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Buying Struts for Fiat 500 POP

I need new front struts for my Fiat 2015 pop hatchback. The parts from the dealership are really expensive and i've been looking at the KYB struts.

Part # 339855 and 339854

They have a worldwide indefinite back order and the struts I am seeing from other companies are just as expensive and mostly for racing.

When I looked at the UK ebay it looks like they have TONS of Fiat parts and appear to be affordable but I cannot figure out which is the UK/European Model of my Fiat and the equiv part that I need. I've already ordered the springs, covers and struts mounts but all I need is just the strut front right and left pieces.

Any help? Thanks!!
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Where are you located?
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Where are you located?
He's in the USA so not as straight forward as one might think getting the correct part?
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Re: Buying Struts for Fiat 500 POP

Might sound a bit different try phoning Monroe or Sachs here in the uk it's cheap to call?

http://www.monroe.com/en-emea not sure if it will accept US vin numbers?

Try inputting your data here; https://webcat.zf.com/?SPR=4

remembering the country, when I tried it came up with a standard spec item on Ebay @ 50, so looks that it "maybe" the same as the 1.4 here?

Came up with Sachs part numbers of 314 839 and 314 840

note the above does not fit the 102HP 75 Kw engine version but does fit the 100Hp version

like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sachs-Fro...from=R40&rt=nc

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Re: Buying Struts for Fiat 500 POP

This company offer international shipping assuming its the correct part?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genui...from=R40&rt=nc

You can buy KYB but are the "cheapest" brand available at around 35+ for the part, but given the shipping costs if buying from the UK, you'd be better going for the branded versions?
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I am located in the US. I did get an email from Richard at SHOP4PARTS. He recommended these parts on the site (I'm new on this site so I cannot post links yet).


S4P13644
S4P13644


They are made by TopShop and are 44.36 ea including vat plus 74.95 for shipping. So total would be 216.29.



Otherwise, I can get Fiat brand shocks (which I think are made by Mopar) and they are $103 each plus about $20 tax.
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I am located in the US. I did get an email from Richard at SHOP4PARTS. He recommended these parts on the site (I'm new on this site so I cannot post links yet).


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They are made by TopShop and are 44.36 ea including vat plus 74.95 for shipping. So total would be 216.29.



Otherwise, I can get Fiat brand shocks (which I think are made by Mopar) and they are $103 each plus about $20 tax.
You have to find out whether the dampers are the same as those for EU vehicles.
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You have to find out whether the dampers are the same as those for EU vehicles.
Using the Sachs Web part finder I posted above it "seems" they are the same as the EU part?
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Using the Sachs Web part finder I posted above it "seems" they are the same as the EU part?

If you can find a readable Fiat part number on the existing parts, please post it here; it will help us to answer your question.
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According to a fiat parts website, these appear to be the part numbers.



4670558AE

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I need new front struts for my Fiat 2015 pop hatchback.



They have a worldwide indefinite back order

To my way of thinking, this is just plain unacceptable. Not being able to supply a commonly needed wear and tear part for the base model of a current production car shows a complete disregard for the customer.


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According to a fiat parts website, these appear to be the part numbers.



4670558AE

4670559AE
Sadly I don't think that will help us. They're not even in the same format as a european Fiat part number.

If there is an eight digit number that you can physically see on one of the struts that are on your car, that might be useful. You might have to remove the strut from the car and strip it down to find it.

Replacement parts for speciality cars in local markets can be both expensive and hard to obtain. I can understand what you're trying to do here, but proceed with extreme caution. The chance of spending quite a lot of money and ending up with the wrong parts is considerable and you won't easily be able to return them if they don't fit. The worst case is probably getting parts which physically fit but are technically incorrect, (for example if the damper rates are not the same), as you could end up with a dangerous car without even knowing it.

Out of interest, how many miles has your car covered?


Quote Originally Posted by Xposure120 View Post
I am located in the US. I did get an email from Richard at SHOP4PARTS. He recommended these parts on the site (I'm new on this site so I cannot post links yet).


S4P13644
S4P13644

S4P 13642/13644 are the TopLine struts. Interestingly the Shop4parts website shows these struts as fitting ALL european 500 models (TA, 1.2, 1.4 & mJet), yet also shows the OEM parts for the 1.4 as being different and only fitting the 1.4.
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Re: Buying Struts for Fiat 500 POP

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I thought the US car was heavier than the Euro car.


Wouldn't he struts need to be of a different rating?


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