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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: idle to 7500rpm
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sparki:
<strong>Thai assembled 156 ?
I read somewhere that it was planned but did not know they followed through
Do they only assumable the 156 or do they also assemble any other models 147 seems obvious.
Do they export Thai assembled cars elsewhere? if so where? and if not does the Thai market warrant local assembly?
Interesting</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The assembly line belongs to GM plant, Fiat had an agreement with them to do final assembly from parts imported from Italy (a small percentage were locally sourced, like the poor brake pads). The engine and gearbox come fully built. I believe the assembly was for 156 Selespeed (minor change model with trip computer) only.
The cars were for regional export as mentioned above. Our market is quite small with only 400 - 600 156s around, and no more than 10 (imported) 147s.
And yes, changing the brake pads will help reduce fading. The set up I'm running (Tar-Ox front discs, MQ pads, braided-SS lines) have proven to work well even on track a few months back. They work with 16" wheels or spare wheel too. wink
//2000 156 2.0TS / AD Remap / Supersprint Exhaust / K&N Filter Kit / Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey Suspension / AR Strut bar /16" Telephone dials + Yokohama V550 / Tar-Ox discs + SS lines + MQ pads //
//2005 Subaru Impreza WRX PPP / K&N Short Ram-air Intake / Brembo 4-pot Brake Kits / Prodrive GC-010 British Black 18x7.5 Forged Alloys / Michelin Pilot Sport Cup / Prodrive Spring Kit / STi Aero kit //