Register Login
Shop4Parts - UK's largest online superstore for FIAT and Alfa Romeo parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2011   #46
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

OK, new shoes fitted to the 13's (XR611's) - feels a lot better and seeing as they old ones were practically bald it wasn't before time!
Quite a lot of banging and knocking which I think clock34 (happy birthday to him, btw!) identified as being worn bushes. Going to go with Strongflex as I said earlier but think it'll need to wait until next month now, would like to change the suspension as well and wanted a KW 30-40mm kit but they seem to be hella expensive, anyone know anywhere that I can get it at a reasonable price ... like, under 200, or recommend anything for that kind of price?

Cheers!
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 03-02-2011   #47
Its Adventure Time!
 
blu73's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Land of Ooo
Posts: 17,257
Thanks: 383
Trader Rating: 2
blu73 has donated!
Skate Boarder Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

I've not tried the kits myself but the FK kits seems cheap and quite a few people using them on here that i've read.

You could just get the springs for now and save for some shocks. I can't stress enough the advantage of adjustable shocks despite the extra expense. My sei rides bumps etc almost like a standard sei with the shocks on a soft setting, great for everyday.. Stiffen them up a bit and it feels more tarmac warrior.
Thanks Eklipze3k thanked for this post
__________________
Finn - Panda 100HP - thread
Oberyn - Suzuki Ignis Sport - thread
Some previous cars: Alfa 159, Bravo HGT, Cinq 16v, Sei Turbo, Punto GT, Panda Mania 1242 mpi
blu73 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-02-2011   #48
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Thanks blu, something like this? http://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap...fk99fi001.html

I'd rather get the full lot 'cos tbh I'm lazy and don't want to be taking the whole setup apart twice to fit springs and then dampers later.
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-02-2011   #49
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 8,120
Thanks: 308
Trader Rating: 3
ycming has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

I recently got Steve's old FK suspension. So my old set (lowered a sporting by 40mm) will be up for sale with top mounts So no messing about with spring compressors :P

Ming
Thanks Eklipze3k thanked for this post
__________________
Wanted : Nothing at the moment
ycming is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 07-02-2011   #50
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

That'd be great Ming, lemme know
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 09-02-2011   #51
Its Adventure Time!
 
blu73's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Land of Ooo
Posts: 17,257
Thanks: 383
Trader Rating: 2
blu73 has donated!
Skate Boarder Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

ming is there anything on that car you didn't buy? I wanted that inlet mani from that engine you greedy bugger
__________________
Finn - Panda 100HP - thread
Oberyn - Suzuki Ignis Sport - thread
Some previous cars: Alfa 159, Bravo HGT, Cinq 16v, Sei Turbo, Punto GT, Panda Mania 1242 mpi
blu73 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 09-02-2011   #52
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 8,120
Thanks: 308
Trader Rating: 3
ycming has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Quote Originally Posted by blu73 View Post
ming is there anything on that car you didn't buy? I wanted that inlet mani from that engine you greedy bugger
I used to have an uno inlet then sold it. then this came up and got it lol

Ming
__________________
Wanted : Nothing at the moment
ycming is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 09-02-2011   #53
Its Adventure Time!
 
blu73's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Land of Ooo
Posts: 17,257
Thanks: 383
Trader Rating: 2
blu73 has donated!
Skate Boarder Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

that maybe true but he had already said i could have it, its only because you bought so much when he stuffed the car that he asked if i minded him giving it to you.
__________________
Finn - Panda 100HP - thread
Oberyn - Suzuki Ignis Sport - thread
Some previous cars: Alfa 159, Bravo HGT, Cinq 16v, Sei Turbo, Punto GT, Panda Mania 1242 mpi
blu73 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-06-2011   #54
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Strongflex bushes arrived the other day, anyone who has me on facebook will be aware of the fun I had using cheap hub pullers to change the bushes

Only done the front for now, needed new wishbones as the ball joints were shot so a lot easier to do off the car. FK suspension kit was ordered from Deutschland on the 2nd and is arriving here tomorrow (60/40 kit). Just need to set myself a long weekend aside and hope the weather stays dry
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 20-06-2011   #55
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Took longer than expected but finally here


Hopefully get it all fitted this weekend if the weather decides to stay dry (which it won't now that I've said that!).
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 21-06-2011   #56
Its Adventure Time!
 
blu73's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Land of Ooo
Posts: 17,257
Thanks: 383
Trader Rating: 2
blu73 has donated!
Skate Boarder Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

forecast looks touch and go tbh. good luck
Likes Eklipze3k liked this post
__________________
Finn - Panda 100HP - thread
Oberyn - Suzuki Ignis Sport - thread
Some previous cars: Alfa 159, Bravo HGT, Cinq 16v, Sei Turbo, Punto GT, Panda Mania 1242 mpi
blu73 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 21-06-2011   #57
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Cheers Chris
As long as I get it done before MITCAR I'll be happy
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 26-06-2011   #58
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Well I made a start and managed to shear both lower bolts holding the rear shocks to the trailing arms, so new bolts ordered from Fluffy.

A quick shot before doing any work:


And a comparison of the old and new rear shocks, the passenger side one would compress but wouldn't expand again so think it had had it a while ago.



To be continued ...
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 05-07-2011   #59
No strings on me
 
Eklipze3k's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 14,863
Thanks: 662
Trader Rating: 0
Eklipze3k has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

Everything keeps breaking! Busted one of the rear hub bearings by trying to push it on at a slight angle, all of the nuts holding the ARB brackets on have snapped and the lower strut bolts are rusted to the struts, grrrr...
__________________
Eklipze3k is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-07-2011   #60
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 8,120
Thanks: 308
Trader Rating: 3
ycming has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: '00 Seicento Sporting

dam did you put the orginial lowering kit on the car? Not copper grease them up :P...

You be lucky to find those ARB bracets second hand! They all seem to snap. I without the ARB

Ming
__________________
Wanted : Nothing at the moment
ycming is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump