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redred
05-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Got my Grigio Abarth in Sept 2012 and loving it immensely!!

Mod list so far includes:

Road Race Motorsports Intake
Road Race Motorsports Black & CF Heat Shield/Engine Cover
Road Race Motorsports Big Red Sway Bar
Road Race Motorsports Front Chassis Braces
Road Race Motorsports Brake Pads
Road Race Motorsports Stainless Steel Braided brake lines
Tar-Ox Brake Rotors
Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs
PTP Turbo Blanket
Schroth Race Harnesses
Cravenspeed Chimex Seatbelt Key
Cravenspeed Stubby Antenna
Neu-F Short Shifter
Reus Audio Stage 2 Audio System
Eurocompulsion LED Kit
BF Goodrich Sport COMP 2's 205/45 R16 Tires
Tributto Ferrari 695 Badges & Scuderia Stripes


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps3f385a2e.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps9870f918.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps6dfa2ba8.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps7397e746.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps9cdf9def.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps802cddcf.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps0d125725.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps3a002cd2.jpg

Fiat500USA
05-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Wow, what a list of mods! Love the Tributo badges and stripes. Classy!

Tweak
05-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Indeed a pretty impressive mod list you go there...so this makes me wonder...which mod is coming up next Stacey? :)

redred
05-25-2013, 11:07 PM
Indeed a pretty impressive mod list you go there...so this makes me wonder...which mod is coming up next Stacey? :)

Not too sure yet. Most likely the RRM ECU and then an exhaust. After that a spare set of wheels and tires for the track.

Tweak
05-25-2013, 11:29 PM
Not too sure yet. Most likely the RRM ECU and then an exhaust. After that a spare set of wheels and tires for the track.

The ECU mod is pretty crazy...such a dramatic difference I would NEVER want to give mine (TMC) up!

Abarth Five O
05-26-2013, 12:29 AM
Nice mods!

Mr. Man
05-26-2013, 05:01 AM
Can't wait til my mod list starts. Keep it coming!

Berliner
05-26-2013, 05:12 AM
Ok I will stand in the Corner now just like I did in Kindergarten..... While you Kids modding like Hell.... I just will have a goooooood Time driving my Stock Ab with a Smile around the Back Roads in Az at 3 Am..... wondering if I should get a Cow Catcher on the Front Nose..... because a Clear Bra sure will not safe you hitting Critters in Az. on a lonely Road.

Mr. Man
05-26-2013, 05:18 AM
Ok I will stand in the Corner now just like I did in Kindergarten..... While you Kids modding like Hell.... I just will have a goooooood Time driving my Stock Ab with a Smile around the Back Roads in Az at 3 Am..... wondering if I should get a Cow Catcher on the Front Nose..... because a Clear Bra sure will not safe you hitting Critters in Az. on a lonely Road.

Do it! Make it look like this one:
http://zombieapocalypseacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/hyundai-elantra-zombie-survival-machine_590x395.jpg

redred
05-28-2013, 06:23 PM
Nice mods!

Thanks!


Can't wait til my mod list starts. Keep it coming!

Will do!!!

Deefourtay
05-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Definitely one of the best in the Grigio Club.. ;) That Tarox Brake Setup is on my list!

redred
06-04-2013, 10:51 PM
Definitely one of the best in the Grigio Club.. ;) That Tarox Brake Setup is on my list!

The Tarox brakes are outstanding. I love my brakes immensely!

NGEN
06-05-2013, 11:03 AM
Nice ride! Excellent picture quality as well!

redred
06-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Nice ride! Excellent picture quality as well!

Thanks!! Here's a few more pics (without the Instagram filters & borders)


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps643c7a2e.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps995f3af9.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zpsaf2ebdc5.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zpsf60c257c.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zpsea71cc6b.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps1db16816.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zpsac9dd72d.jpg

redred
07-28-2013, 08:11 PM
No more Scuderia Stripes from the Tributo Ferrari.


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zpsa4585da9.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps7802ab23.jpg

Gigante
07-28-2013, 08:33 PM
No more Scuderia Stripes from the Tributo Ferrari.


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zpsa4585da9.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps7802ab23.jpg

The car still looks greatbigok

mneuman916
07-28-2013, 09:18 PM
AHHHHHHH!!!! Why did you end up drilling the bumper for the front tag???

Kurumi
07-28-2013, 10:02 PM
AHHHHHHH!!!! Why did you end up drilling the bumper for the front tag???

