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MADNESSJoseph
08-30-2013, 08:53 PM
So after 2.5 months of being in the shop for paint, body and engine work my Turbo will finally hit the streets TONIGHT!!! :excitement:

Typically I know you'd start a build thread from beginning to end but I wanted to jump right in with a little teaser photo for you! Haha.

Here's a little background on the car for those of you who are unfamiliar with her.... 2013 FIAT Turbo Rame' purchased in late March. I went with the Turbo primarily due to this color option and black accents. I immediately fell in love with the vibrant Pearl Orange and started painting this picture of contrasting matte black and carbon fiber in my head. From the very first day I brought her into the office (MADNESS Autoworks) I knew this transformation wouldn't take long to complete and so did Boris, smiling and tempting me with new product every payday! :smug:

In this thread I'll post up a list of all my recent modifications which include some one-off things that to my knowledge not that many people have done before and I'll also include links to product as well. Keep in mind, if anyone has ANY questions about anything at all on this thread PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. I'm always available via phone 562-981-6800 ext 108 or via email jreyes@madnessautworks.com.

So let’s begin with my mod list and in the coming days I’ll provide more details about each item individually. Hope you enjoy and I appreciate your feedback! If someone wants to jump to questions on anything listed below please fire away!

Engine Mods –
Forge Actuator
Forge Blow Off Plate Adapter
SILA Front Mount Intercooler
MPx Ported Throttle Body
MPx Pulley Kit
PTP Turbo Blanket (Burnt Orange)
MADNESS High Flow Intake (Polished)
MADNESS 3" Downpipe (Polished)
MADNESS Go Pedal
MADNESS Dual Exit Exhaust
Magneti Marelli ECU Module and I also switch off between the MADNESS ECU
Machined/Honed Factory Turbo from 46 to 48

Interior -
Craven Speed Short Shifter
Craven Speed/MADNESS weighted knob
BLACK Aluminum Race Pedals
Rear Seat Delete Kit
MADNESS Black/Orange Shift Boot
OEM Abarth Steering Wheel
AutoMeter Carbon Fiber Boost Gauge
AutoMeter Carbon Fiber Gauge Pod

Exterior -
Autoplus Carbon Fiber front Splitter
Autoplus Carbon Fiber Front ducts
Autoplus Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser (not yet installed)
MADNESS Carbon Fiber Side Extractors
MADNESS Carbon Fiber Decklid Wing (not yet installed)
Team Dynamics 17" Satin Black Pro Race 1.2
Nexen Tires
Vmaxx Coilovers (first set specifically designed for North American model)
Vented Fenders from Italy
Modified Rear Vents in Bumper to make functional

Brakes -
VMaxx 330 Floating Rotor BBK (not yet installed)
Competizione Stainless Brake Lines
RaceMaxx Drilled Rotors (Rear)

Current Sponsor List
MADNESS Autoworks
FORGE Motorsports
Modern Performance
Autoplus Japan
VMaxx Racing
SILA Concepts

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/9630311911_b17a30a336_b.jpg

LittleEvil
08-30-2013, 09:02 PM
more pics or it didn't happen :) looks awesome joe keep it up.

Haring
08-30-2013, 09:39 PM
I want those front fenders.

Fangio
08-31-2013, 12:36 AM
Damn bro....looks so sick!!!!

Skyler
08-31-2013, 01:25 AM
WOW I love the way yours looks! I think your car is the one I saw on Madness and made me fall in love with that color and that's one of the reasons I bought a Rame 500T :D

MADNESSJoseph
08-31-2013, 12:05 PM
more pics or it didn't happen :) looks awesome joe keep it up. Haha soon! I'm trying!!! :) Should have more pix by early next week! Hope you're doing good bro!


I want those front fenders. I LOVE the fenders! They flare out a little more than factory so I'm running a 5mm spacer in the front. I should have these on hand hopefully within the next 30-60 days :encouragement:


Damn bro....looks so sick!!!! Much appreciated man!!!!


WOW I love the way yours looks! I think your car is the one I saw on Madness and made me fall in love with that color and that's one of the reasons I bought a Rame 500T :D Congrats on the T! Reach out anytime you need anything my friend!

MADNESSJoseph
08-31-2013, 06:34 PM
A few pictures of her out of the cage...... More install/parts pictures coming next week! Hope you like! :excitement:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/9637914027_ee5ac7718a_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/9641149236_f82a721104_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/9637904129_4446cc57bf_b.jpg

Tweak
08-31-2013, 11:29 PM
As stated on the other forum, fenders might just be my fav exterior mod. :cool:

dylansi
09-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Do the fenders actually vent?

Jjm4life
09-02-2013, 05:53 PM
Fenders are sick.

VTEC Mini
09-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Need more info on thos fenders! Those are bada$$!

BigT
09-03-2013, 02:39 PM
If this would have been a color option in the Abarth my color decision would have been way easier then it was lol. Car looks amazing keep the updates and pics coming.

Abarth Five O
09-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Do the fenders actually vent?

I believe they are vented.

MADNESSJoseph
09-03-2013, 05:18 PM
As stated on the other forum, fenders might just be my fav exterior mod. :cool: THANK YOU TWEAK!!!! :)


Do the fenders actually vent? Hey there Dylansi. To answer your question yes, they are totally open vents BUT to make them 100% functional you'd want to cut an opening in your plastic fender liner. We did something similar to the rear bumper as well. Hope this helps you out! :thumbsup:


Fenders are sick. Much appreciate my friend! After waiting for my car for over 2 months seeing them on was definitely worth it! haha


Need more info on thos fenders! Those are bada$$! THANKS! I should have more info on these being available within the next 30 days or so. Feel free to reach out anytime - jreyes@madnessautoworks.com!


If this would have been a color option in the Abarth my color decision would have been way easier then it was lol. Car looks amazing keep the updates and pics coming. I totally agree. Ultimately that's why I went with the Turbo lol. I'll have some other pix of everything coming soon! Thank you for the props!!!!


I believe they are vented. Thanks for responding in my absence brother! :) Aloha

Jjm4life
09-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Shot you an email....

MADNESSJoseph
09-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Shot you an email....

I'll check it right now.. You sent it to jreyes@madnessautoworks.com right? I'll be replying soon my friend!

MADNESSJoseph
09-04-2013, 06:34 PM
Seats installed today along with the Lester Carbon Fiber Inserts! :barbershop_quartet_

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9676450924_67ff214753_b.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
09-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Interior Jewelry :surprise:
AutoMeter Carbon Boost & Oil Gauge surrounded by Carbon Pillar Pod Holders. Swapped the lighting to red bulbs to match the rest of the interior lights.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/9711064735_e59ed0f69b_c.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
09-13-2013, 03:09 PM
Ok.................. So here is my latest addition just added moments ago gr_grin

VMaxx Big Brake Kit 330!!!!

Before I provide some of the details let me just start by saying these guys over at VMaxx our GREAT! The owner made a special trip here to the states a few weeks back and I had the pleasure to sit down with him and simply talk shop for a few hours. Their customer service, quality of product and passion for the industry is definitely top notch and I'm proud to call them a sponsor of my 500T!

VMaxx has always been known for their suspension products but not long ago they ventured into the realm of Big Brake Kits. There were zero issues with fitment (note due to the 330 size you will need to run at least a 17" wheel), detailed instructions provided and no modifications needed. Below are some more details about this kit. FYI MADNESS will have this kit available for sale within the next 30-60days.

- 4-piston forged aluminium calipers
- High performance brake pads
- Grooved 2-piece high carbon steel brake discs / ultra light floating aluminum hubs
- Racing Technology with Tüv approval = 100% road homologation
- Each V-MAXX Big Brake Kit is supplied with adapters to easily connect original rubber brake hoses
- Non-expanding V-MAXX STEELFLEX stainless steel brake hoses with Teflon/PTFE inner tubing are available as accessory with Tüv homologation to improve braking performance even further.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/9734276281_c5132c8ae1.jpg
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nojeebs
09-13-2013, 05:55 PM
Can't wait to see the brakes in person.

MADNESSJoseph
09-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Can't wait to see the brakes in person. I'm sure that will be sometime soon lol biggrin

Tweak
09-13-2013, 10:21 PM
Looks great, can't wait to see the price. :D

MADNESSJoseph
09-14-2013, 12:24 PM
Looks great, can't wait to see the price. :D Soon my friend! :highly_amused:

MADNESSJoseph
10-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Latest picture from the MotorTrend Auto Show :thumbsup:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/10146931864_8f00278d48_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
10-31-2013, 06:02 PM
I've been just a little busy getting her ready for SEMA ThrashinSmiley

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/10594662415_940788e7b9_c.jpg

shagghie
10-31-2013, 06:12 PM
holy crap... SICK!

MADNESSJoseph
10-31-2013, 06:23 PM
holy crap... SICK!

You're too kind man! Haha THANK YOU!

Tweak
10-31-2013, 09:14 PM
You're too kind man! Haha THANK YOU!

Looks good, you know what I say about the hood though...hehe. ;)

MADNESSJoseph
11-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Looks good, you know what I say about the hood though...hehe. ;)

Haha you just don't stop do you???? :joke:

Abarth Five O
11-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Sweet Joseph! Love the wrap finish on the hood and around the DRLs. Nice touch! Where's the racing bucket seats?

MADNESSJoseph
11-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Sweet Joseph! Love the wrap finish on the hood and around the DRLs. Nice touch! Where's the racing bucket seats? Thanks man! Haha I'm trying my best over here..... I've only had her for 7months so give me another 3 and she'll be in good shape :thumbsup:

dylansi
11-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Wish the Abarth would have had that color option.

Love it BTW, probably my favorite to date.

MADNESSJoseph
11-01-2013, 06:06 PM
Wish the Abarth would have had that color option.

Love it BTW, probably my favorite to date. Thank you Dylansi! Definitely appreciate the props! :p

Tweak
11-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Haha you just don't stop do you???? :joke:

All in jest, no harm intended. :D

MADNESSJoseph
11-08-2013, 07:51 PM
I thought this would be a good time to share some new pix :cool

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/10749792886_34eae1e0e2_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/10750012903_92e472a370_o.jpg

ivmill
11-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Looking tough man! I absolutely love the fenders!

MADNESSJoseph
11-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Looking tough man! I absolutely love the fenders! Thank you! I like that they have almost a factory look to them as well. I appreciate the props!

MADNESSJoseph
11-21-2013, 05:06 PM
It's picture time again!!!!! biggrinparty This was taken yesterday at the LA Autoshow. Just installed my new wheels, matte black roof and new carbon mirrors as well. But I also had to promise the wifee that I'm done with mods until the new year :concern:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/10983966464_19a064abde_z.jpg

Tweak
11-21-2013, 11:18 PM
Mod hold for a whole month and almost 2 weeks...lol, nice! :D

NGEN
11-21-2013, 11:32 PM
But I also had to promise the wifee that I'm done with mods until the new year :concern:



I think my BS meter went off..... ;)

MADNESSJoseph
11-22-2013, 06:19 PM
Mod hold for a whole month and almost 2 weeks...lol, nice! :D Haha I know.... But seriously I need to enjoy the car for a couple weeks at least :jaw:


I think my BS meter went off..... ;) Haha look at you guys....... Where's the love???? lol

MADNESSJoseph
12-02-2013, 06:01 PM
I thought Monday would be a good day to show off the custom Roll Cage :p

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11178971096_7ec172fa74_z.jpg

MADNESSLuckyJay
12-02-2013, 06:21 PM
I thought Monday would be a good day to show off the custom Roll Cage :p

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11178971096_7ec172fa74_z.jpg

Pretty sure every day is a good day for that!

Tweak
12-03-2013, 01:37 AM
100% correct Jay. :cool:

mr_robs
12-24-2013, 08:37 PM
Just found this thread from another users suggestion. Holy crap those fenders look amazing, and now im sad my abarth is boring ole Grigio :*(

Abarth Phreak
12-24-2013, 10:35 PM
Just found this thread from another users suggestion. Holy crap those fenders look amazing, and now im sad my abarth is boring ole Grigio :*(

Grigio will look good all dolled up also!

shadyabarth
12-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Sadly after months of waiting for a reply I still have no information on the stud conversion that is on this car...

500MADNESS.com
12-26-2013, 04:09 PM
Sadly after months of waiting for a reply I still have no information on the stud conversion that is on this car...

Sorry about that. We will let Joseph know about your inquiry.

I can tell you that we will have full kits available in January. There are several samples we have been trying out and have decided on several options. We will have them prior to months end. Please send me a PM with your contact info and I will have Joseph contact you when we get back with info.

If you decide to take a set we will discount them for you due to the delay in getting info to you.

It has simply been a crazy 3 months and we have many, many new and exciting things coming in the next couple of months.

shadyabarth
12-26-2013, 04:39 PM
Sorry about that. We will let Joseph know about your inquiry.

I can tell you that we will have full kits available in January. There are several samples we have been trying out and have decided on several options. We will have them prior to months end. Please send me a PM with your contact info and I will have Joseph contact you when we get back with info.

If you decide to take a set we will discount them for you due to the delay in getting info to you.

It has simply been a crazy 3 months and we have many, many new and exciting things coming in the next couple of months.

I totally understand..I just got tired of harassing him and just gave up..I am definitely still interested in this though..Please let me know when you are ready. Thanks!

MADNESSJoseph
01-02-2014, 02:41 PM
I totally understand..I just got tired of harassing him and just gave up..I am definitely still interested in this though..Please let me know when you are ready. Thanks!
Hi there ShadyAbarth! As Boris stated above these past few months have been pretty crazy around the shop so I apologize for the delay in having this kit available. Before our Holiday break we actually secured our first batch from our supplier and our goal is to have these available within the next 3 weeks. Feel free to reach out to me directly at jreyes@madnessautoworks.com and I'll make sure to keep you updated! We really appreciate your patience and I look forward to getting you set up with this kit!

shadyabarth
01-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Hi there ShadyAbarth! As Boris stated above these past few months have been pretty crazy around the shop so I apologize for the delay in having this kit available. Before our Holiday break we actually secured our first batch from our supplier and our goal is to have these available within the next 3 weeks. Feel free to reach out to me directly at jreyes@madnessautoworks.com and I'll make sure to keep you updated! We really appreciate your patience and I look forward to getting you set up with this kit!

Got your PM and I emailed you as well. Thanks!

MADNESSJoseph
01-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Whats up!!! beerchug

I know it's been a while but I have a couple things going on over here and I had to post up a little "teaser"....... I'll say this, from what I know these should be some "first ever" mods you'll be seeing.

Can anyone guess what this part is? :naughty:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/12242737733_a228895458_c.jpg

shadowshaggy
01-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Trim panel? Like maybe the Door Panels and we can actually have some color inside? Looks plastic so I vote trim panel of some sort.

NGEN
01-31-2014, 07:39 PM
It almost looks like the interior door handle but that is two separate pieces.

MADNESSJoseph
01-31-2014, 07:54 PM
Trim panel? Like maybe the Door Panels and we can actually have some color inside? Looks plastic so I vote trim panel of some sort. Not door panels but close (in a way lol) :excitement:


It almost looks like the interior door handle but that is two separate pieces. Hmmmm well it is a "handle" of some sort :beguiled:

shadowshaggy
01-31-2014, 07:55 PM
I don't have a pic to photochop, but the bottom part of the door panel where the speaker grille is and all that nonsense. What part of the car do it go then smarty?

Better question, what dimensions is it? That pic is quite deceiving....

Fiat500USA
01-31-2014, 08:07 PM
Can't go out to the car right now, but is that the seat height adjuster?

MADNESSJoseph
01-31-2014, 08:08 PM
I don't have a pic to photochop, but the bottom part of the door panel where the speaker grille is and all that nonsense. What part of the car do it go then smarty?

Better question, what dimensions is it? That pic is quite deceiving.... Hey hey hey...... I everything I do is for you since you're wanting to add some "Rame" parts to the ride haha... This is the SIDE ABARTH SEAT HOUSING/ADJUSTMENT HANDLE.... That whole side piece is being painted but thought I'd share this little teaser since I'm such a nice guy evil_laughter

MADNESSJoseph
01-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Can't go out to the car right now, but is that the seat height adjuster? LOOK AT YOU!!!!!! Very impressed my friend!

Fiat500USA
01-31-2014, 09:20 PM
that's what happens when you take thousands of pictures of these cars. My brain is clogged with these obscure and trivial details!

MADNESSJoseph
01-31-2014, 09:23 PM
that's what happens when you take thousands of pictures of these cars. My brain is clogged with these obscure and trivial details! Finished pictures to be posted by mid next week my friend..... I think it should be a cool look :joyous:

Tweak
01-31-2014, 09:27 PM
Can't go out to the car right now, but is that the seat height adjuster?

On the other forum I thought it looked sort of like the door handle but as I viewed it here I realized what it was, sadly I was too late but if anyone should know it is you! :D

MADNESSJoseph
02-01-2014, 12:47 PM
On the other forum I thought it looked sort of like the door handle but as I viewed it here I realized what it was, sadly I was too late but if anyone should know it is you! :D I still think you're a good man Tweak! laugh2

Tweak
02-01-2014, 11:43 PM
I still think you're a good man Tweak! laugh2

All we can do is try right? Look forward to seeing this installed.

NGEN
02-02-2014, 12:47 AM
I'm going to have to agree with Chris on this one. I should have known this before considering I have replaced this when we had a Sport. Definitely looks like the seat adjuster handle.

MADNESSJoseph
02-03-2014, 01:32 PM
All we can do is try right? Look forward to seeing this installed. Thank you my friend! I'll try not to let you down!


I'm going to have to agree with Chris on this one. I should have known this before considering I have replaced this when we had a Sport. Definitely looks like the seat adjuster handle. You are correct! This was just a sample of what that area will look like painted... I'm having that entire side plastic molding done body color just to give that little "splash" once you open up the door... I should have pix up by mid week! :tears_of_joy:

MADNESSJoseph
02-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Weather was nice so I thought I'd show off the paint, diffuser & 18's a little :eagerness:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/12296349296_05775ce3d0_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
02-04-2014, 07:15 PM
Since I'm off tomorrow I decided this was a good time to show you a little teaser of whats coming next! (Drops Microphone) :bling:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/12311115234_c715b6368e_z.jpg

Tweak
02-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Bling bling!

MADNESSJoseph
02-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Bling bling!DJsmile

MADNESSJoseph
02-10-2014, 06:27 PM
King of Bling????? Polished Valve Cover installed...... Not the best pic but gives you an idea of my engine bay biggrinparty

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/12444370223_1a5e4f6316_z.jpg

shadowshaggy
02-10-2014, 07:14 PM
chrome whore ;)

Tweak
02-10-2014, 07:41 PM
If you polished all by hand I'd be even more impressed...lol. Def the king of bling, as stated before it is a sea of shiny Joseph!

MADNESSJoseph
02-10-2014, 07:50 PM
chrome whore ;) LOL you know it! Hoses are next :cool


If you polished all by hand I'd be even more impressed...lol. Def the king of bling, as stated before it is a sea of shiny Joseph! Hey, some of the stuff I polished by hand..... Plus doesn't polishing it up every night before I go into the house count for something???? lol

Tweak
02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
LOL you know it! Hoses are next :cool

Hey, some of the stuff I polished by hand..... Plus doesn't polishing it up every night before I go into the house count for something???? lol

Def counts! Keep up the good work, better yet stop it all together, I cannot even begin to keep up!!! :D

shadowshaggy
02-10-2014, 09:09 PM
LOL you know it! Hoses are next :cool

Hey, some of the stuff I polished by hand..... Plus doesn't polishing it up every night before I go into the house count for something???? lol

Chrome hoses.....?

We don't wanna hear about your nightly polishing.......

I'm anti-bling myself, but looks good.

MADNESSJoseph
02-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Chrome hoses.....?

