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    Thread: Fiat 500 + Hipster

    1. Member Brimjolt's Avatar
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      05-06-2012 08:41 AM #26
      love, love, love it.

      Pics of fiance please.
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      Power sliding is not worth it, I realized I was addicted and have taken up a much healthier safer hobby called high school girls

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      05-06-2012 09:16 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      A lot stiffer now... My fiancee has amazing, fake ta-tas... so I'm enjoying her as a passenger more now
      I seriously hope you didn't post this and then not expect to post a pic of said fiancee.
      Car looks great btw
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      05-06-2012 09:24 AM #28
      If I was buying a 500 I would pick that color.

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      05-06-2012 09:37 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey Mouser View Post
      Hey! My dog poops that same shade of brown.
      Is your dog sick?

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      05-06-2012 09:49 AM #30
      Wow, that looks really cool. Nice job. Bet it's a lot of fun to zip around in.

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      05-06-2012 09:56 AM #31
      I like it all. I'm picking up my Sport in a few weeks. A few questions:

      How noticeable are the gains from the CAI and Magnaflow?

      Do the KWs still let the car handle acceptably?

      My wife's lovebags are huge these days ( becausebreastfeeding) - can you aim the rear view mirror the rigt direction without fiancé noticing?
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      05-06-2012 10:27 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      The pic doesn't do that colour justice at all; it's a great looking paint in person.

      Car looks good
      iPhone picture... Should have some good ones later to post

      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      That is the best colour available for the 500 IMO. I see a girl in a sport that colour almost daily, and it never fails to catch my eye. Personally I would have just saved up for an Abarth, rather then tricking out a sport.
      The Abarth is awesome... but a) wasn't available when I needed the car b) won't lease well and c) I saved ~ $5k by not getting that Abarth and to be honest, I have a 5-600 whp Mk4 Jetta wagon VR-T in the process of being finished up, so this car is doing a great job in the purpose it was meant for.

      Plus, think of how upset you guys would be when I bagged it

      Quote Originally Posted by deepspeed12 View Post
      What wheels are those? I am still deciding if I want to swap the wheels on my fit or not. I really like those.
      They are the ESM 004s. www.ESMWheels.com 17x8 et 38

      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      I like it all. I'm picking up my Sport in a few weeks. A few questions:

      How noticeable are the gains from the CAI and Magnaflow?

      Do the KWs still let the car handle acceptably?

      My wife's lovebags are huge these days ( becausebreastfeeding) - can you aim the rear view mirror the rigt direction without fiancé noticing?
      The CAI and Magnaflow dynoed ~ 10-12 whp gains. But WAY more importantly, the sound is bloody fantastic! I find myself revving for absolutely no reason

      As mentioned, the KWs are a bit firm but very compliant... My fiancee drove the car a few miles home from work at this heigh with the stock 16s and the 195/45 Contis that came on the car and she didn't seem to mind. With the short wheel base, firm suspension, and smaller tire, you notice most imperfections in the road (which I like). I've yet to do any aggressive driving, but it seems like the improvement will be HUGE.

      Here she is with my 8 year old daughter (picture is 2-3 years old). Please be respectful of my beautiful fiancee and gorgeous daughter... If you're coming to Wuste 2012, you'll meet my fiance at the registration booth.

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      05-06-2012 10:41 AM #33
      i like

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      05-06-2012 10:43 AM #34
      Nice looking family and car, keep it up bud!

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      05-06-2012 10:51 AM #35
      If someone dumped a Frostee on that thing, you'd never know.

    11. 05-06-2012 10:56 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      picked up the only set of 4x98 wheels I could find
      You know you can run 4x100 right?

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      05-06-2012 11:03 AM #37
      shes hot
      Quote Originally Posted by Zhine
      Power sliding is not worth it, I realized I was addicted and have taken up a much healthier safer hobby called high school girls

    13. 05-06-2012 11:19 AM #38
      That's a cool setup you have going. I've been strangely attracted to the abarths and I'm trying to avoid temptation.

      What's the comfort level like as far as the seat and overall driving position?


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      05-06-2012 11:23 AM #39
      You know you can run 4x100 right?
      Came to post this. Get some wobble bolts and BAM! You have 4x100 wheel selection.

      Still, those wheels look great on that car! I've seen that color in person and cameras just do not make it look right.
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    15. 05-06-2012 11:34 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Is your dog sick?
      I asked her.. and you'll never believe it.

      She barked at me.. and it sounded just like "ban hawc".. I'd hazard to say she's just fine.

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      05-06-2012 11:38 AM #41
      More of the car please.

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      05-06-2012 11:42 AM #42
      Fiancee is gorgeous, car still looks great. You're not doing to bad in life
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      05-06-2012 11:57 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by The Holy Molar View Post
      More of the car please.
      x2.

      I'd like to see a front view.

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      05-06-2012 12:19 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      You know you can run 4x100 right?
      No, I know nothing of the wizardry of wheel fitment you speak of I'm well aware of the options, but wanted them NOW

      The car is very impressive... Obviously it's no limousine, but it seats 2 as comfortably as any coupe and is very very intelligently packaged. You aren't looking at a mountain of buttons, which surprised me. They seemed to take a lot of time figuring out ways to incorporate everything. Example: to lock the doors from the inside, you simply push the door handle forward.

      Thanks for all the positive feedback...
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      05-06-2012 12:45 PM #45
      Another pic from the phone... I'll make a new thread when I get some real shots

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      05-06-2012 12:49 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      Another pic from the phone... I'll make a new thread when I get some real shots
      Phone sensor is NOT doing this car justice.

      Cute family though. I wonder how long your daughter can comfortably sit in the backseat..

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      05-06-2012 12:54 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      They seemed to take a lot of time figuring out ways to incorporate everything. Example: to lock the doors from the inside, you simply push the door handle forward.
      my 64 corvair has the same locking set up

      nice looking car though.

    23. 05-06-2012 01:00 PM #48
      I'm liking that color a lot more now that I'm looking at it on a computer and not a phone. It looks crazy stiff though. I had some H&R springs on my A4 with meatier tires and I had to put the stock suspension back on because it was too stiff. I bet it handles like a shifter kart though so the sacrifice is probably worth it.

      I'm imagining what that car would look like with some red accents. I think it could complement the center caps and logo on the grill. If anybody is bored and likes to Pshop, paint the door handles and side mirror caps red.
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      05-06-2012 01:15 PM #49
      Looks great, color isn't too bad either.

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      05-06-2012 01:16 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Philly215 View Post
      I'm imagining what that car would look like with some red accents. I think it could complement the center caps and logo on the grill. If anybody is bored and likes to Pshop, paint the door handles and side mirror caps red.
      That may be happening... I played with yellow accents (vinyl as a test) and liked it, but will probably wait until the it settles for a bit before I make any more changes.
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