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aquablu2
09-15-2016, 09:55 PM
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23530&stc=1

Just said goodbye recently to my argento grey 500X and welcoming my new 2016 500x collection 6.. here are the beginning pictures and then will show what i added so far the first week... The modifications include chrome door sills/ mopar custom pedal set/ chrome lower body side moldings/ chrome mirror caps and chrome fog light surrounds. did most of these on my last x (except for the mirror caps)... but this time I'm going all the way baby:)
These are the before pics...

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aquablu2
09-15-2016, 10:01 PM
well the pictures are all over the place again lol:) here are some of the after pics


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aquablu2
09-15-2016, 10:14 PM
a few more after pics....Just wanted to say too that my silver one was an early production model.. this new one was produced in may of 2016 and the differences in quality are amazing.. the transmission shifts perfect the car drives wonderful, siri eyes free was already pre installed on my radio and everything seems to work better.. Had all the updates done on my last X but this still seems much better right out of the box..

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Haring
09-16-2016, 07:30 AM
Great color choice :) mine is a May 2016 and I could feel a difference between it and the 2015 built used X I was looking at purchasing. What are your thoughts on the chrome bottom side trim? Do they stick on pretty good? I'm tempted to get them in red to match my mirrors.

aquablu2
09-16-2016, 08:33 PM
Great color choice :) mine is a May 2016 and I could feel a difference between it and the 2015 built used X I was looking at purchasing. What are your thoughts on the chrome bottom side trim? Do they stick on pretty good? I'm tempted to get them in red to match my mirrors. Hi i have to say i think they made one of the biggest differences to the appearance of mine.. they were very easy to install and they go on using 2 way tape..i was thinking about doing the bronze colored moldings first but chrome always wins with me for some reason.. love the shiny accent it adds to the white. If you do the red trim post the pics would love to see:)

Rsamson67
09-18-2016, 09:51 AM
Very nice looking 500X!

bryanintowson
09-18-2016, 10:40 AM
These are such nice looking cars.

billas abarth
09-18-2016, 05:08 PM
Beautiful 500!

Southernroadrunner
09-18-2016, 05:48 PM
That's a very nice looking car sir !!

aquablu2
09-18-2016, 09:48 PM
Thanks i love it too.. just thinking of what i should do to it next or to just stop and enjoy it like it is now:) Oh wait going to order some lloyds luxe mats tomorrow morning but stuck on weather to order the brown or black. The seats are brown but don't know if i do the brown if it will break up the look of the interior.. decisions..decisions:)
That's a very nice looking car sir !!

NGEN
09-18-2016, 11:00 PM
CAR looks really nice. Just curious, why did you trade in the Argento one so fast to get the bianco? Seems like you would lose quite a bit on the deal.

aquablu2
09-19-2016, 09:06 PM
FCA and the dealer bought the car back from me.. When i purchased the Argento 500x on memorial day weekend.. i drove it home from the dealer and noticed that the hoods paint looked splotchy. I have had lots and lots of fiats (this is #8) and had an argento 500c so i had a knowledge of what the paint was supposed to look like.. so i took it back the next morning ( an hour drive away) because i didn't purchase it from my local dealer because they only basically had stripped ones.. and when i showed them they basically blew me off and told me to bring it back when I'm back in town and they would take a look at it..The salesman said he didn't really notice anything...Well the next morning since it was really bugging me and I'm kind of a fiat fanatic, I took it to my local dealers body shop to show them.. they asked me to open the hood and they found that the under hood factory stickers had been covered in masking tape and then painted over.. they called chrysler and they agreed to repaint the hood and anything else that needed to be done.That seemed Fine...But i went back a few days into it unannounced and saw my car dismantled in the parking lot and took my handy i phone out and began taking pictures..as i was doing that the bodyshop guy that was actually doing the work came over and said "Is this your car? i heard all about it".. then he told me he had painted the underside of the hood and that he took off all the stickers to do a good job and he found out that under the stickers was red paint..He told me that this wasn't even the original hood that came on the car.. then i looked a little more and saw replacement part tags hanging from the drivers headlight and all the hoses etc on that side of the car had replacement tags.. then looked at the under bumper and i saw that the welds were different on the passenger side that were silver and the drivers side was sloppy and black..indicating to me there had been an accident. Well since i purchased the car brand new with the sticker on the window i expected it to be new and not a car previously in an accident.Especially if they did a crappy repair before i purchased it and didn't disclose to me that it had been in some sort of accident.. The dealer i purchased the car from had gotten the car from Fields Fiat in Orlando as a transfer when the closed up shop..So basically every one was blaming everyone else and i told them I'm not gonna get stuck with just because they didn't do their due diligence when the accepted the car.. So finally about 8 days ago they told me to come up and pick out a new one. They gave me an upgrade to collection 6 at no extra charge and gave me the white one that i wanted.. the car cost about 2k more. so win win. Sorry for the long story..In the end FCA and my dealer did the right thing and i am again a happy content repeat loyal fiat customer :)



