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We spent some time upgrading the EC 124 over the past few days. It has Evo Corse "San Remo" wheels, H&R coil springs, and Eibach adjustable front and rear anti-sway bars.

I am really happy with the way the car looks with these mods. I wasn't quite happy with the red color before but after adding black wheels I really like it. The decreased ride height, and the black wheels really give this car a more aggressive look.

 

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Let me tell you about the mods!

I used H&R springs, the drop it 1.2 inches at the front and 1.1 inches at the rear. The are stiffer than stock springs, but they are not too stiff. In my view they are what the stock car should have had. They don't cause any noticeable decrease in ride quality, but they do improve the car's handling quite a bit.

We went with Eibach Front and Rear Anti Sway bars. At Eurocompulsion we stock three different brands, and I have to say this was a tough call, as they all seem quite good. In the end I went with the Eibach bars for my personal car because they are a little easier to install, they look great (RED bars on a red car), have no welds to fail, and were the low cost option. I am going to say that for serious racing events at the track or autocross, I think the Progress bars we carry would be a better choice. The Progress front bar has three levels of adjustment and on the stiffest setting would be stiffer than the stiffer of the two settings on the Eibach front bar. That said, I am not using the stiffest setting anyway, so for a street car, at least for me that advantage is lost.

I really can't say one bar is better than the other. Again, for a track car, I would have put on the Progress bars, but for a street car, I like the Eibachs. Oh, and the rear bars from Progress and Eibach are essentially identical, it's the fronts that are different.

https://shopeurocompulsion.net/collections/fiat-124-suspension/products/h-r-lowering-springs-fiat-124
https://shopeurocompulsion.net/collections/fiat-124-suspension/products/eibach-front-rear-swaybar-kit-fiat-124

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I really like Evo Corse wheels. They collaborate with Fondmetal who supply wheels to Formula One and everything they make is super high quality. The wheels are light, very strong (strong enough for rally racing), and are made so well they require very few wheel weights to balance. They are often used in FIA rally racing.

For those who don't know the original Fiat 124 raced in the San Remo rally, taking second place overall, and only being beaten by another Fiat group car, a Lancia Stratos. Fiats have won at San Remo too many times to list here, so it's a good name for a wheel on a Fiat. Oh, and they are made in Italy, I like the idea of Italian wheels on my Fiat.

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Somehow I messed up the title of this thread and now I can't fix it. Should have been Eurocompulsion's car gets new wheels and suspension

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Greg, I know you from over on the 4C forum. I actually traded my 4c on a bronze 124. Just never really took to the 4c found it stayed in the garage with a cover on it. So traded last week.

Are the san remos on your car black? I'm thinking of going with black wheels for this car. DO you guys sell the wheels? If not where'd you get em?

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Greg, I know you from over on the 4C forum. I actually traded my 4c on a bronze 124. Just never really took to the 4c found it stayed in the garage with a cover on it. So traded last week.

Are the san remos on your car black? I'm thinking of going with black wheels for this car. DO you guys sell the wheels? If not where'd you get em?

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Hi Chris,

Yes, the ones on my car are black. We do sell Evo Corse wheels, although they are not listed in the 124 section yet. You can find them on our site in the 500 section here: https://shopeurocompulsion.net/collections/abarth-wheels/products/evo-corse-san-remo-wheels

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Greg, I know you from over on the 4C forum. I actually traded my 4c on a bronze 124. Just never really took to the 4C found it stayed in the garage with a cover on it. So traded last week.

Are the san remos on your car black? I'm thinking of going with black wheels for this car. DO you guys sell the wheels? If not where'd you get em?

Chris
Didya try to get two 124s in trade for your 4C? Hope you did better than an even trade.

I've wondered when 4Cs might start appearing in the used market for the reason you stated. Could be some good buys available.
 

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GReg any idea how much lower the EVo Corse wheel/tire combo is from factory? I've got marginal ground clearanceon the driveway.
The tires were about the same profile, but the wheels were up one size.

I would say with the wheels, tires, and springs we dropped about 1.2-1.5 inches clearance.

There is quite a significant dip at the entrance to the shop driveway (our other lowered cars often scrape if not careful). The 124 still makes it over without much problem.
 

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Hallo Greg, is it possible that you measure the distance between the wheel center and the fender of your 124spider?
I wanna know, which springs lowers the 124spider less. EibachProKit or H&R.
Perfekt height would be about 340mm in front and 345mm in rear.
 

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Hallo Greg, is it possible that you measure the distance between the wheel center and the fender of your 124spider?
I wanna know, which springs lowers the 124spider less. EibachProKit or H&R.
Perfekt height would be about 340mm in front and 345mm in rear.
The Eibach pro kit is roughly 0.8" (inches) in both front and rear. Eibach showed 35mm in front and 25mm in rear on a EURO car.

Thus far they are the mildest drop I've seen.
 

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This is how the EU ProKit looks like on a EU F124. The drop ist about 1,3-1,4" in front and 1" in the rear (330mm and 340mm)
That is too much in my opinion.
0,8" would be perfect but Eibach said, that they will not offer other springs for the 124Spider in future.
Hmm, that is unfortunate. Here are some pics of the EU kit on their website, it looks much lower than on the US car:
https://eibach.com/de/en/media-events/news/2016/fiat-124-spider

I think their pro kit is probably the mildest drop out of everything, both the progress tech and tanabe kits are more drop than Eibach. The H&R is somewhere in the middle.

Maybe your best bet would be some spacers and beefier tires to get the dropped look but still on the stock suspension. I'll see if we can get the measurements you asked for.
 

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The black spider on the Eibachpage has the sportline springs intalled. They produces the highest drop.

This is a EU Abarth with those EU Eibach Sportline springs - (distance between wheel center and fender: 315mm and 330mm)

I´m wondering what the distance with H&R springs is.

I would be very grateful if you can measure.
 

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What can I say, I like it low :)

I think the black one on the Eibach page is perfect.

With Mercedes cars, one thing that was nice was having the ability to swap the spring bushings out... they came in varying thicknesses...

We nicknamed them "spring pads" and they ranged anywhere from a few MM thick to ~20mm thick, to perfectly balance the drop. Swapping them required you to remove the springs each time, which was a pain :|
 
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