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Old 26-02-2012   #1
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My Grande Punto "Winston"

Hello All,

I have been a member on the forum for a few months and been reading the site most days, I only passed my test in September 2011 and got my GP at the end of September 2011. Please take a look at my GP and please give me some ideas as to what mods I should undertake to next.



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Please note I already plan to have the following done:-

1) Lower the back and front.
2) Install a K&N 57I Induction Kit (depending on the feedback I get from you guys.
3) Chrome upper and lower front grille.
4) X-one roof spoiler.

Any other mods anyone can think of that would make my GP look the best it can look would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

lovely colour! i would personally get the grilles done black, does need lowering as you say, any plans for wheels?
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

what does the X-one spoiler look like?
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

As you can see from the Dislikes! above not a very stylish or good looking kit.
Goes against the best thing bout the Grande and thats it pretty looks I for one am not a fan
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i like the car and the colour dude. dont like your exhaust though sorry.
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

Comments taken on board, any chance of being pointed in the right direction to go if my suggested ideas are strong dislikes?

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Comments taken on board, any chance of being pointed in the right direction to go if my suggested ideas are strong dislikes?

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Haha no you are going in the right direction and all you plans sound good just the roof spoiler is a bit over the top.

like you said lowering is a must and will make the car look and drive much better, the best thing I have done to my car is lower it.
Abarth (black) headlamps would make the car very tidy.
As for the chrome grille if its the genuine fiat one I think it would look really nice especially with your body colour.
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

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like you said lowering is a must and will make the car look and drive much better, the best thing I have done to my car is lower it.
Sorry to jump in on your thread, but just wanted to ack about lowering when I saw this comment.

I was thought loweing was to do with making the car look nicer, but is it true the car drivers better when lower?
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Sorry to jump in on your thread, but just wanted to ack about lowering when I saw this comment.

I was thought loweing was to do with making the car look nicer, but is it true the car drivers better when lower?
The car will roll less in the corners due to the stiffer springs, and along with a lower centre of gravity it will corner much better. The downside is that on anything but a smooth road the ride quality is slightly reduced, more bumpy and jolty (if thats a word)
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Can you not just fit strut braces?
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Can you not just fit strut braces?
Strut braces wont do a thing on a standard car, they only make sure the suspension geometry is constant during cornering (therefore keeping the alignment correct and helping to increase steering feel and turn in. On standard suspension you wont notice a thing, you could however fit uprated anti-roll bars which would help cornering. But in the end you cant beat a good set of lowering springs/dampers or coilovers
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

Evening All,

These are the chrome grilles I am looking at, if anyone has an opinnion good or bad please share it.

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Further, these are the headlights I have also been looking at again, if anyone has an opinnion good or bad please share it.

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Like the grill and I like the headlights! Good choice!
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Re: My Grande Punto "Winston"

i have the same lights and that grill set would look awsome in black
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