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Offline Jetski10

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Abarth 500 project car advice
« on: January 02, 2022, 03:39:44 pm »
I have just purchased my first abarth as a little project car.
Its my first time doing any modifications so looking for advice one where to start. Not planning or going mad but I'm thinking. exhaust, intake, remap.

I have a 2010 Abarth 500 135bhp with 39000 miles

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    Offline a3Jeroen

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    Re: Abarth 500 project car advice
    « Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 03:54:13 pm »
    Don't know of any legal (MOT) or insurance consequenses in the UK (I'm from Holland), but I got my 2011 135HP abarth last summer. Had it chipped to 170Hp and 300 Nm with no problems here. It had a straight through backbox, but I put the original backbox back on it.
    Planning to give it a K&N filter and maybe reroute the intake to give it cold(er) air to begin with. Maybe get the exhaust manifold heatwrapped.
    Succes with your project.

    gr J

    Offline mj2k

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    Re: Abarth 500 project car advice
    « Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 05:47:30 pm »
    Hi and welcome :)

    Depending on where you're planning to drive it I'd say get the handling and braking to the best condition you can before considering remaps, etc; should be easy enough to get yours to 165bhp without considering a new turbo or pretty much anything else (595 Turismo had 165 from the factory, 2015 on, with exactly the same turbo, etc) or around 200ish with the Garrett turbo / manifolds off the Comp (or facelift Tursismo), or possibly more with an aftermarket turbo at the expense of increased lag and no doubt decreased longevity, but given the number of crashed / rolled higher-powered Abarths which turn up with alarming regularity in Copart I'd recommend making the car as safe as you can before putting too many horses though the wheels.

    Offline a3Jeroen

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    Re: Abarth 500 project car advice
    « Reply #3 on: January 04, 2022, 09:58:30 am »
    Yeah that. Make sure your brakes are in perfect shape and put fresh fluid (with a high boiling point) in.
    And the biggest contribution to safety is common (or maybe not so common?) sense.

    gr J