2020 Fiat 124 Abarth, manual, Chiaro Silver, visability, navigation, convenience packages, brembos
Once again, I'm with Magoffin on this stylistic issue. Mirrors should blend in as much as possible as it's best not to call attention to a body part (automotive or otherwise) that is not inherently good looking. Sort of the same reason why interior designers don't opt for "loud", decorative electrical switchplates in a room....less obtrusive as they want the observer's eye to concentrate elsewhere....Mirrors should disappear. "Invisible" would be the ideal color. The blue is less obtrusive IMO.
That is exactly my spec (AR Resonated exhaust with new tips) on my non-center resonated Abarth. I'll post a recording as soon as I can......(ps - I like the sound; nice and aggressive with just enough "pops" on the road. Your neighbors will look up but won't be annoyed. Youtube has videos).Swapped the AR Resonated exhaust for a straight pipe AFE exhaust. Sound barely changed! ... that center resonator does all the work, not even sure why you'd need the resonated axleback if you have a center resonator. Kinda wish I knew how the AR/Resonated without the center resonator would sound before I go through the trouble to get the center resonator chopped out.
Just a quick question. Are you unhappy because you couldn't keep the stock 205 size or is there something off with the performance/size of your 215's that you are unhappy with? I ask b/c I am considering going with those michelin 215's once my Bridgestones give way. Thanks."I did have a problem with tyres (tires) as the stock size is 205/45/17, I couldn’t get them in the Michelin PS4 and so opted for the 215/45/17, I’m not so happy about that, but we’ll see."
The visor are mostly a cosmetic upgrade. They are slightly padded and softer, tactilely, than our "Yugo-like", concave plastic visors. They function the same, are about the same weight but just look and feel a bit more premium. You can see from the photo above that they fill out the underside by the mirror (not concave with an exterior ridge on the underside like the Fiat's). It is about a $200 upgrade so no blaming anyone who doesn't think it is worth it. Ameridan has a descriptive article on the difference: Upgrading the VisorsThat’s a whole lot of modding, looks lovely though, I have to say the lower stance really suits this car. What is the difference in visors? My car has the OEM door bushings, what advantage is there to the Cravenspeed ones?
Don't remember exactly where I got mine but these are on eBay, Amazon and various sites....Here's a link to one: Fiat 124 Abarth Spider Door Lock Latch Jamb Stainless Steel Protective Cover 4pcThese look great! I hear, however, that the entire unit is £340 supplied from Mazda.
If you don't mind me prying, where did you get your chrome lock covers for the inside of the door (above the bushings)?
Yes, as said, great mod....the blue also looks great. Too bad that color is not available stateside. I replaced springs with US Eibachs as well and really like the snapier dynamics but still debating whether to go higher (Swifts next up the scale). To London's point about wheels, I agree that you may enjoy lighter rotating mass (ie alloys at 22lbs and the oem tires at about the same). I'm still waiting to wear my Bridgestones down a bit more but made a quick change to OZ wheels and saved about 6lbs per corner. I'm pretty sure I can feel the difference. Get about 1 mpg more as well. Nevertheless, your car and choices look great!Haven't posted in a while, but I've installed Eibach Pro-Kit Springs and Eibach 15mm/20mm Spacers all round. Stance and feel is greatly improved, it should've been like this from the factory.
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Still planning on the Turbo Technics S260 upgrade next year, and will be trimming the steering wheel in Alcantara with a yellow (rather than red) 12 o'clock stripe in the next few weeks to match the rest of the interior. Also have a reversing camera to retrofit when the weather improves. As always, I'm always aiming for an OEM+ look.