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Fiat to upgrade ground clearance for older versions of Linea and Punto

Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by abhinav, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. punto90hp

    punto90hp Timido

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    i have also upgraded my suspensions with the GC kit. one thing i liked is that night visibility is improved as low beam spread has increased. i didnt feel any difference in turning radius. if anyone is planning for GC kit fitment, do make sure that the old elastic pads are renewed under warranty. one more problem is that suspension parts wont be covered once this GC kit is installed. Do make sure that if any parts are to be changed (related to suspension), they are changed under warranty.
  2. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    I had the GC upgrade a couple of days back. I had done 55,000 Kms and the rear shocks were leaking and I chose to go for the full option upgrade. The car is much more firm now and my feeling is good overall. My car is not scraping my reference manhole while centering. The most remarkable change / difference I felt was that the noisy thudding at the rear while going at speed over a speed breaker is gone for good and as for the front I am still studying, but it is less for sure.

    Kudos to Fiat for this excellent upgrade purely on customer feedback, This is the kind of resolution of issues that will make the difference for FIAT in future. As for the difference in handling at higher speed, i haven't got a chance to try yet, but I am not a racer and if there is a deficiency, I can live with it as it is way better than any other car in that department. There is a lot more resistance to buckling at the rear and with full load I could feel it. Well done FIAT. The total cost I paid at TAFE , Chennai was Rs.13,500/- .


    Abdul
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  3. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Is there any change in turning radius. Some of the members were mentioning about reduction in turning radius after upgradation. Just to confirm it.
    I think active variant gets max benefit after GC upgrade.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  4. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Sungoa, the gains are same accross the board as the active runs on 14 inch wheels and has a higher profile of 80 tyres whereas the other variants run 15 inchers with 60 profile tyres . So the gain will be same accross variants may be a 5mm more for the 15 inchers.

    Abdul
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Thanks. Why I asked is in 2012 models active has 195mm while others have 185mm GC.
  6. speedJet

    speedJet Superiore

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    Has anyone tried this kit for the TJet+? Is it available for TJet+?
  7. kvk

    kvk Amatore

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    Thought it already had a good GC.

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk 2
  8. R Alavandar

    R Alavandar

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    I own Linea MJD emopack (2009 Sep), done 43000km, mostly on high ways and I prefer driving between 0500 to 2100 hrs. The tempting 4 lanes and 6 lanes make normal driving at 110 to 130 a pleasure and on total empty stretches the car easily does 170. Over taking had never been an issue. Taking curves on high ways at 130-140 is like child's play. Cities can keep to City limits. Innovas, however innovative, can not take on Linea. Hundai?? "Poda Dei" (Tamil) Other Toyotas (Fortuner excluded)- can dream about beating a Fiat on road. Swift, SX4- They are swift only in name against the Linea. Manza, which has the same engine also does not match. I find that many bigger engine cars on the road (petrol or diesel) are just no match for this MJD. I really wonder why the misinforming talks for six years about "small engine" and "will see the dust of many cars" and "low performance" by "learned" auto reviewing journals and so called "specialists". The car feels firm and planted on road even at 170.

    I still remember, while on highway, GST road, near Ulundurpet, there was a thunder squall, heavy winds and rains. I could see other cars could not carry on and most drivers were pulling to roadside. We did decent 80 plus with Linea, on the wet empty highway, still feeling firmly planted on the road.

    Now my humble question is, will all this driving pleasure will go for a toss if we go in for a suspension upgrade? Will the car handle the same way on curves or not? Can anyone elaborate? Any user feed back?
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  9. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    What I could understand from the members is that that there is not much difference in handling. I would advice go for it only if, you need to change the existing suspension.
  10. kvk

    kvk Amatore

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    You said you comfortably cruise around 120/130 and I do not find that much difference after the upgrade.

    If you travel long distance with family and with huge luggage an RR your destination has lot of humps then this upgrade is a must have.

    To me it is a boon. I really wish Fiat had given this setup when they launched it.

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