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@  NelsonSmart : (04 July 2015 - 10:03 AM) There must be some 16"rims with 6 holes that could have the same offset that may work, that will take research/investigation
@  Surturiel : (04 July 2015 - 09:12 AM) any options on 16" wheels that don't end up costing almost 3k, then?
@  cadillacman : (04 July 2015 - 04:27 AM) the adaptors are going to act as a spacer kit, which will increase the offset, which will put a bit more stress on the bearings, we have delicate bearings
@  SmartED : (04 July 2015 - 04:15 AM) Going to the five lug application does improve your options in terms of wheel choices because there is a lot more out there. But, is it worth it? I don't know and I'm sure others more informed will join in.
@  Surturiel : (03 July 2015 - 04:01 PM) Question ( as usual) I'm investigating the whole 3 to 5 lug adapters for wheels. worth the time/investiment?
@  Surturiel : (03 July 2015 - 04:00 PM) hi, everyone
@  Mike T : (01 July 2015 - 06:36 PM) LOL
@  Mike T : (01 July 2015 - 06:36 PM) oops make that fogs
@  Mike T : (01 July 2015 - 06:36 PM) It's totally weird and you will have to cut the wiring. You are right not to use the OE smart fags, they are utter trash and the reflector melts after ten hours of use.
@  Surturiel : (01 July 2015 - 06:07 PM) question: (as usual) what kind of connector does the 450 fog light uses? I want to put an aftermarket fog light and don't want to cut the original wiring...
@  Mike T : (01 July 2015 - 10:13 AM) Good Canada Day eh?
@  Surturiel : (01 July 2015 - 10:08 AM) happy canada day!
@  SmartED : (01 July 2015 - 01:34 AM) Happy Canada Day everyone
@  Surturiel : (30 June 2015 - 09:14 PM) opinion: are those 3 to 5 stud adapters safe? I want a set of 16", but they're both hard to find and expensive...
@  Mike T : (30 June 2015 - 08:39 PM) *Jodhpur, damn fat fingers
@  Mike T : (30 June 2015 - 08:38 PM) *bolt
@  Mike T : (30 June 2015 - 08:38 PM) Take 'em off and three are three bold holes plus a large round one. Best to think of them as Jodphurs
@  Surturiel : (30 June 2015 - 07:57 PM) question: is there a way to remove those hip inserts?
@  FlossyTheSmart : (30 June 2015 - 05:14 AM) And that's without mentioning that compared to many cars, there were very few 450s made, and it's now 8 years out of production
@  FlossyTheSmart : (30 June 2015 - 05:12 AM) Well, I think you'll find it difficult to find ANY seat covers for a 450. There aren't a lot of offerings around
@  Surturiel : (29 June 2015 - 09:25 PM) on this topic, why is SO DAMN HARD to find leather seat covers for 450?
@  Surturiel : (29 June 2015 - 09:24 PM) sorry!
@  Mike T : (29 June 2015 - 09:19 PM) nor is it a leather seat!
@  Surturiel : (29 June 2015 - 07:52 PM) leather seat
@  Mike T : (29 June 2015 - 02:00 PM) This is not a search box!
@  mowser : (29 June 2015 - 11:42 AM) resetting the service reminder
@  mowser : (29 June 2015 - 09:53 AM) 299891
@  LeoBarbosa : (22 June 2015 - 06:03 PM) Just a feedback, the rear struts were really easy to do. Thanks for the tips. Payed $120 for both sides, at the dealership, in Calgary, AB.

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#1 garbet

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Good evening. We're new to this site, living in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, north of Port Huron, Mi. Our first smart car was a new 2005 Black Cabriolet Pure (diesel). Then we purchased a new 2011 Smart fortwo Cabriolet Passion. It's sure nice having cruise, i'm use to that feature since it's on all of our vehicles.Looking forward to using my trailer when we go out of the area so I can bring my scooter along to use getting around site seeing. Lots of info on this site to read up on.Gary

#2 Huronlad

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

Welcome! There are monthly meetings in and around the London area, for the London area owners.

"Kalliste" 2005 Bay Grey Pure, tach/clock pods, panoramic roof, a/c, soft touch, ignition free windows, vertical wipers, Euro turn signals, LED fog lights, LED turn signal side marker lights, Scanguage II, LED interior light, LED license plate lights, LED reverse lights, LED high brake light, UWC wheel covers, tinted windows, Wet Okole seat covers with carbon fibre heaters, under seat drawer, EBC brakes and rotors, Eibach and Boge suspension, Stebel air horn.
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"Labeeba" 2011 metallic silver Pure, tach/clock pods, A/C, arm rest, Design 1 alloy wheels, fog lights, all panels colour matched, heated seats, storage bin, oem storage cover, Area451 cruise control, Ultra Gauge, Team Dynamic Smartie 16" x 7.5" wheels, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40R16 tires, resonator box deleted.
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#3 Spike

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

Welcome to the site. There are events coming up in the near future, one of them, just across the border in your area. See this thread for more information. Hubby and I are going to it and we are coming from the London area. Maybe we'll see you. Dot :barbie:
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#4 Mike T

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Welcome!

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#5 JackAlan

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to this site. I wouldnít have joined if it hadnít been for an old friend that dropped in on me the other day. I must say I was surprised the vehicle he had to show me was a tiny Smart Car and not the 500 cubic inch V8 I last remembered. Rick had forgotten my field of expertise but he did remember was that I have a good sized CNC Lathe I enjoy as a hobby.He explained there was no bumpers on the Smart Car and showed me a tow hook that had only 2-1/2 Ė 3 threads of poor form. It was difficult to measure with so few threads but a lucky measurement put it at 8 threads per inch. The thread shape looked forged or cast but definitely not turned. I am still surprised to believe the vehicle can be towed from that one hook with only ĹĒ of threads engaged.So you may guess the next request Rick made. He wanted me to make him a set of special bolts so he could fasten a two row steel tube bumper. He drove off and came back 2 days later to fetch his prize.The machinery handbook describes accurately each acme thread in each class. Naturally the smart carís insert didnít adhere to any of them and so none of the 4 bolts I made him fit. Too tight. He liked the bright nickel plating though.It became a game of turning a few samples to arrive at a good strong fit and in the end he went away happy.To my surprise he could only use 3 of the four bolts as I understand there is only one in the front.Iím trying to figure a practical & simple solution for the average car owner to install a second front threaded insert so a bumper could be added. That's what I do.When I come up with something Iíll be happy to share.Thanks,Jack Alan

#6 Mike T

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

Hi Jack, there is a second threaded hole on the driver's side, but you would have to drill through the panel to access it.

2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet, FlyingTiger map 380023_5.png
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A and Winter packages 542252_5.png
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed, other goodies 206221_5.png
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection, in restoration (2016) 201066_5.png


#7 Sparky

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Good evening. We're new to this site, living in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, north of Port Huron, Mi. Our first smart car was a new 2005 Black Cabriolet Pure (diesel). Then we purchased a new 2011 Smart fortwo Cabriolet Passion. It's sure nice having cruise, i'm use to that feature since it's on all of our vehicles. Looking forward to using my trailer when we go out of the area so I can bring my scooter along to use getting around site seeing. Lots of info on this site to read up on. Gary

Welcome Gary. You will love this site with all the great people sharing thought and info common to all of us. Enjoy your new Passion. Sparky




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