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Offline TGF

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La Bestia Nera
« on: May 11, 2015, 01:19:32 pm »
This will be my project topic. (All photo's are clickable for larger versions!)

Bought my Abarth 500 after driving a Alfa 156 1.9JTD for 9 years. It is a december 2009 Abarth 500 with only 38.000 km on the odometer July 2014. Color Black, Climate Control, glass roof, leather and 17" rims.





In August after selling my 156, I had her chiptuned to 175BHP and 280Nm torque by SaVaLi tuning. Only had the Sportmode changed, so the non-sport mode is still default factory mode. This is for easy driving in town and in woeful weather conditions it is easier to control the power and traction.

In feb/march this year, I bought a Pogea Racing Carbon Bonnet and a Carbon surround for the Climate control panel from MCCSport in The Netherlands. The price was so good, I couldn't let it pass.









2 weeks ago, after a minimeet with 2 more Abarth's 500, I decided the Bombardone 2.0 exhaust sounds great and still not to loud for the law. Last week it was fitted and not a moment too soon. The old exhaust had seen better days.













This friday I bought 16" winterwheels: Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2



Still pondering on what color to have them powdercoated, so they will keep looking nice in the winter. Thinking about a blue color.

And still looking for some new wheels for the summer. Many wheels were on my wishlist, including OZ Ultraleggera, Barracuda Voltec T6, but these rims are too expensive. I love the look of the M Technica Turbo wheels, but they are 18", can't be bought in Europe and are also too expensive. Found the same wheel by JR wheels, the JR14. Only problem: they are 17x8.5 with an ET of 15. That might pose some problems with fitment. Have some outstanding questions with the seller in The Netherlands. Other choice would be Traklite Clutch, but limited color options, 1 seller in the UK, very high shippingcosts. Also very wide rims, which could have same problems as the JR14. Further options are the ASA Tec AS2 in Smurf Blue or Tornado Red. Cheap and exact fitment.

Further projects:

- Complete polish and FLON4000 PTFE treatment (end of may)
- Other headunit that plays the tunes from my iPhone 5S without problems, streaming audio preferably.
- Lowering by Billstein B14 or alternatives
- Some more Carbon parts
- Smoke rear lights

« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 12:36:58 pm by PORTHOS »
Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 02:56:42 pm »
    Really like the Sparco or Alutec alloys for the Punto Evo if not going for Oz, imagine they might have 17s that fit 500s!

    Another fave of mines for looks/price:

    http://www.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/msw/85/gun-metal/17-inch

    http://www.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/msw/25/matt-titanium-polished/17-inch

    http://www.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/samurai/spec-b/black/17-inch

    http://www.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/speedline/turini/anthracite/17-inch

    My pick of the bunch before you start getting into £1000+ prices and Oz territory.



    « Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 03:01:34 pm by Brian1612 »
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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 08:58:48 am »
    The Traklite Clutch looks sweet, but for the real concave look, I would have to go to 17x9. Had an American who is running those on a 500 tell me they need 3mm spacers in the front and 5 mm in the back.

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    Just asked MOTmotorsport for a quote on 2 17x7.5 (want them a bit smaller in the front) and 2 17x9 wheels including taxes and shipment. Anyone have experience with this shop?

    Your alternatives are nice, but not the style I am looking for. Love deep rims and concave rims, just need them to stay inside the wheelarches.




    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 09:03:39 am »
    Fair enough, I understand it is all down to personal opinion. I like the SS wheels hence why most of the ones I chose apart from one are similar in style to the SS wheels on my car haha! ;)

    Those ones you have picked do look nice, slightly too deep for my liking but I like the style of them, remind me of the Romeo Ferraris A500 which is lovely  ;)
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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 09:08:53 am »
    I am glad we all don't have the same taste. We all would be running the same setup and there would be nothing to talk about on a forum like this.  ;D ;D  :thumb:
    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 09:52:02 am »
    Couldn't agree more!

    It seems even the abarth stripes and matching mirrors divide opinion, never mind different exhaust set ups or alloy wheels  ;D
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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 10:46:41 am »
    Finally I have made my decision and I bought the Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels in silver. Size: 18x8 ET27 with 4x98. Maybe in the future I will have them made golden, but for now, the waiting game starts.

    The Traklites were not a option, because the only were made in matt black and they would take more than 3 months to be made. And they only made them in 4x100 for the 7.5J and 4x98 or 4x100 for the 9J.

    I have been thinking and considering many wheels, but the XCUT's looks the part and the are made for the Abarth 500. Max Concave design.

    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 08:07:00 am »
    Fitted!

    The rear is a bit lower than seen on the pictures. Parked the car a bit too far down the garage driveway. I'm very happy with the result. The pictures don't do justice to the depth of the concave. You need to see them in real life.













    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 08:55:38 pm »
    Really like those wheels!
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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #9 on: June 19, 2015, 10:55:25 pm »
    Sorry really do not like those wheels.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #10 on: June 20, 2015, 05:37:08 am »
    To each their own. ;) Gladly we all got different taste or we would all be running the same setup. Next year I might be lowering the car with coilovers. :) For now, carmoney is all gone. ;)
    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 08:04:56 am »
    This week I ordered and placed my smoke LED rear lights. The standing light and brakelight are LED, the turnsignal, reverse and foglight are the normal bulbs. No errors. The standing lights are a little less clear than the normal bulbs, but at night that won't be a problem. Will try make some nightshots soon.





    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #12 on: August 21, 2015, 07:37:49 pm »
    Loving that carbon dash trim  8)
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    Record Grey - 10 Spoke Diamond Alloys (now black) - BMC Filter - Eibach Pro Kit - Power Motive Valve Exhaust with Black Tips - Team Heko Deflectors - Carbon Mirror Caps - Smoked Indicators

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 08:58:41 am »
    This weekend my airride was placed.





    Youtube:

    small video airing up and down

    Still need to work out some details. In the back, the body sits on the wheels when airing out. Not problematic, but hope the DNA camberplates will correct this. And the controllpanel needs to get to its final place.
    Abarth 500 2009 Black, Moonroof, Climate Control, Black Leather interior. Chiptuning by SaVaLi to 175BHP/280Nm, Airrex struts with Airlift Perf. 3H Management, Pogea Racing Carbon Hood, Pogea Racing XCUT 18" wheels, MM Bombardone 2.0, BMC Filters (Air and Pop-off), IGL Kenzo GlassCeramic Coating.

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    Re: TheGrolschFirm 500
    « Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 09:53:32 am »
    Ha ha, nice! Those wheels don't look real....  :o :thumb: