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Forum: 450 fortwo - Performance & Mods

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  1. UJ d'Or

    Actually steering column and lower Universal Joint, the one that seizes up due to exposure to the elements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zywjawlhkpc Painted lower part of steering column in Lidl cold galvanizing paint followed by guilding to prevent future rust.

    Started by tolsen123, 8th October 2018 15:13
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    9th October 2018 18:02 Go to last post
  2. Wiper arm...bit random

    Wanting to replace the rear wiper arm and blade on the car as its had better days. Was going to buy one from a similar sized modern car as they look a bit better. Are the splines the same size on most cars? Was thinking a 207 wiper arm. (Ive ran out of jobs to do now as you can tell!)

    Started by Berty981, 16th July 2018 17:36
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    19th July 2018 10:22 Go to last post
  3. Gearbox oil change...no more juddering

    What a difference changing the gearbox oil made. Didnt look like it had ever been done, was jet black. Sooo smooth now. Couldnt get the drain plug loose so had to suck the old oil out of the fill hole but was easy enough ��. Worth a go for 14 and an hour of free time.

    Started by Berty981, 10th July 2018 14:28
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    11th July 2018 11:41 Go to last post
  4. 450 RHD leg room ?

    Whilst I'm asking questions about seats ... has anyone adjusted the RHD drivers seat runners to take advantage of the space behind the seat? There's a good 2-3" of room available, there must be a way of using it ?

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 25th December 2017 18:17
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    9th July 2018 11:00 Go to last post
  5. Performance Air Filters

    1. Without an ECU remap are performance air filters a waste of time? 2. If they are worth installing without an ECU remap whats the best filter? 3. Does letting any additional air flow into the engine cause any problems? Cheers.

    Started by Campsea, 27th June 2018 20:18
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    28th June 2018 00:07 Go to last post
  6. Armrest fitting

    Has anyone attempted to fit an aftermarket armrest in a 450? Seen the proper Smart car ones but theyre mega bucks. Was looking at this type https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-NEW-Armrest-Arm-Rest-Console-car-van-bus/251292931439?hash=item3a8239d56f:g:qJwAAOSwHMJYEKO4 or ...

    Started by Berty981, 12th June 2018 14:25
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    15th June 2018 11:29 Go to last post
  7. Double Din In A 450

    Does anyone know if you remove the existing smart stereo and also the drawer, is there a double din fascia you can install so the car accepts a double din stereo? Thanks.

    Started by Campsea, 14th June 2018 17:58
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    14th June 2018 19:42 Go to last post
  8. The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Hey Everyone! For the last 5 years, I have had a 2002 mk5 Coupe in the Pure trim and over the years, it has changed from the specification and look that it started off with but in not massively. The biggest change the car has seen externally is the wheels. 2009 look...

    Started by Ocracoke, 29th June 2014 19:33
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    18th March 2018 22:37 Go to last post
  9. Springs, are there any more robust, stronger?

    Hi guys, I'm looking to do far more aggressive gravel road adventuring and have heard the stock springs are a weak point on the vehicle. Is this true or not, if so what can I do to better the suspension for my needs? Are the newer springs any stronger and would they fit? Thanks

    Started by Willys, 13th March 2018 15:56
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    18th March 2018 13:46 Go to last post
  10. Lug nut spacing...?

    Hi guys another silly question to ask...sorry....on a 2005 are the front lug nut spacing the same as the rear as in can you fit a front wheel to the rear? I'm playing with the thought that I may wish to carry a spare wheel etc and I'm thinking a thin front rim with a temp emergency tire would be...

    Started by Willys, 14th March 2018 17:52
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    15th March 2018 18:10 Go to last post
  11. Seats

    I want a reclining 450 RHD passenger seat. Can I unbolt the back of a 450 LHD drivers seat, and bolt it to my existing RHD passenger base?

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 24th December 2017 23:30
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    25th December 2017 18:02 Go to last post
  12. Stereos?

    Idle curiosity time ... Has anyone retrofitted a 451 stereo into their 450 ?

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 4th November 2017 17:07
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    5th November 2017 12:09 Go to last post
  13. A 450 CDI restoration

    Hey Everyone, A few years ago, I had ownership of a 2001 450 mk5 CDI with Aqua Orange panels (making a bit up of the "Aqua Corner" at Gaydon 2014, feels like ages ago). I had to sell it since then and it went to my father-in-law. Since then, a few issues occurred with it and it has been laying...

    Started by Ocracoke, 26th April 2017 12:18
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    28th September 2017 12:57 Go to last post
  14. City Pulse Remap (599cc - 2003)

    I recently picked up a City Pulse convertible (599cc - 2003) with low mileage and in very good condition. As a second car I'd like to make some fun mods with the car, without spending over the acttual value of the car. I'm looking at engine remapping firstly and most companies (in Kent ) off...

    Started by tonic101, 27th September 2017 10:17
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    27th September 2017 10:17 Go to last post
  15. Brabus side skirts

    Do the 451 brabus side skirts fit the 450

    Started by Markkilburn, 10th August 2017 21:40
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    10th August 2017 22:20 Go to last post
  16. Tyre Sizes on Standard Alloy Wheels

    I have a set of Jetline wheels and wondered if I could go up to 155/60/15 on the front and 195/50/15 on the rear, anyone running that combination, I've seen on other forums that people are running bigger sizes but the tyre guide says that is the maximum and I am trying to keep the rolling...

    Started by richtrash, 23rd May 2017 12:48
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    23rd May 2017 16:41 Go to last post
  17. Spark plugs and earth strap change

    Just changed the plugs in my 0.6, as suspected the lower three were significantly older that the top three, they were all Bosch as well but I changed to NGK. Also put the upgraded OEM engine earth strap on. Cleared the fault codes and so far they gave stayed away so maybe they were earth strap...

    Started by Buckster, 27th March 2017 21:22
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    29th March 2017 00:26 Go to last post
  18. Alternator freewheel pulley - faster gear changes

    A freewheel pulley allows the alternator to continue spinning on its own inertia whilst engine is slowing down in preparation for a gear change. This results in less load on auxiliary drive belt and faster gear changes. Some claim they also improve fuel consumption. ...

    Started by tolsen123, 12th April 2016 23:02
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    23rd February 2017 17:21 Go to last post
  19. Seat covers

    Anyone know of a good place to get good seat covers for my fortwo 04 reg most ive tried have been rubish

    Started by John, 15th November 2016 12:50
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    15th November 2016 13:15 Go to last post
  20. Fog lights

    Looking to buy fog lights for my fortwo 04 for the bumper just below the radiater any advice please

    Started by John, 20th October 2016 12:04
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    1st November 2016 16:30 Go to last post

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