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Old 22-06-2016   #1
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My '08 500 1.3 sport

Hi all. Long time snooper, first time poster. I bought my 500 last year for the purposes of lowering my motoring costs as I'm self employed and do about 20k miles a year.

I'm a bit of a fidget and so am always tinkering with bits.

Mechanicals:
Diesel tune box
Pipercross air filter
30mm lowering springs
Back box delete
Front top strut mounts replaced
Uprated rear shocks

Aesthetics:
Abarth badges (on the car when I got it)
Red vw gti style grill trim
Narrow mesh front grill
Yellow front fogs
Wind deflectors
Chrome alloy centre caps
Carbon vinyl on lower rear bumper
Rally style mud guards
Windscreen sunstrip
Pressed plates
Rubber side skirt/ sill protector

Internal:
An extra dedicated power socket
Aux cable patched into blue&me system
CD tray tablet holder

Extras:
Custom painted 14" steel winter wheels.
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Old 26-06-2016   #2
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

The 'winter wheels' are a really nice touch. Actually, everything you have done is tasteful and practical - very clever. I like it!

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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

I love the red piping round the lower grille, how is it fixed?
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

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I love the red piping round the lower grille, how is it fixed?
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

It's a door edge protector bought from eBay so it has a slight tab/barb to it shape. There's a really narrow gap between the honeycomb grill and the lower bumper that it can squeeze into. At the ends up beside the fog lights I tapered it with a knife and added a dab of glue I had in the shed. It's been on a year now with no problems.

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Will try that myself then, thankyou.
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Oh,I forgot to ask. How did you yellow the front fog lights?
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

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Oh,I forgot to ask. How did you yellow the front fog lights?
Probably used a headlamp paint, you can also get yellow bulbs if you want .
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Thanx
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

Yeah yellow headlight paint. I initially got yellow bulbs but then realised it's a nightmare to change the foglight bulbs.
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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

These are a few wee changes if made over the past few months. I'm toying with putting the Italian flag and multijet logo on the rear right beside the teg plate.
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Not at all. Was it straight forward?

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Re: My '08 500 1.3 sport

Yes, pretty much. Yours is more noticeable because you're car is black.
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