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Author Topic: My 500 Esseesse  (Read 9049 times)

Offline oVerboost

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Re: My 500 Esseesse
« Reply #15 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.

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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    Offline callummax

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    Re: My 500 Esseesse
    « Reply #16 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!?


    Offline Crafford

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    Re: My 500 Esseesse
    « Reply #17 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.