@redred, so.... is the front plate bracket for sale. :)

500ways
07-28-2013, 10:41 PM
No more Scuderia Stripes from the Tributo Ferrari.


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zpsa4585da9.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps7802ab23.jpg

I like it better - classy and clean.

redred
07-29-2013, 01:24 AM
The car still looks greatbigok

Thanks!


AHHHHHHH!!!! Why did you end up drilling the bumper for the front tag???

Work in Burbank where the cops are brutal about things like front plates. The craven speed was still too low and scraping a lot and it was driving me nuts so I bit the bullet and mounted the front bracket.


@redred, so.... is the front plate bracket for sale. :)

It scraped so badly that there is barely a 1/16" of material left on it!


I like it better - classy and clean.

Thanks!

Saxonite
07-31-2013, 02:10 PM
Cravenspeed has a new one that is for lowered cars. It raises the plate 1.5 inches. I'm thinking about getting it for my car because mine rubs everywhere as well. Most of Oregon is pretty bad about not having front license plates as well. In Portland the meter maids will write a ticket for parked cars without a front plate.

redred
07-31-2013, 04:52 PM
Yeah I had heard rumors of a new one coming out but unfortunately I had to bite the bullet and mount the front plate.

redred
09-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Did a couple of changes to the car yesterday. First of all I installed the Boomba Racing Check Valve. Boost hold is fantastic now and I am very impressed with this little change.


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zps654ce82d.jpg


Secondly I installed a Sprint Booster. What a fun little button! Definitely enjoying the "RED" race mode!!! ;)


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/null_zpsda558d7f.jpg


Pulled out the TMC (as I sold it) and will be installing a RRM ECU next week. I thought I'd miss it, but the check valve mod and sprint booster have been an absolute blast!

redred
09-13-2013, 12:06 PM
New pic of the car from last weekend's Palomar run with our SoCal folks:


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps637d5c6e.jpg

redred
03-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Been a while since I have updated this thread! Let's see where to begin?

ATM/Depo Racing Turbo Gauge installed. Beautiful custom gauge bezel by ATM for a very nice, clean, factory look!


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps668f87de.jpg


Next I replaced the Eibach Sportline Springs with Neu-F's and Koni Yellow Rears


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zpsa7ab351d.jpg


In preparation for installing an Assetto Corse wing, I have traded the rear hatch with a fellow Grigio Pop owner


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/EE18B45F-2B40-4FA9-8AED-9F97DD3EE591_zpsawipxktk.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/E2555A3C-5CB7-42A5-98D9-E690E743A64A_zpstcbcfjcs.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/AC68CEAB-E20F-4324-9075-59D148D3F14E_zpsm0lf4ufk.jpg


And soon to be installed is the All Angles Design Torque Strut


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps9cbdbee4.jpg


A photo after a detailing


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps5f29442f.jpg

Ryephile
03-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Very nice. Those Koni Yellow's make a great improvement, don't they?!

redred
03-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Very nice. Those Koni Yellow's make a great improvement, don't they?!

My wife will drive with me in my car now. That should tell you more than you will ever need. BEST upgrade ever. Cannot wait for the fronts to come out!

Thunderbolt
03-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Nice car! Why are your license-plate characters offset? I've never seen that before.

redred
03-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Nice car! Why are your license-plate characters offset? I've never seen that before.

I have NO idea. That drives me crazy too. It was centered on the sample when I ordered it. DMV said there was nothing they could do about it.

redred
03-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Forgot about my new iPhone mount as well! Custom made with a combination of parts from the Cravenspeed X-Mount and a RAM iPhone 4S mount


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps5bad2b82.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps6aa769fb.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps2f905b59.jpg


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/file_zps6b9d6f8b.jpg

Thunderbolt
03-18-2014, 07:02 PM
DMV said there was nothing they could do about it.
Weird! If it were mine, I'd take advantage of that blank spot and install an Abarth decal, like what Tweak has for his avatar. :)

"Yes, it's a special Abarth plate, only available to Abarth owners." haha

Tweak
03-18-2014, 11:28 PM
Weird! If it were mine, I'd take advantage of that blank spot and install an Abarth decal, like what Tweak has for his avatar. :)

"Yes, it's a special Abarth plate, only available to Abarth owners." haha

That'd look really nice!

redred
06-08-2014, 03:09 AM
Thought I'd post a few updates. First of all, thanks to HPSI for the suggestion for the silver RAM Air Boot! Looks awesome! Also switched out my black on carbon RRM Engine Cover to a Wrinkle Powder Coat red. Thanks to Corrnaus for the idea!


