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Old 18-04-2010   #16
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Re: My Punto evo GP

Nice car matey

I just wished Fiat would have made the big black bits on the front and rear bumpers body coloured, would have made an even better looking imo.
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First Mod Done *Calipers*

Well the first mod is complete. Painted my calipers red. I've also sorted the tailpipe out which was designed to have the exhaust fumes coming out from underneath the twin pipes which is a bit silly.







My mate also let me borrow his wign mirror covers to see what they looked like. I think they look quite nice, and I'm very tempted to get mine sprayed.



Hopefully payday will come round soon and I can get some more stuff done.
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Re: My Punto evo GP

I was wondering about that exhaust thing!

I noticed the twin pipes accessory, they looked straight... but the exhaust on my eleganza points downwards

Does that mean the twin pipes are purely just there for looks & not actually used? lol
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I was wondering about that exhaust thing!

I noticed the twin pipes accessory, they looked straight... but the exhaust on my eleganza points downwards

Does that mean the twin pipes are purely just there for looks & not actually used? lol
Yeah it's really weird. The twin pipes have a plate that covers the ends about an inch into the exhaust and it looks really bad. You can see the reflection the majority of the time. And the connector that is welded on at an angle to accustom for the angle on the exhaust, just runs straight through the twin pipes and out underneath.

I had to alter it as everyone was like, "you havent even got a real exhaust, the fumes dont even come out of the pipes.

So after a bit of fiddling I managed to get the plate that blocks up the pipes out, weld a plate to the bottom of the through pipe, and cut a hole into the through pipe so that the fumes come straight through and out of the pipes. Bit of a fiddle but I would say it was worth it as the exhaust looks quality now like.

The exhaust is also very very shiny, so doing this helps it to start to dull down slightly.
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Yeah it's really weird. The twin pipes have a plate that covers the ends about an inch into the exhaust and it looks really bad. You can see the reflection the majority of the time. And the connector that is welded on at an angle to accustom for the angle on the exhaust, just runs straight through the twin pipes and out underneath.

I had to alter it as everyone was like, "you havent even got a real exhaust, the fumes dont even come out of the pipes.

So after a bit of fiddling I managed to get the plate that blocks up the pipes out, weld a plate to the bottom of the through pipe, and cut a hole into the through pipe so that the fumes come straight through and out of the pipes. Bit of a fiddle but I would say it was worth it as the exhaust looks quality now like.

The exhaust is also very very shiny, so doing this helps it to start to dull down slightly.
has that affected the way the exhaust sounds at all?

Sounds like a really damned stupid design, seems like alot more fuss/work put into blocking off the tip etc than it would of been just fitting straight exhaust.
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Re: My Punto evo GP

Perhaps they meant the twin tip only for the sport version, which would be stupid I know! But I could see that being the case.



The exhaust on my sport is straight out (with a chunk out of the bumper and trim around it). Oddly the trim is plastic, why isn't it metal?

Nice looking GP, btw
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I just wished Fiat would have made the big black bits on the front and rear bumpers body coloured, would have made an even better looking imo.
Early days, it may come along in a later revision I am guessing. The old Ford Ka didn't have coloured bumpers for ages, then they revised it. Perhaps Fiat may do the same.
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Nice car matey

I just wished Fiat would have made the big black bits on the front and rear bumpers body coloured, would have made an even better looking imo.
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Early days, it may come along in a later revision I am guessing. The old Ford Ka didn't have coloured bumpers for ages, then they revised it. Perhaps Fiat may do the same.
I have silver inserts on mine which compliments the white better than the black IMO, but if body colour was available would have had that over the silver any day.
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Re: My Punto evo GP

I'm spraying my calipers blue and the drum brake at the back too.

Not sure if this effects warrenty though
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Nope it wouldn't, warranty only covers the mechanical parts.
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Re: My Punto evo GP

Car looks nice!
Red mirrors would be a nice touch!

I remember when my mum bought a Nissan Almera brand new in 2004 it came with a 3year warrenty but the car had to be serviced by Nissan(at your cost) and no mods where allowed in them 3 years to body work or mechanicly! Even fitting a new CD player would make the warrenty void!

Also the Services had to be carried out every 9 months or 12,000miles, somthing stupid, considering the car hardly did any miles it was serviced at 12miles then at 4k
I remeber where my dad told them to shove there warrenty after the 1st year
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I've seen anabarth with the black bumper inserts colour coded and it just does not look right. Also it's very hard to get an exact colour match
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Re: My Punto evo GP

Really smart car mate! I'm ordering mine tomorrow its the exact same as yours but i'm going for the stipre just under the windows is yours ambient white??

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Re: My Punto evo GP.

[QUOTE=Ditchy52;2462448]I've just went to see what was happening with the car this morning and it had arrived .I won't be able to pick it up until tuesday since it has to "go through the system" . I wanted to wait until it was all polished etc until I put photos on here but I couldnt contain myself lol.

So here it is...

P.s. When i get it on tuesday and I give a good clean etc i'll upload more pics





Ditchy,
I've just bought your old car for my son up in sunny Scotland.

What a hassle I've had with the insurance company though as someone has "de-badged" it so they were not going to cover it.

Managed to persuade them after sending lots of pictures.

Anyway, just letting you know it's still in great condition.

When did you get rid of it?

I'll let you know how she drives tomorrow, 11/10/18, when I collect it.
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Re: My Punto evo GP.

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Quote Originally Posted by Ditchy52 View Post
I've just went to see what was happening with the car this morning and it had arrived .I won't be able to pick it up until tuesday since it has to "go through the system" . I wanted to wait until it was all polished etc until I put photos on here but I couldnt contain myself lol.

So here it is...

P.s. When i get it on tuesday and I give a good clean etc i'll upload more pics





Ditchy,
I've just bought your old car for my son up in sunny Scotland.

What a hassle I've had with the insurance company though as someone has "de-badged" it so they were not going to cover it.

Managed to persuade them after sending lots of pictures.

Anyway, just letting you know it's still in great condition.

When did you get rid of it?

I'll let you know how she drives tomorrow, 11/10/18, when I collect it.


Well, the car was driving perfect up until Thursday night when this happened!

https://www.fiatforum.com/search.php?searchid=9405686

Still waiting to see if anyone can help me as I'm totally lost.

I've never heard of this happening before.

Cheers Shiny.
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