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Abarth 124 / Re: Remap from Celtic tuning
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:21:15 PM »
I think US tuners have had this engine up and over 250 bhp so the engine should be fine with 200bhp (frankly I'd have been throwing money at Abarth if the GT had come with 205bhp like I expected it would, it weighs less than the new Alpine, 200-220 bhp would have been fantastic), the main issue I think would be the gearbox, but that should be fine with 205bhp and it would be higher power that it would struggle with.

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Abarth 124 / Re: TMC tuning box install
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:37:08 PM »
And despite what the vendors claim, dealers CAN and DO detect when a box has been used - even when it's unplugged and removed from the car.

I'd be very interested to know how you think they do this.

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Driving position is awful. I can never get it right, if I want to heel and toe I have to push myself back so my legs have room to move but then I'm too far from the wheel and the handling feels off and to fix it I have to move the seat closer or lift the back forwards so I end up sitting kinda bolt up right. So yeah I feel your pain.

That said, the car is the most fun I've ever had on 4 wheels and I've had a good number of cars like Lotus etc to compare it to, the engine is just fantastic and engines with a Garrett turbo as standard can easily hit 205 bhp all from a 1.4.

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For Sale / Re: Abarth 695C XSR #035 *SOLD*
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:21:58 PM »
Feel free to not answer, I would understand but how much did you sell it for? I'm considering an A45 or BWM M140i or possibly going all in on a Maserati but I'm wondering what sort of prices the XSR is going for, the 18k seemed pretty optimistic.

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Pro Alfa / Re: Mapping
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:58:31 PM »
I would love a remap on my 180 Comp. I still in warranty for 2 years +. It seems too big of a risk to take losing the manufacturers  warranty with a remap.

I've had it confirmed directly with Abarth Headquarters and Technical that a remap does not void your manufacturer warranty

Er really?

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Rear spoiler, how to remove?
« on: July 25, 2018, 05:05:45 PM »
Anyone know how the stock rear spoiler comes off? Looks glued in which case I won't bother but was considering getting it wrapped if it came off easily enough.

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Cornwall
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:24:29 PM »
Give me a wave if you see me in Cornwall at the start of Sept ;)

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General Chat / Re: Camping in your Abarth
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »
Did Cornwall this yeah in the Abarth and put about 1k on it. Loved it so much we're going back again in a few months.

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Showroom / Re: Show us your beading!
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:08:00 PM »
Beading thanks to Getechniq ceramic coating.

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Showroom / Re: My first Abarth, first full detail
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:49:32 PM »
Great shine.

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Abarth 124 / Re: 124 Matte Bonnet Issues
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:14:53 AM »
Exactly the same on mine. Vinyl bonnet, painted boot. The dealer is adamant that the white bits are residue after they destroyed the paint work with the old swirly treatment. I've spent most of this glorious summer with the worst paint job I've ever seen.

It's insane how bad dealers are at cleaning cars. They utterly destroy the paint work.

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: 695 Akrapovic Exhaust Valve
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:18:33 PM »
So today was finally collection day and I could finally confirm things get loud with sports mode  :)



Shame the dealer experience wasnít great at Sturgess, it felt like pulling teeth going through the whole process. Didnít help as well that the carbon gearstick and alloy fuel cap are missing as they arenít part of the pack anymore apparently. Iím going to check tomorrow about the air filter but Iím not holding out hope. Iíll get in touch with Abarth customer services to see whatís actually meant to be on.

Sturgess can be like pulling teeth.

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Meets & Events / Re: Abarth Day 2018
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:36:25 PM »
Great day. I've edited a few photo's and put them up here on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/benjamin_t_monkey/

These are edited outside of Instagram so if anyone wants a full resolution copy just let me know, happy to send.

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: 695 Yamaha XSR Edition
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:40:53 PM »
Yup, Garratt.
Great engine.

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