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MAZ
09-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Hey All,
Anyone running 15mm spacers with stock 17" wheels?
Got pics??
Thanks!
James

sjmst
09-26-2012, 05:52 PM
Hey All,
Anyone running 15mm spacers with stock 17" wheels?
Got pics??
Thanks!
James

I'd like to see that too.

SupraSkylineSTI
09-26-2012, 05:55 PM
I'd like to see that too.

Me three.

HF Stinger
09-27-2012, 03:41 AM
I have 10mm's with the optional 17's. I converted to studs so I could go thicker but I think this is good enough, looks proper.

http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Poke1.jpg
http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Poke2.jpg

Side view on H&R's

http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Stance.jpg

MAZ
09-27-2012, 09:05 AM
I have 10mm's with the optional 17's. I converted to studs so I could go thicker but I think this is good enough, looks proper.

http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Poke1.jpg
http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Poke2.jpg

Side view on H&R's

http://www.hfstinger.com/cayman_s/Abarth_Stance.jpg
Looks fantastic!! and thanks for the pics!
Did you have any closer shots of the rears? mainly from a 'flush-ness' with the body angle/perspective?

theo986s
02-24-2016, 12:45 AM
what is the brand from the spacers? thank you!

dylansi
02-24-2016, 09:09 AM
I have 10m front and 15mm rear with stock 16's if you want to see that?

jayadam63
02-24-2016, 03:12 PM
I have 10m front and 15mm rear with stock 16's if you want to see that?

Of course. You can never see too many pictures! :popcorn:

Essessesortof
02-25-2016, 06:21 PM
Thesehttp://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21015&stc=1 are race max 16mm spacers with new bolts.

slowbird
03-23-2016, 02:18 AM
Thesehttp://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21015&stc=1 are race max 16mm spacers with new bolts.

Do you have any issues with rubbing on the OEM 17" wheels and lowered?

I have a set of 16mm spacers I'm selling but everyone is too afraid to buy them. Think they're too big :rolleyes:

Essessesortof
03-23-2016, 08:36 PM
No rubbing at all during normal driving. My plastic liners front and back may see some rubbing but only when I fly over some railroad tracks or similar. The wheels do not come anywhere near to touching exterior sheet metal.

slowbird
03-23-2016, 09:58 PM
No rubbing at all during normal driving. My plastic liners front and back may see some rubbing but only when I fly over some railroad tracks or similar. The wheels do not come anywhere near to touching exterior sheet metal.

Thank you very much. Glad to hear it.

AbarthFox
01-29-2017, 11:47 PM
Anyone tries Athena spacers?
I have 16" OEM wheels and looking to the their 12mm offering.

Mrabarth1
01-30-2017, 09:29 AM
I have 12mm spacers front and back but with the 17" OEM wheels...

AbarthFox
02-01-2017, 07:07 PM
Do you have a picture you can post please?

Trunkout
02-01-2017, 08:12 PM
I have 12mm spacers front and back but with the 17" OEM wheels...
Yes! Pics please! I would also like to widen my track.

Ruckus
02-02-2017, 01:53 AM
Anyone tries Athena spacers?
I have 16" OEM wheels and looking to the their 12mm offering.

If you use a 12mm spacer on your 16x6.5 OEM would it not push the rims out by almost half an inch thus placing a unnecessary strain on your front drive train? I can understand if you do it on the 17x7 OEM. The 12 mm spacer will relocate the inboard end of the rim similarly as the 16x6.5 due to the fact that both rims have the same offset of 35 mm.
In my limited knowledge I would calculate no more than 15 mm spacer can be safely use on a 17x7 +35et anything more you will have to pull or stretch your fender out to fit the out board part of the rim.

Mrabarth1
02-02-2017, 10:13 AM
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25286&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25287&stc=1

Mrabarth1
02-02-2017, 10:14 AM
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25286&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25287&stc=1

i will try to get better pictures later on

fierostetz
02-02-2017, 02:49 PM
Is the use of spacers an aesthetic thing, or are there performance implications? Historically I was usually drag racing, so I was usually going for smaller wider wheels, didn't care what it looked like. My SRT4 had PT cruiser steelies on the front painted yellow with smiley faces and slicks :P

just wondering, it's not something I've ever personally encountered

Mrabarth1
02-02-2017, 04:09 PM
I did it just for looks...

slowbird
02-02-2017, 11:14 PM
I had 16mm spacers on stock 16" wheels on my Abarth. No issues. The tops of the tires didn't even stick out past the fender.

Over 100k kms and no wheel bearing issues either. They're on another members Abarth now.

Southernroadrunner
05-14-2017, 09:56 AM
So how far in inches do 12mm spacers move the wheel out,like 1/4 of an inch etc

Trunkout
05-14-2017, 01:46 PM
So how far in inches do 12mm spacers move the wheel out,like 1/4 of an inch etc
I know this will shock some of you... but a 12mm spacer will move your wheel out... wait for it....
12mm! Amazing! :)

Southernroadrunner
05-14-2017, 02:36 PM
Thanks Trunkout guess I will have to convert it.Never got the metric stuff all straight

Jim500T
05-14-2017, 03:38 PM
.47 of an inch, so more like a half an inch.

NSngineer
05-19-2017, 09:48 AM
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26825&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26826&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26827&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26828&stc=1http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26829&stc=1I put 16mm spacers on the front only 17" Abarth wheels on our 2015 Abarth 500; also replaced the rear torsion bar with a 28mm. I'm sure the torsion bar will help me in Autocross, and I think a wider front track might help too. The track is increased by 1.25 inches ( 16/25.4 X 2 = 1.2598" ). Pictures are in my public albums, but I'll post here, too. I don't really see that much difference; I feel the ride and handling is better in daily driving.