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Old 11-03-2012   #1
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Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'.

Hey everyone. So this is my 4th Bravo (previously had 2 HGT's and a 1.2sx) but I intend on keeping this one!

Here are some pictures of it in different stages (they are all from the previous owners facebook page ). I will take and upload some new ones when it is clean/sunny











Current mods:
Marea polly's with 6k 35W HID's and white SMD LED sidelights
Bonnet lifters
Abarth side skirts
Abarth rear spats
Abarth badge sewn into headrests
HGT leather steering wheel
Marea centre console
Cat-back exhaust (brand unknown)
Rear lowered 30mm
Black front badge
Brava rear handles (no key lock)
Mist washer nozzles

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HU: Sony MEX3800U
Amp:theloudest.com 3000W monoblock amp
Sub: theloudest.com 3000W 12"
Wiring: Currently unknown 8AWG
Speakers: Some sort of Fusion ones (not too sure about these)

Future mods:
Abarth front bumper (in possession just need to fit)
New alloys (Stilo Claws??)
Coilovers
New exhaust
De-cat
Custom boot install
The big three
Uprated alt.
Uprated battery/extra batteries
HGT leathers/Alfa interior
Tinted back 3 windows
FF stickers

As I said the pictures aren't mine originally but it shows roughly how it is. Any comments/suggestions welcome
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

Thats BANG TIDY mate, very nice.

Have you thought of any "sticker bombing" ?
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

looks cool and no sunroof cant wait to see more pics and updates.
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

Not really keen on sticker bombing...not my taste. Want to keep mine looking simple but effective

Updates will probably be few and far between for a while as funds are tight might tidy a few things up though.
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

how do you find the 115 after having HGT's in the past. I started with a mint 147bhp P reg HGt that I bought cheap, the noise of that 5 pot is what got me into coupes N/A and later turbo's. I used the HGT on and off as it became my girlfriends car, other than mpg it was faultless stylish, apart from an interior which looked like it came out a 1.2. It was so civilised and effortless in a diesel type way but with such an engine noise and yet still fast enough when pushed...

Ps your car looks
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The difference is night and day. The 1.8 has a bit of poke but nothing compared to the HGT. I had 2 147's and my second one was my favourite car I've owned. As you say the 5 pot noise through a custom exhaust is such a good sound, I used to get compliments about it all the time.

I'm not really a fan of the coupe's, more down to the shape than anything. My dad had a 20VT and that didn't half shift! I'm not far away from graduation (2 months ) so when I get a full time job i'm going to look into getting a car on finance or something, was thinking something like the new 1.2 TDi polo, purely for economical reasons (and I think they look pretty good) and keep the Bravo as a weekend toy and slowly modify it.

The engine is so limited for modifications it's untrue. I read about getting about 150bhp out of it but with major engine work, may as well buy a HGT lol.
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

Shes looking beautiful, but need Marea Polys



i miss my bravo, hang on too yours, youl regret if you sell
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current mods:
Marea polly's with 6k 35w hid's and white smd led sidelights

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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

yeah must admit the coupe styling is love it or hate it but ive not found too many who dislike them, never had a car that i get so many comments and looks, must admit love the bravo's. My mate now has my old HGT and keeps it as a second car, if it wasnt for my alfa 156 jtd id buy it back.
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The Coupe is definately a marmite car but i think they look class! Real nice interior design too! A lad at work had a turbo, loved the sound of the engine.
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as stock the N/A of the coupe or Bravo Hgt sounds better as the turbo mutes the sound and where as the N/A 20v engine can be put in a high gear press the accelerater and the engine thrumbs away like a more tuneful subaru boxer engine, the 20vt picks up revs so fast once the turbo spools that in blends in more, however with a full exhaust system the turbo wins on sound
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as stock the N/A of the coupe or Bravo Hgt sounds better as the turbo mutes the sound and where as the N/A 20v engine can be put in a high gear press the accelerater and the engine thrumbs away like a more tuneful subaru boxer engine, the 20vt picks up revs so fast once the turbo spools that in blends in more, however with a full exhaust system the turbo wins on sound
like a 'jet' taking off
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Not really keen on sticker bombing...not my taste. Want to keep mine looking simple but effective

Updates will probably be few and far between for a while as funds are tight might tidy a few things up though.
Thats quite alright.
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Re: Bravo 115 HLX 'Abarth'

Sweeeet

That's a lot of different wheels!
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Looks good, I could be biased though! LOL
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