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krayzielilsmoki
05-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Today was an epic day! My Abarth was ready for pick up so I did what any enthusiast would do, make an event out of it!

1 custom made tie $20, 1 custom made dress $150, 1 Abarth filled day to remember=Priceless!

Enjoy the pictures!

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1005.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1006.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1010.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1012.jpg

First time seeing an Abarth in my life...and its MINE!
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1014.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1018.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1020.jpg

The person making all the amazing decalse (Boris) in the passangers seat and his very excited brother (Bojan) the new owner!
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1021.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1026.jpg

Back in the Lexus, on my way to the credit union
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1027.jpg

Back in the Fiat Dealership
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/Untitled.jpg

Signing the New Owners Board
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1035.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1036.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1037.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1038.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1039.jpg

I let Boris finish up the sign while I signed the final papers
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1042.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1043.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1044.jpg

The car sat patiently outside
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1045.jpg

Finishing up the sign
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1046.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1050.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1051.jpg

Done
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1049.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1053.jpg

One last picture at the Dealer
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1054.jpg

And on our way home!
Ok thats enough pictures for one post.... more on the next!

krayzielilsmoki
05-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Leaving the dealership
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1057.jpg

Few pictures at home
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1063.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1065.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1066.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1068.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1072.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1074.jpg

And Now time for a photoshoot!
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1077.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1079.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1080.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1081.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1082.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1084.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1085-1.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1086-1.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1091.jpg

More on next post!

Guest
05-18-2012, 09:49 PM
I am totally lost for words..... you may well be Fiats number 1 fan - they owe you something for this!

LUCKY MAN.....not just the car ;-)

Nice to see who made my decal, hope you get pictures when you put yours on the hood!!!

Still....LOST FOR WORDS!

krayzielilsmoki
05-18-2012, 09:49 PM
With my sexy Catrinel
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1095.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1098.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1100.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1101.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1106.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1109.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1115.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1123.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1125.jpg

Two very happy brothers
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1127.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1129.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1130.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1131.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1132.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1134.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1135.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1136.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1137.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1138.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1139.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1140.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1143.jpg

Next pictures will be with the new decals including the huge scorpion on the roof!

krayzielilsmoki
05-18-2012, 09:53 PM
Applying my first decal
One that lots of you here have ordered
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120518_153255.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120518_153354.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120518_153417.jpg

Looks amazing!

Guest
05-18-2012, 10:06 PM
Im liking the powered by decal....how much shipped to me in Canada again but in Matt Black?

Guest
05-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Thanks for the message but I cant reply, says your inbox is full - popular guy! Let us know when youve got space again!!!

VTEC Mini
05-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Very nice!

MM22
05-19-2012, 03:50 PM
A good looking car for a good looking couple, congrats! Thanks for posting all the photos.

pchop
05-19-2012, 03:55 PM
I like the girl in these pictures than Catrinel.

Fiat411
05-19-2012, 04:02 PM
The car, beautiful. The girl, gorgeous. You are a lucky man. But then again, so am I. I have a beautiful wife the loves cars as much as I do, and a beautiful gray Abarth.

Mike S
05-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Nice job. Your sister is really cute too!!!

Chris
05-19-2012, 05:34 PM
Damn! She's Hot.

The car's OK too.

fico
05-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Cestitam za ficu da bude sretano nemogu da cekam kada ce moj stici koliko para dve nalepnice power by ......

noopd
05-19-2012, 06:09 PM
so awesome i'm speechless ! congrats. !

Mike S
05-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Cestitam za ficu da bude sretano nemogu da cekam kada ce moj stici koliko para dve nalepnice power by ......

Klaatu barada nikto.

krayzielilsmoki
05-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Cestitam za ficu da bude sretano nemogu da cekam kada ce moj stici koliko para dve nalepnice power by ......

$8

geeded
05-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Klaatu barada nikto.

Oh Man, I laughed so hard, I think I coughed up a lung.....

Just great, thanks for that

Cheers

Mike S
05-19-2012, 10:07 PM
You're welcome.

krayzielilsmoki
05-20-2012, 12:21 AM
Update!

