Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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RATATTAK

7,026 posts

156 months

Wednesday 12th May
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pidsy said:
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.

:thumbs:
The 695 Biposto Rosso Officine had a different adjustable suspension which needed to be serviced every 3K


ecsrobin

13,043 posts

132 months

Wednesday 12th May
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RATATTAK said:
The 695 Biposto Rosso Officine had a different adjustable suspension which needed to be serviced every 3K

Yep EXT Shocks. I doubt many ever did get them serviced. (I put 6k but you’re correct at 3k)

CooperS

4,279 posts

186 months

Thursday 13th May
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I know I've piped up before and said this but we're close to jumping to a new JCW because of the ride in our Comp.

I love the little Abarth but it is so crashy. So much so it's done 12k miles in 3 1/2 years and the main car is on multiples of that. It's almost like we avoid other than a sunny day or a quick trip to the shops. But even then the EV wins most of the time.

Someone has suggested the turismo suspension but I would of thought a high end Coil over might do the job but it's a 2k leap of faith.

RATATTAK

7,026 posts

156 months

Thursday 13th May
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I know what you mean about crashy, my Rosso Officine was as fast as my 997 PDK on the back roads up to sensible speeds ( driving ) ... until it came to the bumpy bits

Edited by RATATTAK on Thursday 13th May 13:28

ecsrobin

13,043 posts

132 months

Thursday 13th May
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Still far better than a Honda Civic’s crashy suspension. I found the comp suspension at speed down a back road more bouncy than crashy.

RATATTAK

7,026 posts

156 months

Thursday 13th May
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Yeah bouncy and uncomfortable

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Thursday 13th 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.
It was first registered Nov '18.

Thanks for the heads up re MS Racing.

Here are some pics as requested smile













The last photo shows the suspension height with it wound virtually all of the way up!!

pidsy

6,471 posts

124 months

Thursday 13th May
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Nice forge intake. The noise they make is ridiculous in the cabin.

Love mine.

Great colour - the suspension is silly though.

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Thursday 13th May
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It makes great noises. Hardly have the stereo on.

People were telling me it looked cool being so low but you can't drive it properly. Glad it's not just me then thinking it's not right the way it is.


pidsy

6,471 posts

124 months

Thursday 13th May
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Mines 30mm lower and that’s too much. Yours looks like a 40mm drop at it’s highest.

Drooles

504 posts

23 months

Thursday 13th May
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Pete731 said:
It was first registered Nov '18.

Thanks for the heads up re MS Racing.

Here are some pics as requested smile













The last photo shows the suspension height with it wound virtually all of the way up!!
I’ve just ordered a new one in this colour. My wife thinks I’m mad. Your pictures show how right I am

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Friday 14th May
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pidsy said:
Mines 30mm lower and that’s too much. Yours looks like a 40mm drop at it’s highest.
What suspension setup do you have?

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Friday 14th May
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Drooles said:
I’ve just ordered a new one in this colour. My wife thinks I’m mad. Your pictures show how right I am
Certainly gets attention. And easy to find in car parks.

RLE

68 posts

158 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I had the standard set up but found the rear very bouncy on undulated roads. Cheap upgrade was to add Fiat coupe bumpstops which improved things slightly.

One thing I didn’t like on mine was the unsightly rear arch gap so went down the H&R springs route. Added new Koni FSD’s at the same time. Surprisingly the ride was pretty much the same but the bounce on uneven roads is back. Clearly the rebound rates can’t cope with the springs when pushing on.

I could change the rear shocks or go down the mid price coil over route but if I do decide to change the set up it will be the K W route. They do the V1’s but the V’3’s are worth the outlay as the latter are fully adjustable.


pidsy

6,471 posts

124 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Pete731 said:
pidsy said:
Mines 30mm lower and that’s too much. Yours looks like a 40mm drop at it’s highest.
What suspension setup do you have?
Standard koni shocks with Eibach prokit springs.

Pete731

10 posts

138 months

Friday 28th May
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I think I will put mine back to the standard suspension setup. Anyone want some Vmaxx coilovers? tongue out

ClareD

51 posts

29 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Hi all,

Thought i'd ask in here as I think a few of you have the performance pack.

Gearbox oil servicing - I am sure it says it the manual that this should be changed on the second year service, however it's not listed as needed at either of the dealers I have called. The second guy was pretty sure I wouldn't need to do it on a 2 year old car, especially with only 5000 miles, and the diff certainly hasn't been used under extreme hard use.

Anyone had this changed, and when did you get it done? The 2nd year service is blooming expensive enough as it is, so am not going to fork out on the diff oil if I don't need to.

Thanks

Clare

ecsrobin

13,043 posts

132 months

Wednesday 16th June
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ClareD said:
Hi all,

Thought i'd ask in here as I think a few of you have the performance pack.

Gearbox oil servicing - I am sure it says it the manual that this should be changed on the second year service, however it's not listed as needed at either of the dealers I have called. The second guy was pretty sure I wouldn't need to do it on a 2 year old car, especially with only 5000 miles, and the diff certainly hasn't been used under extreme hard use.

Anyone had this changed, and when did you get it done? The 2nd year service is blooming expensive enough as it is, so am not going to fork out on the diff oil if I don't need to.

Thanks

Clare
It’s in the manual:



Every 2 years with the first change at 10,000km independent of time passed.

ClareD

51 posts

29 months

Wednesday 16th June
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ecsrobin said:
It’s in the manual:



Every 2 years with the first change at 10,000km independent of time passed.
That's exactly the page I have open in my manual. Yet neither dealer has it in their schedule, and they didn't seem to think it needed to be done.

ecsrobin

13,043 posts

132 months

Wednesday 16th June
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ClareD said:
That's exactly the page I have open in my manual. Yet neither dealer has it in their schedule, and they didn't seem to think it needed to be done.
That’s dealers for you. It’s in the manual so should push for it. Although mine was never done at the initial schedule as I read it after I had passed that point.