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QUOTE=NGEN;783721]CAR looks really nice. Just curious, why did you trade in the Argento one so fast to get the bianco? Seems like you would lose quite a bit on the deal.[/QUOTE]

aquablu2
09-24-2016, 05:29 PM
Craven Speed Stubby antenna arrived today.. installed in about 2 minutes! Heres a heads up for everyone though.. If you order one of these make sure you tell them if you have the dual pane sunroof because the antenna bases are completely different and they require different antennas. Thanks to Logan at Craven Speed, he was awesome in getting the right one for me.. Guess even they did not know about the different bases in the sunroof vs. hardtop X. :)

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aquablu2
09-28-2016, 08:58 PM
Added this today.. what do you think? Got the bright idea to order it from ford from the 2006 Five hundred

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500X_JML
09-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Now you have a Franken500.

Xtreme500
09-30-2016, 02:25 PM
Nooice!

aquablu2
10-22-2016, 12:02 AM
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A few more added mods.. got this great stainless steel upper rear bumper protector from Zicmotorsports delivered today.. It really finishes off the rear of the car.. as well as my lloyds ultimats floor mats and rear cargo mat. Got them in dark brown to match the leather seats .. all seems to be coming together nicely:)


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Sorry again for the all over the place and sideways pictures.. wish i knew how to fix..:)

Fiat500USA
10-22-2016, 11:34 AM
Sorry, there is an issues with iPhones and sideways pictures on some websites. http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?26389-iPhones-and-sideways-pictures

Basically the fix is:

*"...You can prevent any rotation issues in the future by taking your iPhone photos and videos with the volume buttons pointing down."
http://iphonephotographyschool.com/i...s-upside-down/ (http://iphonephotographyschool.com/iphone-photos-upside-down/)

bryanintowson
10-23-2016, 09:16 AM
Love the carpet and the chrome bits!

aquablu2
10-23-2016, 10:01 PM
Awesome will definitely try that with my next pics:) I appreciate you making my pics go the right way:)
Sorry, there is an issues with iPhones and sideways pictures on some websites. http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?26389-iPhones-and-sideways-pictures

Basically the fix is:

*"...You can prevent any rotation issues in the future by taking your iPhone photos and videos with the volume buttons pointing down."
http://iphonephotographyschool.com/i...s-upside-down/ (http://iphonephotographyschool.com/iphone-photos-upside-down/)

aquablu2
10-23-2016, 10:04 PM
Love the carpet and the chrome bits!


Thanks a lot I appreciate your feedback. Love playing with this car! :)

Fiat500USA
10-23-2016, 11:15 PM
Awesome will definitely try that with my next pics:) I appreciate you making my pics go the right way:)

Thank you for posting and sharing your car with us! Love what you are doing.

janaheim
10-24-2016, 03:15 AM
Beautiful looking car! Love what you're doing to it

aquablu2
10-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Mopar Stainless steel pedal set,, the gas pedal was a breeze to get on... the brake pedal not so much LOL:) the brake pedal is still not on perfectly but when i take it to the dealer i will have them get it on right :) 24006 2400724008

aquablu2
10-24-2016, 06:31 PM
just posted more pics of my mopar stainless steel pedal set and you were right putting the iPhone with the volume buttons on the side while taking the pictures worked! Thanks again:)

Klasse Act
10-24-2016, 07:38 PM
I haven't seen a 500X that I don't like yet, congrats on the new ride!

Anson500x
11-02-2016, 01:30 PM
Wow, your car looks great with the trims upgrade. I like them alot, especially the silver trim around the fog lights. Where can I find a set?

Anson500x
11-02-2016, 01:36 PM
Awesome! Sometimes people do sneaky things and you gotta fight it til you get it right. I am very impressed with your actions and the outcome! :)

Anson500x
11-02-2016, 01:39 PM
hahaha, I like that Five-Hundred emblem jesterabigclap:nod: Who would have thought of that? LOL

aquablu2
11-02-2016, 01:59 PM
Hi Anson500x, Got the fog light surrounds from the fiat parts counter at the dealer.. they were really easy to install. took about 5 minutes on each side.. they go on with 3m tape that comes attached to the back side.. cost was about 100.000 but well worth it..
Wow, your car looks great with the trims upgrade. I like them alot, especially the silver trim around the fog lights. Where can I find a set?

aquablu2
11-02-2016, 02:09 PM
hahaha, I like that Five-Hundred emblem jesterabigclap:nod: Who would have thought of that? LOL


Thanks i have to say i really like the five hundred emblems it adds just enough interest to the sides of the car along with the bottom chrome trim along the bottom of the doors. heres a closer picture of the emblem.24077