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SilverBane
09-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Most people can determine that generally speaking 'European style' wheels go on European cars and 'Japanese style' wheels go on almost everything else. I am just not sure, however, where the abarth falls. It is not European when you compare to VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, etc. It is also not Japanese.

Where do you all think the car more falls when it comes to wheel selection?

FTY
09-22-2013, 06:02 PM
Most people can determine that generally speaking 'European style' wheels go on European cars and 'Japanese style' wheels go on almost everything else. I am just not sure, however, where the abarth falls. It is not European when you compare to VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, etc. It is also not Japanese.

Where do you all think the car more falls when it comes to wheel selection?

Go with Italian wheels, OZ, Sparco .

BBS/BBS style wheels will go with anything and are safe as far as looks and branding are concerned.

Its basically totally up to you there is a decent selection out there and with this car and its atypical styling you can get away with either.

ethanh8791
09-22-2013, 09:21 PM
Here is an example of a Japanese wheel I'd rock...

http://www.work-wheels.co.jp/campaign/wil/spec/02d/fiat/02d-fiat.html#spec

n00dle
09-22-2013, 09:43 PM
Here is an example of a Japanese wheel I'd rock...

http://www.work-wheels.co.jp/campaign/wil/spec/02d/fiat/02d-fiat.html#spec

nice, I like the fact that they're actually catering and created a line specifically for Fiat.

Me rod
09-22-2013, 10:03 PM
Italian first.

European? Is that even a style? British, French, Italian, Swedish, German & Spanish do not look alike.

Abarth Five O
09-22-2013, 11:33 PM
Here is an example of a Japanese wheel I'd rock...

http://www.work-wheels.co.jp/campaign/wil/spec/02d/fiat/02d-fiat.html#spec

Sorry, not into the honeycomb look for the Abarth.

Jjm4life
09-22-2013, 11:55 PM
Shouldn't matter euro v Jdm style. Just stay away from fakes.
Love my ccw wheels. Made in USA.

JoeB
09-23-2013, 12:37 AM
Shouldn't matter euro v Jdm style. Just stay away from fakes.
Love my ccw wheels. Made in USA.

I'm curious about this, not knowing much about aftermarket wheels. Is there a problem with fake-label wheels out there?

n00dle
09-23-2013, 12:45 AM
Styling aside, it's great to see a major performance wheel manufacturer (Work) in the Fiat game. If their styling doesn't meet with consumer satisfaction hopefully they'll work on it and come out with other versions that do.

Jjm4life
09-23-2013, 12:59 AM
I'm curious about this, not knowing much about aftermarket wheels. Is their a problem with fake-label wheels out there?

from a performance perspective , off brands ( leaving out names as to not start a war in this thread) may or may not stand up the the quality and reputation of known brands. the design may look similar, but the manufacturing process, standards ect are up to the original, otherwise they would cost the same.

on a personal level, i will not support a knock off. its not good for the industry. i understand people's decision to buy what they want at the price point they feel comfortable with, but i will either have the real deal, or not at all.

BigT
09-23-2013, 08:25 AM
I believe there was someone on the forums that already threw a set of Volk RGII on their abarth already can't remember the forum members name though it was a while ago.


http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?10695-Wiseguy-s-Abarth-Diary

MAZ
09-23-2013, 01:23 PM
I'm curious about this, not knowing much about aftermarket wheels. Is there a problem with fake-label wheels out there?
There are some high quality BBS replicas out there. I've owned some LM replicas in the past never had an issue. It all depends if the wheel is a quality replica or a junk knock-off.

MADNESSLuckyJay
09-23-2013, 05:13 PM
Shouldn't matter euro v Jdm style. Just stay away from fakes.
Love my ccw wheels. Made in USA.

Claus is the man

MADNESSLuckyJay
09-23-2013, 05:16 PM
Claus is the man

my bad, I was thinking CEC! CCW goes the same though, serious forged wheels!

shadyabarth
09-24-2013, 12:50 PM
Here is an example of a Japanese wheel I'd rock...

http://www.work-wheels.co.jp/campaign/wil/spec/02d/fiat/02d-fiat.html#spec

I really like this setup..Anybody here in the US a distributor for these wheels?