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Old 29-07-2019   #1
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Coilover kit

Hello guys, I am new here.

I own a 1.2l 2014 Fiat 500s. I am new to modifying and tuning cars. I am looking to acquiring a set of coilovers to help lower my car.

I have been scrolling the internet for awhile and have found that the name Bilstein B14 kit has been mentioned a fair bit. I am looking for a kit specifically for a fiat 500s. Not the abarth model.

I was wondering if you guys could help. Thanks
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Re: Coilover kit

As far as I'm aware the kit for the arbarth model should fit the base cars are identical just with different engines and suspension
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Re: Coilover kit

Are you talking about the suspension kit found on the stock abarth or a aftermarket kit designed for the abarth which would also fit the fiat?

I was wondering if anyone on here had ever attempted to change the suspension one fiat 500 to coilovers and how successful were they.
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Re: Coilover kit

The kit is made to fit. You shouldn’t run into any problems,. You’ll probably need camber bolts and have the tracking redone
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Re: Coilover kit

Is this to allow the chamber to be adjusted? What else would I require to buy on top of the kit itself? Also would I be better off getting a specialist/garage to do the install?
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Places similar to demontweaks will supply fit and track,. You’ll struggle to find a garage to track it low.. well one with decent equipment.. places like Halfords, kwikfit wont touch it lowered
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Re: Coilover kit

I was thinking since really all I want to do is lower my car. Would I be better off going for lowering springs over coil overs. Coil overs dont seem to be any cheaper than £500 and I'm an apprentice so any chance I can get to save money is appreciated.
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Depends how low you want, and if you want/need adjustability. I got 30mm drop on springs and its fine. Car sits nearly how I want, drives a bit nicer (generally!) and didn't break the bank.
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Also as you're a 'youth' much like myself, brace for what it does to your insurance.
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I am looking for roughly a 30-40mm drop on both ends. I was wondering what brand of springs did you use? And if you fitted these yourself?
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Re: Coilover kit

Hi.
If you do have any issues with insurance for modifications then please feel free to drop me a line.
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