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Abarth Cars => Abarth Punto Evo => Topic started by: aaron14 on October 16, 2014, 07:38:32 pm

Title: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: aaron14 on October 16, 2014, 07:38:32 pm
Was at the abarth dealer today and they had a white supersport sitting outside which looked like it had bigger brake discs than mine, they werent the drilled/grooved esseesse ones but did look bigger than mine, is this the case?
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 16, 2014, 07:41:46 pm
Nope, they're exactly the same :thumb:

The type and colour of the alloy makes them look different sizes
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: aaron14 on October 16, 2014, 07:52:42 pm
Maybe that was it! I'll have a check on mine in the morning again haha. I'm assuming if I wanted to change to yellow callipers the dealer could just order them? any ideas how much they are?
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 16, 2014, 08:16:57 pm
Expensive!

It'd be cheaper to take yours off and send ththeocracy for a rebuild and paint
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: lloyd on October 16, 2014, 08:21:48 pm
you'd be looking at £500 upwards, each :thumbd:

fefurb is the way to go :thumb:
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: aaron14 on October 16, 2014, 09:03:35 pm
Think id rather spend the money on the koni kit tbh! £500 should get a koni kit right? also the springs with the kit are much lower are they?
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 16, 2014, 09:36:00 pm
Much lower :thumb:

As for cost - if you can get hold of them £500 is achievable :)
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: aaron14 on October 16, 2014, 09:46:51 pm
Looks good Will! hows the ride quality and handling more importantly? hear people talking about bilstein too
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 16, 2014, 10:12:48 pm
A friend had Bilstein coilovers on his 500, he went through 3 sets of top mounts in 20,000 miles.

The Koni setup is pretty much perfect in my view.. Firm but smooth, handles amazingly and looks really quite low in the flesh :thumb:

I went to an Italian car show beginning of September, the local Abarth dealer was in attendance with a few Supersports, everyone commented how low and good the car looked in comparison ;D
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: aaron14 on October 17, 2014, 12:18:08 am
Well then konis are going on the list! Best place to order them from?
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 17, 2014, 06:51:04 am
Best bet would be to call your local dealers..

They're listed on a certain Irish tuning company website but I heard Someone say he didn't have any in stock and had issues getting hold of them.
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: Blacken on October 21, 2014, 11:20:35 am
Konis are the way to go. :thumb:

Had mine fitted a week or so ago. Due to work constraints have not been able to do much mileage on them yet. :thumbd:

How long did yours take to bed in Will?
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: will-w on October 21, 2014, 11:51:38 am
First few hundred was smooth as a babies bum - I assume this was the shock bedding in period.  That and my first 140 miles were motorway only, so possibly not a fair test.

Next few hundred was really quite lumpy/rough - I almost started regretting having them fitted.  I assumed this was springs.

Then, one day everything just "clicked" and I've not looked back since :thumb:
Title: Re: Supersport vs APE Brakes?
Post by: Blacken on October 21, 2014, 12:19:33 pm
Thanks.  :thumb: Good to know.

Monza have asked me to go back in a few weeks to check the alignment. By then I should have a better idea. :thumb: