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Jul 10 13 10:36 AM

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Well it's like this, as you know I have recently acquired my Zoe Yellow Spider, and she is a TS.....(No!!! Not a transexual!!!!).harumph, anyway, I have been thinking that a V6 would be nicer, just for the extra performance, well straight line anyway, trouble is, N. Devon is a bit bereft of straight line roads, our roads tend to follow the path of cider sozzled farm workers of centuries before.

I have taken her out for the odd blast around, (like yer do), and to be honest, I am finding that she is well quick enough, so I have been thinking that the best way forward for me is to uprate the brakes and suspension, like drilled and slotted discs all round, and new springs and shocks. I am also thinking of fitting her with a couple of those cross braces, one on the rear and one across the front. The object of all this is to make her quicker through the bends and more stable at the same time.

I have found a couple of what appear to be good suppliers of discs and pads, springs and shocks, but first she will be going in for a full cam belt service very soon, as I want to get that out of the way, but I wondered if any of you more experienced alfisti, have any thoughts on the matter?

Cheers, Ray.

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Jul 15 13 7:12 AM

Re: OK, where to now?

Not having much experience with strut braces I cannot comment on this but know that some rave about them and others say that they're not worth it. Brakes; I usually get the standard Brembo or TRW unslotted but they bite sharply on the Gtv V6 and 159 but oddly the lighter TS never felt as effective even though they work well on the heavier car. Perhaps new hoses, fluid and a caliper refurb may sharpen yours up.
If your car feels unstable, whilst your is having the belts done ask them to look at the suspension bushes. Worn rear bushes make the rear feel loose and unconnected.

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Jul 15 13 2:19 PM

Re: OK, where to now?

No she doesn't feel odd or anything, pretty tight acshully, but I was just thinking of optimising things chassis and brakes wise. The car is very chuckable, and really does have a huge grin factor if I feel like being a bit of a hooligan, just thinking long term, but maybe I should adopt my usual attitude, ie. if it aint broke, don't fix it? Baring servicing of course.

Cheers, Ray.

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