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The New Fiat 500 Abarth (only) Thread

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  1. dave80gtsi

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    Agreed - these are a great tire for the money!
     
  2. Tillman

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    The Pirelli tires are killing me on cost/wear ratio, but since I seem to burn up 2 at a time, I keep staying with them.
     
  3. ShineKen

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    The Pirell's in the rear lasted me 50k mi lol. The fronts were changed twice though, but I have aggressive camber in the front. But now all for corners are done so I thought I'd try something new. I really liked the soft and comfy feel of the firehawk's on my gf's abarth.
     
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  5. ShineKen

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    Where did you get those taillights?
     
  6. allandwf

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    695 Biposto I believe.
     
  7. ttforcefed

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    Wish we got the biposto here


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    I think my tires are 'getting there' but I only have 18k miles on the car. So far no problems driving in the rain so I am going to keep on trucking.
    Perhaps if I didn't fling the car into every corner I see they would last longer.

    Oh, my car tramlines like crazy. It is always pulling to one side of the road or the other depending on where the grooves in the road are. Is that normal?
     
  10. PaulK

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    This is going to sound dumb, but I was checking under the hood and the coolant looks to be low. Is it normal for the car to use coolant? The car is a 2015 with about 18k on the clock.

    This picture was taken April 22nd. It might even be lower now.

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  11. PaulK

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    This picture was as of May 22nd. Even lower still.

    So I took it to the dealer and there was a leak in one of the hoses. Love story short, have someone qualified look it over!
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    no, not common to go through coolant
     
  13. dave80gtsi

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    #763 dave80gtsi, Jun 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Loose factory OEM crimp-style hose clamps are a known thing. They have been shown to be weak and to allow seepage.

    Locate the culprit, cut it off, and replace with a conventional screw-type clamp. Problem solved.
     

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