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Offline Lloyderzz

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esseesse'ing a Supersport help
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:55:11 am »
Hello could someone help me, what are the rules on essessing your car after you've purchased it? It's a 62 plate Supersport, bought from dealer December just gone? Am I too late? Also what improvements would it give to my Supersport? Is it worth it? Thanks

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    Offline John501

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 11:09:03 am »
    It's too old to Esseesse, the rule is 12 months or 12,000 miles.
    There is little point in doing it anyway, you already have 180bhp and koni's so all you'd be adding is another set of wheels and drilled disks.
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 11:11:34 am »
    Cheers john, thanks for clearing things up :)

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 11:19:01 am »
    The Supersport doesnt have Koni's just the esseesse power upgrade.

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 11:37:46 am »
    As John said, you can't SS it as it's too old.  In fact you can't SS a Supersport anyway :(

    You could buy a kit (if you can find one) and keep the components the Supersport doesn't already have;
    Wheels
    Koni shocks + lower springs
    Floating + Drilled brakes
    HP1000 pads

    The Supersport already has the exhaust and 180 map.  You wouldn't get a warranty on any of it either.
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 11:43:56 am »
    Wouldnt see the point in it either. Personally I think Bilsteins are a better choice than Koni's. The bigger brakes are overkill and very expensive to replace. And I adore the 17" claw alloys and wouldn't want to change them.

    I think the Supersport got the best part of the kit.  :thumb:

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 11:56:21 am »
    Personally I think Bilsteins are a better choice than Koni's.

    They are :thumb:

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 02:23:44 pm »
    Not when you buy an Esseesse kit, sell all the components bar the Koni's and still be £240 in profit :thumb:

    You can't argue with free Koni shocks and extra lowering springs ;)
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 05:40:55 pm »
    Is there an official Koni upgrade available for the Supersport?
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 06:06:03 pm »
    Yes, the Assetto Koni kit is available for the Supersport...  I had one fitted last Tuesday :thumb:

    It makes a massive difference to the car, in fact it transforms it ;D
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 08:42:47 pm »
    Ok. Where did you get it done and was it expensive? The car was great until l drove into Ealing....the worst roads this side of the moon! :thumbd:
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 09:28:26 pm »
    Cant believe you think the Supersports ride is harsh on bad roads. You really should try driving a 100HP. The trouble with the Konis is that they dont lower the car enough.

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 09:40:46 pm »
    I was a bit sneeky and bought one of the last EVO Esseesse kits and sold all its parts, minus the Koni and springs.  Once I'd sold everything and got it fitted the suspension was pretty much cost neutral ;D

    To buy the kit from a main dealer is circa £800.  You can buy it from TMC for £550+ VAT.  It's the same thing.

    And FMS, it's not all about ride height - the Koni kit is designed to give you the best of both worlds, some looks while retaining good ride quality and making the car so much nicer to drive :thumb:
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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #13 on: July 13, 2014, 07:21:04 am »
    The thing is Will the Konis are designed to be fitted to an esseesse which has 18 inch wheels. I totally agree that its not all about ride height but the Supersport rides way too high as standard regardless. I dont agree with slamming a car so low it scrapes the ground. But the only kit that gives a decent drop if you want to keep the 17 claws are the Bilstein coilovers. And by what ive been told they are far superior to the Konis as well.

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    Re: esseesse'ing a Supersport help
    « Reply #14 on: July 13, 2014, 09:07:51 am »
    Not the same car I know but the Bilstein'd 500 I've been in had a terrible ride...

    You've got to take warranty and insurance into account too.  The Assetto Koni kit has a two year warranty from the date of installation, if you have your top mounts fail (which lets face it, they will) then Abarth will void your warranty if you're using coilovers.  Insurance is less too as it is an official optional extra rather than having a coilover kit fitted.

    As for the design comment; the Assetto Koni kit is actually available for a standard APE, as well as the Supersport.  They come in the APE SS kit as well.  Not just relegated to 18" wheels :thumb:
    « Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 09:15:45 am by will-w »
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    Grigio Campovolo, Assetto Koni, Esseesse floating brakes, Skydome
    Summer: Gunmetal 18" Esseesse with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
    Winter: Official Abarth Winter Kit (17" with Pirelli Sottozero 210)

     

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