We don't wanna hear about your nightly polishing.......

I'm anti-bling myself, but looks good.

Stainless hoses lol........ Hey, I polish nightly like it's going out of style! And thanks for the props... I know it's not everyone's style but I like to be a lil different!

shadowshaggy
02-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Stainless hoses lol........ Hey, I polish nightly like it's going out of style! And thanks for the props... I know it's not everyone's style but I like to be a lil different!

Carry on, some folks like the Popeyes forearm look ;)

MADNESSJoseph
03-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Sometimes it's those special touches that really make a difference...... :pimp:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/13316900185_3e427b17d5_z.jpg

shadowshaggy
03-21-2014, 06:45 PM
So when is my set of those gonna be here Joseph?......

I would've left the handles black, but that's my opinion :)

MADNESSJoseph
03-21-2014, 06:55 PM
So when is my set of those gonna be here Joseph?......

I would've left the handles black, but that's my opinion :)

This is one-off :joyous: but I'm glad to see you approve my friend! The picture doesn't really do it justice but I thought I should share what I've been up to. How's the build coming?

shadowshaggy
03-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Waiting as usual....;)

MADNESSJoseph
03-21-2014, 07:04 PM
Waiting as usual....;)

Well it's coming together nicely man! Loving the headrest accent for sure!

500MADNESS.com
03-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Hey, I polish nightly like it's going out of style! And thanks for the props... I know it's not everyone's style but I like to be a lil different!

Sorry Joseph... couldn't help it. This came to mind...

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shadowshaggy
03-21-2014, 07:56 PM
I've been waiting for someone to catch my drift yelrotflmao-vi

uknowthatguy
03-22-2014, 02:32 PM
So when is my set of those gonna be here Joseph?......

I would've left the handles black, but that's my opinion :)

We thought of that while designing the color scheme and figured that the effect of liquid metal looked better than having a contrasting raw plastic look or painted black hue.
My dream would be to Spectra Chrome the handles.

MADNESSJoseph
04-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Street Life :hororr:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/13631021565_9b6efe44e5_c.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
04-12-2014, 01:32 PM
All of my pictures lately have been focused on my rear end (sorry doesn't sound right) so I thought I'd show the front some love on this beautiful Saturday morning at the shop! :highly_amused:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/13802274583_f23920a623_c.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
05-01-2014, 05:35 PM
"Brace Yourself" for what's waiting for you right around the corner! :encouragement:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/14084703774_995bca597d_b.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
07-16-2014, 03:45 PM
It's been a while so thought I should share a picture......... We've been busy working on a few surprises and also preparing to go under the knife for some Intercooler Development. She's in BEAST mode testing our MADNESS OBDII tune, sporting an AEM Fuel Regulator and recently updated to Stainless Hoses throughout the engine bay. She's almost ready for the bottle :encouragement:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14484737659_3128ca784c_c.jpg

shagghie
07-16-2014, 04:02 PM
It's been a while so thought I should share a picture......... We've been busy working on a few surprises and also preparing to go under the knife for some Intercooler Development. She's in BEAST mode testing our MADNESS OBDII tune, sporting an AEM Fuel Regulator and recently updated to Stainless Hoses throughout the engine bay. She's almost ready for the bottle :encouragement:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14484737659_3128ca784c_c.jpg

oh wow nice Joeseph!!! did you paint her all black too???? Looking sharp and of course you must tell us about this OBDII tune soon!

MADNESSJoseph
07-16-2014, 04:12 PM
oh wow nice Joeseph!!! did you paint her all black too???? Looking sharp and of course you must tell us about this OBDII tune soon! Lol thanks brother! Black???? Now who would ever want a black car? :p I wanted to do a Black/White shot that showcased the BBK. I should be releasing more details/info about the tune in a few weeks... You've seen a sneakpeak if I'm not mistaken :smokin:

shagghie
07-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Lol thanks brother! Black???? Now who would ever want a black car? :p I wanted to do a Black/White shot that showcased the BBK. I should be releasing more details/info about the tune in a few weeks... You've seen a sneakpeak if I'm not mistaken :smokin: Ha! too funny. "Once you go black..."

NGEN
07-16-2014, 04:49 PM
And the calipers at not rame because......

shagghie
07-16-2014, 04:51 PM
And the calipers at not rame because......
simple. because they don't make a photo app that has a Rame filter plugin, so the only way to get this shot, was for him to keep the calipers red!

MADNESSJoseph
07-16-2014, 05:11 PM
And the calipers at not rame because...... You love giving me a bad time don't you? haha... Ok, so here were my original thoughts.... I was going to either have them painted body color OR I was also going to have them machine polished (pain to clean).... I decided to keep them red since it makes the BBK stand out a little bit plus it matches the OEM rear caliper as well beerchug


simple. because they don't make a photo app that has a Rame filter plugin, so the only way to get this shot, was for him to keep the calipers red! Correct BUT I don't think I would want to photoshop the Rame calipers and fake the funk...... By the way, that diffuser looks wicked brother!

MADNESSJoseph
08-02-2014, 03:14 PM
A day in the life..... Polish, Soft T-Shirt and a picture capturing the BLING :pimp:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/14808378021_97aa4586d8_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
08-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Happy Thursday beerchug

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14872958833_6982aea374_c.jpg

MADNESS Jason
08-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Happy Thursday Pt. 2 ;)

http://i.imgur.com/Ml7Yslg.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
08-09-2014, 02:37 PM
Another carbon piece added to the front nose biggrinparty this product has just been updated to our site!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/14682760890_0bccf53acf_z.jpg

NGEN
08-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Another carbon piece added to the front nose biggrinparty this product has just been updated to our site!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/14682760890_0bccf53acf_z.jpg
It's all about the details. I like it. Keep it up joseph

MADNESSJoseph
08-09-2014, 03:03 PM
It's all about the details. I like it. Keep it up joseph Appreciate the props brother! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Tweak
08-09-2014, 04:42 PM
So jelly...I want all cf bits all over too! Looks great Joseph.

MADNESSJoseph
08-13-2014, 05:07 PM
So jelly...I want all cf bits all over too! Looks great Joseph. Thanks for the love man! A few more touches and I think she'll be on point! fingersx

Tweak
08-13-2014, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the love man! A few more touches and I think she'll be on point! fingersx

Time to have the entire care external panels reproduced in CF next. :D

MADNESSJoseph
08-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Time to have the entire care external panels reproduced in CF next. :D Haha a company called Bulletproof Automotive by us has a full carbon fiber GTR and you should see that thing!!!!! WICKED! The most I think I'd do with panels would be Hood and Fenders :eagerness:

LittleEvil
08-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Haha a company called Bulletproof Automotive by us has a full carbon fiber GTR and you should see that thing!!!!! WICKED! The most I think I'd do with panels would be Hood and Fenders :eagerness:
I know or knew some of the guys at bulletproof. I used to buy some of my JDM stuff thru them, good group.

