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Forum: 450 fortwo - Performance & Mods

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  1. 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 18:33
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    450, refit, wirralsmart
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    18th March 2018 21:37 Go to last post
  2. 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 14:56
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    18th March 2018 12:46 Go to last post
  3. 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 16:52
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    15th March 2018 17:10 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 17:17
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    21st January 2018 18:42 Go to last post
  5. 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 22:30
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    25th December 2017 17:02 Go to last post
  6. Stereos?

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

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 4th November 2017 16:07
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    5th November 2017 11:09 Go to last post
  7. 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 11:18
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    28th September 2017 11:57 Go to last post
  8. 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 09:17
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    27th September 2017 09:17 Go to last post
  9. Brabus side skirts

    Do the 451 brabus side skirts fit the 450

    Started by Markkilburn, 10th August 2017 20:40
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    10th August 2017 21:20 Go to last post
  10. 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 11:48
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    23rd May 2017 15:41 Go to last post
  11. 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 20:22
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    28th March 2017 23:26 Go to last post
  12. 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 22:02
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    23rd February 2017 16:21 Go to last post
  13. 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 11:50
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    15th November 2016 12:15 Go to last post
  14. 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 11:04
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    1st November 2016 15:30 Go to last post
  15. Cool Sunroof on my fortwo

    I would like to fit a sunroof in my four two its an 04 reg any advice as to how much and who could do it i live in ournemouth

    Started by John, 22nd September 2016 11:33
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    21st October 2016 22:16 Go to last post
  16. Question Total Electrical Failure

    Power is not reaching any equipment. Battery is fully charged Earth is ok Power cable is ok Fuses are intact Verified power to fuse (12: internal light), but lights not activating

    Started by Kompressed, 23rd July 2016 14:25
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    1st August 2016 00:48 Go to last post
  17. Cigarette/Power Socket

    So I purchased a 53 plate Pure at the weekend and I love it. By the interior light and power socket, there is a blanking plate. I assume this is for another power socket? Am I right in thinking this? If so where do I get one from, would like to have two sockets instead of one! Cheers...

    Started by GiGo, 8th July 2016 11:02
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    21st July 2016 15:11 Go to last post
  18. Newbie asking Newbie questions (any maybe some others)

    So a week into my 450 ownership and I have driven a grand total of 1 mile! (the bother in law had an accident in his car so he's borrowed it till his is fixed!) In that one mile I have done what I imagine a lot of people have done. 1) Can I 3 point turn it on a normal road YES 2) Does...

    Started by GiGo, 6th July 2016 18:36
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    8th July 2016 09:41 Go to last post
  19. pipe from egr fan needed (where to buy)

    Hi all i need the pipe shown in the picture. anybody know what it is called or where i can get one from? mine is all split and had its day. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/9Z4AAOSwQPlV-s0I/$_57.JPG Many thanks Steve

    Started by twisty78, 22nd May 2016 14:47
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    22nd May 2016 23:29 Go to last post
  20. Lightbulb Hayabusa Power Build Thread

    Hello All, I'll be replicating progress of my Hayabusa conversion here, comments welcome :)

    Started by 42Haya, 8th January 2016 11:17
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    hayabusa
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    20th January 2016 12:24 Go to last post

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