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Old 11-05-2010   #1
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First Fiat on the way - 1.9 mjet sporting (Orange)

First time we've ever owned a Fiat, I hope to god it doesn't live upto its reputation....



Just wanted to know, faults to look for, what common problems are etc?

plans for the car are firstly, tinted windows, fli eye kit for front and rear lights, -35mm Apex Springs, possibly wheels done in silk matt black in the below pic:



And any info on other modifications.

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Re: First Fiat on the way - 1.9 mjet sporting (Orange)

Myself and the wife have owned 6 Puntos over the last 10 years from a 1.1SX N Reg to my second Grande Punto Sporting T Jet, the first being the 1.4 16v, and personally never had any major faults apart from a 2005 Active Sport which had one or two electrical problems, but soon got rid. Anyway they are excellent cars but must be looked after, don't skip servicing and only buy genuine Fiat parts. I had a few Nissans over the years okay not brand new but they lacked character and punch and were no more reliable. All manufacturers have their faults including BMW and Mercedes but make sure you look after first and foremost. What year is it, my T Jet is Orange on a 57 Plate and I love it!!
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Re: First Fiat on the way - 1.9 mjet sporting (Orange)

http://www.fiatforum.com/grande-punt...lt-issues.html

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whats an FF gallery? and thank you for the welcome

its 07 aswell glad ur sure on the car and like it makes me feel a whole lot better, just come from a C2 VTR, and needed something with a punch so we went for this, originally we were trying to get a Corsa SRi 1.6T, but ther was none for sale in our range, and this punto saved us a fortune on the insurance compared to the vauxhall, so happy in that regard
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i have had mine for 8 month and love it.....so what if it breaks ita a fiat so it s cheap to fix...
whatch out for those bumps the standard spring dont like them.
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most people on here are eibach sportlines users, i have them on my shocks and find them to be worth the money. do a search on it and see a few galleries and see if they are for you
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lowerings essential, ive seen some apex -35mm, which are top of the list at the mo, however if thers any lower springs tht wud be great
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Re: First Fiat on the way - 1.9 mjet sporting (Orange)

eibach Sportlines are -50 If I recall correctly
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Quote Originally Posted by angeline1988 View Post
lowerings essential, ive seen some apex -35mm, which are top of the list at the mo, however if thers any lower springs tht wud be great
dont do it.. they wont handle like the eibachs...
main reason i havent bought them....
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ahh kool thnaks for the heads up, how much are the eibachs?
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lowerings essential, ive seen some apex -35mm, which are top of the list at the mo, however if thers any lower springs tht wud be great
standard sporting spring are -15/20mm so you really aint going to notice a -35mm drop? Go for the eibach's sportlines
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eibachs look good imo
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pluging ur motor ther lol, yeah luk nice
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Re: First Fiat on the way - 1.9 mjet sporting (Orange)

well red is near to orange so you can get a ruff idea what its gonna look like. (trying to get out of an obvious plug lol)......

got mine supplied and fitted and tracked for around 300 if i remember correctly. been on a year now with no issues other than snow ploughing through the winter and speed hump avoidance .....
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Ill fit myself so whats the price of just springs alone?
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