does it stay off or does it automatically turn back on when you restart the car?
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« Reply #172 on: December 06, 2018, 06:13:14 am »
It turns itself back on every startup. I read alot of people hit the button as soon as they hit the ignition button...
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« Reply #173 on: December 06, 2018, 09:32:42 am »
It turns itself back on every startup. I read alot of people hit the button as soon as they hit the ignition button...
It becomes a reflex.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #174 on: December 06, 2018, 01:21:29 pm »
Who did the electronics for this car? The Italians? My God, don't try to hack the ECM/PCM.  The damn thing probably lists for $2 grand.

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« Reply #175 on: December 06, 2018, 02:34:25 pm »
Magnetti Marelli... and it's very mod friendly  :lol:
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« Reply #176 on: December 06, 2018, 02:36:11 pm »
It becomes a reflex.

At least the lane assist stays off if you want it off, as does the forward collision stuff... So you don't completely look like a pilot preparing for flight flipping switches like crazy
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« Reply #177 on: December 08, 2018, 08:51:07 pm »
Came across this... Great nerd level detail on the suspension, brakes, and drive train design that make the Giulia so fantastic to drive
https://enzari.com/2018/11/alfa-romeo-reveal-driving-dynamics-secrets/

For instance - these active shock curves are a wet dream of low shock speed control (ie performance) mixed with high speed comfort (ie ride quality)
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« Reply #178 on: December 08, 2018, 09:38:25 pm »
I am sure the active dampers damp, but what is the effective passive damping rate of the plastic sway bar endlinks?
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« Reply #179 on: December 09, 2018, 01:53:23 pm »
Yea, there is an easy on/off button by the headlight switch to turn the start/stop off.  It generally doesn't annoy me too badly since I'm not in a lot of traffic.

I always switch off my Start/Stop button. I wish I could have this feature removed but in Germany that‘s considered tax evasion for some reason...

I mean, my car will use a little more fuel if this system is turned off and over 60% of the fuel price is government tax. Why are they complaining!? :lol:
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