Social => Introduce Yourselves! => Topic started by: Yo scoob on May 09, 2015, 07:17:49 am

Title: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: Yo scoob on May 09, 2015, 07:17:49 am
Hello Forum!

After years of procrastinating I'm planning on finally getting myself an Abarth next month (June). I've owned a wide variety of performance cars (my last 3 were a '07 Shelby GT500, Subaru STI Cosworth and previous to that Porsche Boxster S) and character as well as outright performance is the biggest draw for me... However I am thinking no matter how sprightly the standard A500 is I'll need to do some tweaking if it's to get my blood pumping!

What are Forum member's general feeling on TMC motorsport's product line up? Most specifically things like the 190bhp upgrade package £775 - I can't afford that AND a Monza exhaust but the Monza sounds so sweet - TMC's package comes with their basic cat-back performance exhaust. Anyone heard it? Obviously there'll be a brake and suspension upgrade to go with that so it sits right and stops!

I'm sure there's other companies offering performance gains too - I'd love to hear anyone's experience of any alternatives?

Quite a wide ranging question I know, but I figure you're the people ask!

ta very much 8o)

Title: Re: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on May 09, 2015, 04:11:56 pm
Hi and welcome to Abarthisti :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: Tiptop on May 11, 2015, 07:58:40 pm
I would be very surprised if you make that with a catback exhaust and a map, 170-175bhp seem much more likely to hit the 190 mark takes a fair few other mods on a standard turbo  :thumb:, Monza sounds sweet but is mild steel and isn't particularly good value for money compared with the many stainless alternatives, your paying extra for OEM but since your talking of modding anyway that shouldn't matter too much, You can get a full stainless system including sports cat for just a few hundred more which arguably sound better, but definitely last longer. fyi ;) a 190bhp a500 is just as quick from 2nd gear 20-100 as a boxster S.
 Porsche has the legs after that. but its surprisingly close, considering the power difference. Springs should be a priority if they arn't SS, standard are way to soft. Brakes are fine unless your going to track it.
 Pro-alfa are regarded as one of the best if not the best for mapping a A500 and they are based in watford. TMC tend to be good quality but they are expensive, and figures are sometimes questionable in terms of gains. You can usually source stuff cheaper, their customer service is spot on though.
Title: Re: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: KK_96 on May 11, 2015, 08:02:51 pm
Monza is so overrated, went to Preston Abarth he brought a 595 round and I thought it was standard exhaust! Go custom, 2 lads got them at top gear in Stockport, sound brilliant!
Title: Re: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: TGF on May 12, 2015, 08:17:34 am
If you want a loud pipe, get the Magneti Marelli Bombardone. If it is too loud for you, get a Ragazzon valve controlled midpipe. Loud if you want, muffled if needed. ;)

Welcome here! There are a lot of mods you can have done. Good luck finding all your needs.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Shopping list
Post by: Brian1612 on May 12, 2015, 08:24:40 am
Welcome to the forums and are you aware of the new 595 180 bhp due out this month?

Comes with uprated brembo brakes, Bigger garret 1446 turbo and tributo alloys.
I would hold out for that version as it seems performance is key for you, a simple remap should see you between the 200-220 bhp mark, the added bonus is the car comes with the Monza as standard also.

That should put you into the 5s mark I reckon.