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Bumpy ride - Discussion

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by soori, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

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    Gurgaon
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Other than ARB what other part am I missing from my list.

    Also if I am able to get all parts sourced should I get all work done at FASS or can be done by outside mechanic
  2. platinumshine

    platinumshine Regolare

    @kunwar.g: the list of parts you have got is correct. 4 struts, 1 ARB ( less gc not available) , 2 front bump stops and two rubber protection rings on the strut pads if not already present.
    I got the work done at FASS to ensure correct fitting, discount that they had to offer on parts/labour.
    My Punto runs with the high GC ARB still I don't observe any awkward steering input that @sunswape did before getting the old lesser gc ARB. If you can get the old ARB nothing like it!
    you may want to call up a few nearby FASSes to see if they have the old ARB in stock luckily.
    bit offtopic: The suspension spares of Punto are quite cheap pricewise compared to a VW or Hyundai.
  3. Fayad

    Fayad Amatore

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    Tvm
    I changed to pre2012 magneti marelli suspension last month, bought from 99rpm and installed at a local workshop, didnt change the ARB though. There is a clear difference in ride quality. The front has dropped and wheel well gap has got better but rear is still the same. Wheel alignment and balancing is pending. Scraped the underbody at a few places but now learned that most of the scraping can avoided if we are a bit careful. Thanks to driver, jumu, imran for finding out the solution. :)
  4. l13mjd

    l13mjd Amatore

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    Ahmedabad
    Pre 2012 suspension is absolutely great. Imran however has the Indian make full MM (no collaboration) suspension with 20mm increase and he says all is hail and hearty.
  5. Fayad

    Fayad Amatore

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    Tvm
    I'm sure he's right.. cousin's 90hp evo was very comfortable at bad roads. They got it sorted now it seems.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2015
  6. Harsha89

    Harsha89 Amatore

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    Coimbatore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    Hello Everyone. I'm a proud owner of a 90HP Punto Evo. 11k kms at the moment, and waiting for my 2nd service. I wish to change my suspension to the pre-2012 ones. As stated by members in this thread, I have checked out the necessary parts from 99rpm.com. But the problem is, the people at FIAT service are not willing to help me change it, or rather they are against it. I live in Coimbatore and as such, I'm thinking of getting the suspension downgrade done from a service station/workshop outside of FIAT. Could someone direct me to a reliable workshop within my city, and also I need some help with the necessary change of parts. Right now, I could only think of changing all four shocks to the pre-2012 ones. Kindly help and thanks in advance :)
  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    A word of caution. Pre 2012 suspension in Evo doesn't really work well. @jumu here done this and soon he reverted back to the factory setup. And I do not know anyone done this in Evo.
  8. Harsha89

    Harsha89 Amatore

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    Coimbatore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    @ramjn Thanks for the input. @jumu could you comment on the same ? But I thought that the EVO was just a facelift of the Grande Punto, I mean the underpinnings would be the same, right ?

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