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frank1927
03-27-2016, 04:31 PM
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21452&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21453&stc=1

So far:
I have had;
The roof wrapped in black vinyl
Added a roof rack, with basket
Installed a trailer hitch
Added side rails
20mm wheel spacers in the front & 17mm in the rear
Plasti-dip the wheels
And of course, the Italian flag badge on the grill.

I love this car. It's just as much fun to dress up as it is to drive.

Xtreme500
03-27-2016, 06:15 PM
That is looking incredible my friend!!! What brand roof rack is that, Mopar maybe? Also could you fill me in a little on those wheel spacers such as did you need longer wheels studs and where did you get them from?

frank1927
03-27-2016, 06:51 PM
What brand roof rack is that, Mopar maybe? Also could you fill me in a little on those wheel spacers such as did you need longer wheels studs and where did you get them from?
The roof rails are Mopar, the cross bars and basket are ebay
Wheel spacers are from 500Madness and they came packaged with longer lug bolts and set screw. One note when installing spacers; They are a tight fit. I had to beat on them with a rubber mallet to make them flush with the hub.

bryanintowson
03-27-2016, 08:33 PM
You should get an old school FIAT logo sticker for the fairing on the roof rack. I just put a safari rack on my XJ and it's getting a Maryland Jeep logo:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259480115/flat-maryland-flag-jeep-vinyl-decal?ref=shop_home_active_3

bryanintowson
03-27-2016, 08:34 PM
I think this one would be perfect in black and white:

http://www.lezebre.lu/images/Fiat_logo_ancien.png

Tweak
03-27-2016, 09:31 PM
This looks great, stock in the showroom I just couldn't get a good feel for this color but in pics it makes me think if I were to have an X this might be a great color choice.

Shawnb
03-27-2016, 11:26 PM
Do you have a side shot??

frank1927
03-31-2016, 01:16 PM
Do you have a side shot??


I love taking pics of the car

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21515&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21516&stc=1

Shawnb
03-31-2016, 04:23 PM
Looks great!

5port
04-04-2016, 03:08 PM
Love the look and the black/orange theme. Nice looking X. @Frank1927 you've had the wheels off a few times now. Is there is trick to removing the center cap? It looked like it was going to break when I tried to remove one. Any tips? Tnx.

frank1927
04-04-2016, 04:08 PM
Is there is trick to removing the center cap? It looked like it was going to break when I tried to remove one.

Along the outside edge of the centercap, beneath the "500", is a small indent. I slid in a flat head screwdriver & gently pried them off.
Harbor Freight has a plastic trim removal kit that might be a better choice than a screwdriver.
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece-auto-trim-and-molding-tool-set-67021.html

5port
04-04-2016, 04:22 PM
Along the outside edge of the centercap, beneath the "500", is a small indent. I slid in a flat head screwdriver & gently pried them off.
Harbor Freight has a plastic trim removal kit that might be a better choice than a screwdriver.
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece-auto-trim-and-molding-tool-set-67021.html

At that price I'm gonna go pick it up at the local Harbor Freight. I'll figure out which one works best and keep it in the car. Thanks.

Klasse Act
04-04-2016, 06:20 PM
Looks like its turning into an offroad beast!!

bryanintowson
04-05-2016, 08:34 AM
Daystar Offroad just released a 1.5" lift kit for the Renegade. I wonder if it would fit?!

Xtreme500
04-05-2016, 10:02 AM
Daystar Offroad just released a 1.5" lift kit for the Renegade. I wonder if it would fit?! I'm sure it would since they ride on the same platform.

pkgmsu2000
06-04-2016, 11:32 AM
what a sweet looking ride. pull that Fullerton dealer writing off the back if you havent done so already :-)

Anson500x
11-24-2016, 03:43 PM
I very much like the roof rack!!! :)



I love taking pics of the car

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21515&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21516&stc=1

Jimmyac28
11-25-2016, 11:33 AM
The roof rails are Mopar, the cross bars and basket are ebay
Wheel spacers are from 500Madness and they came packaged with longer lug bolts and set screw. One note when installing spacers; They are a tight fit. I had to beat on them with a rubber mallet to make them flush with the hub.

What is the length of the cross bars? Trying to get some on ebay but dont know the length I need. Are those 50" or longer?

Anson500x
11-27-2016, 09:19 AM
The roof rails are Mopar, the cross bars and basket are ebay
Wheel spacers are from 500Madness and they came packaged with longer lug bolts and set screw. One note when installing spacers; They are a tight fit. I had to beat on them with a rubber mallet to make them flush with the hub.


Btw, what are the wheel spacers purpose?

frank1927
11-27-2016, 01:30 PM
What is the length of the cross bars? Trying to get some on ebay but dont know the length I need. Are those 50" or longer?
The length of the cross bars are 54", the basket is 39"x42"


Btw, what are the wheel spacers purpose?

Mostly asthetic, they give the look of a slightly more aggessive stance, plus the wider wheelbase should equate to more control when cornering