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Fiat Linea - GC Upgrade Kit discussion

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

  1. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    If kerb weight was reduced to match that of Tjet Petrol, why would they use different part nos. for Tjet. Or does it mean that the struts, even if they look the same have different properties or capacities to handle/absorb shocks. I think this can be confirmed from a FASS.
  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes. Both were different. I have driven pre-2012 T-Jet and its suspension is clearly stiffer than mine (2011 MJD).
  3. asimpleson

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    Yes I have heard about it myself too. However, I was even dissuaded by many not to change the suspension setup for Linea MJD of year 2010. But the old suspension created problems on speed bumps too much. I would agree with many members that older suspension tune was better. But maybe the newer suspension is good for the speed bumps and pot holes also. I have not felt any dramatic problems after upgrade to increased GC. On the contrary it becomes just perfect even if three people are riding in the car.
  4. pushkaraj

    pushkaraj Amatore

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    For Post 2012 , as far as i know , they have same suspension set , The GC upgrade kit price was diffrent for petrol and diesel due to inclusion/exclusion of Anti Rolling bar. ( At fiat Service center Petrol kit would include Anti roling bar and diesel kit would not )
    For pre 2012 , need to check but i think it will not be diffrent , the spring and other parts are desinged to take extra weight than they were created for .that's why its easy to tune suspension of global cars with after market parts.
  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    I am still running with the old GC of 161mm. I do have problem with speed bumps but, I just need to plan better to avoid scraping. Sundhukumar (linealover) has upgraded to 185mm GC and he is completely happy with it and says it is even better than the earlier suspension setup.
  6. asimpleson

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    Precisely, it is not just a GC upgrade but a suspension upgrade in real sense. In my case as Pushkaraj has suggested the stabilising bar was not changed and I asked them not to change it. In fact I bought the GC kit OTC at Torrid Motors, Mumbai and got them fitted from my trusted old RS Motors service outlet.

    From what I have read from so many posts across the forum and by those suggestions and logics the GC kit suspension upgrade has more benefits for Linea than Punto.

    Ramjn, if you see the cost of suspension kit, GC kit I would strongly recommend everyone to buy one (esp. if suspension is old) and replace it later when it needs desperate overhaul. The cost is approx <12k for struts and coil springs for a new kit. Besides Fiat can change prices in an insane manner, as they have done to the armster.
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  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    I am seriously thinking on this line. Now that I have done more than 50k, I am thinking about getting the GC Kit.

    And yeh. You are right in saying that the GC kit has benefitted more to Linea than Punto.
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  8. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Ramesh don't make this cruel thing to Linea. She looks ugly with the raised GC and since anyway you've mastered handling Indian roads why not leave as such.

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  9. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    I left as such all these days just because I don't to spoil the classy look. But, the speed bump incident in Courtallam is making me to think. :roll:
  10. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    hehehe. Epicenter's posts are always a joy to read.


    For Linea, I would surely recommend a GC kit to everyone. For Punto, it depends upon the type of roads that one drives on. If 90% of the drive is on smooth roads, then I would recommend keeping old GC. I have driven with old GC for 3 years. New suspension has slightly greater body roll as compared to 2010 suspension set up.
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