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Old 04-23-2016, 08:34 AM   #2421
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I'm really hoping that someone at least noticed the "K&Y LOW FRICTION AΝAL LUBRICANTS" sticker.
'twas the sole reason you got my propcat.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:11 PM   #2422
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I'm really hoping that someone at least noticed the "K&Y LOW FRICTION AΝAL LUBRICANTS" sticker.
Ricer Asshats is what did it for me.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #2423
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Ricer: the Asshat you can depend on.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #2424
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And the DANG logo replacing DANA for axles. I usually gloss over stickers, but the all-orange car was pretty good.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:45 PM   #2425
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Just got these in.

OEM spring adapters for our ND Xida. This billet piece rotates freely on the Torrington bearings, seen in the photo. This allows precise matching to OEM ride height for stock class autocross without any binding of the spring. For stock class autocross in case some you wonder why we would bother.
The other potential use is for someone looking for the ultimate pillow soft ride. Run these with OEM springs with a modest 1.5" drop with stock-ish tires for a nice street setup.

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Old 04-28-2016, 10:19 AM   #2426
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Speaking of torrington bearings, what is the expected lifespan? I am going to be replacing my suspension bushings in the coming weeks, should I expect to be replacing the torrington bearings while I am in there? 2 years on xidas with ~15 auto-x events and 2000 street miles. A few of those auto-x events were raining with standing water.
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:19 AM   #2427
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Depends on environment. Spin them and see if they are still smooth. If not, try cleaning them and lubing with WD40. The carrier evaporates and leaves them clean and dry while helping to resist rust. If you use oil on the bearings it will just collect dirt and make things worse. Otherwise, we do offer replacements on our website
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:22 PM   #2428
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Mine look pretty rough already, been on there for less than a year. Yep, not totally bueno.
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Huh, no ****? The Abarth is cheaper than the Grand Touring trim.

Fiat:
Classica - $24995
Lusso - $27495
Abarth - $28195
Prima Edizione Lusso - $35000

Mazda:
Sport - $24915
Club - $28600
Grand Touring - $30065

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Huh, no ****? The Abarth is cheaper than the Grand Touring trim.

Fiat:
Classica - $24995
Lusso - $27495
Abarth - $28195
Prima Edizione Lusso - $35000

Mazda:
Sport - $24915
Club - $28600
Grand Touring - $30065

My 124 hate subsided quite a bit when I saw the Abarth (the silver windshield frame really irks me on the standard models). It subsided more when I heard the exhaust. Now seeing the pricing, I'm in the danger zone.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:29 PM   #2431
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Uh, wow. I'm shocked.

Too bad it's so ugly... To my eyes.

Might have to go peek at one.
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Too bad it's so ugly... To my eyes.
Everyone is entitled to a wrong opinion.

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That looks pretty good.

Ugly is a strong word. But I don't particularly like how it looks in most photos I've seen. Should probably reserve final judgment til I see it in person.
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I like the headlights and most of the grill, but hood and rear end are futt bugly.

It makes complete sense when you realize that Fiat bought Chrysler, but it totally looks like a Chryco product. Most Chrysler cars look alright at speed or at a quick glance, but if you have a second to actually look at the details, it gets really unattractive real quick. I don't have any strong opinions about how the Fiat 124 is the worst idea and is diluting "the purity" of Mazda; I'm glad that it's putting much needed money in Mazda's pocket, but I'm not exactly feeling any buyer's remorse.
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Just about everything looks cool when given the race car treatment.
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Let it be said that the Fiat prices above do not include a $900 destination charge.

Curious about suspension/LSD options and content.
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Just about everything looks cool when given the race car treatment.
"I know the one I bought looks out of proportion and funky, but have you seen that race concept Fiat did of this car that one time? THAT one looks really good... so... yeah, I bought the standard one."
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I guess I just don't get it. I don't see anything funky about this:


It doesn't really matter for me anyway. I'm going to keep limping along my sad NAs until I die.
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I'm going to keep hooning my awesome NAs until I die.
FTFY
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I guess I just don't get it. I don't see anything funky about this:


It doesn't really matter for me anyway. I'm going to keep limping along my sad NAs until I die.
I'm very OK with the Abarth version of the 124. My fiance just picked up a 500 Abarth for a daily/autocross toy and it is stupid fun. That engine in a RWD platform is full of win.
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