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Offline Will121

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Ah the choices!
« on: February 16, 2012, 09:21:33 pm »
After spending too much time on the tmc website wishing ive eventually come up with a list of upgrades for my APE,
and with the possibility of a small bonus from work (and the slight nod from the misses that i can spend it on the car) i need to figure out what to get first :D

here is the list of what i want, obviously not all at once the bonus isnt that big:
Bilstein B14 PSS Coilover Kit Abarth Punto and Evo       
TMC Motorsport Abarth Punto and Evo Exhaust Cat Back   
Abarth Tuning Kit                   
Punto Abarth and Evo Abarth Induction Kit          
TMC Abarth Punto and Evo Intercooler Kit          
Steel Braided Brake Lines             
LED Style Smoked Side Indicators Abarth Evo         
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Alloy Wheels Abarth Punto and Evo 18"

here is the the dilemma i have no idea what i should get first. Its a bit of a toss up between the Tuning box, the induction kit or the exhaust   . but the the coilovers are very tempting aswell.
the caps i could just get when i order something else providing there in stock, and the alloys im in two minds if i should bother at all. I only realy wanted to get a set because i dont want to ruin my originals from everyday driving

So im putting it out there to all the other modders, what was your first choice? and what do you think isnt worth getting at all?

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    Offline FrankV500

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 09:40:05 pm »
    "There's no power, without control"

    That's the best advice i can give you mate, try to upgrade brakes/suspension first then go for the power upgrade.

    I know its difficult....

    Just so you know, i upgraded the power first  :P

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    Offline sandys

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 09:52:49 pm »
    Stock brakes on Evo are pretty sorted no need for an upgrade there.

    Get the suspension done, then the rest in what ever order you fancy, probably TMC box next or his fancy exhaust to go with the induction.

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 10:26:39 pm »
    For me TMC box first and instant access to 200BHP,then everything else ;D.
    Wheels dramatically change the look of the EVO, i have white SS wheels on mine, with drilled discs looks 8). I have no experience with the intercooler,so not sure.
    Brakes are a worthwhile upgrade but you have the Brembo's already, so just a better pad.
    Suspension is a personal thing, not sure i will bother with it, but the billy's are very good quality.

    Get on with it then :thumb:

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    Offline Will121

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 07:41:54 pm »
    thnks for the reply guys still unsure on what to get i may just flip a coin in the end.

    quick question tho mabey a obvious one but i take it some of these if not all of them would void my warrenty, providing i dont take them off when i take it for a service. becuase i think changing the suspension everytime i take it in for the first three years and then back again afterwards would be a pain! :P

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 07:47:00 pm »
    Generally any Mod you put on the car will effect the warranty, but common sense prevails.
    If you put suspension on your car and the turbo blows, well you get the idea.

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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 08:48:41 am »
    If I were you I'd good the exhaust then. I felt a massive improvement from that on my agp ss although I already had the Tmc box fitted and a powferflow exhaust which produced 220bhp and 380nm of torque on a dyno day.

    Glad i got the Tmc exhaust after. really wish couldve got on the same dyno to see the difference but ended up selling the car.
    :)Kim & Anthony:)
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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 11:34:19 am »
    Is yours an esseesse or standard APE?

    If its esseesse then your suspension will be spot on anyway so I'd go for the brake lines & fluid as a must.
    Exhaust and Induction kit are well worth doing. Sound amazing and definitely unlock a little more power.
    Inter cooler is a must too although I've not actually fitted one to mine yet, by all accounts though it will make a hell of a difference :thumb:
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    Re: Ah the choices!
    « Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 11:42:08 am »
    I am not a Punto expert, but I agree with Ash here.

    If SS, then you should get the brake lines and fluid done first, your brakes will then be fine.
    The normal suspension setup is already quite competitive, so you can try that at a later point.


     

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