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Offline sandys

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Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
« Reply #105 on: May 26, 2011, 03:52:50 pm »
The V5 will never change as DVLA refuse to do it.
Esse Esse is a seperate model for insurance purposes and you will receive a certificate to say that the car has a kit and the back of the service history book will be stamped by the dealer and a verified kit number will be written in.
It will not be classified as a modified car :thumb:

Cheers, and for the record are there still requirements prior to fitment of age/mileage etc?

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #106 on: May 26, 2011, 04:01:02 pm »
    Yes Sandys, it will still be 12 months or 12000 miles.

    On the other point of emmisions, the urban myth is still floating around that the smoke testers are linked to a DVLA database and each car is tested against it's individual emissions rating. There was talk of the system being put into place a couple of years ago but when the costs of replacing every emissions machine in the U.K. was calculated the idea was binned.
    Every car is tested in a banding for it's age only. That means that your Abarth will be tested in the same range as any other petrol car. It's either a pass or a fail, it's not getting a letter from DVLA telling you they've put you RFL up.
    Beleive me, if a 3 year old RX-8 can get through the emissions test then your Abarth will have no problems.
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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #107 on: May 26, 2011, 04:08:52 pm »
    From reading previous posts I doubt the increase in emissions would have caused your road tax banding to rise as you still retain your current V5. However I have no idea if that would still be the case if the kit raised emissions levels, however I presume you'd still be in the original banding.

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #108 on: June 13, 2011, 12:49:54 am »
    Quick photo of Evo esseesse floating disc:
    The caliper is the same as the normal Punto EVO Abarth, right?

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
    « Reply #109 on: June 13, 2011, 12:53:09 am »
    All this has been achieved while keeping the car in the Euro 5 category emission           142 g/Km

    And that's the exact reason this kit should be avoided! This kit as with the standard car has had been designed with the compromise of achieving emissions targets. Who of us really care what the emissions are as long as it passes an MOT? If they didn't have an emissions target to hit then you would have easily seen over 200bhp from this kit.

    If you after actual performance then your money is better spent elsewhere.
    I think the most likely reason that tke kit doesn't produce 200 hp is due to the 1.4 liter engine. If the engine size was 1.6 liters, then that would be a different story. Of course, if the the normal Punto EVO Abarth had 160 hp, and the kit Esseesse had 185 hp, the horsepower difference between the Punto EVO Abarth and the Esseesse kit would be the same as the normal GP Abarth and it's Esseesse kit.
    « Last Edit: June 13, 2011, 01:00:07 am by rxbkrs »

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #110 on: June 14, 2011, 02:54:57 pm »
    I want the disks.

    Can the disks be brought on there own??

    Also do the pads change???
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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #111 on: June 14, 2011, 03:10:46 pm »
    The discs should be available to buy seperately don't expect them to be cheap, only the front pads change though

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #112 on: June 14, 2011, 05:26:54 pm »
    I want the disks.

    Can the disks be brought on there own??

    Also do the pads change???
    Yes. With the kit Esseesse, the front pads and all 4 disks change.

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #113 on: June 23, 2011, 11:44:34 pm »
    I was looking at some photos of esseesse installation on an Italian forum and the exhaust shot seems to show that its straight through, no center silencer, looks a bit like the TMC setup.

    Is that the case or is this modified? 'The Punto sounds pretty disappointing compared to all the rorty 500s at the meet tonight, I hear this sort of change will improve it.


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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #114 on: June 23, 2011, 11:52:33 pm »
    I don't know what it sounds like (John can probably help here) but I do know it comes with a new centre section now.  Hopefully this will address the problem the AGPSS sometimes had with back boxes popping off.

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #115 on: June 23, 2011, 11:57:59 pm »
    There is no centre box on the standard car.
    Best guess is that the centre pipe and seperate back box are there to avoid the centre pipe being cut too short as on the AGP and blowing the back box off.
    The exhaust note is definately deeper and more boomy :thumb:
    Got a few pops and crackles too :thumb:
    « Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 12:02:49 am by John501 »
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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #116 on: June 24, 2011, 12:01:29 am »
    Wow the stock car is so quiet I assumed it must of had a centre silencer too :o looking at the shot the tunnel for the exhaust after the flex pipe looks huge so thought there may have been a silencer in there.
    « Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 12:05:03 am by sandys »

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #117 on: June 24, 2011, 09:50:55 am »
    its a standard fiat punto floor pan remember. it has to accommodate bits for the whole range :thumb:

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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #118 on: June 24, 2011, 06:43:32 pm »
    Anychance of a link to the Italian forum with the EsseEsse installation photos??

    I picked up my new Red Evo 3 weeks ago and am getting impatient waiting for my EsseEsse kit to arrive...... ;D
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    Re: Abarth Punto Evo esseesse
    « Reply #119 on: June 24, 2011, 07:09:58 pm »
    Cool, the red APE looks really good.

    Here is the thread