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Abarth Cars => Abarth Grande Punto => Topic started by: AGP2009 on May 02, 2009, 06:26:09 pm

Title: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 02, 2009, 06:26:09 pm
Hi Guys,

I'm serously thinking off upgrading my agp to SS just wondered if a couple off you guys that have had it done could answer some questions please.

Performance wise are there many diffrerences ie 0-60 and mid range

What kind off money I could roughly get for the parts taken off ie wheels, brakes turbo and the rest

Thanks
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AlexK on May 03, 2009, 07:58:18 pm
Old Boy's probably the best one to answer these, but I reckon you should be able to get an easy £1,600+ for the take-off parts.

Some people will tell you the turbo is available for £600-ish new.  That is an exchange price for a recon unit - to gain that pricing, you would already need to have an Abarth turbo unit to provide in exchange.  Without an identical exchange unit, the cost is around £1,400 for a new unit.  Since anyone buying an Abarth turbo to fit to their standard Fiat won't have an identical unit to exchange, they will have to pay the full £1,400 to buy a new one.

Standard Abarth wheels are an eye-watering £400 each including the tyres.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Old Boy on May 03, 2009, 10:11:20 pm
I sent a PM already  :)
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AlexK on May 03, 2009, 10:12:44 pm
How much did you get for your take-off parts in the end?
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Old Boy on May 05, 2009, 07:57:17 am
PM sent
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 05, 2009, 09:00:10 pm
Thanks for the info, I was pretty set on getting it done untill I took one out on Monday, and pretty sure I'm not going to get it done now for the following reasons: arnold clark wand £4500 grand, it did'nt actually feel any quicker then my np agp to be honest sounded a bit nicer exhuast wise but personally its not what I expected so I will be keeping it normal.
However I do really like the white wheels might have get something like them i guess
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Old Boy on May 05, 2009, 09:19:48 pm
I thought the official price was £3,995 inclusive.  ::)
Good old AC
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 05, 2009, 09:23:11 pm
Apparently the poor exchange rate has pushed the price up, more like they wanted to make 500 quid as i did'nt buy the car from them. I would never ever let them do it anyway personally I could'nt trust them not to fook it up lol
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: lloyd on May 05, 2009, 09:25:34 pm
thinking of having ss kit but prefer standard wheels, potential wheel swap here
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AlexK on May 05, 2009, 09:26:07 pm
Just in case anyone else is considering it, the price at the moment should be £3,915 as a result of the VAT cut.  However, I know there is a price increase in the pipeline, but as far as I'm aware it hasn't been applied yet.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Missing in Action on May 05, 2009, 09:28:08 pm
thinking of having ss kit but prefer standard wheels, potential wheel swap here

*cough cough" i claimed them tuther week! ;)
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 05, 2009, 09:30:52 pm
did'nt realize the new wheels still come with the same sh*t tyres, i thought they where different
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Missing in Action on May 05, 2009, 09:32:12 pm
did'nt realize the new wheels still come with the same sh*t tyres, i thought they where different

.....? .... there not that bad! :P actually some kits have been coming with michelins
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: lloyd on May 05, 2009, 09:33:57 pm
oops... there yours john
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 05, 2009, 09:34:57 pm
they just don't grip that well, to much spin, same thing in the ss
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Missing in Action on May 05, 2009, 09:35:43 pm
oops... there yours john

hehehe ;) - we must speak more on this lloyd!
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: 1mmortal on May 09, 2009, 11:50:14 am
I found the main performance increase beyond 5,000rpm. As I got the Kit fitted when I bought the car (bold move, eh?) I ended up negotiating quite a bit of the price of car/kit together. Research did say on numerous occasions that its £3,499...however this needs citation as I may have either misheard/got confused/missed out some T&Cs.

Yes the pirellis dont generally hold corners when you're powering over them but they tend to be quite a "soft" tyre. Has anyone had any other tyres fitted?
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: 1mmortal on May 09, 2009, 11:53:22 am

What kind off money I could roughly get for the parts taken off ie wheels, brakes turbo and the rest

Thanks

Also, I did exactly this, and my amount to date stands at £1,965. I have one empty crate left, plus the second crate with a few standard bits in. Have sold the ramaining bits, but awaiting collection.
Whcih means i've recovered over 2K, and I still have one lovely crate, which I will convince my sister to use as a coffee table.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: AGP2009 on May 09, 2009, 12:28:58 pm
£3450 sounds alot better than the £4500 arnold clark just quoted me, just awaiting a quote from vospers for the kit or price and warranty issues with a g-tech exhuast
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: rxbkrs on May 10, 2009, 04:59:15 pm
How much are the wheels alone worth?
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: lloyd on May 10, 2009, 06:37:33 pm
looking at  the GPA SS kit at autoworld today and it included a clutch, apparently this is only needed on early cars, later ones having it fitted from new. so.. if i have a later car i also get a spare clutch, a good saving for later in the cars life or something else to sell
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: magicmole on May 10, 2009, 08:49:49 pm
looking at  the GPA SS kit at autoworld today and it included a clutch, apparently this is only needed on early cars, later ones having it fitted from new. so.. if i have a later car i also get a spare clutch, a good saving for later in the cars life or something else to sell
Did they tell you that you get that spare clutch?

AFAIK the clutch is only fitted to the early cars if necessary and isn't part of the EsseEsse kit.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: lloyd on May 10, 2009, 08:57:05 pm
the kit is on display in the showroom, clutch included and is the actual kit they have for sale but i see your point, need to clarify this, could be some confusion here
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: Old Boy on May 10, 2009, 09:23:04 pm
Ours is an early car, and no clutch offered.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: lloyd on May 10, 2009, 09:26:05 pm
time for an expert opinion i think
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: magicmole on May 11, 2009, 10:04:42 am
the kit is on display in the showroom, clutch included and is the actual kit they have for sale but i see your point, need to clarify this, could be some confusion here
If that is the same kit (titanium wheels) that's been in the showroom for a few months, it'll need the dust cleaning out of the injectors before it's fitted. :whistle:

I asked them about the clutch and was told that's it's an upgrade if necessary. I didn't get the impression that you got it regardless.

AFAIK the 'early' cars referred to were those available on the continent, not over here.
Title: Re: SS Kit, a few questions
Post by: John501 on May 16, 2009, 10:10:55 pm
You are quite right about the clutch not been given as part of the kit if it was needed.
If the car did not need the clutch then it was to be placed into dealer stock to be used when needed. That kit must be one of the original ones as I believe it is no longer included in the kit.
It was the very early cars that were effected but some of them did make it to the U.K. Chunky may correct me but I dont think we ever had one that needed the clutch replacing, not even mine and that was one of the very first done.