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Old 01-12-2011   #1
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Hi !
My name is Nathaniel, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a new owner of a nice Barchetta.
Iím actually going to get it in a week time. It's a year 2005 with (only) 23000 miles in blue.

I will need to change the cam belt (still the original on), and the exhaust (hole because of rust

First question: What exhaust should I buy ?

I would like one that could bring a bit more bhp, and a nice little noise if possible
Supersprint ? novitec ? or other ?

Hope you can help me !
Can't wait to go and get it !
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Hi Nathaniel and welcome!

A Barchetta as your first car - not bad eh? My first car was really dull.

My B has a Supersprint backbox and a handmade centre section. I can thoroughly recommend it. You won't find a Supersprint is really much louder than the original, but that's what I wanted. It goes better though. Be aware that when buying a Supersprint you are only getting the back section, although the site implies that it is cat back. That's why I had the centre section made to match.

Post some pics once you've got the car.

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Thanks for the answer!

It's actually my third car, I had a Citroen saxo at first, and just sold my VW New Beetle. Really wanted a Toyota mr2 spyder, but couldn't find one in LHD... I travel a lot to France, and I needed one...
I hope Iíll like the Barchetta

For the exhaust, should I change the manifold? I was thinking about changing to a Supersprint manifold, and have the rest custom made for me (handmade). In a garage or someplace, should be less expensive?
Iím in London, if you have a good place to do that
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Hi and welcome!!

Theres is lots of mods to be done should you wish, just have a search through at my KC3 PROJECT SILVER or the DOC ORANGEPEEL and a few others who have done a fair amount of modifications..

ALL GOOD FUN!!! But becareful once you start its very difficult to stop!!
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Hi !
Yeah, I saw your car, really nice !
For the moment I'll just start with the exhaust, ohters things to come after that

Anyone could tell me where to go to have it made ?
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Hi Nathaniel, welcome to the Fiat Forum and especially to having your first Barchetta, I am sure you will have a constant smile on your face when you drive it.
I noticed that you said you travel a lot to France, what part?
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Hi !
Well yes, my dad is English, and my mom in French. We live near Paris, a town called Saint Germain en Laye. (In Yvelines)
Half of my family is in London, so every 2 weeks I'm over there for a weekend.

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Ok!

Can highly reccomend the SS Manifold and rear box, You can try larkspeed.com from which is were i bought mine, and then second you must add a GSR or CDA induction kit to complement the exhaust system

These are worthwile mods to begin with..
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Thanks for the help
I went on larkspeed.com, but you can't get the SuperSprint Manifold from them...
Any other sites ?
So it would be SuperSpint manifold and rear box, and the rest custom made ?
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Re: New owner of a nice little B. =) ME !!!

Thats strange. Best to give them a call, It may be listed as for the Punto HGT but fits the Barchetta. (same engine). Manifold is a must, mid section can be made stainless steel and I like the look of the SS back box, but you could choose to fit somthing else of your own choice.
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of people with good advice and me too.

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Thanks

For the exhaust: I will take the SS Manifold, but for the back box, I wanted something a bit noisier... Not the same noise as the original exhaust...

Question: could I fit a motorbike exhaust, I mean just the silencer ?
If not, what other brands could fit ?

Still looking for good places to get all that done in London.
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Re: New owner of a nice little B. =) ME !!!

Nathaniel you could consider a SS Longlife system, built to your spec. Have a look a post no.276 on my Bumbles Bee thread. (its at the top of the next page)

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Heres the sound of my supersprint system, I have now have removed the catt so sounds a little different.


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Re: New owner of a nice little B. =) ME !!!

Steve, it really looks nice! Love it!
But I'm a bit lost...
I'm getting the Super Sprint Manifold (£450), and the rest would be, £158 for the Supersprint Front Exhaust + Centre Pipe, and £328 for the Supersprint Centre Pipe + Rear Exhaust / Back Box.

Approximately £1000.

You had yours custom made for £350 ?! The complete thing ?!
And what do you mean by ďSS LonglifeĒ?

I'm new to all that, please explain me

I saw the video, looks nice, but I would like something a bit more special.
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