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Old 03-03-2014   #31
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And maybe - High quality Coilover suspension kit, however I must find one with the best ride quality but money is no object. Any ideas?
Personally I would go with GAZ coilovers, you can specify at order what spring rates you want and they will build a set with matched dampers, so technically you can ask for the same spring rates as standard, but bear in mind if you want soft springs then you cant have it decked in order for the suspension to be able to work. Alternatively Bilstein B14/B16 would be my second choice. For race/track either GAZ or BR Racing.

Nice catch, I love that colour too, Grey looks ace


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I went for Bilstein B4 Shocks on the fronts and B8 on back and Eibach springs. I'm very happy with the ride quality. Stiff but not jarring or harsh .
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I went for Bilstein B4 Shocks on the fronts and B8 on back and Eibach springs. I'm very happy with the ride quality. Stiff but not jarring or harsh .
Good quality dampers make a huge difference! Nice choice
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That's fair enough You did ask about coilovers in your first post so I answered that question.

Bilstein shocks are always a good choice

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This is a stupidly good looking car.
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Cheers looks loads better clean with the Fiat Center caps in the alloys . Gonna fix the towing eye cover too lol. job for the weekend.
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Well its had a good wash, Fiat center caps are in. Much better than team dynamics ones lol.

And thanks to Dom's drive way and its epic incline I now need a new clutch .
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Well its had a good wash, Fiat center caps are in. Much better than team dynamics ones lol.

And thanks to Dom's drive way and its epic incline I now need a new clutch .
Sorry to hear about the clutch mate, alloys are nice and I like the centre caps, car is looking nice mate

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Well its had a good wash, Fiat center caps are in. Much better than team dynamics ones lol.

And thanks to Dom's drive way and its epic incline I now need a new clutch .
Was it on the way out prior to my drive way? Not sure it'd kill off a perfectly good clutch. :/

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It might of been, original clutch and done 60k. last 20k done with 40% extra power and torque lol.
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It might of been, original clutch and done 60k. last 20k done with 40% extra power and torque lol.
Probably already past it's best then, drive way just put the last 2k on it

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Well I've had the car nearly 2 months about time I had pics







I think I got a good deal. Bought from a local Evans Halshaw so I got a dealer warranty to fall back on when things break . Only got 27,000 miles on the clock although that is increasing rapidly .

So far she's as she was when she came out the factory with the exception of some rather nice German made wind deflectors from eBay & Genuine Fiat Matt's which fit perfectly . I did buy some aftermarket pedals from partsworld but it seems they ONLY fit 57 plate or older Grande's that have the fiat pedal box and not the GM / Vaux one like the later cars have

To Do:-

De-Tango headlights and side indicators (perhaps Abarth headlights )
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Pedals of some type (I'm hoping the Corsa VXR ones fit seen as though I have GM / Corsa pedals)
Forge subframe braces
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And maybe - High quality Coilover suspension kit, however I must find one with the best ride quality but money is no object. Any ideas?

Edit: I've just realised Corsa VXR seats fit . My eBay stalking begins
Nice!

I'm glad you're happy - 27k miles is nothing! My Sporting T-Jet (57 plate) is coming up to 100k now, had her two weeks and replaced many things haha.

I'm surprised the Corsa VXR seats fit in mine, I might have to browse the interwebs!

As for lowering it, do be careful - search up the driveshaft issue. I've got some 35mm H&R Springs going on soon; I'm not wanting to go much lower as the driveshafts pop out and **** themselves. I've heard 40mm is about the limit, but let me know how you get on, some people have managed it.

Have you got a link to those pedals?

As for the Abarth lights, that sounds wicked, but just make sure they fit without needing any connectors!

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