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Rinaldi's Grande Punto 1.4 8v

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represent the 8v :P

looking great! what have you done/what did the rolling road say?
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Re: Rinaldi's Grande Punto 1.4 8v

Thanks Owen, just a simple mods so far, lowered with Eibach Sportline, Put 17" OZ wheels on with 217/40/17 Potenzas, replaced the headlight bulbs, sidelight bulbs and number plate bulbs with Phillips Crystal Visions, Sound dead the boot, boot floor, and doors with dynamat superlight and some part with dynamat extreme, Replaced the stock air filter with K&N air filter (the direct replacement box air filter not the intake kit)

It perform much better, the springs do really well on corners and the tires really support it, really grippy. With the new alloys are 16kg lighter than the stock 15" alloys, makes the steering wheel lighter without the city mode, and accelerate quicker. Its hard on potholes, when the tires finished i will replace it with 45 profile, to get more ride comfort and more looks to fill the arch a bit.

And the K&N filter does the job, makes the 8v smoother to drive, i reckon everyone driving 8v will notice the different when they replace the stock air filter with this one, or even more with intake kit.

Since this is the slow version of Grande Punto, i can't really do much about it, so i am more concern about the looks, ride comfort and entertainment. I will post about the I.C.E later on, still under construction, lol...

i just bought focal 6.5" split for the front speakers, and focal 6.5 coaxial for the rear speakers, JL Audio XD6001 monoblock, JL Audio 10W0V34 10" Subwoofer, and Soundstream TX4.560 for the 4 ch amp. All this will be installed after new year when i get back from overseas.
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Re: Rinaldi's Grande Punto 1.4 8v

any plans for a custom exhaust?
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any plans for a custom exhaust?
thinking about it... i might have to cut the lower rear bumper a bit... maybe from catback - muffler... i'm not sure yet...
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Just came across this Grande, looks amazing. Absolutely loving those wheels Would love to get an update on this car when possible, see how it is now, and any future plans. This is one slick looking GP!
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those wheeeeeeelss! <3
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Re: Rinaldi's Grande Punto 1.4 8v

A little off-topic, but is that the Jobsons in Campsie? The workshop in the photos looks familiar -- this is my local hood
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A little off-topic, but is that the Jobsons in Campsie? The workshop in the photos looks familiar -- this is my local hood
It is, i bought the wheels from them, oh really? we must be neighbours lol... i sold this car already... i'll be driving a 500 soon, c u on the road bud!
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Haha sweet, look forward to seeing your 500 in the neighbourhood! I've already spotted a metallic grey 1.2L Pop in the area, and sometimes see a black Abarth running around as well. The Italian fleet is spreading, slowly but surely
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