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Old 16-07-2012   #16
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Re: Anyone tried Abarth 695 Koni Brembo kit from TMC?

Just an update. I just got the Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x7 wheels from Daron. Looks great. And they are really light weight. Though I did not really weigh it, but I believe that the quoted weight of 7.9kg is true. I can feel easily now acceleration from stationary is much more responsive. I will show you guys later the look, as I am still waiting Daron to send me the scorpion wheel caps :P

And at last I chose Bilstein B14. Really attractive price from Fiat Sportiva. No doubt about Bilstein quality. The feel agrees with what I thought:- it is racing orientated, comfort not its priority. True, the ride is quite harsh, but I must say that it is not yet uncomfortable. At least, it is not bouncy. I am not yet aggressive on the drop:- front now it is 20mm lower and rear now it is 15mm lower. I will wait the springs to "settle" and determine if I need further drop. I think I will stick with the front setting and maybe a bit lower at the rear later.
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Re: Anyone tried Abarth 695 Koni Brembo kit from TMC?

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Just an update. I just got the Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 17x7 wheels from Daron. Looks great. And they are really light weight. Though I did not really weigh it, but I believe that the quoted weight of 7.9kg is true. I can feel easily now acceleration from stationary is much more responsive. I will show you guys later the look, as I am still waiting Daron to send me the scorpion wheel caps :P

And at last I chose Bilstein B14. Really attractive price from Fiat Sportiva. No doubt about Bilstein quality. The feel agrees with what I thought:- it is racing orientated, comfort not its priority. True, the ride is quite harsh, but I must say that it is not yet uncomfortable. At least, it is not bouncy. I am not yet aggressive on the drop:- front now it is 20mm lower and rear now it is 15mm lower. I will wait the springs to "settle" and determine if I need further drop. I think I will stick with the front setting and maybe a bit lower at the rear later.
From memory the Pro Race wheels don't come with the inserts - could you use the ones off the OEM wheels ?

Good getting the feedback on the new setup.
Did you leave in the standard bump stops ?
If you are looking to drop the suspension further would that not need new springs and how 'comfortable' would it be then ?
Eibach do a Sportline set of springs (a opposed to Proline) and on feedback from others they regretted fitting them saying that it was a 'step too far'. There's a youtube out there of a set on a F500 reversing up a driveway.
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From memory the Pro Race wheels don't come with the inserts - could you use the ones off the OEM wheels ?

Good getting the feedback on the new setup.
Did you leave in the standard bump stops ?
If you are looking to drop the suspension further would that not need new springs and how 'comfortable' would it be then ?
Eibach do a Sportline set of springs (a opposed to Proline) and on feedback from others they regretted fitting them saying that it was a 'step too far'. There's a youtube out there of a set on a F500 reversing up a driveway.
Pro Race comes with different kind of wheel caps, the OEM one can't be reused.

The Bilstein B14 comes with its own bump stop, so no need to reuse the OE ones. The B14 ones are shorter. I have them installed, so far no problem. Will review if I drop the back further in future. Good thing about coil over is u can adjust ride height without changing springs. I won't be too aggressive on the drop, I don't believe there can be a comfortable ride with too much drop. It's always a compromise.
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