New to Alfa - Took delivery of our Stelvio Quad today! - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Forum
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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New to Alfa - Took delivery of our Stelvio Quad today!

Howdy from Dallas.

Ever since I got to track a Stelvio Quad last year at Circuit of Americas I was hooked. I've driven many cars (and SUV's) over the years and was blown away by this vehicle. I have a similar experience with the new Cadillac CTS-V on the track but didn't want to drive a large, bulky sedan that loves gas! I was hesitant to buy an Alfa then as they were $85k+ and still new to market. All I would ever hear is how bad Alfa's were when it comes to reliability.

So last month, Alfa discounted the remaining Quads on dealer lots around the country to make room for 2019's. So, we were able to snag a new Monte Carlo Blue Quad for $25k off MSRP, $61k. I had to buy one at that price point.

I have been an M guy (BMW) for the last several years and excited for the new adventure. We still own a BMW M4 Convertible and its still crazy to think the Stelvio can walk laps around our M.

I have Madness Lowering Springs ordered and the Forza exhaust bypass that will be installed this in the coming weeks. Also the Carbon V and Carbon mirror caps. That is all I have planned for this bad boy.

I noticed the coolant level was VERY low when were took it off the delivery truck. Says the recall already happened but worry I may already have to take it to the shop

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Welcome John! Please post pictures when you can!!
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:34 PM
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Howdy John from Jon to the West.
You will be happy to learn that they are worth MSRP + 25K!
Enjoy your new ride and the 50K you just pocketed.
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Wow, $61k? That's a crazy deal.
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Welcome, who did you go through? Essence or Fort Worth?
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Howdy John i just bought my slightly used 2018 SQ from Essence Maserati this past weekend. Love it so far. I live in H-town however.
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Howdy John i just bought my slightly used 2018 SQ from Essence Maserati this past weekend. Love it so far. I live in H-town however.
Did you buy the white one? I looked at the white and black 18's they had that were demos with 3-4k miles on them and almost pulled the trigger but found one in KY with 480 miles for less $$. That white one was nice with the green stitching!

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quad - Monte Carlo Blue
MADNESS 60mm Springs & Athena Spacers
Forza Componenti exhaust controller
Carbon V & Carbon Mirror Caps
2016 BMW M4 Convertible Competition - Yas Marina Blue
RW Carbon fiber front lip, side skirts, rear lip spoiler, mirror caps, and diffuser
2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited - Magnetite Grey Metallic
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Welcome, who did you go through? Essence or Fort Worth?
I bought it out of KY, Jake Sweeny Alfa. It was their last 18 and they needed to make room for 19's that were coming in and Alfa allowed the large discount to move it. Lucky me.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quad - Monte Carlo Blue
MADNESS 60mm Springs & Athena Spacers
Forza Componenti exhaust controller
Carbon V & Carbon Mirror Caps
2016 BMW M4 Convertible Competition - Yas Marina Blue
RW Carbon fiber front lip, side skirts, rear lip spoiler, mirror caps, and diffuser
2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited - Magnetite Grey Metallic
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PICS - new springs installed

So I just got my MADNESS springs put on the car. I went with the 60mm option (2.5in). I love the look, my wife thinks it looks like a wagon now. Ha.
I also bought the Athena Spacers from MADNESS. 17mm in front and 20mm in back.
The rear wheels have a slight negative stance to them. Worry about tire wear but what can you do. They did an alignment and it all checked out.

Here are the photos (before and afters) of the suspension modification.
First FOUR photos are before, stock setup.
Next FOUR are after the 60mm springs and spacers installed.

I am installing my Forza Exhaust controller Thursday and then the Carbon V and Carbon mirrors caps as soon as they arrive. That will be that.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quad - Monte Carlo Blue
MADNESS 60mm Springs & Athena Spacers
Forza Componenti exhaust controller
Carbon V & Carbon Mirror Caps
2016 BMW M4 Convertible Competition - Yas Marina Blue
RW Carbon fiber front lip, side skirts, rear lip spoiler, mirror caps, and diffuser
2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited - Magnetite Grey Metallic
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WOW - that drop is impressive. That blue/yellow combo is really fantastic!
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