MADNESSJoseph
08-14-2014, 12:58 PM
I know or knew some of the guys at bulletproof. I used to buy some of my JDM stuff thru them, good group. Well well.... Look who came out to play :applause: Yeah, Bulletproof stuff is pretty legit and some of their builds are definitely BEAST.

Tweak
08-15-2014, 12:27 AM
Haha a company called Bulletproof Automotive by us has a full carbon fiber GTR and you should see that thing!!!!! WICKED! The most I think I'd do with panels would be Hood and Fenders :eagerness:


Well well.... Look who came out to play :applause: Yeah, Bulletproof stuff is pretty legit and some of their builds are definitely BEAST.

So you're saying the Bulletproof stuff is...well..."Bulletproof". :D

Sounds like something I would like a LOT!

MADNESSJoseph
08-15-2014, 01:12 PM
So you're saying the Bulletproof stuff is...well..."Bulletproof". :D

Sounds like something I would like a LOT! Depends if you like this or not gr_grin

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14740962669_3d6cac6033_z.jpg

Tweak
08-15-2014, 11:53 PM
Depends if you like this or not gr_grin

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14740962669_3d6cac6033_z.jpg

Very much so...but the cost is no doubt way out there (to me at least).

MADNESSJoseph
08-20-2014, 03:57 PM
All about those little touches :aroused:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/14796340000_547eb4c5ce.jpg

Tweak
08-20-2014, 10:36 PM
What's it cost to get "touched" this "little"?

Purgatory
08-20-2014, 11:37 PM
Looks kind of neat, but who would be bending over that far to notice? Not a big fan of all the carbon fiber look, but just my opinion. Others are really into that.

MADNESSJoseph
08-21-2014, 12:15 PM
What's it cost to get "touched" this "little"? That is still TBD...... I will say this, they aren't PepBoys tips :playful:


Looks kind of neat, but who would be bending over that far to notice? Not a big fan of all the carbon fiber look, but just my opinion. Others are really into that. Hey there Purgatory..... Actually the pictures here are a little deceiving.. From the side view these tips poke out about 1.5". Definitely a difference compared to what I was running before. The finish of these tips is real carbon fiber (dry) and insulated with stainless inserts. I just like doing smaller things that at times only I might notice. :encouragement:

bomba
08-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Tips look wicked. Fenders look wicked. Very nice work.

MADNESSJoseph
08-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Tips look wicked. Fenders look wicked. Very nice work. Thanks for the props Bomba! Much appreciated :nod:

MADNESSJoseph
09-22-2014, 05:11 PM
The Rebirth Begins coolgleam

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15302005456_aebcf3e1e1_z.jpg

shadowshaggy
09-22-2014, 11:47 PM
We fully expect this to be offered after yours is finished................

Purgatory
09-23-2014, 12:36 AM
That is still TBD...... I will say this, they aren't PepBoys tips :playful:

Hey there Purgatory..... Actually the pictures here are a little deceiving.. From the side view these tips poke out about 1.5". Definitely a difference compared to what I was running before. The finish of these tips is real carbon fiber (dry) and insulated with stainless inserts. I just like doing smaller things that at times only I might notice. :encouragement:

Not knocking your car, your work, your choice. Only commenting that not really into heavy look of carbon fiber. I have some of those OCD touches in my life, when I am painting, I even paint backs and edges of things that would never been seen, can't turn my back away and know they weren't painted, so I understand. Your car is choice for sure.

bomba
09-26-2014, 07:18 AM
We fully expect this to be offered after yours is finished................

This this this this!!!

I want that hood!!!!

Please have someone make a mold of that hood and produce it!

MADNESSJoseph
09-26-2014, 01:48 PM
We fully expect this to be offered after yours is finished................ You already know! biggrinparty


Not knocking your car, your work, your choice. Only commenting that not really into heavy look of carbon fiber. I have some of those OCD touches in my life, when I am painting, I even paint backs and edges of things that would never been seen, can't turn my back away and know they weren't painted, so I understand. Your car is choice for sure. No problem, I totally get where you're coming from! The whole goal of my build is to try to push some limits and still remain tasteful and not over done. Since you're not really into carbon you won't care too much for my next mod haha. Hope life is going good on your side my friend!


This this this this!!!

I want that hood!!!!

Please have someone make a mold of that hood and produce it! You are in luck brother..... We are now accepting reservations for these Evil Look Hoods. Hand crafted, OEM Metal hoods that will be fabricated and then painted your body color. Turn time we're expecting will be 30-60 days but it's COMING! :clap:

Let me know if you happen to have any other questions!

NGEN
09-26-2014, 02:13 PM
You already know! biggrinparty

You are in luck brother..... We are now accepting reservations for these Evil Look Hoods...

http://s27.postimg.org/kqc94s4sj/giphy.gif (http://postimage.org/)

MADNESSJoseph
10-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Well...... I've been down sick for the past few days but seeing my fenders come to life makes a little ray of sunshine poke through this cloudy day :nod:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15485259291_c8dba9ea99_z.jpg

Tweak
10-09-2014, 11:19 PM
Yummy.

MADNESSJoseph
10-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Yummy.

As always, thanks for the props brother! :onthego:

MADNESSJoseph
10-22-2014, 03:38 PM
The rebirth is almost here! :eagerness:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15579132456_9f1b4a7cae_c.jpg

Tweak
10-22-2014, 09:40 PM
^^^ Looks great but also makes me think of
http://www.troll.me/images/y-u-no/y-u-so-angry.jpg

Purgatory
10-23-2014, 12:32 AM
The rebirth is almost here! :eagerness:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15579132456_9f1b4a7cae_c.jpg

That's one pissed off looking little car there! Has anger issues I believe.

NGEN
10-23-2014, 01:27 PM
I like the hood! You should contact steph curry on his white abarth. He has been looking to have a custom hood made but this one might do the trick. Car looks great Joseph. Is that a custom emblem in place of the Fiat on the front mustache?

MADNESSJoseph
10-23-2014, 01:39 PM
^^^ Looks great but also makes me think of
http://www.troll.me/images/y-u-no/y-u-so-angry.jpg LOL NoJeebs keeps calling it the Grumpy Cat :suspicion:


That's one pissed off looking little car there! Has anger issues I believe. LOL yes sir..... Definitely adds more personality that's for sure!


