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Old 28-03-2010   #1
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My Black Tjet Project

Thought id show how my little tjet has progressed over the last 2years
(bare with me ill be editing this post for a while as i get used to it lol)

I did pretty much nothing to the tjet for a year,

Firstly im not much into ICE installs, so in the audio front i only added a pre-amped subwoofer in the back, 10inch fusion tube type, the reason because it came with a remote and its suprisingly powerfull and being that it has a hard shell the boot is still very useable!





Next i got a Red GSR induction, not any power gains but the sound is worth it



Soon after my custom cat-back exhaust from Torque Exhausts in enfield, again power gains wernt noticeable, i asked for a 2 and 1/4 inch bore straight threw pipe and sound wise i wanted the rally pops and crackles and a nice burble on idle and they provided finished with a twin 3inch tips.



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The grills,

upper grill, sanded, primered and sprayed in gloss black. Lower grill removed.




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Two tone Abarth Alloys and Pirelli Pzero neros now the tyres have sorted themselves out the grip is hugely better than my old dunlop 9000s i got with the standard alloys.



oh and painted the calipers a while ago too, need doing again soon when i next clean up the discs and pads in the better weather .



Alloys i wernt so sure at first but i think it gives the car a more aggresive look and there brilliant for cleaning, when there dirty it doesnt show and when there clean the shiny the flat side is like a mirror

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Gauges,

i saw two pods stuck to the side of the speedo surround a while ago and always thought itd look good smoothed and sprayed up by a pro, so thats what happened

i knew how to install the boost hosing itself and spraying it up but smoothing the surround and wiring into the electrics i thought wasnt worth me doing myself lol

so i took off the steering wheel control and speedo surround, got my two mutli colour gauges and two pods. and took it into Hybrid motorsport and paintworks near me explained what i wanted and heres a few pictures of the progress as he made it for me.




thought id do the hard part and reinstall the steering wheel controls .




Heres the gauges finished.



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I bought two new alloys that i originally wanted to replace one on the car and put one in the boot, after costing up new tyres valves and fitting it worked out cheaper for me to buy the abarth alloy and tyre set from shop4parts and sell the originals, so one went to a FF member to replace a buckled alloy on his car, 4 are going to a new home in manchester and that left me one for a just in case moment in the boot

to protect it abit i went out and bought some MDF and accoustic carpet, cut to shape and wrapped it up nicely to offer some protection from when the car goes to wickes lol



also the picture is hard to see but i got 4x alloy dust caps with the red fiat logo on from ebay tis a nice touch

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Wahey about time you got a thread going on the car matey lol the gauges look spot on Never knew u had the abarth wheels though....Just waitin for your hoses now arent we lol they will turn up eventually
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as i dont seem to be able to edit my posts anymore, with the rest of the carpet i used it in the glovebox and other places to stop my keys and coins rattlnig and it went well so tis a nice soft touch to the interior i recommend doing, cost me under 15 worth it for abit of quiet



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Wahey about time you got a thread going on the car matey lol the gauges look spot on Never knew u had the abarth wheels though....Just waitin for your hoses now arent we lol they will turn up eventually
yeah i thought id pull my finger out now ive done a few things, cheers im pleased with how things have gone. the wheels were kind of an accident i stumbled on lol

ill get more pictures up soon old and some of the new forge stuff, i had some trouble with the forum recognizing pictures i took on my phone but ill figure it out hopefully
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Car looks very nice mate. Hard work pays off lol one question though could you tell me how you removed the steering wheel buttons?

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Car looks very nice mate. Hard work pays off lol one question though could you tell me how you removed the steering wheel buttons?

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Cheers mate, im pleased but theres much more to come!

the surround i got off with a cloth over a flat head screwdriver, each surround attaches to the wheel in 3 or 4places top and bottom just be patient, worked for me

The buttons when the set is of the wheel the buttons can be pushed up from underneath, with a little tab you need to push in and theyll come towards you and then you just pull them off from the center of the surround, good luck
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As Borat would say....

"At's niiiiiiiiiiiice"
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As Borat would say....

"At's niiiiiiiiiiiice"
lol cheers
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love the twin tail exhaust
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cheers i was going to go for a single pipe each side but that wouldve been 200 more so i thought sod it twin 3inch pipe is enough
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looks good, just need a good install now lol
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After a very long wait they finally arrived



They being, Coolant hose kit, Boost hose kit, Breather hose, Subframe braces, Front mounted intercooler and lastly an Alloy inlet pipe.
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