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Forum: 451 fortwo - Performance & Mods

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  1. Dash cam and few other bits

    A week into my Smart ownership, I've added a few things. Driving in Leeds city, the standard of roadmanship gives me cause for concern. Hence cheapie dashcam. I hate wires of any kind on display so hardwired to free constant supply on side of fuse box. Took off the plastic trim and ran cable...

    Started by bwms, 23rd October 2016 16:55
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    11th September 2017 22:28 Go to last post
  2. 451 Exhaust wanted

    I am looking for an exhaust upgrade for my non-turbo 451. Any about??

    Started by S2AAZ, 5th September 2017 02:10
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    5th September 2017 02:10 Go to last post
  3. Need to replace Highline audio unit

    The Highline audio/satnav unit in my 2012 fortwo Cabrio (84) is not fit for purpose. Radio reception is poor, satnav capability is unacceptable. There are loads of double DNS units on ebay from less that £100 to £500. Has anyone here replaced their Highline unit? Can anyone recommend a decent...

    Started by anotherbob, 7th July 2017 15:13
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    13th July 2017 11:01 Go to last post
  4. Remap a MHD?

    I wanted to find out if you can remap a 451 mhd. I am happy with the car but it does lack power. I am used to remapped 450. A respected company in North London offers a mhd remap for £175. Another respected independent told me you cannot remap a mhd. Which is right?

    Started by Hadleigh Marky, 14th May 2017 20:31
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    17th May 2017 20:07 Go to last post
  5. Question Adding DRL - What is the big issue ?

    Iím told by Mercedes and a few independent Smart mechanics that the original DRL donít always work if retro fitted; even if a code is used. Apparently you can't even order it as parts from SMART to retro fit anymore, which seems bizarre. Given that the genuine lights as a retro fit are expensive,...

    Started by TINYTOT1, 20th March 2017 19:09
    drl, retrofit
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    20th March 2017 19:09 Go to last post
  6. Better Pollen filter

    Hi, anyone know of a better pollen filter or cabin air filter. I was kinda hoping there would be a company that made better ones a bit like K&N do for engine air filters but there is nothing I can find. Cheers Si

    Started by styleruk, 5th March 2017 15:06
    pollen filter
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    6th March 2017 22:13 Go to last post
  7. Some new bits to fit to my Smart

    Purchased a couple of little bits for my 451 Fortwo, Forge silicone intake pipe and a pipercross panel filter Looking forward to fitting them and seeing if I can notice a difference :)

    Started by Andy2174, 8th October 2016 12:28
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    10th October 2016 20:07 Go to last post
  8. Smart car 451 fortwo Question

    Hello, I am looking for information on where i can purchase some caps/covers for the locking wheel nut on my car. I have purchased the caps for the wheel nuts and just want to finish it off with the other caps. Any help appreciated.

    Started by Vannas, 8th September 2016 19:27
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    10th September 2016 08:25 Go to last post
  9. Door speakers

    I want to upgrade the door speakers. Can it be done by popping off the grill & changing them over or do you have to remove the door panel everytime? I'm not wanting to go mad, was thinking maybe Kenwood 3-way speakers.

    Started by Black Knight, 9th August 2016 21:04
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    10th August 2016 08:02 Go to last post
  10. Headlight upgrades

    What bulbs are best to upgrade to? Sidelights & headlights

    Started by Black Knight, 25th July 2016 00:55
    • Replies: 5
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    8th August 2016 23:44 Go to last post
  11. USB power increase

    Hi I have the hi line sat nav in my smart ED, currently making my own phone holder and was going to run the side USB (found in glove box), to my phone so I can connect to head unit and charge. Usual problem, the power from the USB is tiny and barely keeps the phone charged. One idea I had...and...

    Started by styleruk, 22nd July 2016 08:58
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    22nd July 2016 09:42 Go to last post
  12. Mpg

    I just filled up the wifes 2009 451 84Bhp (50,000 miles) today after the first couple of hundred miles mixed motorway/urban. I was surprised that it does less to the gallon than my Insignia achieving only 41.8mpg - especially as she has a light throttle foot. How do people manage to get the...

    Started by pewe, 2nd February 2016 22:54
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    14th July 2016 16:58 Go to last post
  13. What Colour Seat Covers

    Thinking of buying a set of front seat covers for the Fortwo described in my signature. It has both Bodypanels and Tridion cell in Silver metallic. I can get them in Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green and Navy. I was thinking Grey would be the obvious choice but perhaps Black would hide dirt...

    Started by nlel, 9th September 2015 15:35
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    8th July 2016 12:22 Go to last post
  14. Thumbs up S2Smarts What a great company to do buisness with.

    Well today my 451 cabrio went to get new springs and suspension along with some new discs and pads. Such a great place to get work like this done and the drive back to Suffolk from Watford was a real pleasure transforms the car in so many different ways. If your considering having it done don't...

    Started by DBS, 22nd September 2015 16:21
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    30th June 2016 03:42 Go to last post
  15. cycle rack

    Very pleased with my new cycle rack from www.rack4smart.com through e bay. Under a hundred quid, installs and removes easily and very light weight.

    Started by Tallmarkb59, 14th March 2016 17:38
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    6th May 2016 18:02 Go to last post
  16. Changing the head unit in a 451

    I was thinking of changing the smart sat nav for a different double din head unit and wondered if I needed a new facia for it? I thought I might try out one of the apple CarPlay units now on the market.

    Started by Ibisti, 1st May 2016 12:17
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    4th May 2016 18:48 Go to last post
  17. Plasti Dipping my wheels

    So I got the itch to change the colour or my wheel, but didn't like the idea of painting/powder coating them as its a real pain to go back to the original polished alloy. So I decided to have a go at Plasti dipping them instead. For those who don't know what this process is, its just like painting...

    Started by Ibisti, 19th April 2016 19:47
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    19th April 2016 21:32 Go to last post
  18. Remapping turbo 451

    Hi What is the better way round as im thinking of getting a remap should i do any other mods first and then the remap or just jump straight in with the remap? Thanks Nick

    Started by falloutboy, 6th January 2016 12:57
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    8th January 2016 02:27 Go to last post
  19. Improving suspension on 2010 Passion...

    Hi, I just picked up a 2010 Smart Passion to keep my Roadster company. I got a couple of questions. The main one is that the suspension is hard, and it is bonejarringly uncomfortable even when hitting a small pothole. The car's done less than 20k miles, so I'd assume the suspension is OK. I...

    Started by Turb0T, 14th July 2015 18:47
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    8th January 2016 00:56 Go to last post
  20. Air filter or induction kit

    I am looking at upgrading the air flow system and wondered what people think is best; an uprated performance air filter or an induction kit replacement?

    Started by S2AAZ, 12th December 2015 03:48
    • Replies: 4
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    28th December 2015 11:21 Go to last post

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