Today I had some time so I added a little attitude to my abarth

Before
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_105217.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_105225.jpg

Figuring out where to put it
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110247.jpg

Made sure the surface is free of wax, dirt, and oil
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110316.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110323.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110411.jpg

Time to apply
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110510.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110522.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110547.jpg

And the final product
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110654.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110718.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_110730.jpg

Did a quick wax to over it
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_111148.jpg

Overall it looks amazing! I love the flat black on the black car its almost invisible from some angles while it almost glows from others! Even caught a reflection of the scorpion on the ceiling
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120519_122908.jpg

Later I had a little free time so we decided to create a custom key vinyl, turned out amazing! so we are ordering more white and red carbon fiber along with the regular black to fill the orders if you guys are interested. More info and instructions for application can be found in the abarth general forum. Here are a few pics of my keys.
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1164.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1150.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/DSCN1163.jpg

I was gonna install the huge 40 inch scorpion on the roof but it was too big... now I have a huge scorpion on my bedroom wall. Should be making a 35 inch one tomorrow.

Stick around because there is a lot more to come!

Dwaynek
05-20-2012, 01:46 AM
Boris do you have a red closer to the mirror color. I got the 9 inch scorpian from you but it looks slightly orange when compared to the mirrors.

krayzielilsmoki
05-20-2012, 01:50 AM
I had nothing to compare it to until now so I'll be ordering a sample pack soon to find the exact match

Guest
05-20-2012, 07:42 AM
I like the Scorpion, you got the location perfect! Nervous about putting mine on but guess I can always take it off if I f*** it up!!!

Ferrero1911
05-20-2012, 01:41 PM
I had nothing to compare it to until now so I'll be ordering a sample pack soon to find the exact match

Sounds like a good plan. I hope the 35" one works out well. Did you see the scale drawing I posted in the other thread?

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?5317-Roof-width&highlight=roof

krayzielilsmoki
05-20-2012, 01:49 PM
Yeah I used that as reference for my 40 inch but the edges went over the rubber molding so I'm gonna have to scale it down

Dwaynek
05-20-2012, 04:54 PM
Boris let me know when you get the red in and I will order a red 9 inch and 9 inch matt black, thanks

krayzielilsmoki
05-20-2012, 10:45 PM
Just hit 155 miles on the Abarth and placed my order for the TMC chip! Should be here shortly after I hit 300 miles! Exciting!

krayzielilsmoki
05-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Few updates!

Just hit 300 last night and I can finally confirm that my shift light works! and boy does it pull all the way to redline! this car is a little beast!

Over the past week a few things have happened so here it goes

At the beginning of the week I crossed the 100 mile mark and last night this happened
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120525_234611.jpg
and then
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120525_234825.jpg

Had to pull over to take those pics! And now that the engine is broken in I can finally push it and wow is it amazing!

Also the red carbon fiber vinyl came in so I made this
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_024535.jpg

The tire valve caps came in
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_100057.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_100152.jpg

And I finally got a chance to cut a new scorpion for the roof so here are some pictures of that
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_103626.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_115700.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_120359.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_120407.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_122732.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_133415.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_133441.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_133500.jpg

And just as I finished that the mailman dropped off my TMC Chip!
Pictures of that on next post!

krayzielilsmoki
05-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Early in the week I ordered the TMC chip from SLOABARTH. It was shipped priority and I got it in no time!
Here are some pics

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_131054.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_131104.jpg
and the magic dial
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_131139.jpg

Currently I have it set at zero since I just hit 300 I want to see how the car is before and after to get a better feel of the performance gains

SLOABARTH wrapped it in some heat protection and I couldnt resist adding a little something to it
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_132109.jpg

The instructions were for an Alfa Romeo so I had to do some searching online to figure out where all the plugs were. Overall the whole installation process was a PITA mainly because of all the guess work, so to save you guys some time and headache, heres how its done!

Remove the top plastic
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_141158.jpg
This is with it removed
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_141305.jpg
Pop off the rest, and remove the hose clamps that prevent you from lifting it up
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_142945.jpg
The first plug is located right underneath, pretty easy to get to
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_142958.jpg

Next put the plastic back in place and remove the battery
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_144240.jpg
Underneath the battery remove the 3 bolts
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_144254.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_144307.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_144324.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_145408.jpg

Yes its only 3 bolts but this process took FOREVER! The person in charge of locktite that day went crazy because the bolts did not want to budge, the whole process was slow and painful until they came out.

