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This is my new 124 Classica purchased July 18, 2016. Lovin' it! Yeah, I had to drill 5 holes for the front license plate bracket, but I am keeping the car for quite a few years, and I figure it's already gone through wind tunnel testing for its effect on cooling...
Bought my Nav card at my Fiat dealer yesterday, so I have all the options I need now. As for add-ons, I'm thinking the DV+ diverter valve, a nice red stripe, and a chip to add 40 more HP :) Sounds like you MUST use premium if you get the chip though,

 

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I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me on this, but can't you get tunes for different octane levels ? 87, 91, and 93 ?
 

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I'm curious as to chip performance gains running 87 pump octane, as a comparison to "standard" specs running 91+ (our premium tends to be 93 octane in the Southeast).
 

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Don't run 87 or you guys are going to make me post pictures of broken pistons from a 1.4T to prove my point. While it will probably be OK with 87, the knock sensor will not always save it from knock. By running 91 octane, I can assure you it's impossible to destroy a stock engine with knock. Isn't that worth the extra money?

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Most definitely spend the money and run what's recommended at 91. But my statement was just really generalized and not specified for the 124 and more-so just tuning in the whole. But yea.. I would never drop below manufacturers recommendation
 

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Certainly, the difference in fuel cost is not worth creating a set of vented pistons. My interest is in the exploration of obtaining the most benefit from a least input, and the compromises therein. The VW TSI turbo application is the example on my mind. I have beaten the dead horse a little further in the 93 Octane thread, and apologies for an apparent hijacking of this thread.

More Bianco Gelato, please!
 

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This is my new 124 Classica purchased July 18, 2016. ..
Bought my Nav card at my Fiat dealer yesterday, so I have all the options I need now. ...
What did you pay for it? In Canada you only get Nav with an Abarth if you dish out for a ridiculous $5.5k luxury package - sounds like this a way around that. Of course the card may not be available in Canada.
 

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Here's my Gelato Abarth. It has the luxury package, Recaro seats, and Brembo brakes. I had the heritage stripe and red mirrors added with a wrap, and I'm waiting for the red front trim pieces to ship from the UK (should be here tomorrow). I currently have a Eurocompulsion intake and a Roadstersport exhaust from good-win-racing waiting to be installed on the car.



 
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