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-07at115840PM_zps6af6198b.png


Also finally installed my Cavallino AC Wing. Thanks to Abarth Motorsports the help with the purchase! I went for a stealthy look with the wing painted to match the color of the car and matte black side fins. Also painted the mounting hardware in Grigio as well.


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-07at114615PM_zpsdb8b2776.png


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-07at114535PM_zpseba4aac0.png


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-07at114559PM_zps09f62a0c.png


More pics to come later after the car gets a much needed bath!!!

shagghie
06-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Omg looks soooo amazing Stacey!
congrats on that install... It's been a long journey but WORTH it!

LOOK at that!

redred
06-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Omg looks soooo amazing Stacey!
congrats on that install... It's been a long journey but WORTH it!

LOOK at that!

Thanks Shaggie! It is SO worth it. I cannot believe how planted the car feels now! Driving these past several months without ANY rear spoiler has made things "interesting". The car was so squirrely on the freeway without the wing. I couldn't do much above 80 without feeling very uneasy. The car felt like it used to before I swapped out the rear sway bar.

Last night I took a nice long drive. I cannot believe how fast the car is now. It just hunkers down and wants to keep on going. Nice and straight as an arrow. Hit 112 MPH before i caught up to some late night traffic and had to back down. The car just wanted more and more.

Abarth Five O
06-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Looks awesome Stacey! Well worth all of your time and effort. Look forward to seeing profile pics of car w/ the new wing. You should enter ROTM.

redred
06-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Looks awesome Stacey! Well worth all of your time and effort. Look forward to seeing profile pics of car w/ the new wing. You should enter ROTM.

Thanks G! Almost ready for ROTM ;) Just have a couple of key pieces I need to add to complete the look I want.

redred
06-08-2014, 03:17 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-08at121429PM_zps805a5819.png


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-08at121451PM_zpsb55d85d7.png

redred
06-08-2014, 05:51 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-08at24959PM_zpsa51f274d.png

shagghie
06-08-2014, 06:22 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk263/staceydodds/ScreenShot2014-06-08at24959PM_zpsa51f274d.png

just looks SO proper good!

Tweak
06-08-2014, 07:57 PM
It's been awhile coming but it really looks great Stacey.

redred
06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
It's been awhile coming but it really looks great Stacey.

Thanks Tweak. It's been a long while without a spoiler! Since Jan 18th of this year. 4 1/2 months without a spoiler has made the car "interesting" to drive ;)

Tweak
06-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Thanks Tweak. It's been a long while without a spoiler! Since Jan 18th of this year. 4 1/2 months without a spoiler has made the car "interesting" to drive ;)

Wow, I had not realized it was THAT long. I took mine up to 135MPH and it felt solid but without nothing back there I don't think I'd care for too much speed. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your planned mods!

redred
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Wow, I had not realized it was THAT long. I took mine up to 135MPH and it felt solid but without nothing back there I don't think I'd care for too much speed. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your planned mods!

Yeah, without it, anything above 80 used to get just plain scary! The car would get very "darty" and you really had to be ON the car the entire time. It made the car feel like it did when I first got it, prior to the rear sway bar upgrade. Still can't figure out why the rear sway bar upgrade makes the car more stable on straightaways, but it really does!

Only problem I have now is I will probably get in trouble for speeding now that I have this new found stability at high speeds ;)

docron
06-08-2014, 08:55 PM
Looks awesome Stacey! Please let me know when you submit for ROTM so I avoid that month! :p

Tweak
06-08-2014, 09:53 PM
Yeah, without it, anything above 80 used to get just plain scary! The car would get very "darty" and you really had to be ON the car the entire time. It made the car feel like it did when I first got it, prior to the rear sway bar upgrade. Still can't figure out why the rear sway bar upgrade makes the car more stable on straightaways, but it really does!

Only problem I have now is I will probably get in trouble for speeding now that I have this new found stability at high speeds ;)

I don't think I'd care to attempt any high speeds without anything back there. I want a different rear wing that doesn't have the end caps but I have yet to locate one that suits me. The black/grigio is a nice touch on your addition. Try to keep it under 100.

FSTCS6
06-15-2014, 11:38 AM
The car looks awesome!

When we came down to the Madness show we encountered the squirmy feeling you described. It has a lot to do with the grooved concrete road surfaces as this was the first time we'd come across it. The top was down so the Cabrios smaller spoiler was in it's low position where it can't be doing much good so that didn't help matters. Will have to look into what the '13 has for a rear sway bar and make changes so we don't have that same feeling of the car wanting to slide sideways off the road next time we're in that area.