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Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Hello, I have question, do coilovers from a 500 fit o the Panda 312?

I did some research but couldn't find the anser.
The rear axel's are not the same but look similar.
The part numbers of the front and rear shocks aren't the same, but they do look the same.

I would love too fit a set of AP-Coilovers but i dont wat too spend 500,- on coilovers to find out they dont fit, or mess up the hole suspension geometry
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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Hello, I have question, do coilovers from a 500 fit o the Panda 312?

I did some research but couldn't find the anser.
The rear axel's are not the same but look similar.
The part numbers of the front and rear shocks aren't the same, but they do look the same.

I would love too fit a set of AP-Coilovers but i dont wat too spend 500,- on coilovers to find out they dont fit, or mess up the hole suspension geometry
The simple answer is no.
I have had contact with every well-known suspension company in the world and no one make coilovers for the Panda 312/319. (or shock absorbers for that matter)
Then i started comparing suspension parts to create my own coilover kit, with no luck.
At the end i contacted "Intrax suspension Technology" they could make me a State of the Art custom made "Intrax ARC 4-way Coilover kit" for 3.000,- all in.
Development, building, installing and settings.

Up to today i do not have a coilover kit.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by The Pretender View Post
The simple answer is no.
I have had contact with every well-known suspension company in the world and no one make coilovers for the Panda 312/319. (or shock absorbers for that matter)
Then i started comparing suspension parts to create my own coilover kit, with no luck.
At the end i contacted "Intrax suspension Technology" they could make me a State of the Art custom made "Intrax ARC 4-way Coilover kit" for 3.000,- all in.
Development, building, installing and settings.

Up to today i do not have a coilover kit.
Well Bilstein offers their B4(wich is more or less an oem replacement) and B6 sport shock now for the Panda wich might be an interesting upgrade(esspecialy in the rear) but sadly not the shorter B8 version.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Yes, i came along copanies that offer those parts for the Panda 312/319.
But i have contacted Bilstein directly and they told me, they have no fitting parts for the 312/319.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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Yes, i came along copanies that offer those parts for the Panda 312/319.
But i have contacted Bilstein directly and they told me, they have no fitting parts for the 312/319.
Maybe my info is more rescent. I don't have part numbers though, but I do believe they are now mentioned at Bilsteins site.
This is what they mailed to me:
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by TheR View Post
Maybe my info is more rescent. I don't have part numbers though, but I do believe they are now mentioned at Bilsteins site.
This is what they mailed to me:
Ok, things can change in time.
Don't plan much changes to the Panda anymore, so not up to date what's out there now.
Happy with my winter set-up, and more or less with my summer set-up.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by The Pretender View Post
Ok, things can change in time.
Don't plan much changes to the Panda anymore, so not up to date what's out there now.
Happy with my winter set-up, and more or less with my summer set-up.
Same here. Do plan on fitting the 17" wheels in the summer but I'm not in much of a hurry. I might be interested in fitting some Bilsteins B6 to the rear but the front suspension is working fine.
These partnumbers look to be correct:
https://www.fahrwerke-stossdaempfer....fiat/panda-312
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by TheR View Post
Same here. Do plan on fitting the 17" wheels in the summer but I'm not in much of a hurry. I might be interested in fitting some Bilsteins B6 to the rear but the front suspension is working fine.
These partnumbers look to be correct:
https://www.fahrwerke-stossdaempfer....fiat/panda-312


Have send a email to my car guy to get a estimate of the cost to install these.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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Have send a email to my car guy to get a estimate of the cost to install these.
Cool! Keep us posted
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by The Pretender View Post
The simple answer is no.
I have had contact with every well-known suspension company in the world and no one make coilovers for the Panda 312/319. (or shock absorbers for that matter)
Then i started comparing suspension parts to create my own coilover kit, with no luck.
At the end i contacted "Intrax suspension Technology" they could make me a State of the Art custom made "Intrax ARC 4-way Coilover kit" for 3.000,- all in.
Development, building, installing and settings.

Up to today i do not have a coilover kit.
I have found one set of coilovers but there really cheap...
Years ago i bought a set of coils from the same brand for my Volvo but the ride was so incredible harsh and bouncy andpretty much ruined the whole car

https://schroefset-triple-s.nl/product/triple-s-schroefset-fiat-panda-312-319/"]https://schroefset-triple-s.nl/product/triple-s-schroefset-fiat-panda-312-319/

Thanks for al the info and input!

The best option for now is a set of Novitec springs and maybe some Bilstein shocks
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by TheR View Post
Well Bilstein offers their B4(wich is more or less an oem replacement) and B6 sport shock now for the Panda wich might be an interesting upgrade(esspecialy in the rear) but sadly not the shorter B8 version.
If interested you can get my less then 1 year old rear shocks.
i will send them to you for free.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

Quote Originally Posted by Baguette View Post
I have found one set of coilovers but there really cheap...
Years ago i bought a set of coils from the same brand for my Volvo but the ride was so incredible harsh and bouncy andpretty much ruined the whole car

https://schroefset-triple-s.nl/product/triple-s-schroefset-fiat-panda-312-319/"]https://schroefset-triple-s.nl/product/triple-s-schroefset-fiat-panda-312-319/

Thanks for al the info and input!

The best option for now is a set of Novitec springs and maybe some Bilstein shocks
"TheR" and "I" are running the Novitec springs.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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"TheR" and "I" are running the Novitec springs.
I found the thread about your Panda, those steelies rock!
I don't think i'll have to ask but are the Novitec springs any good?
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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I found the thread about your Panda, those steelies rock!
I don't think i'll have to ask but are the Novitec springs any good?
Yep, big improvement.
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Re: Fiat 500 coilovers on a Panda 312/319?

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Yep, big improvement.
I couldn't wait anymore so i just order a set!
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