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Fiat Linea - GC Upgrade Kit discussion

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

  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Many have done this. It may increase the GC by 5-6 mm.
  2. Iluvpunto

    Iluvpunto Amatore

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    So it will take the GC figures to 175 without any impact on ride quality and handling :p. And also read in some other thread that this will help fixing the speedo accuracy issue aswell.

    So My plan is to wait for another 10k kms and change my tyres at 35k kms to 195 65 15". I think both YOKO and Michelin have tyres in this size.
  3. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    No worries mate,you will enjoy the drive. i'm using it now for more than 40k Kms.

    Even BS have it.
    Last edited: May 9, 2014
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  4. moksh

    moksh Regolare

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    Linea 1.3
    Has Anyone changed GC kit For lina mjd , I wanted to know the prices labour cost + kit cost
  5. akswamy626117

    akswamy626117

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    I bought Classic+ on May 2014, Completed 3000 Km. Upgraded tyre to Primacy 3ST 195/65 R15 (Handling deduced compared to Stock Apollo).
    Still i feel, i am riding on Share Auto (Ride quality).

    Have you reverted to your old suspension setup (Prior 2012) ? Is it available in Fiat Service center (or) we need to buy from thrid party?
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    @akswamy- Those who have driven on old suspension with lower GC are finding it hard to shift to new suspension set up, unless the old suspension and GC is not fit for their local roads.

    Most people were complaining that unscientific speed breakers and numerous pot holes are resulting in their cars scraping the underbelly and this was the best Fiat could do to help them.

    If you find the ride quality of raised GC not upto the mark, I would recommend that you revert to old suspension set up. It is indeed available at Fiat service centers.
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  7. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

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    Linea T-Jet
    Yes, he reverted back to the old suspension setup. And yes it is available at FIAT service centers for about 12,000 I think including labour.

    For your information, I booked my Linea and wanted it to be delivered in pre 2012 setup which did not happen. Nevertheless I changed it in about three weeks of getting the car. Personally, I would suggest the pre 2012 setup.
  8. QAZI

    QAZI

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    Guys, Can anyone tell me how much ground clearance would replacing my tyres with 195 65 15" increase?
    I have a 2009 Linea and have the Old suspension set-up. Both my suspension and tyres are breathing on their last.
    I love the ride quality and would not want to loose that, but about a 7-8 mm increase in GC would really help.

    Does changing to 195 65 15" reduce the drive quality? Also, which brand should I go for?
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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  10. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    The change is GC = change in Running radius = 19mm/2 = 9.5 MM in this case.
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