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Re: 1.2 upgrade front brakes to abarth

hi, I have std discs (solid 11mm, 240mm), and was thinking of changing to the vented type, the 500c uses vented on some models , then I started to look at the Abarth calipers discs, only for abit more stopping power, also im looking at changing the front shocks , the Bilstein B6 and std springs ?.
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hi, I have std discs (solid 11mm, 240mm), and was thinking of changing to the vented type, the 500c uses vented on some models , then I started to look at the Abarth calipers discs, only for abit more stopping power, also im looking at changing the front shocks , the Bilstein B6 and std springs ?.
Why not get grooved and drilled standard discs as an upgrade?
If you're doing the front suspension replace EVERYTHING suspension wise.
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

yeh that is a good option, which ones ?
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yeh that is a good option, which ones ?
Gives you more cooling and looks cool through alloys will look later I'm not in the house
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

and yes I am replacing everything ,top mounts, bilstien b6 front shocks, new coil/springs,droplinks,track control arms, new bushes for roll/bar (powerflex),,,
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and yes I am replacing everything ,top mounts, bilstien b6 front shocks, new coil/springs,droplinks,track control arms, new bushes for roll/bar (powerflex),,,
https://www.mtecbrakes.com/brake-dis...-1-201-08.html
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

yeh not bad price, look good to, still thinking of the bigger calipers/carriers and 284mm disc, but does it all bolt straight on ?, all the searching iv done suggest it does .I have a chance to get hold of a pair of brand new calipers/carriers/pads and discs for a good price, oh and in red ,
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yeh not bad price, look good to, still thinking of the bigger calipers/carriers and 284mm disc, but does it all bolt straight on ?, all the searching iv done suggest it does .I have a chance to get hold of a pair of brand new calipers/carriers/pads and discs for a good price, oh and in red ,
Cant say if they will fit, the above company does the Arbarth vented/drilled etc for 71/pair
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

I had a look and prices are good. theres lots of choice for that size.
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

after some more searching the brake carriers are a different size too.
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

oh well just a disc and pad upgrade then. spent to much time trawling the net now.
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Re: Fiat 500 Brake Disc Upgrade

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oh well just a disc and pad upgrade then. spent to much time trawling the net now.
It's for the best. You don't need any extra braking on a 1.2. Upgrade the suspension and then you won't need to brake so much
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