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jguerdat
03-29-2015, 08:29 AM
I don't keep my ear to the ground much for rumors and announcements but saw some new tires that are available in Abarth sizes even if you're sticking to stock size wheels (useful sizes only in 16", not 17"):

BFG g-Force Rival S (notice the "S")

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Rival+S&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=145WR6GFRS&tab=Specs

P215/45ZR16 7.2/32" 21 lbs. 7-8" 8.4" 7" 23.6" 881

and Bridgestone RE-71R

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE-71R&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=045WR6RE71RXL&tab=Specs

205/45R16 200 A A 8/32" 19 lbs. 6.5-7.5" 8.1" 7.1" 23.2" 897

SweetSandMan
03-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Good to know. I've been up in the air on what to go with. The new wheels are begging for some rubber so they can finally be mounted. I'm almost 100% certain I want to go with 225s but those 215s aren't bad. The Direzza ZII Star Specs have a mail in rebate through the end of the month so I may just have to pull the trigger.

nilfinite
03-29-2015, 11:17 AM
So far, I've heard very good things about the RE-71R from someone that's tested almost every tire out there for AX.

jguerdat
03-29-2015, 05:38 PM
The ZII Star Spec still looks good if you're running 17s. The national results so far this year shows Hankooks as top tires in the first event but Bridgestones for the second (different coasts and the RE-71Rs prolly weren't available for the first event). I'm going for 16s this year and am definitely leaning towards the 'Stones...

Edit: the 'Stones also have a $70 mail-in rebate.

msjulie33
03-29-2015, 07:43 PM
Just curious, what do folks think of a tire like this - stock size ..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=S.drive&partnum=945WR6SXL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Fiat&autoYear=2013&autoModel=500c%20Abarth&autoModClar=

Fiat500USA
03-29-2015, 08:17 PM
Just curious, what do folks think of a tire like this - stock size ..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=S.drive&partnum=945WR6SXL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Fiat&autoYear=2013&autoModel=500c%20Abarth&autoModClar=



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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=G-MAX+AS-03


I had the S-Drives on my Prima and then on my Abarth. Maybe less sticky than the Pirelli, but they lasted longer. Finally blew one out courtesy of a NY State pot hole. I just swapped them a couple of days ago for a set of G-MAX AS-03 because it has still been under 40 here and I needed an all season so I can drive my car. I was hesitant about General tires but I heard these weren't bad and Continental owns them now so I'll give them a shot. I still had the Pirelli PZeros on my stock wheels but the rears were like skins! LOL

msjulie33
03-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Potholes suck.

Fiat500USA
03-29-2015, 10:07 PM
Potholes suck.

Yeah. It happened a while ago. I had been avoiding it for at least a month while it grew into a huge, 3 - 4 inch deep hole. Hit it during a rainy night and thought the strut went through the hood! Stared at the tire monitor light and it didn't go on and thought I was safe. Well... that didn't last long - 100 yards later and the light popped on. Drove 2 miles on a flat until I could find a decent place to stop and wait for my wife to bring me a spare. What a drag! The good news is that the OZ wheels I have are strong! The bad news is that pot hole is back in the same spot!

jguerdat
03-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Just curious, what do folks think of a tire like this - stock size ..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=S.drive&partnum=945WR6SXL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Fiat&autoYear=2013&autoModel=500c%20Abarth&autoModClar=

The S.Drives aren't even in the same class as the above tires. I posted this in the Racing forum due to the different needs for competition. The S.Drives would have been a better choice for the normal tire and brakes forum.

msjulie33
03-30-2015, 09:31 AM
sorry :emptiness:

Robert Nixon
03-30-2015, 04:48 PM
Do any of those Goodrich tires fit stock wheels? The only16 listed is
Size: P215/45ZR16
and the smallest 17 inch listed is 225?

The Goodrichs also don't have any UTQC number.

jguerdat
03-31-2015, 07:37 AM
@msjulie33 - no problem here. I just wanted to keep this forum on racing tires.


Do any of those Goodrich tires fit stock wheels? The only16 listed is
Size: P215/45ZR16
and the smallest 17 inch listed is 225?

The Goodrichs also don't have any UTQC number.

The lack of UTQC shouldn't mean anything - I'm sure that they're all 200. I agree that the new tires do have limited use on an Abarth. The 215/45-16 would work although it'd be shoehorned a bit onto a 6.5" wheel. Andy Hollis has said that sticking with a street tire that matches the wheel width actually works better as opposed to R comps. I'm pondering the Bridgestone 205 since it's closer to wheel width and is actually slightly wider than the BFG.

Decisions, decisions.

porsche racer
10-06-2015, 12:37 AM
for a regular track event, can you guys recommend any tires and wheels . never tracked the abarth before

BigDaddySRT
10-06-2015, 07:23 AM
for a regular track event, can you guys recommend any tires and wheels . never tracked the abarth before

What tire rating are you wanting? What class are you wanting to "track" in?

porsche racer
10-07-2015, 12:59 AM
What tire rating are you wanting? What class are you wanting to "track" in?

i just want to take it to local tracks, willow springs, fontana, .. and drive. i can purchase an extra set with tires.

nilfinite
10-07-2015, 02:07 PM
I'd get these tires: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE-71R&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=045WR6RE71RXL&tab=Specs

They'd fit on the stock 16" rims but the stock rims are decently heavy (18lbs) .

If you get cheap spare wheels (17lbs): http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=W29032500PURPLE&wheelMake=Sparco&wheelModel=Assetto%20Gara&wheelFinish=Purple%20Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=

Or if you wanna get the lightest wheels (14lbs): http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=W0185120022MGS&wheelMake=O.Z.&wheelModel=Alleggerita%20HLT&wheelFinish=Matte%20Graphite%20Silver&showRear=no&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=

porsche racer
10-07-2015, 06:59 PM
I'd get these tires: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE-71R&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=045WR6RE71RXL&tab=Specs

They'd fit on the stock 16" rims but the stock rims are decently heavy (18lbs) .

If you get cheap spare wheels (17lbs): http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=W29032500PURPLE&wheelMake=Sparco&wheelModel=Assetto%20Gara&wheelFinish=Purple%20Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=

Or if you wanna get the lightest wheels (14lbs): http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=W0185120022MGS&wheelMake=O.Z.&wheelModel=Alleggerita%20HLT&wheelFinish=Matte%20Graphite%20Silver&showRear=no&autoMake=Fiat&autoModel=500+Abarth&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=

thanks