Greetings, fellow car enthusiasts! Last week I picked up Launch Edition # 444 from a local Alfa dealer here in the greater Cleveland, Ohio (USA) area. This car spent the first few years of life in Florida, eventually ending. up in New Jersey two years ago. And now, it is mine! Pearl white with the red seats, 2015 launch car, with 19k miles as of right now. At time of purchase the car already had the EC V2 air intake, but was otherwise stock.
Since picking the car up I've already started my typical "money pit" fun:
- Upgraded radio to Pioner SPH-10BT
- AW Stage 1 ECU tune via Alfa9
- AW Suspension blocks via Alfa9
- OTIS Wheel Spacers via EC
Next week the car will go into my local mechanic for installation of the suspension blocks, an alignment, and a brand new set of the 10mm-wider Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires (215/40-18 and 245/35-19). Hopefully some better tires and suspension tweaks bring the car's driving confidence up; some great data found lurking these forums so thanks to everyone who has provided good feedback there (and special thanks to @Alfa9 Supply of course!)
Only other future modification currently on my radar might be to tweak the exhaust slightly, but I want more seat time before I make that decision. Aesthetically, the spacers will be adequate for me-- that and my local detail shop when he has an opening will do a paint correct and ceramic coating, and replace the yellowing lower rockers with some fresh PPF. At which point, the weather should be good enough for me to drive and enjoy the car.
Looking forward to sharing more photos and adventures with this car! Cheers.