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Old 30th August 2017, 19:18   #61
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Meet up with another Abarth owner on sunday and drove his car. He has done a lots of mods on his car. It Runs Bilstein B14 coilovers, 170bhp/280nm remap from quantum(not dynoed), short shifter, endcan and michelin p3st 205 rubber.

I drove the car for 8-10kms and suspension was too bumpy after 100kmph but there was no body roll and it handled really well. I dont think i can live with the suspension on my car . is there any lowering suspension which is comfortable as well . It didnt scraped anywhere on the road but he told me that bigger speed breaker he has to be careful with speed or it does scrap.

I tried 70-90kmph couple of times in 4th gear and it felt at least ~1 sec faster. Even in first gear it was wheel spinning much more than my stock car.

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It Runs Bilstein B14 coilovers, 170bhp/280nm remap from quantum(not dynoed), short shifter, endcan and michelin p3st 205 rubber.
Brilliant!!

This car should be very much fun on the track. I was very impressed with the performance of Abarth Punto even in stock map. Remapped one should be a beast
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Default re: From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!

While surfing the forums, I finally come across this thread of the only other car I drool over. I own the Polo GT TDI 1.6 and in my spare time am reading about the abarth and having fantasies of buying the car.

Congrats Rahul on your purchase though it comes in a little late. Yes, in my fantasies I have already removed the stickers apart from the scorpion on the top (If it's still there and not just on the Web site) and got a wrap around the fog lamp details and got them black
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Brilliant!!

This car should be very much fun on the track. I was very impressed with the performance of Abarth Punto even in stock map. Remapped one should be a beast
Yup it should be one heck of a track car, cant say the same about highways. After 130-140 its kinda too bumpy if surface is not smooth, which most of the Indian highways are like. There is a one more abarth running with stock damper and eibach springs in chennai, need to check that out. Its much better in comfort as the owner told me.

Just saw your scross acceration videos, your car is crazy fast, definitely fast than stock abarth, maybe as fast as the remapped abarth

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While surfing the forums, I finally come across this thread of the only other car I drool over. I own the Polo GT TDI 1.6 and in my spare time am reading about the abarth and having fantasies of buying the car.

Congrats Rahul on your purchase though it comes in a little late. Yes, in my fantasies I have already removed the stickers apart from the scorpion on the top (If it's still there and not just on the Web site) and got a wrap around the fog lamp details and got them black
Thanks man, even i keep on procrastinating about doing all the stuff you have mentioned but never do any mods. I have bought the black plastidip for fog laps lipstick few months back but never got around doing it. Anyways with GT TDi you are not missing much.
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Default re: From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!

True with a GT TDI, I am not missing much. It's the Fiat fan in me that keeps on dreaming and drooling. Since, there is no need per say for another car- that's what stops me from making the purchase.
As a suggestion, try to avoid using plastidip. Have dipped my alloys in black and it keeps peeling off giving the wheels an old scratchy look. As an alternative see if anyone can wrap those details for you. With plastidip, you will have to keep on recoating quite often.
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Finally the inevitable happened, dent on the rear right door .

There was no damaged to the paint so thought of trying the paintless dent repair method. I have explained the whole process here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...un-method.html

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Did the 3rd free service on 31st Jan. Usually i do the service after 6-7k kms but this time due to couple of long highway runs, i did 9.5k kms since 2nd service. odo reading was 19631kms.

I had taken the appointment 1 week before for the same. I reached the service center at 8:45 and car was taken in immediately.

After sometime the service advisor told me that air filter and oil filter is out of stock , At least they could have informed me before and i could have come back later. One more friend was going to visit them next day, i asked them to call him and reschedule, as getting the parts would take at least few days.

Anyways i decided to finish all other work and come back later for oil, oil filter and air filter change.

Following things were done on the car.
Gearbox oil change
Brake oil change
Power steering oil change
Coolant change
Fuel filter replaced
Pollen filter replaced
Total bill was rs3448. Will update after getting the oil, oil filter and air filter change.

While in the service center i send a mail to Fiat regarding non availability on base essential items like oil filter and Air filter. I got a call within 1 hour from sending the mail, he said they are looking into it. The same mail was forwarded to the service center. Today i got a call back from Fiat that i can visit the service center anytime after monday.

Below is the service bill.

From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0459.jpg

From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0437.jpg
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Got call from Fiat on thusday evening that parts would be available by saturday evening and i can visit the service center on monday. Again got call back on saturday from Fiat as well as local service center that i can visit the service center on monday or anyday after.

Reached the service center by 9am and car was taken in immediately. They could start the work only after the engine cools down because the oil filter is just below the turbo.

Again replacing the oil filter took almost 2 hour because of the placement. Got back the car by 11:45am.

It was good day for Fiat ASC, there were 4 abarths in the service center

Total bill for this service was rs3528. So total paid for 3rd service was 3528+3448=6976. Now too high as almost all fluids were changed in the car.

From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0473.jpg

Waiting for the job card. My car looks like a SUV in front of that sweet lowered abarth.
From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0468.jpg

Getting the oil changed.
From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0469.jpg


Got the wheel alignment and balancing also done at Tyre store.
From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0472.jpg

There was a minor leak in the front left tyre, I got it checked at two shop and both couldn't fine any puncture. Changed the valve also once but still there was minor leak. I keep 32psi usually fill every 15days of so, front left tyre was always in the range of 25-26psi while rest will be in 31-32 range. Finally tyre store was able to find the puncture after checking the tyre carefully. Drove almost 4000kms with this mail inside the tyre

This was the stealth nail inside the tyre.
From a Palio 1.6 to the Fiat Abarth Punto. EDIT: 20,000 km done!-img_0471.jpg
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