I like the hood! You should contact steph curry on his white abarth. He has been looking to have a custom hood made but this one might do the trick. Car looks great Joseph. Is that a custom emblem in place of the Fiat on the front mustache? Thanks for the props brother! I'll definitely reach out to Steph and see what he thinks.. His Abarth is looking pretty wicked from the pictures I've seen recently... Ooooh the emblem... Hmmmmm how does this look? gr_grin

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15366022997_795ea451a4_z.jpg

shagghie
10-23-2014, 02:31 PM
it's a skull and boner

MADNESSJoseph
10-23-2014, 04:29 PM
it's a skull and boner

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15424143339_05e0327da5_c.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
10-24-2014, 03:33 PM
FILTHY FRIDAY! :encouragement:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15432399280_633ee72aa4_c.jpg

bomba
10-25-2014, 06:52 AM
LOL NoJeebs keeps calling it the Grumpy Cat :suspicion:

LOL yes sir..... Definitely adds more personality that's for sure!

Thanks for the props brother! I'll definitely reach out to Steph and see what he thinks.. His Abarth is looking pretty wicked from the pictures I've seen recently... Ooooh the emblem... Hmmmmm how does this look? gr_grin

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15366022997_795ea451a4_z.jpg


Looks great, but I'd be nervous about blocking up the air intake vents on the sides of the Abarth logo.

boxerbay
10-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Looking awesome.

Blocking front vent? He probably and should have changed the intake and like moves doesn't use the front vent. Looks wicked.

MADNESSJoseph
10-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Looks great, but I'd be nervous about blocking up the air intake vents on the sides of the Abarth logo. Thanks for the props.... Actually on the 500T original badge there aren't any vents and when you take off the emblem on this bumper (same for Abarth/500T) you'll see they couldn't really be functional as there's barely any opening behind the badge. To my knowledge it's more of a design thing. That's at least from what I'm seeing haha. Now for the classic Abarths this area on the front badge was indeed a functional vent system.


Looking awesome.

Blocking front vent? He probably and should have changed the intake and like moves doesn't use the front vent. Looks wicked. Thank you boxerbay! Yeah I'm running the high flow system that draws air from the lower driver side area. biggrin

Tweak
10-26-2014, 11:36 PM
^^^ Def not flowing a lot of air...
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Click for a slightly larger image of course.

MADNESSJoseph
10-27-2014, 12:37 PM
^^^ Def not flowing a lot of air...
15018
Click for a slightly larger image of course.

Thanks for the picture! beerchug

InFuZiOn
10-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Those front fenders with the vents are EPIC!! How much did they run you?? And that hood that goes over the headlights looks great! Was that just a bolt on hood that fitted that way or did it require new headlights and some mod work?

I'm still on the fence on whether or not I want to add CF accents to the grille, wing, etc but I'm starting to lean more towards yes. I just dont think I'll get carried away with the CF like a lot of people do. Since mine's already black on black I'll be picky where the CF goes

UGH Joseph if you don't stop adding more products I'll blink an eye and my retirement fund will be gone!

shadowshaggy
10-28-2014, 01:56 PM
FILTHY FRIDAY! :encouragement:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15432399280_633ee72aa4_c.jpg

I feel like "I hate you" just isn't strong enough, anybody else have better wording for me?

MADNESSJoseph
10-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Those front fenders with the vents are EPIC!! How much did they run you?? And that hood that goes over the headlights looks great! Was that just a bolt on hood that fitted that way or did it require new headlights and some mod work?

I'm still on the fence on whether or not I want to add CF accents to the grille, wing, etc but I'm starting to lean more towards yes. I just dont think I'll get carried away with the CF like a lot of people do. Since mine's already black on black I'll be picky where the CF goes

UGH Joseph if you don't stop adding more products I'll blink an eye and my retirement fund will be gone! Haha thank you! Below I've included the link to a style of those fenders... We have only 1 set left and those are the only ones here in North America!

http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=fenders&product_id=2269

The difference with mine is I had them recreated in carbon fiber and molded the side blinkers out so cost wise this was a one-off but I can definitely recreate it for you if you'd like :pimp:

Now for the hood: This is what we like to call the "Evil Look Hood". We take a OEM factory hood and hand fabricate it do hang over the headlights while still keeping the factory lines. For mine I added a couple breather vents for engine cooling and a little more aggressive styling. I also added the Lester cowl bonnet on there to spice things up a bit!

This hood is something we're currently offering with a turn time of about 30-45 days. This includes factory paint etc.

If you have any other questions for me please fire away! :joyous:

MADNESSJoseph
10-28-2014, 02:09 PM
I feel like "I hate you" just isn't strong enough, anybody else have better wording for me?

Words hurt! :grief:

shadowshaggy
10-28-2014, 02:17 PM
The issues is jealousy I guess? gr_grin

If the car was black, that would be the most amazing looking non-Abarth I've ever seen.

MADNESSJoseph
10-28-2014, 02:24 PM
The issues is jealousy I guess? gr_grin

If the car was black, that would be the most amazing looking non-Abarth I've ever seen.

SUUUURE!!!! lol. I feel if the car was black it would hide most of the accents though. Don't get me wrong, it would look wicked for sure but it would take away from the little "touches" my hands have done HAHA :rofl:

shadowshaggy
10-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Well mine is Grigio, so I think you should just give up and send me the accent stuff and hood and fenders; it'll look way better than on yours coolgleam

MADNESSJoseph
10-28-2014, 02:55 PM
Well mine is Grigio, so I think you should just give up and send me the accent stuff and hood and fenders; it'll look way better than on yours coolgleam I'll get right on that for you! signwerd

shadowshaggy
10-28-2014, 03:08 PM
It's either that or the IC evil_laughter

MADNESSJoseph
10-28-2014, 05:59 PM
It's either that or the IC evil_laughter It's always something with you! :cower: Just wait for the next round... lol

MADNESSJoseph
11-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Preparing for the LA Autoshow next week :naughty:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15176610873_56e1a91b6f_z.jpg

Tweak
11-16-2014, 09:48 PM
^^^ Sweet! (See more comments on the other forum). :D

MADNESSJoseph
11-17-2014, 12:50 PM
^^^ Sweet! (See more comments on the other forum). :D Thank you and done! haha... Headed off for Roll In at the L.A Autoshow my friend... Pictures to come in the next week or so! :encouragement:

Tweak
11-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Thank you and done! haha... Headed off for Roll In at the L.A Autoshow my friend... Pictures to come in the next week or so! :encouragement:

More pics = more better. :D

MADNESSJoseph
12-05-2014, 03:13 PM
It was a great show... LOOOOOONG but had a great showing :thumbsup:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8601/15761591140_028c849aa5_b.jpg

shadowshaggy
12-05-2014, 03:14 PM
More pics = more better. :D

^LOL so it is my fault that you say more better now....:thumbsup:

MADNESSJoseph
01-15-2015, 05:13 PM
And you think you have a problem with speedbumps? yelrotflmao-vi

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/16288695875_fe68ddb115_c.jpg

Purgatory
01-15-2015, 08:54 PM
And you think you have a problem with speedbumps? yelrotflmao-vi

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/16288695875_fe68ddb115_c.jpg

Looks like the part I have been asking about on this forum. Can I assume you have your Abarth much lower than stock, perhaps with coilovers, etc. I like the look of that front splitter/spoiler, but concerned about how much clearance there would be with stock springs/shocks? Also been trying to find out the price done in aluminum, not CF.

