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Hi all, I recently picked up a Gelato white Abarth.

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  • Brembo brakes
  • Luxury collection
  • Recaro seats
I fell in love with the non-US version of this car, so I immediately purchased the red tow hook cover and red front bumper lip from the UK. I wasn't lucky enough to find a 124 with a painted heritage stripe, so it was off to the shop to get the stripe put on with vinyl wrap. I had the mirrors wrapped red while it was there so I could save money on the red mirror caps. It seems like everyone breaks their mirrors trying to install those anyway.

The day I bought the car, I started ordering parts:

  • Roadstersport catback exhaust from good-win-racing (non-resonated)
  • GFB diverter valve
  • Torque solutions blow-off valve adapter
  • Eurocompulsion V2 intake
I was going to get the V4 intake, but I'm a sucker for turbo noises, so I went with the louder V2 intake.
Once Eurocompusion comes out with their phase 2 Euro+Drive tune, I will be purchasing that. There is a severe lack of dyno-proven power numbers with these 1.4t engines, so I will upload dyno results once I install that tune. My ultimate goal is 230whp with the stock turbo. Eurocompusion seems to believe it's possible, but we will see.

None of these parts are installed yet, but I plan on updating you guys with the progress with photos and videos.

P.S. You may notice in the photos that my car is missing the rear tow hook cover. I have no idea why it didn't come with one, but the dealer is sending me a new one.
 

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Thanks! I look forward to being active on here, and helping out other members through my experience.
 

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Congratulations. Have fun with your projects. I too fell in love with the non-U.S. version, but I didn't let that stop me. The people here on the forum will give you lots of ideas for spending money, lol.
 

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Can you notice a louder blow off valve sound with the v4? I hear mixed reviews on the atmospheric blow off valve adapters. I bought the one that I thought sounded the best in YouTube videos. I might just try running the intake without the atmospheric adapter and see how I like it.
 

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I can hear the diverter open on my car since I installed the V4 intake, but only when the top is down. I couldn't hear it at all with the stock intake.
 

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Looks great. Mind sharing what you paid for the wrap? Did they remove and reinstall the badges or work around them?
 

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Looks great. Mind sharing what you paid for the wrap? Did they remove and reinstall the badges or work around them?
Thanks! Yeah I paid $600 for the wrap, which included the hood, trunk, and mirrors . He threw in a glossy coating over the wrap, and I paid an extra $25 for him to put a semi-permanent rain-x coating on the windows. I believe he was able to work around the big plastic Abarth emblems, because it's pretty easy to get under them. He took off the rear "124 Spider" emblem and reinstalled it over the wrap. He also took the shark fin off the trunk and wrapped that too.
 

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The car looks great! Could you upload videos of the sound? I'm especially interested in what the V2 sounds like from inside the car.
 

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Thanks for all the info! I'm still new to customizing my car, but I'm looking to eventually do most everything you mentioned (starting with the wrap). Don't forget to get the dealer to give you the fender Abarth badges too! The post covering that worked perfectly for me.
 

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Thanks! Yeah I paid $600 for the wrap, which included the hood, trunk, and mirrors . He threw in a glossy coating over the wrap, and I paid an extra $25 for him to put a semi-permanent rain-x coating on the windows. I believe he was able to work around the big plastic Abarth emblems, because it's pretty easy to get under them. He took off the rear "124 Spider" emblem and reinstalled it over the wrap. He also took the shark fin off the trunk and wrapped that too.
That sounds exactly like my $600 wrap.
 

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The car looks great! Could you upload videos of the sound? I'm especially interested in what the V2 sounds like from inside the car.
Thanks! I will be sure to upload videos once I get it installed, both with the atmospheric blow off valve adapter, and without.
 

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Thanks for all the info! I'm still new to customizing my car, but I'm looking to eventually do most everything you mentioned (starting with the wrap). Don't forget to get the dealer to give you the fender Abarth badges too! The post covering that worked perfectly for me.
Thanks for the tip about the fender badges. I contacted my dealer and showed them the build sheet. Hopefully they order them for me!
 

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Snapped a crosspipe stud at the crosspipe entrance. Took almost no effort to snap off. I'm pretty sure it was cross threaded from the factory because I couldn't even remove the nut while holding the threads with a vice grips. Off to the exhaust shop it goes I guess.
 

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Thanks for the tip about the fender badges. I contacted my dealer and showed them the build sheet. Hopefully they order them for me!
If you don't mind my asking, Where did you purchase your Abarth? We got ours from Don Miller in Madison.
 
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