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route88
12-02-2013, 03:17 PM
I have the "regular" 16" wheels (http://www.fiat500abarth.us/ygMKAxM/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/FT012_270FH_web.jpg) on my Abarth; does someone know how much they weight? I'd like to get new 17" or 18" wheels, but I'd like to get lighter ones, suspended mass is the ennemy!

Thank you!

Tweak
12-03-2013, 01:44 AM
Welcome to the forum.

jguerdat
12-03-2013, 09:05 AM
The OEM wheels are both just about the same weight - between 18-19 lbs. each. The 17s are a slight bit heavier in spite of being forged due to the increased material required.

If you want light wheels, you need to look at aftermarket ones. Tirerack has a large selection and lists weights - you can sort by weight. Be careful with upgrading diameter, though, since it's quite possible that you won't be able to stay even close to stock diameter tires, raising the car and hurting performance. A quick look shows 18" tires to only be available with 25+" diameters, more than an inch taller.

whatebahw
12-03-2013, 10:24 AM
The OEM wheels are both just about the same weight - between 18-19 lbs. each. The 17s are a slight bit heavier in spite of being forged due to the increased material required.

If you want light wheels, you need to look at aftermarket ones. Tirerack has a large selection and lists weights - you can sort by weight. Be careful with upgrading diameter, though, since it's quite possible that you won't be able to stay even close to stock diameter tires, raising the car and hurting performance. A quick look shows 18" tires to only be available with 25+" diameters, more than an inch taller.

Yeah, I think he gets that but he wants to know how much lighter the new wheels need to be. That's why he asked how much the stock 16s weigh. Stock 16" Abarth wheels weigh 18.3lbs supposedly. 17" Abarth Wheels are 20 lbs each. That's a total savings of nearly 7 lbs unsprung weight advantage for the stock 16s. 7lbs (or closer to 5 lbs with stock tires) of unsprung weight is "about the same weight" only if I am a fox and wheels are grapes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fox_and_the_Grapes).

jguerdat
12-03-2013, 03:52 PM
17" OEM Abarth wheels are 18.9 lbs, not 20 lbs. The difference between the 16s and 17s is pretty small and are about the same weight for all intents and purposes.

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?7106-Abarth-wheel-weights&p=577250&viewfull=1#post577250

Tweak
12-03-2013, 07:12 PM
17" OEM Abarth wheels are 18.9 lbs, not 20 lbs. The difference between the 16s and 17s is pretty small and are about the same weight for all intents and purposes.

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?7106-Abarth-wheel-weights&p=577250&viewfull=1#post577250

This sounds more accurate, when I read the other reply I wondered why something sounded off to me, I know it is less than 20lbs.

whatebahw
12-03-2013, 07:41 PM
This sounds more accurate, when I read the other reply I wondered why something sounded off to me, I know it is less than 20lbs.

The red forum has a sticky with weights of individual components (Thanks, Zonker). That's where my numbers came from....a post where someone actually weighed the parts.

MADNESSLuckyJay
12-03-2013, 08:23 PM
We have the NeuSpeed wheels in Red, Black, and White! The 17" comes in at 16.5 lbs. and looks great on the 500, have seen quite a few guys running them, even at the track!

http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=281&product_id=1723

ophidia31
12-03-2013, 11:07 PM
We have the NeuSpeed wheels in Red, Black, and White! The 17" comes in at 16.5 lbs. and looks great on the 500, have seen quite a few guys running them, even at the track!

http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=281&product_id=1723

Two questions. 1. How close does the red wheels match to the stock abarth red that comes in the stripes and such? 2. Will the stock 205/40/17 pirellis fit these even though the stock is 7" wide and these are 17.5"? Looking at these in either black or red for three season and keeping the stockers with the current winter tires.

Tweak
12-03-2013, 11:59 PM
The red forum has a sticky with weights of individual components (Thanks, Zonker). That's where my numbers came from....a post where someone actually weighed the parts.

I am aware, I stuck it and I edit and add to it. As Rob (zonker if you prefer) weighs I add the information but I think it is likely I was thinking about a different post, a search returned this which is I think what was stuck in my mind.

http://www.fiat500usa.com/2012/03/2012-fiat-500-abarth-review.html

In this article/review the weights were mentioned and they were not listed as 20lbs.

Robert Nixon
12-04-2013, 10:11 AM
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/MiniWheelSearchServlet?nonWinter=true&partNum=CM77035498SDC&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=&grid=true&wIndex=6&sw=1920

I went with the 17 inch Ciao Milano wheels since I"m a cheapskate! According to Tire Rack, these weigh 16.8 pounds.

MADNESSLuckyJay
12-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Two questions. 1. How close does the red wheels match to the stock abarth red that comes in the stripes and such? 2. Will the stock 205/40/17 pirellis fit these even though the stock is 7" wide and these are 17.5"? Looking at these in either black or red for three season and keeping the stockers with the current winter tires.

PM sent!

whatebahw
12-04-2013, 06:35 PM
I am aware, I stuck it and I edit and add to it. As Rob (zonker if you prefer) weighs I add the information but I think it is likely I was thinking about a different post, a search returned this which is I think what was stuck in my mind.

http://www.fiat500usa.com/2012/03/2012-fiat-500-abarth-review.html

In this article/review the weights were mentioned and they were not listed as 20lbs.


Yeah, I read that. I trust Rob's measurements more than those from the article. The combined weights with tires is in accord with the wheel weight measurements he lists. Only one of these sources is correct. My money is on Zonker. YMMV.

Admin Note: These weight figures were provided directly from Fiat engineering. I trust they know what they are talking about.

Tweak
12-04-2013, 10:00 PM
Yeah, I read that. I trust Rob's measurements more than those from the article. The combined weights with tires is in accord with the wheel weight measurements he lists. Only one of these sources is correct. My money is on Zonker. YMMV.

I don't disagree, I trust Rob as well. I just knew I had seen it somewhere else and I thought it was accurate, forgotten about the measurements Rob had done at the moment. ;)

the stig
01-23-2014, 11:31 AM
I can't seem to find a thread that contains any organized comparisons as far as wheel weights. For me it's been very frustrating shopping for aftermarket wheels. Weight is my top consideration. A 20 lb. wheel isn't going on my car no matter how much I like it's looks. Tire rack, madness, and others don't post weight numbers on all of the types of wheels they sell. Even many of the makers of lightweight wheels don't post their weight numbers on their own websites. So far the best I've seen weight and looks wise are the OZ Alleggerita HLT's (37mm offset). The 16's run about 13.8 pounds and the 17's run about 14.2 lbs. That is 5 lb's per wheel better than stock. That amount of weight loss would be pretty significant, you would notice the difference. What I would really like are some wheels that come in at around 12 lbs. Any good info would be appreciated. I hate the idea of having to call a bunch of different suppliers just to see if their wheels are light enough to even be considered for my car. I know some of you guys have great information. Please share it or point me at a good thread.

Megatron
07-02-2017, 09:15 AM
I wanted to resurrect this thread since the Fiat USA website is listing the standard 16" wheels for the 2017 500 Abarth as forged instead of being cast. Has anybody weighed one yet to see if its lighter than the older style?
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