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Abarth Cars => Your Abarth => Topic started by: becca on January 16, 2015, 12:02:03 PM

Title: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on January 16, 2015, 12:02:03 PM
I've finally managed to set up a Flickr account (computers aren't my strongpoint) so I can share some pictures.
Currently on the white esseesse wheels they've been on a couple of month but they're never clean enough to get decent pictures. Putting white wheels on in winter was not one of my brightest ideas   ::) .
Modifications are:
 Airtec Frontmount Intercooler
 H&R springs
 Stainless Magnetti version of the Monza exhaust


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Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: Bertie on January 16, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
Love it!

What's the stainless steel monza exhaust like?

Does it sound different to the mild steel one?

Bertie
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: daniil1990 on January 16, 2015, 05:58:50 PM
love the colour!

how are the H&R springs?
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: S13GE on January 16, 2015, 07:02:08 PM
always rated your 500 becca, I think that the light smoked G3 deflectors are a smart addition.

I also think that the legends blue center cap stickers would be a lovely mod too...  ::)

btw you can always use picresize.com to resize and upload images easily. simply select your picture, resize if you want to, then when it completes; simply 'save to web' and copy the image location (right click)
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on January 17, 2015, 03:18:34 PM
I think the monza is slightly louder, but I've only heard mine outside the car once and in it you can barely hear it so I can't even remember what it sounds like ha. The springs sit well, especially now the wheels are slightly bigger but they aren't comfortable. I know no different now they've been on since the car was a week old so I'm used to it.
 Thankyou :) I did actually look at the blue centre caps when the wheels went on but was afraid it might look over the top.
 Thanks for the picture advice, hopefully it won't be as stressful next time!  :D
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: Barbs83 on January 17, 2015, 10:34:54 PM
Beautiful car :) love this colour combination!
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: 595girlie on January 22, 2015, 01:49:01 PM
This is gorgeous!  The white wheels just finish it off.  I know how hard it is to keep white wheels clean so feel your pain there, but they look superb! 
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: ScorpionOf88 on January 22, 2015, 09:18:21 PM
Such a beautiful looking car. Good to see you on here Becca  8)
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: OCDABARTH on January 22, 2015, 10:16:38 PM
Good to see you on here Becca,

no excuse for a dirty car though !

A.M

OCDABARTH
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on January 26, 2015, 06:38:03 PM
Thankyou guys  :)
 I know there's no excuse I hate it dirty but I'm just not patient enough to keep it clean when it's dirty again within an hour  >:(
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: Bertie on January 26, 2015, 06:58:21 PM
does ben tell you to keep it dirty to protect the paint?  ::) ;D

Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on January 26, 2015, 07:24:13 PM
No but at least if I have a scrape it will only take off a layer of dirt haha
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: willgib on January 26, 2015, 07:55:23 PM
Love this colour combination  :D
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: THE DRIVER on January 31, 2015, 10:52:55 PM
hi becca, where did you get the exhaust from .  good lookin car.
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: KK_96 on January 31, 2015, 11:29:18 PM
It's a Monza so you can get it from any Abarth dealer or some online sites. Just google Record Monza exhaust
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: Bertie on February 01, 2015, 09:14:00 AM
Kk it's a stainless monza by magnetti, they're a nightmare to get hold of these days!
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: KK_96 on February 01, 2015, 10:39:29 PM
Didn't realise, tel me about it Bertie, asked for one for Christmas but could only find places in Italy :(
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: ScorpionOf88 on February 02, 2015, 12:07:35 PM
Hi Becca. Nice to see your on here. Cleaned the car yet? Must be minging up your way.
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on February 06, 2015, 08:36:44 PM
Thank you, it's clean now I've had a week off work so managed to get it done. I'm back to work on Monday though so no doubt it will be dirty again. Will get a picture up when I get home, the wheels came up quite well considering they were filthy and it was just a quick clean.
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on February 07, 2015, 08:08:39 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/16276214947_eaa39b384e_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qNgRDD)

Pre wash picture of the wheels to show how dirty they were, this is the dirtiest they've been (probably because no more dirt could physically fit on them)  >:(
 
After:
 I am by no means a detailer, I wish I had the patience! Hopefully when summer comes it when get a proper decent clean but we've had bad snow up here for the last few weeks so there's just been point or time to clean it.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/16274415508_e18399df75_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qN7CJQ)
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: 595girlie on February 07, 2015, 02:41:09 PM
Stunning! Just love that colour combo!!

Great work Becca.
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: jenniferlouise on February 18, 2015, 01:25:49 PM
Go girl! Looks great - agree with the boys; white wheels set it off just nice, esp with mirrors and side graphic. A
Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: becca on March 09, 2015, 01:39:00 PM
 Thankyou for all the comments.  :)
Quick update: I've been off work for a week so the car got a bit of TLC. Had it's big 18,000 mile service on Friday. Abarth wouldn't budge on price so I took it to an independent Alfa Romeo specialist instead. Cost just over 200 (and saved me a trip to Newcastle).

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7609/16142076164_fa4983f714_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qAqmS1)  (https://flic.kr/p/qAqmS1)


 Yesterday the wheels come off as they were stained and covered in brake dust and got a decent clean for the first time in 6 months. Had a nightmare trying to get them back on and the Eibach spacers had to come off in the end. :(


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Title: Re: My Legends Blue A500
Post by: abarth_ss on October 15, 2017, 08:44:50 AM
Hey love the abarth, my misses has just bought one too. This might seem random, does the front and back bumper colour match the rest of the car or is it slightly off?