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  1. Hi, I am selling two items: One pair of factory (ATE) wheel sensors. Both came from the passenger side front. (one from an 88 coupe and one from a 90 coupe) Unless someone tells me differently, I assume they both will fit 88-90 Reatta's and that they are interchangeable, left and right. Both are in good condition with no cracks in the insulation jacket. I have tested them both with my Innova meter and this is what they are reading: 1.103K ohms and the other at 1.120K ohms. They also come with the original Torx bolts. $75 + shipping I also have a very nice pair of orange glass globes. These are unique to the Reatta and are often broken. These are getting scarce. As a reminder, the front parking light assembly must be completely disassembled to install these. Get yourself a spare set while you can. $25 + shipping Send me a PM if interested
  2. Hi, I am selling an aftermarket set of ASA wheels that I had on my Reatta for only a short while (3K miles? ) At any rate, they are in GREAT condition with great paint, no curb rash or anything! These are stock size (15X7) and would fit all years except for 91's which have the 16" wheel size. The extra bonus to having these is if you have newer tires already on your stock wheels. (you can simply swap over your tires to these wheels. If your looking for a different look and are not excited with the flat spoke 88-90 wheels, than this is for you! Pics sent upon request since I don't know how to add them here from my Iphone. As an FYI these are unilug size (has 10 holes) and the offset is 35mm. Price is only $125.00 for the whole set (I got these at the Tire Rack years ago and I paid around $75.00 per wheel) Kit
  3. Hi, I am selling an aftermarket set of ASA wheels that I had on my Reatta for only a short while (3K miles? ) At any rate, they are in GREAT condition with great paint, no curb rash or anything! These are stock size (15X7) and would fit all years except for 91's which have the 16" wheel size. The extra bonus to having these is if you have newer tires already on your stock wheels. (you can simply swAp over your tires to these wheels. If your looking for a different look and are not excited with the flat sp
  4. Unfortunately, almost all your cons are completely incorrect. 1) The Fiero did start with parts bin technology but the designers had hot sports car in their minds. It was pushed to the corporation as a sports commuter but the designers had grand plans for this little car. Come on, do you think it's a coincidence that the engine bay is unusually big for such a small car? You can put a Northstar in the thing for crying out loud! And headroom poor? Are you kidding? Go out to your Reatta, get inside your Reatta with a tape measure and measure the distance between your head and the ceiling. There ain't no way the headroom is better in the a Reatta. I have both cars and my head is telling me the headroom is much less in the Reatta. Cheap uncomfortable seats? That's your biased opinion. I have had many cars and the Fiero seat is the most comfortable, supportive, hugging seat I have ever sat in! My Reatta seat is comfortable as well but not supportive and hugging like a Fiero seat. Low on horsepower? Wrong again! Dude, were talking 1985-1986 here. 140HP was plenty acceptable and "current" for its time and its size. Not enough storage space? So, what about the MR2? As that much better? It's amazing to me the crap people bring up about this car. Its like I said I said in the beginning, there is a lot of Fiero haters. You can go ahead and bring on your opinions (your entitled to them) but it doesn't mean it's true. Oh and since nobody answered my question above.... 1) The Fiero is the only car in 1985 (besides the Volvo 240DL wagon) that made a 5 star crash rating. Not bad for a car that is a death trap according to Cargirl. 2) The safest place for a gas tank is directly in the center of the car. Where is it in your Reatta? Where is the gas tank in a Fiero? Kit
  5. Cargirls response is a typical one I get from people who know little to nothing about Fiero's. Your comments about them being a death trap and unsafe is completely untrue. Your negative comments show only your opinion about them but are not based in actual fact. I have two questions for you....... Question #1 What two cars only made the 5 star crash rating in 1984-1985? (Hint: one of them was a Volvo 240DL wagon, a car company renowned for safety) Question #2 Where is the safest place to put a gas tank on a car?
  6. Yes, really. I hope your not another one of those Fiero "haters". There is way too many of them. Kit (85 & 86 Fiero GT's)
  7. The Reatta may look "sporty" but let's face it, the bent is far more toward luxury than handling and performance. For its size it handles good but it's far too heavy to be considered a "sports car". It's a matter of perspective. Go out and drive a Lotus, Porsche, Vette, Fiero, etc...then go drive your Reatta. You "ll then know what your Reatta is and isn't. Kit
  8. It sounds a little unorthodox but I have had good luck using Orange Pumice hand cleaner. My Fiero door panels and door pulls were as dirty as anyone's and it works pretty good. By the way you mentioned leather cleaners but the door panels are made out of vinyl, unless I'm mistaken. Just sayin... Kit
  9. Looking for a "small" car and your in the neighborhood for a Reatta? Personally, I think for a two seater the Reatta is a pretty big car. (just sayin ) As for expensive , nobody mentioned the Teves pump unit. That 'll cost you a few bucks. And if you end up getting a not so pristine Reatta and you need a few trim items to get your car back to "kosher", here are a few items that are getting pricey and/or hard to find: front abs sensors, console armrests, 88-89 steering wheels, tail light letters and reflectors, tail light letters, seat belt guides, power mirror internals, power mirror inside covers, 88-90 door panels, orange glass globes, 90 headlight switches. (this list is for parts in good, unbroken condition) Kit
  10. I used a commercial stripper from Home Depot and it took 8-10 applications to get all the Clearcoat off. I used an orbital buffer to polish the flat spoke areas and used a Meguires Powerball and drill to get in between the spokes. Oh , and get polish that's for aluminum. Kit
  11. It should be easy to tell if they were ever installed. Number one the "thread cutting nuts " would have cut into the "virgin " posts and number two the post bases tend to pull up after being installed for a while. Kit
  12. Huh??? What?? The reflectors are still available at the dealer? For $55? Kit
  13. I have custom seat belt pads in both my Fiero's and really like them. They say "Fiero" and also have the Pegasus logo. I would like to have something similar for my Reatta. "Reatta" with the "R" logo ought to do the trick. Anyone here make them? If not, there is a guy in the Fiero "Mall" section that would probably do some if we had enough people. (Russ88TTop) I believe he offers them in foam or leather. Thanks, Kit
  14. I'm 100% sure. ALL Fiero's had the GEN 1 headlight system through 1986. You have an 86 GT Padgett? Go out and take a look at it. If your motor housings are two halves riveted together, than you have the GEN 1 system. If the top half of the motors are round, barrel shaped, then someone converted your car to GEN 2. If someone wants to post a few pics I happen to have my 85 GT with me today and I could take a few pics for you. Both my GTs have been upgraded to GEN 2. Kit
  15. The Gen 2 design wasn't applied to the Fiero until 1987. The gen 1 design consists of two motor halves riveted together. Up/ down switching was controlled by limit switches. By the way, did you know the limit switches have mercury in glass tubes? As for the motor housings they are a different shape than the Reatta but the transmission internals are identical and can be swapped back and forth.