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I have a 500c Pop and while I agree the rear sits a little high, what I'm most interested in is getting the back end to be a little less twitchy on bumpy roads at speed (route 17 in the mountains near Santa Cruz Ca as example)

Can't decide if better tires would plant the rear better, a sway bar or overall mild lowering - trying to keep the car as stock looking as I can get away with and just get it a little more stable in mild twisties

Comments welcome, thanks
 

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I have a 500c Pop and while I agree the rear sits a little high, what I'm most interested in is getting the back end to be a little less twitchy on bumpy roads at speed (route 17 in the mountains near Santa Cruz Ca as example) Can't decide if better tires would plant the rear better, a sway bar or overall mild lowering - trying to keep the car as stock looking as I can get away with and just get it a little more stable in mild twisties Comments welcome, thanks
If you prefer staying close to stock then your best option will probably be to chat with Rob or Brandon over at Road Race Motorsports (they are sponsors here on the forum) and inquire about the rear sway he is about to put on the market, it'll help in the corners and no need for you to mess with the other suspension aspects unless you just want to down the road. You can hit him via PM here: http://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/421-rock500.html or just checkout the website and call one of them. http://roadracemotorsports.com/ Welcome to the forums if I haven't already said it elsehwere.
 

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If you prefer staying close to stock then your best option will probably be to chat with Rob or Brandon over at Road Race Motorsports (they are sponsors here on the forum) and inquire about the rear sway he is about to put on the market, it'll help in the corners and no need for you to mess with the other suspension aspects unless you just want to down the road. You can hit him via PM here: http://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/421-rock500.html or just checkout the website and call one of them. http://roadracemotorsports.com/ Welcome to the forums if I haven't already said it elsehwere.
thanks, sounds like the right plan!
 

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Just thought I'd post a picture of Dot - such a cool little thing, just needs to corner a little better :)
 

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You're welcome, Rob has a thread going right now with info on his products, they recently revised their intake to a lighter aluminum design with I think improved fittings and he also has mentioned the rear sway bar KIT, not a simple bar but bushings as well, should be a simple install. The price hasn't been set yet but it is likely to be $250-$300 or so the estimate is currently. You can check it out here and subscribe to the thread so you can keep track of what is going on with the sway bar kit. http://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/...cussion/2357-road-race-new-products-here.html Also, you can post a pic here: http://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/13-fiat-500-pictures/944-post-your-fiat-500-pics-here.html and add to the growing collection, also use your Garage and the Photo Gallery feature if you'd like, right by my username and avatar you can see the link to my "Garage".
 
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