Thanks.

MADNESSJoseph
01-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Looks like the part I have been asking about on this forum. Can I assume you have your Abarth much lower than stock, perhaps with coilovers, etc. I like the look of that front splitter/spoiler, but concerned about how much clearance there would be with stock springs/shocks? Also been trying to find out the price done in aluminum, not CF.

Thanks. Hey there Purgatory! My Turbo is lowered on VMaxx Coilovers and it's pretty dumped BUT what makes the car sit so low on the front is my Carbon Autoplus front lip... That sits about 2" lower than stock.. Then I designed that front splitter that you see not only for aerodynamics but also to protect my front end. It's actually not carbon, that's aluminum that's been powder coated in a gloss black finish.... If you don't run the front carbon lip and just had this attached to your bumper I don't think you'd have that many problems with clearance honestly.

Shoot me a call or an email - jreyes@madnessautoworks.com and I'd be more than happy to answer any of your questions!

Thank you,

Joseph

Purgatory
01-15-2015, 10:02 PM
Hey there Purgatory! My Turbo is lowered on VMaxx Coilovers and it's pretty dumped BUT what makes the car sit so low on the front is my Carbon Autoplus front lip... That sits about 2" lower than stock.. Then I designed that front splitter that you see not only for aerodynamics but also to protect my front end. It's actually not carbon, that's aluminum that's been powder coated in a gloss black finish.... If you don't run the front carbon lip and just had this attached to your bumper I don't think you'd have that many problems with clearance honestly.

Shoot me a call or an email - jreyes@madnessautoworks.com and I'd be more than happy to answer any of your questions!

Thank you,

Joseph

Thanks, will zip you off an e-mail this evening

Tweak
01-15-2015, 11:54 PM
I need to "test" this new aluminum splitter...hehe. LOVE the look by the way Joseph.

MADNESSJoseph
01-16-2015, 12:42 PM
I need to "test" this new aluminum splitter...hehe. LOVE the look by the way Joseph.
Haha I'll let you Test alright! gr_grin As always, thanks for the love man! Hope 2015 is treating you well!

Tweak
01-17-2015, 12:06 AM
Haha I'll let you Test alright! gr_grin As always, thanks for the love man! Hope 2015 is treating you well!

I'd like to nominate myself as an indefinite beta tester, make it happen! :D

Injured foot and have been unable to drive for around 2 weeks...likely it'll be another 1 before that changes. :(

MADNESSJoseph
01-27-2015, 06:08 PM
TURBO TUESDAY :excitement:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/16354513981_c33aa4ea94_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Sunsets in Southern California beerchug

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/16032986394_fd8d27b61b_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
04-09-2015, 03:13 PM
Weekly Cleaning :loyal:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7710/16471001793_94455e259d_z.jpg

MADNESSJoseph
05-05-2015, 07:21 PM
TURBO TUESDAY! :cheerful: A couple special "touches" coming in the next few months....

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7796/17197057110_acee5c5842_z.jpg

501
05-14-2015, 01:30 AM
your car looks so damn good!!!
do you wear a headset while working to keep that car so clean!

MADNESSJoseph
05-14-2015, 12:05 PM
your car looks so damn good!!!
do you wear a headset while working to keep that car so clean!

Lol good to hear from you man! Appreciate the props! Honestly I have to wash my car about 2 times a week to keep that bling going :listening_headphone

MADNESSJoseph
07-20-2015, 11:07 AM
It's been a little while so why not post a fresh pictures to kick off the new week! beerchug

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3807/19864933791_181ef5ac86_z.jpg

Tweak
07-20-2015, 10:03 PM
In this case showing your @$$ is acceptable. :p

MADNESSJoseph
07-21-2015, 11:39 AM
In this case showing your @$$ is acceptable. :p

You always know just what to say! LOL

Tweak
07-22-2015, 10:43 AM
You always know just what to say! LOL

haha, glad it amused you. :D

WalkinTalkinStephenHawkin
08-04-2015, 10:33 PM
You need to get some rain guards but looks amazing.... In the process of building mine with the same copper color went with the handheld tork tune, road race intake and still more to come. Hit me up if you plan on driving that up to Washington. Would love to see it!!!

MADNESSJoseph
08-05-2015, 11:56 AM
You need to get some rain guards but looks amazing.... In the process of building mine with the same copper color went with the handheld tork tune, road race intake and still more to come. Hit me up if you plan on driving that up to Washington. Would love to see it!!! Thank you for the props! I've actually been looking into doing custom carbon style ones so we'll see how that goes! I have family in Washington but my set up isn't that "long distance" friendly but we'll see what I can make happen!

If you ever have any questions or anything feel free to hit me up!

MADNESSJoseph
11-03-2015, 08:10 PM
So...... This just happened! I had to step my game up before the LA Autoshow. More pictures to come!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/750/22762592525_ee7139911e.jpg

Trunkout
11-03-2015, 08:17 PM
So...... This just happened! I had to step my game up before the LA Autoshow. More pictures to come!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/750/22762592525_ee7139911e.jpg
siiiiiiick

MADNESSJoseph
11-03-2015, 08:26 PM
siiiiiiick

I appreciate the props! Should look vicious up against the orange!

Klasse Act
11-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Those wheels look great, would love to see them in matte, dark bronze on the orange!

Tweak
11-04-2015, 12:46 AM
Such a great looking wheel, shame they are heavy as they are and cost what they cost. Should pop against the Rame though.

MADNESSJoseph
11-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Those wheels look great, would love to see them in matte, dark bronze on the orange!

Thank you my friend! Pictures to come by mid next week!

