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Fiat Linea - GC Upgrade Kit discussion

Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by prihir, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Re: Fiat Linea GC Upgrade Kit - Now Installed!

    Please do note that T-Jet came with stiffer suspension so even with a same gc it may or may not scrape. The MJD Linea also has only 161 mm gc and hence it can bottom out if not driven carefully.

    However given an option I'll always stay with pre 2012 setup because I don't drive in roads requiring such enormous GC.

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  2. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    I saw Ramesh driving on the Didugul - Theni - Kumily road, during our recent Sabarimala trip. Neither his car, nor mine scraped as far as I noticed. He had 3 adults and I had 4 in my car (of course, including the driver).

    Please note that I did not use the word "carefully" :D

    Rajan
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  3. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Any more detail?
    AFAIK they came with same suspension as pre 2012 Linea MJD's
  4. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Rajan Sir - I've driven along and been driven by Ramesh for long and I know how he goes through the potholes. His brain is programmed with how to evade the potholes and non-existent roads. So as I said earlier we Fiat'ans don't care a dime about this and know how to handle this.
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  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Nope. MJD and T-Jet had different suspensions. T-Jet suspension was stiffer than that of MJD. We got to know this after driving Sathya's Jet.
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  6. In Punto post 2012 rear springs seems to be toughened up than older cars. This the what i experienced but when i enquired no one know clearly.
  7. cgujral

    cgujral Amatore

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    @ Darshak & Prihir - How is your car now, it has been some time since you upgraded with GC kit? @ Jumu & Rajan - I couldn't agree more with you people that FIAT has not done justice. Honda City & civic really have this big time problem of scrapping ( I have 2 close friends having it). after reading the whole thread, I feel the debate is still not over " to be or not to be" ( With GC upgrade) May I suggest, that all of the co FIATIAN's who have gone with GC upgrade kit please reply on the following points on a scale of 1 to 5 ( or may I request the moderators to kindly put up a poll on this ( Separately for Linea and Punto). Handling / comfortability / Cornering / Steering / stiffness with suspension...
  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    To my knowledge, from 2012 onwards, there was no separate suspension sets for MJD and T-Jet. It's all same. To be precise, there is only one GC kit sold by Fiat, there is no separate kit available for T-Jet and MJD.
  9. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Did they use the new GC kit coil springs in front or rear. If someone can confirm. I had it changed in the Linea MJD but cannot remember if it was front or rear. One set you are supposed to use from the old itself. If I think hard about it, coils were changed on the rear. Just someone needs to confirm.

    As regards your point, I dont see why they should have difference suspension setups.

    Crudely speaking Kerb weight of Tjet petrol Linea is 1230kg vs that of MJD is 1291kg. I guess they must have one suspension setup for both.
  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Really not sure on where the coil springs go. Need to find that out.

    Now, all Lineas have same suspension. Fiat only confused us with the pre-2012 models. And the kerb weight of MJD was 1291 and then from July'2010 it was reduced to 1210 Kgs. :)

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