Next lift the plastic up
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_150846-1.jpg
Notice I unplugged the big plugs behind the battery to help pull out the plastic a little further

Now reach underneath
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_150916-1.jpg
And find the plug
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_150905.jpg

Once the cables are all plugged up put everything back and decide where to put the box.
I decided to put mine right next to the battery on the fuse cover

I pulled off the fuse cover, lined it all up and put on some Velcro
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_154628.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_154710.jpg
Next I put the fuse cover back and stuck on the box
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_154843-1.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/thiswomps352/IMG_20120526_154907-1.jpg

Nice snug fit and easy access for when I decide to change the power.

Tonight I am leaving for Miami so I will leave it at Zero and enjoy factory power at least for the weekend. Once I get the itch for more Im jumping straight for setting #6...or 7 :devilish:

Hope this helps!

Ferrero1911
05-26-2012, 05:10 PM
The scorpion looks great! Did you figure out what red matches the stripes yet?

Great how-to, It will be helpful to have instructions that actually match our cars.

Abarth Five O
05-26-2012, 05:57 PM
Are you concerned that the TMC tuning box might breach your warranty if the dealer sees it when you take your Abarth in for routine servicing? I am planning to get the TMC or MM box and remove/reinstall it prior to/after servicing, but now I have second thoughts since it's a PITA process. Thanks for sharing your pics and experience of your installation.

krayzielilsmoki
05-26-2012, 08:17 PM
Are you concerned that the TMC tuning box might breach your warranty if the dealer sees it when you take your Abarth in for routine servicing? I am planning to get the TMC or MM box and remove/reinstall it prior to/after servicinig, but now I have second thoughts since it's a PITA process. Thanks for sharing your pics and experience of your installation.

It was hard mainly because I did a lot of guessing and that the bolts were tight now that I I'd it once it will take me about fifteen minutes to take it out

Abarth Five O
05-26-2012, 08:42 PM
It was hard mainly because I did a lot of guessing and that the bolts were tight now that I I'd it once it will take me about fifteen minutes to take it out

15 minutes is not too bad. It's probably worth the trouble if you're getting 25-40+ HP gain. I anxious to see the dyno results for both boxes from 500 Madness.

n00dle
05-26-2012, 08:54 PM
TMC posted a how-to video. It's for the EU market, but should be pretty similar.


http://youtu.be/D_0z5RM5yOc

Abarth Five O
05-27-2012, 01:14 AM
Thanks for the video post, however, without detailed instructions and English commentary, I'm still a little apprehensive. I would hate to plug in the wrong wire connectors that could potentially damage the engine.

FTY
05-30-2012, 12:16 AM
What a great thread from start to finish!!!

lagallinavecchia
06-01-2012, 12:25 PM
15 minutes is not too bad. It's probably worth the trouble if you're getting 25-40+ HP gain. I anxious to see the dyno results for both boxes from 500 Madness.

25-40???????

ScorpionSkins.com
06-01-2012, 01:48 PM
krayzielilsmoki, I've been trying to get a hold of you, please check your PMs when you have a chance. :)

Thanks!

krayzielilsmoki
06-03-2012, 01:17 AM
krayzielilsmoki, I've been trying to get a hold of you, please check your PMs when you have a chance. :)

Thanks!
Sorry been busy I'll email when I get a chance

SLOABARTH
06-06-2012, 02:44 AM
Congrats on your car and nice pics. Hope you are enjoying the TMC Box.
Sorry for not finding your thread sooner. Great work!! :friendly_wink:

krayzielilsmoki
03-11-2013, 07:35 PM
Been a while since I posted on this thread. Its been almost a year now and Im still loving my Abarth. I still turn heads when I drive around and it still puts a smile on my face.
The major things I did to it so far are the chip and the intake and the car runs amazing! It was fun stock but this is SOOO much better!
I posted a couple videos that might help out some people on here and I figured Id throw them all in a single post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HgKGNjbcGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uGBgqUm39Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOt_8ChTJoc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41I4lf8gHrE

Enjoy.

shagghie
03-11-2013, 08:14 PM
I like the girl in these pictures than Catrinel.
+1!

Looks like we both know the right kind of gal! Pic of my wife Katy Rokit on the day we picked up the Abarth...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/229965_10151344103395660_2114361691_n.jpg

AudiGuy
02-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Where in Florida are you?

krayzielilsmoki
02-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Where in Florida are you?

St. Pete

I'll be down in your area on the 1st of next month because I'm helping my sister move back from miami.