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Offline DevilAndGod

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Stones in wheel arches
« on: December 05, 2008, 10:12:49 pm »
I used to have a GP sporting mjet. Going along country roads etc, there was no noise from stones in the wheel arches. In my GPA you can hear every little stone flick up and ding, ding around. I'm not bothered by it at all. Was a little loud at the begining because i wasn't used to it. I was having a test drive in the dealers EsseEsse yesterday and i mention it. He agreed with me, but didnt know why it was so loud in the Abarth compared to a normal GP. Do the arches have a different lining or something?  ??? Any ideas?
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 10:26:47 pm »
    i havnt looked to be honest but surly its the same arch lining as the fiat grande punto? i'll be honest with you tho i dont really hear much on my mjet at the minute... didnt notice on my test drive of the GPA though!....

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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 05:03:47 am »
    There is something different about the arches for sure. You will notice straight away mia when you get the car.

    The esseesse was great fun  :P The ride was much less harsh then i thought it would be which pleased me. The difference in power and handling was really noticable. Also it didn't seem to loose power in the high rev range like the stardard version. Something im saving up for  ;D
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 09:50:11 am »
    ah very good! well if SG petch York get there arse in gear and stick the full Esse Esse kit on i'll give it a spin.

    where abouts are you in the contry by the way? ... it could be down to more grit on the roads at this time of year??? -  sorry i know thats a rubbish attempt at an explanation as i have already said in a previous post i dont experiance it in my current mjet so..... its got me scratching my head at this ! ... maybe chunky could enlighten us?

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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 11:39:05 am »
    possibly wider stickier tyres?

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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 11:48:23 am »
    thats also another good point! feesable i supose :)
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 12:37:44 pm »
    ah very good! well if SG petch York get there arse in gear and stick the full Esse Esse kit on i'll give it a spin.

    where abouts are you in the contry by the way? ... it could be down to more grit on the roads at this time of year??? -  sorry i know thats a rubbish attempt at an explanation as i have already said in a previous post i dont experiance it in my current mjet so..... its got me scratching my head at this ! ... maybe chunky could enlighten us?

    I live in Peterborough. It's not grit since it's not on motorways ect. It's on country roads near my house that i always like to drive on. Maybe it is the stickier wider tyres tony. I don't know. Just sounds like the inner arch is made from a totally different material. Very strange. Yeh, let me know if you notice in on the test drive mia. If i didnt have a GP before i doubt i would notice.
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 06:08:40 pm »
    yea i'll deffinatly look of for it when i pick up my car :)

    must say as a little foot note... ever since i drove the abarth and had it on order iv just not been bothered about my mjet in the slightest... used to LOVE that car it was my baby, kinda feel a little guilty as it is a fantastic car thats never let me down and im just tossing it aside after a year and 3 months .... o' well  :-\
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 01:04:57 am »
    Yeh, i did the same. Only had my 1.9 mjet 6 months! The guilt will go once you have your new toy on your drive  :P
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    Re: Stones in wheel arches
    « Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 11:22:41 am »
    havent noticed any difference between the GP and AGP wheel arch liners.

    the only things i can think of is that the tread patterns are possibly a bit wider so might pick up more stones, and ive noticed that the abarth has quite alot of plastic covering underneath, eg around the underside of the spare wheel well etc so it might be that youre hearing.

     

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