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Old 16-04-2015, 05:48 PM   #21
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great little car and love the nice subtle little changes you have done
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Old 17-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #22
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I went to a RR day at Dynotech a year ago (looks like it's had work done since) but everyone felt the results were down about 8-10%.

One guy who regularly puts his car on the rollers actually though his results were down by 20hp+.
I've been there a couple of times before on RR days, and everyone has generally been happy with the results, so never thought his rollers under-read.
We shall see once I've had the work done what the mappers rollers say compared to when I got back to Hayes.

To be honest though, it's more about the driveability of the car, and just being able to compare a before and after graph at the same place rather than worrying too much about the figures at this stage. Especially with the engine still loosening up a bit due to the mileage. It's the AFR that is actually the most interesting discovery from this run. That confirms the car could do with a good remap, and whist I'm getting that done, I might as well do some supporting mods to get a bit more out of it.
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Well, since my last post, I've been in contact with my dealer about the rolling road results. A number of people mentioned that the 595's generally run quite lean which is the opposite to what my car was doing. Ironically another guy with a car the same as mine, and brand new too, had exactly the same RR results! My car is going into be looked at this coming Friday, but I don't expect them to find anything wrong, as the other guy has already had his in. The technical department said to us that you can't completely turn off the traction control, meaning the car wont run properly on a dyno causing the results we have seen.
To test this out I did some runs on Saturday monitoring the AFR on the road, and to be honest the results were all fine. I can't see how the issue could be traction control on the rollers as numerous cars have run without any issues. But it is sort of leaning to that being the problem. If that is the case, I'm not sure how the car can be mapped and checked on a rolling road. It just doesn't seem right when others have done it with no problems.

Anyhow, the husband and I attended the Supercar Siege show at Leeds castle on Sunday so thought I'd share some pictures of the cheeky monster.







And both beasts together...

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I know you from the Abarth forums, didn't know you were on here but hello, car looks fantastic as per usual
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Terrific photo's FiestaGirlie

Looking forward to your update after the visit to the dealers... whats the "AFR" you refer to?

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Looking forward to your update after the visit to the dealers... whats the "AFR" you refer to?

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Thanks Ben.

AFR is Air Fuel Ratio. So checking how rich or lean the car is running.
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So, some more goodies arrived today, which means my stack of mods is getting bigger:



The big box is my airtec intercooler which arrived a little while back now, but I didnít get round to uploading a picture. So here it is. Iím hoping to order a full Turbo Back Milltek system in the next couple of months and will fit these all at the same time.




But what arrived today was my new Novitec lowering springs. Hopefully these will make the car sit a bit better as it currently looks a bit jacked up!



I also ordered some new bump stops, but didnít realised the springs came with them too so now have two sets!!



Will hopefully get these fitted soon, but the next few weekends are all pretty booked up, so we will see!!
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Not sure I would go for milltek, when I was looking at 500's btb was my favourite

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Just in time for Waxstock, we finally had a bit of time available to fit my new springs on the little Abarth. Despite sitting on Eibachís as standard, the rear of the car looks incredibly high, so I wanted to get it looking a bit better but without compromising the ride. I could have gone for some Eibach Pro springs, but instead opted for some Novitecís to try something different to what I have used before, and I had read that they rode the same as standard.

So here she is before hand. They do sit quite nose squat as you can see, which makes the rear look even higher





Comparison of old vís new rears:



And new springs fitted looking all good. Donít know how long they will stay looking that white and clean!!



And finally all 4 corners fitted.





The car still sits nose down Ė itís lowered 25mm all round, and still needs to settle a bit. But Iím very pleased with how it now looks. Only took it round the block, but the ride felt just the same as before. Iíll take it out a bit further tonight to get a better idea.

Finally, just a comparison of how she looks from the rear:




Big thanks to my husband Chris for all his hard work.
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