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    Arrow Noob 2017 Abarth

    Holy smokes... What a sweet car!

    Just got it last week and am super happy.

    Was looking through posts on here so decided to register!

    In the process of ordering some winter wheels from 500madness.

    Been pondering mods, but don't know if I can bring myself around to doing it to a brand new car.

    Might wait a few thousand miles.
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    Welcome. Don't feel pressure to mod. The car is great platform for tuning but it's pre-modded by Abarth, your set to go. I always think it's a good idea to get to know a car before you mod anyways. Then you know what you love and what you dislike about the car and truly appreciate any changes you make. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel View Post
    Holy smokes... What a sweet car!

    Just got it last week and am super happy.

    Was looking through posts on here so decided to register!

    In the process of ordering some winter wheels from 500madness.

    Been pondering mods, but don't know if I can bring myself around to doing it to a brand new car.

    Might wait a few thousand miles.
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    Hey Ando and Jason.

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Decided the only mods I'm going to do for now will be a K&N air filter and get some steelie 16" rims made for a Fiat 500 Pop.

    Ray at Madness is helping me with the rims.

    Next task is finding some cheap snow skins in size 185/55r16.
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    Congrats on the Abarth, welcome to the forum!
    2013 Rosso Abarth with 61K miles, Koni yellow shocks, Madness springs, Neu-f rear sway bar, EBC Yellowstuff brake pads, DOT4 brake fluid, K&N air filter, autocross 17 inch Ciao Milano wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE71R, daily wheels stock 16 inch Dunlop DZ102. 2017 1st place HS Tidewater Sports Car Club: 2016-2015 1st Place TSCC GS class; 2014-2013: 2nd place in SCCA South Carolina Region G Stock.
    My Car blog: http://www.nms-racing.net/

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    Hey Robert.

    Thanks for the welcome!

    See in your signature you mention Tidewater Sports Car Club.

    I went to Old Dominion University down in Norfolk.

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    Diesel- Welcome to the forum and congrats on the car purchase. We have a lot of people in here to answer any questions you might have.
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    Hey SouthernRoad.

    I'm in shock how much aftermarket stuff there is for this car.

    Now I am looking at strut tower braces and the RRM chassis bracing.

    Thanks for the welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel View Post
    Hey Robert.

    Thanks for the welcome!

    See in your signature you mention Tidewater Sports Car Club.

    I went to Old Dominion University down in Norfolk.
    I lived in Virginia Beach for the last 3 years and just took a new job on Long Island. Great area down there, TSCC was a lot of fun to drive with too. In my previous job I did some work with one of the professors at Old Dominion too.
    2013 Rosso Abarth with 61K miles, Koni yellow shocks, Madness springs, Neu-f rear sway bar, EBC Yellowstuff brake pads, DOT4 brake fluid, K&N air filter, autocross 17 inch Ciao Milano wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE71R, daily wheels stock 16 inch Dunlop DZ102. 2017 1st place HS Tidewater Sports Car Club: 2016-2015 1st Place TSCC GS class; 2014-2013: 2nd place in SCCA South Carolina Region G Stock.
    My Car blog: http://www.nms-racing.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Nixon View Post
    I lived in Virginia Beach for the last 3 years and just took a new job on Long Island. Great area down there, TSCC was a lot of fun to drive with too. In my previous job I did some work with one of the professors at Old Dominion too.
    Very cool. After I left the Virginia Beach area I went to Japan for a couple years then moved back up to Northern Virginia.

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