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Old 10-09-2012   #1
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Question What should i do ?

Hi , I have just bought my first car, a 1.2 Grande Punto.

i want to get new ideas on what small mods i could do, both for looks and preformance.

i have money for 99% of mods but need ideas!
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Re: What should i do ?

The car looks nice enough as it is. Why change it? If you needed more performance you should have gotten one with a bigger engine.
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yeah, I agree with raton_laveur, the car is nice enough.
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Re: What should i do ?

Get a set of OEM alloys from a high spec model just to tidy it up a bit and I would look into getting the door handles colour coded.

No point in spending money on "performance" mods. It's a 1.2 8v afterall. You could throw hundreds and hundreds at it and only see a 10hp gain. Depending on what you buy, you may even see a decrease in power. It's not worth it. If you wanted a quicker car, you shouldn't have bought the bottom spec engine.

Spend some money on upgrading the ICE. Get a nice system and enjoy it.
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Re: What should i do ?

thanks for the advice, i think im only going to get exhuast and induction kit, mainly for visual and the nice sounds
i have ordered the following :
new light bulbs ( HID )
new exhuast and back box
mudflaps
carbon wrap for dashboard
small front splitter

need to find the following to buy :
alloys from a newer/sporty spec
induction kit
subwoofer
bootlid ( mine is missing? cant find any online)
tempted to tint the windows a little bit darker, nothing too extream and then guna try to photoshop black roof and see what it looks like
black window mirrors and black door handles

whats everyones opinions ?
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Re: What should i do ?

On this car, i think the first (and less expensive than some of your mods above) is to lower it. dont mean sit it on its arse, but lowering by 40mm makes the punto look so much better. Dont even know why FIAT made it so high to begin with, barely any other cars sit that high standard.

iv seen some really nice silver GPs with tints and black roofs on here, but would have to see if the 5door can pull it off, otherwise, id say go for it

regarding ICE, how much you looking to spend on sound i.e. subwoofer etc?

if you fancy colour coding the door handles:

http://www.fiatforum.com/grande-punt...r-handles.html
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its at the perfect age to have a little bit of belly rub put underneath

A wire brush - a day and seal that belly up - it'll last you much much longer

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Be careful with after market HIDs.

New MOT regulations require self levelling AND headlamp washers to be fitted.
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They are Philips brand, which is a big well known brand, i guess they will be fine. But thanks for the warning i keep the spair old ones in my boot
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They are Philips brand, which is a big well known brand, i guess they will be fine. But thanks for the warning i keep the spair old ones in my boot
not just the MOT/Vosa you have to watch out for

its the rozzers - if they find you have HID's and its not meant to - Hello Car taken off you

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They are Philips brand, which is a big well known brand, i guess they will be fine. But thanks for the warning i keep the spair old ones in my boot
Well you've guessed wrong. You've obviously never had a inconciderate person with a GP with illegal and frankly dangerously fitted aftermarket HIDs.

For starters the units are not designed for HIDs! The scatter no matter what you do will be so bad it's making me angry thinking about all the other inconciderate motorists who do it.

One main question - what do you hope to achieve??

Re other mods, go for it, at least they won't impose on and affect other motorists.
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Who? Me?

Nah your ok, I'm not some idiot who thinks DRL's are a bad thing, or even OEM HID's.

Only issue I have is with illegally fitted HID's in Reflector or Refractor headlamp lenses. I don't even really have a problem with them fitted in Projector units
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Was only kidding dude,

I share your annoyance with poorly fitted/fitted into cars not intended for HIDs .

All RossBatten can do is fit them and see how they are...I suppose.
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@RossBatten any updates? got anything that you ordered fitted yet?
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