MADNESSJoseph
11-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Such a great looking wheel, shame they are heavy as they are and cost what they cost. Should pop against the Rame though. Thank you brother! For 18" wheels the weight is 22lbs but unlike most of the lighter weight wheels out there they are incredibly strong and TUV approved. I'm sure you've heard stories about people having to replace bent rims etc and so far with all of the sets sold zero have needed replacements. As you know my build has a strong performance aspect about it but my focus is on a more extreme exterior styling. I thought these wheels are some of the best looking wheels on the market without having to drop $3400 on something that's custom made by lets say AG, AIM, VIP Modular etc. Should come out pretty wicked. I'm sure you'll dig it my friend sillylol

Tweak
11-05-2015, 12:09 AM
Thank you brother! For 18" wheels the weight is 22lbs but unlike most of the lighter weight wheels out there they are incredibly strong and TUV approved. I'm sure you've heard stories about people having to replace bent rims etc and so far with all of the sets sold zero have needed replacements. As you know my build has a strong performance aspect about it but my focus is on a more extreme exterior styling. I thought these wheels are some of the best looking wheels on the market without having to drop $3400 on something that's custom made by lets say AG, AIM, VIP Modular etc. Should come out pretty wicked. I'm sure you'll dig it my friend sillylol

Not too heavy for the size really, looks great for sure. I do look forward to seeing them installed.

MADNESSJoseph
11-05-2015, 01:20 PM
Not too heavy for the size really, looks great for sure. I do look forward to seeing them installed. Thanks man! For sure some killer photos should be coming by early next week!!!!!!! A couple other "little" changes are coming of course. biggrinparty

MADNESSJoseph
11-14-2015, 06:43 PM
Just a little teaser before my LA Autoshow release... Definitely made some aggressive changes :anger:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/723/22535769069_0db28af23d_z.jpg

Trunkout
11-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Omg I want holes in my bumper! I'm serious.

MADNESSJoseph
11-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Omg I want holes in my bumper! I'm serious.

Haha trust me, I feel you! All I will say is this is not the easiest thing to do and the measurements need to be spot on. Total mock up/labor time took us close to 2.5 hrs. The metal used is on the thicker side so to work with that contour was a little tricky. Lets just say I'm extremely pleased with the final results! If you're interested in these bumper diffusers please let me know and I can definitely get them in your hands!

Tweak
11-15-2015, 10:44 PM
Omg I want holes in my bumper! I'm serious.

Me too...but in the front sort of like RRM did, like to see this straight on sometime soon though.

MADNESSJoseph
11-16-2015, 02:00 PM
Me too...but in the front sort of like RRM did, like to see this straight on sometime soon though. A video was actually just posted up yesterday on Chemical Guys Social Media page. Both their Instagram and their Facebook page if you get the chance, check them out! I'll have plenty of pictures to post here over these next few weeks my friend!

MADNESSJoseph
12-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Wanted to take a second and post up a little sample of how she looked up at the LA Autoshow :cool

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MADNESSJoseph
12-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Out here getting ready for a little photoshoot! The struggle is real with trying to get in and out of these driveways :spaz:

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MADNESSJoseph
04-23-2016, 12:28 PM
Took this in the neighborhood yesterday.... Cheers to the weekend! beerchug

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Nightshift
05-04-2016, 08:52 PM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1576/26503982952_94de227cb9_c.jpg

I love that car!
My favorite 500 (besides mine)....

MADNESSJoseph
05-05-2016, 11:59 AM
I love that car!
My favorite 500 (besides mine)....

Haha thank you my friend! Greatly appreciated!!!!! :glee:

Drew01
05-05-2016, 06:01 PM
Nice! more pics!

MADNESSJoseph
05-05-2016, 06:03 PM
Nice! more pics!

Haha I will for sure. My car is currently being worked on as we speak but more pictures to come SOON!!!!!!

Sales@Tork
05-07-2016, 07:49 PM
Looks nice, keep up the good work !
Keep us all updated with pics as your build comes along !

Gina

MADNESSJoseph
05-09-2016, 12:46 PM
Looks nice, keep up the good work !
Keep us all updated with pics as your build comes along !

Gina

I appreciate the props and trust me, more pictures will be up here shortly!:glee:

Drew01
05-11-2016, 04:51 PM
So after 2.5 months of being in the shop for paint, body and engine work my Turbo will finally hit the streets TONIGHT!!! :excitement:

Typically I know you'd start a build thread from beginning to end but I wanted to jump right in with a little teaser photo for you! Haha.

Here's a little background on the car for those of you who are unfamiliar with her.... 2013 FIAT Turbo Rame' purchased in late March. I went with the Turbo primarily due to this color option and black accents. I immediately fell in love with the vibrant Pearl Orange and started painting this picture of contrasting matte black and carbon fiber in my head. From the very first day I brought her into the office (MADNESS Autoworks) I knew this transformation wouldn't take long to complete and so did Boris, smiling and tempting me with new product every payday! :smug:

In this thread I'll post up a list of all my recent modifications which include some one-off things that to my knowledge not that many people have done before and I'll also include links to product as well. Keep in mind, if anyone has ANY questions about anything at all on this thread PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. I'm always available via phone 562-981-6800 ext 108 or via email jreyes@madnessautworks.com.

So let’s begin with my mod list and in the coming days I’ll provide more details about each item individually. Hope you enjoy and I appreciate your feedback! If someone wants to jump to questions on anything listed below please fire away!

Engine Mods –
Forge Actuator
Forge Blow Off Plate Adapter
SILA Front Mount Intercooler
MPx Ported Throttle Body
MPx Pulley Kit
PTP Turbo Blanket (Burnt Orange)
MADNESS High Flow Intake (Polished)
MADNESS 3" Downpipe (Polished)
MADNESS Go Pedal
MADNESS Dual Exit Exhaust
Magneti Marelli ECU Module and I also switch off between the MADNESS ECU
Machined/Honed Factory Turbo from 46 to 48

Interior -
Craven Speed Short Shifter
Craven Speed/MADNESS weighted knob
BLACK Aluminum Race Pedals
Rear Seat Delete Kit
MADNESS Black/Orange Shift Boot
OEM Abarth Steering Wheel
AutoMeter Carbon Fiber Boost Gauge
AutoMeter Carbon Fiber Gauge Pod

Exterior -
Autoplus Carbon Fiber front Splitter
Autoplus Carbon Fiber Front ducts
Autoplus Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser (not yet installed)
MADNESS Carbon Fiber Side Extractors
MADNESS Carbon Fiber Decklid Wing (not yet installed)
Team Dynamics 17" Satin Black Pro Race 1.2
Nexen Tires
Vmaxx Coilovers (first set specifically designed for North American model)
Vented Fenders from Italy
Modified Rear Vents in Bumper to make functional

Brakes -
VMaxx 330 Floating Rotor BBK (not yet installed)
Competizione Stainless Brake Lines
RaceMaxx Drilled Rotors (Rear)

Current Sponsor List
MADNESS Autoworks
FORGE Motorsports
Modern Performance
Autoplus Japan
VMaxx Racing
SILA Concepts

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Who the installments for you?

MADNESSJoseph
05-12-2016, 02:55 PM
Who the installments for you?

Hi there Drew,

I'm actually the Sales Manager here at MADNESS Autoworks (500MADNESS.com) so everything for my car has all been done in house! :smokin: