That's true. The US spec 500 Abarth has NO muffler from the factory (with the exception of a few very early 2012 cars). It relies entirely on the turbo and catalytic converter for noise suppression and it sounds great.I looked at a 500 Abarth today...they use a muffler delete from the factory...should be be fairly inexpensive to put one together...I will keep everyone in the loop as I proceed with this approach.
I think the Alfa 4C also has this option. Sounds better and saves weight. Can't see a downside (so long as it doesn't attract undue attention from the authorities).I looked at a 500 Abarth today...they use a muffler delete from the factory...should be be fairly inexpensive to put one together...I will keep everyone in the loop as I proceed with this approach.
Here are some pics of the new exhaust. Sounds great...i'll post a video later.Having a local muffler shop put together a muffler delete tomorrow morning. Should work out pretty good. Ill post some pics and sound clips when complete.
It always irks me to hear a manufacturer left something that appears to be simple and inexpensive on the table. In this case it's the crossover pipe. Why wouldn't Fiat have optimized the pipe when it adapted the 1.4L turbo for the Spider? Or might they be holding it back for a future update? It could also have been another differentiator for the Abarth. Oh, well. More opportunities for owner individualization.RoadsterSport Fiat 124 Exhaust System by Good-Win Racing
HAPPY to Announce Fiat Exhausts In Production Now.
Links live on site, will be adding more pics and videos as time permits.
Goal is first units ship November 1st
I can easily remove the resonator and replace it anytime in the future. I think I will run it this way for a while. If I get my wife used to this sound level then the next step will be easier for her to accept.I think you will find that if you leave the resonator in the midpipe the muffler delete is still VERY mild on sound. The Abarth version 124 skips the midpipe resonator. For our system we keep a little less resonator in the midpipe because we want 2.5 inches of catback flow which helps the turbo spool much faster and once we add a system that open from the cat a little bit of resonator keeps the sound level just right.