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Social => Members' Cars => Topic started by: oVerboost on July 16, 2017, 01:47:38 pm

Title: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 16, 2017, 01:47:38 pm
Well it was always going to happen... I have returned! :)

I owned an Abarth 500 135 a couple of years ago and despite a few cars since then, nothing has been able to replace it so this weekend we bought another.

Its an Abarth 500 Esseesse, full main dealer & specialist service history, red leather, auto climate etc.

Modifications are a full Milltek exhaust system, polybushed throughout and adjustable camber mods. Has been set up by the previous owner for fast road and it certainly handles well!

Tyres are Yoko Parada Spec2's that I've had in the past and always rated.

It's great to be back behind the wheel of an Abarth!  8)

Anyway, here's a few pictures...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: GTMartin on July 16, 2017, 03:30:19 pm
Welcome back, it looks like you have found a perfect car for yourself.
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on July 16, 2017, 03:59:09 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: alans abs on July 16, 2017, 07:08:43 pm
Now that is a good find, looks very nice.
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 17, 2017, 10:39:38 am
Thanks guys  :)

Ordered a few little bits over the weekend, some wheel spacers to bring the wheels out a touch, a new esseesse rear badge as it was missing and a rear wiper delete to give the rear end a cleaner look.

Pics when they arrive / are fitted  :thumb:
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 17, 2017, 08:21:28 pm
A few more from todays drive out across the moors...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: pederb on July 20, 2017, 06:18:32 pm
Great looking car
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 20, 2017, 09:00:09 pm
Thank you  :)

Few more now they're edited...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: PORTHOS on July 21, 2017, 10:06:09 am
Love it, mind if I feature this on our facebook page?
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 21, 2017, 03:04:30 pm
Love it, mind if I feature this on our facebook page?

Of course not bud, help yourself  :)
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 24, 2017, 06:06:20 pm
Fitted my "Kill All Wipers" rear wiper delete kit. Really impressed with the quality, it comes with sealant that you spread around the large part that pushes snuggly into the hole left by the rear wiper. Looks exactly the same as the rear window surrounding it colour wise and is a perfect fit - very easy to fit and would recommend it to anyone over a bung. They're only £9.99 on ebay delivered. ;D

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Also cleaned the car, went for a drive as the sun was out and found a lovely location to snap a few photos...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: andino3 on July 30, 2017, 09:01:10 am
looks awesome. what size spacers have you fitted as i have an esseesse but not sure how wide to go.
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on July 30, 2017, 05:08:26 pm
looks awesome. what size spacers have you fitted as i have an esseesse but not sure how wide to go.

Thanks bud, spacers are 16mm rears and 5mm fronts with the Esseesse wheels. Wouldn't really want to go any wider on either as they match currently with the rears being a few mm wider for a better overall stance/look.
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on August 21, 2017, 09:39:16 pm
Spoke to Bluespark recently, and today ordered one of their updated tuning boxes.

Not a massive increase, but should give more torque over the older box and a small increase in hp with a better delivery from what I can make out - so looking forward to getting it fitted and tested.

Had one on my old 135 that was dyno'd at 167bhp and it transformed how it drove. I'm not expecting the difference on the Esseesse to be as much, but more torque, better lower down power and an increase of about 10-15bhp will do me.

Will pop up some pictures once it arrives and fitted etc...
Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on August 26, 2017, 01:53:40 pm
Bluespark fitted, and working great!  8)

So much better throttle response and mid range power than with the standard Esseesse map.
Currently testing the different settings, C was a little too tame for my liking so now currently in E (which my old one was) and it's awesome.

Was easy to fit (have fitted one to my previous 135) and everything was included in the box, as ever, I would highly recommend a bluespark box for your Abarth if you've not got one already, and perhaps don't want to get it remapped completely as the boxes can be removed and then sold/updated to your new vehicle.

Popped out this morning for a little drive and to do some photos...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: oVerboost on November 02, 2017, 06:32:50 pm
Right okay... update long overdue!

The clutch was slipping under hard acceleration in the higher gears so had a new genuine clutch fitted at work (Abarth dealer). Old one didn't look too bad, but you could see it had been struggling due to markings etc on the surface and the fact that the friction material was worn down. New clutch in, and the car drives superb.

Also had the car dyno tested along with a few other local Abarths and was really pleased with the outcome.
Car made over 180bhp (just) and produced bucket loads of torque nice and early in the rev range which would explain why it feels so good to drive on the roads. Even the dyno operator remarked upon how well it performed and the results it got! Setup was a a bluespark tuning box on setting E, bmc panel filter and a Milltek stainless system.

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And the most important update, I got new wheels... Always wanted a set of these and just couldn't justify the price, but after biting the bullet I'm so glad I did. Car gets so much more attention, and I think they really make it look like a life size hot wheels toy car...

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Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: callummax on February 21, 2018, 08:27:58 am
Sorry to dig up an old post!

I'm about to fit my Bluespark box in the next few days!

I have an SS running at 160hp, but i have the monza exhaust!

Do you think i could see similar gains up to around 180hp, or is that a bit optimistic with the monza?

Also, do you have any quick tips/hints on fitting before i throw my toys out the pram!?

Callum

Title: Re: My 500 Esseesse
Post by: Crafford on March 03, 2018, 05:12:05 pm
I'm digging the wheels a lot, oVerboost. They go so well with the rest of the car. Very detailed look and it all comes together nicely. I'm a fan.