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There were actually two Abarths at the SEMA show today. One was a Madness custom and another was a stock Abarth in the Mopar Section. Regarding the latter, they had installed the red dash vents, available in the catalogue. I hadn't cared for them in photographs, but in real life they look great and go well with the red seats. It really made the interior look upscale.
 

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It's easy to overdo the use of red in an interior. I like the red seats – they're a focal point. But when you start throwing red everywhere, to me it begins looking tacky real fast.

A little red stitching... okay. But all the doodads? No, thanks. Red must be used judiciously, IMO.
 

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It's easy to overdo the use of red in an interior. I like the red seats – they're a focal point. But when you start throwing red everywhere, to me it begins looking tacky real fast.

A little red stitching... okay. But all the doodads? No, thanks. Red must be used judiciously, IMO.
For me, there is no such thing as too much red. Fully red interiors were the norm in the 1960's (and you can still order a new Porsche in full red interior, which looks stunning with white paint). Given that the 124 is capturing heritage styling cues, I'd purchase a fully red interior in a heartbeat if available. Subjective. Perhaps it all boils down to how many red shirts one keeps in their closet, lol.
 

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To each their own. The red looks great IMO, just a bit too much red when it comes to the red tach.
Yeah the red tach was a turn off for me as well as the black wheels. I am slowly turning a Classica into a lusso with only the bits I want.

1. Leather Seats
2. None heated, not needed here
3. Did not need the climate control/ Manual works fine in this small cabin
4. Prefer the 16 inch wheels Better ride.
5. Don't need the nanny bits or HIDS, fog lamps, Bose System. Have all that in my Truck as well with manufacturer SUB. Rarely if ever used the fog lamps and turned off much of the nanny stuff except for backup camera.

I have all the nanny stuff in my truck, fog lamps, and don't use them much. I probably saved about $3500 not getting the Lusso. I am using A grand of that for the leather seats. I will have $28K OTD in my car when done.
 

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Also has the Alcantara shift and brake boot accessories.
Now I just wish we could get our hands on the scorpion center console cover. :|
 

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How do you get the vent covers off?

Thanks!

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Jeff
 

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I don't remember the site and I just saw it yesterday...Sorry...But I saw pictures of the vents...I thought couple hundred bucks (US) is expensive for trim rings. But the pictures show a different story. Its four complete vent. They looked like its a push twist and pull removal. Ot had notches in the back of the vent kind of like the ligh bulbs. Where you push and turn then slid out.

I'll look again for the pictures...it was on a mopar parts website. (Like that helps) but I found it when I did the parts number search.

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I just went out and tried and I got one off, but just the ring, not the entire vent. It just popped loose as I was attempting to twist and pull. I think they are very similar, if not the same as the drink holder rings; which I have already pulled off and painted. I think I am on my way and have a small project for the weekend. Thanks!
 

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Here is a mopar parts site with the instructions. Earlier post I said four in the kit...my bad, only three in a kit.
aloha
 

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Having started this thread last November, I must say that the red vents are my favorite cosmetic modification made to the car. I purchased them through Mopar, who forces you to purchase the entire assembly. Pricy. Kudos to those of you who are finding a less expensive way to do it.

 

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I just went out and tried and I got one off, but just the ring, not the entire vent. It just popped loose as I was attempting to twist and pull. I think they are very similar, if not the same as the drink holder rings; which I have already pulled off and painted. I think I am on my way and have a small project for the weekend. Thanks!

Not to hijack this thread, but just wondering about your process of painting. Did you just rattle can your holders? ...clearcoat too? I am strongly considering pulling my hoop covers and painting them red, A4A, Miata True Red. ....or, did you have them body shop painted?
 

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Having started this thread last November, I must say that the red vents are my favorite cosmetic modification made to the car. I purchased them through Mopar, who forces you to purchase the entire assembly. Pricy. Kudos to those of you who are finding a less expensive way to do it.


Looks great with the red seats. yeah not a cheap mod...but it breaks up the "same color issue" throughout the cockpit. Nice job LBJ.

Aloha
 
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We have these vent covers in our store at AutoRicambi.us

They are a good way to individualize your car for sure.
We have the red and black ones.



 

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No, I didn't vacuum for you guys and it needs it - don't rag me.

I pulled the rings, not the complete vents. Two were easy and one not so much. The drink holder rings were both very easy and they had a satisfying click on reassembly. The vent rings did not, so I do not recommend this method. None are loose at all and I twisted them to insure they weren't coming off, but it still didn't feel right going back on.

I used rattle cans, even though I have paint cans and even a airbrush kit, but it was just the convenience. Unfortunately, after consultations with my friend, I attempted to clear-coat after an almost great paint job. The drink holders turned out very good and the initial vent rings were even better. Well, the clear-coat didn't like the paint and it crackled. The second go-around, after lightly sanding with 600 grit, was not as good as the first and obviously no attempt at clear-coat. So I didn't get the glass finish I was hoping for.

Anyway, I am happy and I am saving for the V4 intake and the EC Phase 1, so I cannot spend $200 on vents.

Have a great week everyone.

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Jeff
 

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Hey folks, a quick question. Did you pry the vents out as shown the Mopar instruction sheet? I'm being a little timid with the first one I'm trying, I suppose. I can definitely get one tab to pop, but I feel like I'm going to snap something. I'm looking for some reassurance here that this worked out okay. :) Thanks!
 
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