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Turbo Fiat 500 Black headlight/taillight/turn signal part numbers

We own a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth and we’re not happy with the chrome headlights/turn signals/taillights. So, we bought all of the headlights/turn signals/taillights off of the 2013+ Fiat 500 Turbo model.


Fiat Turbo model black lights

Fiat Turbo model black lights

Now, these are NOT cheap. In fact if you visit your local dealership this entire set of lights may end up costing you close to $850-900 as of 6/1/13.

But, sometimes when you want the look, you just have to do it!

Anyways, we’d like to help out anyone else wanting to get the Turbo black lamps by listing the part numbers below.

Mopar/Fiat part number
68172231-AB headlight
68172230-AB headlight
68172246-AA front turn signal
68172247-AA front turn signal
68172251-AA tail lamp
68172250-AA tail lamp

Use those part numbers above to order with your local dealership.

Modern Performance Shop Tour Part 2 – Time to show off our framed Neon/Caliber/SRT4 brochures

Part 2 of Modern Performance Shop Tour

As we’re sure you already know by now, Modern Performance is run, and staffed by car enthusiasts, and we love American four cylinder cars. Over the years we have collected various articles, had them framed, and posted them in our offices. Lets take a look !

Dodge Neon SRT4 - Early Prototype SUPERCHARGED !
The framed piece above is a Chrysler brochure put out around 2001-2002 to tease the public about the upcoming Dodge SRT-4. Chrysler produced a few of these cars as mules for testing, that were 2000 era Dodge Neons with a 2.0 Supercharged motor. Eventually Chrysler scrapped the 2.0 supercharged motor and put in a 2.4 TURBO motor that was being used in the GT Cruiser. Notice the hood, lower bumper, and wheels, and how the production SRT4 looks very similar to it.

Prototype Dodge SRT4 - Early version
This framed article was from an unknown magazine in which the 2003 Dodge SRT-4 was test driven. This car was a pre production 2.4 Turbo car that was passed around to magazines for review. Notice how the bumper doesnt have the holes under the hood to further cool down the radiator like production units, as well as the Enkei wheels that didnt make it into production.

Caliber SRT-4 Magazine review
This article reviewed the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4, and overall the magazine review was positive, calling it a BAD-ASS BREAD BOX.

1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe Dohc Car and Driver article
Here we have a January 1995 Car and Driver article on the 1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe. The article is titled: The Neon loses two of its doors and says bye to hi. The article compared the Neon Sport Coupe Dohc to the Saturn SC2, Ford Escort GT, and the Hyundai Scoupe Turbo. Overall, the Neon had the best acceleration out of all of the competitors, as well as best gas mileage. It had the worst braking compared to the other cars though. The Dohc Sport Coupe is listed as having 0-60 acceleration of 7.6 seconds, and quarter mile time of 16.0 at 89 mph.

2001 Chrysler Neon R/T Export Brochure
Pictured above is a Chrysler brochure for the 2001 Neon R/T that was destined for export to Europe. The Neon was sold in Europe with limited success, mainly due to engine size taxes (motors over 1.6 liters in most of europe are taxed more than motors under 1.6). 2000-2005 Neon enthusiasts will notice the different Chrysler grill in the front bumper, as well as the euro rear fog lights integrated into the rear bumper. Also quite obvious is the steering wheel being on the right side of the car.

1995 Dodge Neon Magazine article
Here we have a Magazine article that looks like a periodic table from High School. It lists the elements Oxygen, Fluorine, Chlorine, Hydrogen, Neon and Argon, along with their atomic weight. Under the Neon element, it shows a Dodge Neon, and shows it costing $10,300. Pretty cheap !

2001 Dodge Neon RT Chrysler Brochure
Pictured above is a 2001 Dodge Neon R/T brochure from Chrysler. This car came from the factory with a 2.0 High Output Magnum SOHC motor. It came with 16 inch wheels, and leather interior was an option as well!

Jayde Nicole Signed Sema 2007 Poster
Last but not least, we have a signed poster from Jayde Nicole, a model that was being used in the Vibrant Performance booth at Sema 2007. Jayde went on in 2008 to become a model for Playboy, and she became quite famous after her breakout modeling position with Vibrant. How lucky were we to be able to get a poster of her, signed no less before she became famous! She was just as beautiful in person as in this poster as well !

Modern Performance Shop Tour Part 1

We’ve taken a few photos to show you some of Modern Performance’s shop in Houston, Texas. This will be part 1 of our tour of MP.

First off, a few photos of our front showroom for our local customers.
Modern Performance Logo
Modern Performance Showroom in Houston Texas
Modern Performance Showroom in Houston Texas

Modern Performance is a stocking distributor of many products, and we make it our goal to stock 100% of the products we list on our website.
Why do we do stock all of our products we sell, when we could just dropship all orders we take like other competitors ? Because we want to be
able to ship products the SAME day they are ordered, and not have to rely on anyone else for your order.

Now lets take a look in our warehouse. Here on this shelf, we have some of the brake products we carry like Powerslot/Sportstop rotors and Wilwood big brake kits. In this photo you can see close to 12 Wilwood big brake kits. No one else stocks so many Wilwood big brake kits for the SRT-4!
Modern Performance Warehouse in Houston Texas

Modern Performance proudly stocks Clutchmasters clutches and we keep TONS in stock for the Neon, Neon SRT-4, Cobalt and other vehicles. We also stock plenty of Mopar OEM replacement clutches.
Modern Performance Warehouse in Houston Texas

Here we have some of our suspension components. We stock plenty of BC coilovers, Eibach springs, Tokico Struts, Kyb Struts and more.
Modern Performance Warehouse in Houston Texas

In part 2 of our Shop tour we will show you some of framed Neon/SRT4/Caliber SRT4 artwork we have around our office.