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DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
4/17/10 3:51 p.m.

got my Fiat 128 Rally to my work!! Now its time to get it all cleaned up! Got a cheap electrical Mr. Gasket fuel pump, fired right up!! Hopefully ill get my tires in time for The Mitty!!

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Reader
4/17/10 3:56 p.m.

I love little Fiats !! That thing is just soooo right.

Carson
Carson Dork
4/17/10 4:07 p.m.

Awesome!

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
4/17/10 4:12 p.m.

That is one SWEET car!

What tire size are you choosing?

wbjones
wbjones HalfDork
4/17/10 4:12 p.m.
DeadSkunk wrote: I love little Fiats !! That thing is just soooo right.

me too... before I got my first Honda my GF had a 128 , that's when I feel in love with FWD... she's long gone but the love of FWD is still there

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
4/17/10 4:15 p.m.

In reply to oldsaw:

right now, it has a 215/50 13 on there, so something similar i think. Sumitomo has one for like $50 each, and they have a race tire for $140 each!

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
4/17/10 4:18 p.m.

In reply to wbjones:

WERD!

My first experience with FWD was a test drive in a 128SL. The sales rep was a very enthusiastic driver.

After driving it, too, I knew why; I bought one!

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
4/17/10 4:24 p.m.

In reply to DukeOfUndersteer:

Way cool choice!

Looks like the car has some 13x6(?) BWA's and 215/50-50's will fit. Also, 185/60's will also work and you have choices in stickier compounds.

BUT, if you go with the 215 Sumi's, please give some feedback on the performance; It's a tire size I'm seriously considering for my EF Civic.

And again, congrats on car!

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
4/17/10 4:38 p.m.

definitely! Yea, spent way too much this week, so i gotta wait a week before throwing $300 down on tires, but i will need them to get it back on the street.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
4/17/10 5:23 p.m.

That is really awesome. HOw is the underhood and floor? I don't see a lot of rot and I see huge fender flares. 2 things that make me happy.

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz Reader
4/17/10 6:01 p.m.

I Like IT! Very cool car. AND it fits on a landscaping trailer!

Jamesc2123
Jamesc2123 Reader
4/17/10 6:05 p.m.

Awesome car! Needs 131 Abarth rally colors...

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/17/10 6:13 p.m.

Love it!

Keep it yellow.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf HalfDork
4/17/10 7:14 p.m.

I've got loads of free 235 70 13 hooshier DOT race tires. Located in Ma.

44

lewbud
lewbud Reader
4/17/10 7:34 p.m.

That's a cool ride.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
4/17/10 8:32 p.m.

Well done getting it back!

Truly awesome little car.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
4/17/10 11:15 p.m.

/Mr. Burns voice

Excellent.

\Mr. Burns voice

I'll be at the Mitty, I'll keep an eye out. I'll be in the black Corrado in my avatar.

ditchdigger
ditchdigger Reader
4/17/10 11:47 p.m.

Just as soon as you are done with it ship it my way. I have a serious hankering for a "big" fiat.

doc_speeder
doc_speeder New Reader
4/18/10 12:32 a.m.

That little car is impossibly HOT!

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/18/10 1:23 a.m.

That's looking good. What condition are the rear shock towers in?

CLNSC3
CLNSC3 Reader
4/18/10 2:41 a.m.

Very cool car! I dont think I have seen one of those before! How hard are they to come by in the states?

SillyImportRacer
SillyImportRacer Reader
4/18/10 5:05 a.m.

That's a cool car! I want one.

mblommel
mblommel GRM+ Memberand New Reader
4/18/10 9:18 a.m.
DukeOfUndersteer wrote: In reply to oldsaw: right now, it has a 215/50 13 on there, so something similar i think. Sumitomo has one for like $50 each, and they have a race tire for $140 each!

Great looking 128! I love the color; and one more example of how box flares DO make everything awesomer.

I have 215/50 13 Sumi's on my X1/9 now. They are crazy cheap. Can't comment on performance, since the car isn't running now, but from what I've been told the sidewalls a weak.

What are these $140 race tires you speak of? The Toyo R888 comes in 225/45R13V and they are about $160/tire.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
4/18/10 9:39 a.m.

Listen here duke, its been nearly 20 hours or so, and still not even a single update? what the hell man?

Im angry cuz Im jealous!

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
4/18/10 9:57 a.m.
mblommel wrote:
DukeOfUndersteer wrote: In reply to oldsaw: right now, it has a 215/50 13 on there, so something similar i think. Sumitomo has one for like $50 each, and they have a race tire for $140 each!
Great looking 128! I love the color; and one more example of how box flares DO make everything awesomer. I have 215/50 13 Sumi's on my X1/9 now. They are crazy cheap. Can't comment on performance, since the car isn't running now, but from what I've been told the sidewalls a weak. What are these $140 race tires you speak of? The Toyo R888 comes in 225/45R13V and they are about $160/tire.

I have Sumi HTR's on my Prelude Si - 195/60-14's and the sidewalls are not real stiff. Running high pressures helps this a lot, but never confuse the tires with the UHP offerings from other companies.

On a light-weight car like an X1/9 or 128, I'd suspect a set of 215's will offer a great deal of grip, but not nearly as much as a real sticky set of 185/60's built to a higher performance level.

Just my $.02.........

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