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olopboy

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Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
« Reply #75 on: July 17, 2009, 05:50:13 pm »
I have to say I ws thinking of more physical improvements but RedDot do have a good reputation in the Alfa world. If I were to consider a plain re-map they would be my first port of call (also they aren't that far from me  ;D)

But considering this was the third night in a row I didn't get out of 2nd it'd be a bit of a waste of cash for me.

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    magicmole

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #76 on: July 18, 2009, 09:16:54 am »

    But considering this was the third night in a row I didn't get out of 2nd it'd be a bit of a waste of cash for me.

    If this is a problem with short-term memory loss, don't worry, it happens as you get older.

    Hint: from 2nd, push forward, move right, push forward. When you've mastered that, pm me and I'll send instructions for 4th.

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    « Reply #77 on: July 18, 2009, 11:53:33 am »

    But considering this was the third night in a row I didn't get out of 2nd it'd be a bit of a waste of cash for me.

    If this is a problem with short-term memory loss, don't worry, it happens as you get older.

    Hint: from 2nd, push forward, move right, push forward. When you've mastered that, pm me and I'll send instructions for 4th.
    It's 6th i seem to have a problem with on the A500, seems to crunch a lot. Oh wait.....

    olopboy

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #78 on: July 18, 2009, 08:46:43 pm »

    If this is a problem with short-term memory loss, don't worry, it happens as you get older.

    Hint: from 2nd, push forward, move right, push forward. When you've mastered that, pm me and I'll send instructions for 4th.

     ;D

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #79 on: July 25, 2009, 08:56:33 am »
    I saw that Olopboy requested a little update in another thread  :wave:

    So its almost three weeks now and everything is still working! 

    Its very important to put 98RON in it - I had to put 95 in about a week ago and although it ran fine the power obviously wasnt there.

    I have had no problems at all with the chip or exhaust - my original arrived back to me in the post on Thursday courtesy of G-tech (can these be put on to a regular 500?).

    The brakes are developing a squeal at low speeds but I havent noticed any degredation in performance... the car is coming up on 12k miles so a front pad/disc replacement wouldnt be out of the question anyway, especially seeing as I drive it hard.

    I am desperate to spend more money on it but I think the girlfriend would kill me and we have other stuff to be spending the money on at the moment!!

    Fuel economy is the same when hooning, better when cruising and the noise from the exhaust just gets better and better  :thumb:
    Abarth 500

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    G-tech full exhaust sytem.

    172bhp & 285Nm @4850rpm.

    Now sold - doh!

    olopboy

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    « Reply #80 on: July 25, 2009, 09:09:34 am »
    Excellent stuff  :thumb:

    Not sure about the exhaust for the standard 500, I would suspect not really as the rear bumper is expanded to fit the system, so they would have to buy and fit that as well.

    I'm willing to put money that you could get a good stainless system for the standard 500 that sounded good for a fraction of the cost.

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    « Reply #81 on: July 25, 2009, 09:13:47 am »
    if its anything like the AGP, the actual pipe is bigger on the abarth that the fiat, it can be done with a pipe enlarger though.... the trouble comes with the rear bumper though.... you'd have to modify the fiat 500 to take the back box,
    The one with the cape!

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #82 on: July 25, 2009, 11:17:42 am »
    Ah ok, ill just keep the original then for spares, its nicely packed up in box in the storage room anyway.

    I guess I have to start thinking about replacement brakes in the next couple of months....

    Standard.
    Upgraded with 5.1 fluid

    or

    Bite the bullet and get the tar-ox system?
    Abarth 500

    G-tech 'S' chip.

    G-tech full exhaust sytem.

    172bhp & 285Nm @4850rpm.

    Now sold - doh!

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #83 on: July 27, 2009, 08:58:23 pm »
    hows the upgrade going?? any problems
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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #84 on: July 27, 2009, 10:00:15 pm »
    hows the upgrade going?? any problems

    Its going well thanks!  Nothing to report but smiles so far  :thumb:
    Abarth 500

    G-tech 'S' chip.

    G-tech full exhaust sytem.

    172bhp & 285Nm @4850rpm.

    Now sold - doh!

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #85 on: July 27, 2009, 10:01:43 pm »
    are you running standard brakes, and if so, how does a quicker car cope?
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    ElizAbarth

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #86 on: August 07, 2009, 12:34:14 pm »
    Ah ok, ill just keep the original then for spares, its nicely packed up in box in the storage room anyway.

    I guess I have to start thinking about replacement brakes in the next couple of months....

    Standard.
    Upgraded with 5.1 fluid

    or

    Bite the bullet and get the tar-ox system?

    Euroboy,

    I have read your tuning thread with interest - thanks for the insight :) Have been doing some research here into ECU tuning options...

    I take it you haven't done anything with your brakes yet? I have had a look at the Tar-Ox big brake kit but I am far from convinced, why on earth 10 pot for a start? (OK I know that, punters love bragging about how many 'pots' their brakes have  :-X) Once I get my A500 (tomorrow, yay) we will be looking at the brakes and seeing what kits could be made up (we have some ideas already) In the meantime stainless steel lines, better pads and dot 5.1 is going to make a big difference I should imagine.

    Talking of which, I am going to get brake lines colour coded to my car :) Our supplier offers 18 colour choices  ;D

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    Re: My G-tech upgrades- a review
    « Reply #87 on: August 07, 2009, 01:09:52 pm »
    Im happy with the standard brakes for now - i certainly wouldnt upgrade them until they wear out.

    As it happens im not going to do anything with mine - I think the Abarth will be making way in 6 months for something a lot bigger and more powerful.
    Abarth 500

    G-tech 'S' chip.

    G-tech full exhaust sytem.

    172bhp & 285Nm @4850rpm.

    Now sold - doh!