Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Tuesday 12th January
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So further on from the brake discussion - my famous last words will echo.

My front discs are lipped worse than I thought. Where is the best place to get discs from these days?

Am I right in thinking that my 2017 has floating discs?

They’re not bloody cheap are they!!?

geeks

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6,902 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th January
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pidsy said:
So further on from the brake discussion - my famous last words will echo.

My front discs are lipped worse than I thought. Where is the best place to get discs from these days?

Am I right in thinking that my 2017 has floating discs?

They’re not bloody cheap are they!!?
I don't think any Comp has floating discs as standard or an option? pretty sure only the Biposto did, should be easy enough to see though I will go and check mine.

ecsrobin

13,049 posts

132 months

Tuesday 12th January
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geeks said:
pidsy said:
So further on from the brake discussion - my famous last words will echo.

My front discs are lipped worse than I thought. Where is the best place to get discs from these days?

Am I right in thinking that my 2017 has floating discs?

They’re not bloody cheap are they!!?
I don't think any Comp has floating discs as standard or an option? pretty sure only the Biposto did, should be easy enough to see though I will go and check mine.
2015-16 S3 comp was floating. 2017 is not floating.

Drooles

504 posts

23 months

Tuesday 12th January
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I had bother with my front pads. 15,000 miles and the pads were disintegrating. Must have been a fault with manufacture (I usually drive like Miss Daisy) but Abarth wouldn’t replace under warranty.

Bit disappointed. Everything else about the ownership experience has been great!

ecsrobin

13,049 posts

132 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Drooles said:
I had bother with my front pads. 15,000 miles and the pads were disintegrating. Must have been a fault with manufacture (I usually drive like Miss Daisy) but Abarth wouldn’t replace under warranty.

Bit disappointed. Everything else about the ownership experience has been great!
No chance any company will cover brake pads that have covered 15,000miles could be how you brake. If it was after a few 100miles that would be different.

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Thanks to geeks and Robin, there varying prices of discs is throwing me off.

Drooles

504 posts

23 months

Tuesday 12th January
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ecsrobin said:
No chance any company will cover brake pads that have covered 15,000miles could be how you brake. If it was after a few 100miles that would be different.
I guess you’re right... It’s just I’ve never had pads disintegrate on me before, and I’ve never worn them down anywhere near so quickly. I expected better but maybe I’m being unrealistic

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Tuesday 12th January
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geeks said:
pidsy said:
So further on from the brake discussion - my famous last words will echo.

My front discs are lipped worse than I thought. Where is the best place to get discs from these days?

Am I right in thinking that my 2017 has floating discs?

They’re not bloody cheap are they!!?
I don't think any Comp has floating discs as standard or an option? pretty sure only the Biposto did, should be easy enough to see though I will go and check mine.
If you have a link to the correct ones, I’d appreciate it.

sl0wlane

561 posts

160 months

Wednesday 13th January
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I think I had the hazards going very time I drove mine.

Did two sets of pads in ~20k.

She asked to be thrashed, and thrashed she was (once warm).

HotHatchFan

894 posts

164 months

Saturday 10th April
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Hi all,

I’m a bit late to the party, but quite fancy a 595. How can I tell if it’s got the performance pack? (Visually) I’ve come from Renaultsport’s, so know all about Cup packs etc, but trying to get my head around these....

I’ve seen a 70th anniversary with red leather seats, looks like it has an akra, are these any good?

Cheers

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Monday 12th April
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HotHatchFan said:
Hi all,

I’m a bit late to the party, but quite fancy a 595. How can I tell if it’s got the performance pack? (Visually) I’ve come from Renaultsport’s, so know all about Cup packs etc, but trying to get my head around these....

I’ve seen a 70th anniversary with red leather seats, looks like it has an akra, are these any good?

Cheers
PP was part of a pack that included carbon backed sabelts, LSD and some other stuff - there’s a sticker under the battery tray to ID it iirc.
Not sure it’s available anymore though.
My PP car is looking for a new home.

ClareD

51 posts

29 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Not all performance packs will have the Carbon backed seats, so beware of this. I was expecting them with my 2019 PP Comp, but no carbon, and the seat bolsters are a lot smaller than the ones on my original Comp. So presumably any car after June/July wont have carbon. I have a feeling this was about the time they were introducing the EsseEsse, so saved the carbon seats for them?

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Monday 26th April
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Finally sorted my Brake disc issue!

Went back to the supplying dealer who were incredibly helpful (motor village London)

The discs for my comp are
Part no: 5204-1114

Pads: 7736-8657

Discs come in at £253.96
Pads are £106.61.

Much better than some of the costs I’d been given by dealers and after market suppliers.

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Wednesday 12th May
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I have recently bought a second hand 595 Comp and I am generally very pleased with it (and I have just spent quite a bit of time going through this thread smile )

The car has had quite a bit of work done to it and is running with a Vmaxx coil-over kit which has had the result of dropping it right down to the ground. Even with the height wound right up it is not much better. This might be fine on smooth UK roads but I am in the Isle of Man where, perhaps we shall say that, the quality of some of the roads may not be quite up to the UK spec. Basically I can catch all four corners when driving it enthusiastically. From what I have gleaned on various forums the Vmaxx kit is only any good at drastically reducing the ride height and not much else.

I love the car apart from this and would like to get it sorted so I thought I would ask the knowledgeable folk on here for a few pointers.
My options would appear to be, either revert back to standard Competizione suspension or fit a better set of coil-overs that did not drop it down (so much).

Having not driven a standard Comp I don't know how they handle, or if a set of coil-overs would be any improvement anyway. I only intend to use the car on the road.

Does anyone have any experience of playing with the suspension?

Who would be the most reputable companies to go to for suspension components in the UK as Google search brings up a lot of options.

Any help would be appreciated.

Drooles

504 posts

23 months

Wednesday 12th May
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I’ve no experience of playing with the suspension but I have a standard Comp and it handles well enough. Can be a bit jittery if there’s an uneven road surface on a corner but generally it’s fine.

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Your comp had koni adjustable suspension (depending on how old it is) - it’s certainly a firm ride but much better than many of the aftermarket solutions.

Give Mike @ MS racing a call. He knows his stuff.


Pics please.

ecsrobin

13,049 posts

132 months

Wednesday 12th May
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pidsy said:
Your comp had koni adjustable suspension (depending on how old it is) - it’s certainly a firm ride but much better than many of the aftermarket solutions.

Give Mike @ MS racing a call. He knows his stuff.


Pics please.
The konis weren’t adjustable?

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Wednesday 12th May
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ecsrobin said:
pidsy said:
Your comp had koni adjustable suspension (depending on how old it is) - it’s certainly a firm ride but much better than many of the aftermarket solutions.

Give Mike @ MS racing a call. He knows his stuff.


Pics please.
The konis weren’t adjustable?
I thought they were?
I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere.

Edit to add: I thought the FSD (frequency selective dampening) valve was the adjustment?


Edited by pidsy on Wednesday 12th May 20:57

ecsrobin

13,049 posts

132 months

Wednesday 12th May
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pidsy said:
I thought they were?
I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere.

Edit to add: I thought the FSD (frequency selective dampening) valve was the adjustment?


Edited by pidsy on Wednesday 12th May 20:57
Only the biposto had adjustable suspension (servicing required every 6k).

Koni FSD is all internal and a way for the oil to flow which adapts to different surface conditions.

pidsy

6,476 posts

124 months

Wednesday 12th May
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ecsrobin said:
Only the biposto had adjustable suspension (servicing required every 6k).

Koni FSD is all internal and a way for the oil to flow which adapts to different surface conditions.
Every day is a school day.

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