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Hi guys..

I want to lower my Fiat Ritmo Abarth alittle in the front, but cant find lowering springs anywhere..

Anyone know where I can find it?
Is there any other Fiat that uses the "same" springs as my abarth?

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Re: lowering a Ritmo

Cut them.
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

Contact these guys.
http://www.bernimotori.com/abarth_index_en.html
I know they list lowered front springs. So should be able to let you know what is available.
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Contact these guys.
http://www.bernimotori.com/abarth_index_en.html
I know they list lowered front springs. So should be able to let you know what is available.
Thanks!
But, I cant seem to find any email adresse.. I live in Norway, and I would love to email them instead of calling them..

would love to know how much they lower my car, and the price ofc..
ABA 2090 Front lowered coil spring. 130 TC - CSA

anyone know their email adresse? hehe
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anyone know their email adresse? hehe
Not me anyway I'm afraid.
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

anyone else?

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Re: lowering a Ritmo

hmm..
http://www.bernimotori.com/abarth_su..._abarth_rallye

Abarth 130 TC and 124 Abarth Rallye are listed under the same suspension.. anyone know if they are the same?
Because is it is, I can order Jamex to.. maybe..
http://www.jamex.nl/shop/Subgroep_li...FIAT&Model=124
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

Cutting them is an option because the lower / upper coils are against each other an not spaced. The only down side to this is that it is a one way trip.

The other thing to bear in mind when lowering a car is outer driveshaft inclination or dangle.

Ideally the wheel centres/hub nuts should be level with the gearbox differential outputs.

If I remember correctly the normal 130TC has a pretty level straight drive line thought the shafts. Lowering the front will improve handling (understeer & roll), power take-offs (less sit up and beg/rearwards weigth transfer.

However CV joint wear, torque & bump steer will be affected.

Fiat / Abarth went to a lot of trouble to iron much of this out in the 130TC and at the same time keeping it road and speed bump friendly. Just take a look at the level and equal length drive shafts, inverted front hub yokes and engine stabiliser bars.

Having said all this the 130TC's "nose in the air" posture has upset many. However this could have been a subtile Italian true "nose in air" to the Golfs GTI's and Ford RS 1600/200os of the era. :-)
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

Middle Barton Garage list lowering springs for the 130TC

http://www.racecar.co.uk/mbg/contactset.htm
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Middle Barton Garage list lowering springs for the 130TC

http://www.racecar.co.uk/mbg/contactset.htm
"Hi,
I'm sorry but we don't have any springs left in stock at the moment.

regards
Ian"

Asked them 7/7-09... its not easy to get springs for this car.. I wonder if any other fiat got the same springs..
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

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Cut them.
i hope you don't give this advice if someone was to lower the rear suspension on these!
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

Whats the rear suspension set up on them? lol
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

now I been told that Fiat X1/9 and Lancia A112 got the same springs as my car.. maybe..
Anoyone who can confirm this?
Would make my job alittle easyer, since there are 0 lowering springs in stock for a 130 TC..
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Whats the rear suspension set up on them? lol
Single transverse "leaf" spring
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Re: lowering a Ritmo

and if you dig deeper there a spring retempering AND "push blocks" to force lowering of rear ride height and back end handling. In this a "cutting" takes on a complete different meaning as you slice/fashion that push block.
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