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Abarth Five O
03-09-2013, 08:21 PM
Just installed them today with Falken Azenis 615 215/45/17 tires. My installer, who is one of the biggest aftermarket wheel/tire dealer here, was amazed by the quality, fit and finish of the wheels, especially the expensive flow form technology used in the finishing process. He said they were made very true and very easy to balance. I love them already. I could feel the extra lightness and quicker pickup under hard acceleration (weighs 3+ lbs. less than the stock 17" Abarth aluminum alloy wheels). Best of all, no more fishtailing or squirreliness in the rear during high speeds which is an inherent problem with the Pirelli P7s, even after putting 4,500 mi on them. It must the Falkens Azenis 615s doing their job keeping it true and straight at high speeds. Great job Neu Speed and Falken! I look forward to seeing other great products from your company. Here are a few pics:

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Gigante
03-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Just installed them today with Falken Azenis 615 215/45/17 tires. My installer, who is one of the biggest aftermarket wheel/tire dealer here, was amazed by the quality, fit and finish of the wheels, especially the expensive flow form technology used in the finishing process. He said they were made very true and very easy to balance. I love them already. I could feel the extra lightness and quicker pickup under hard acceleration (weighs 3+ lbs. less than the stock 17" Abarth aluminum alloy wheels). Best of all, no more fishtailing or squirreliness in the rear during high speeds which is an inherent problem with the Pirelli P7s, even after putting 4,500 mi on them. It must the Falkens Azenis 615s doing their job keeping it true and straight at high speeds. Great job Neu Speed and Falken! I look forward to seeing other great products from your company. Here are a few pics:

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FiveO, these look great and the tire size is welcoming... Did you have to raise your suspension to get this tire size to fit? What is the offset on these wheels?

Thank you in advance for your time and your A500 looks great.

Abarth Five O
03-09-2013, 10:19 PM
FiveO, these look great and the tire size is welcoming... Did you have to raise your suspension to get this tire size to fit? What is the offset on these wheels?

Thank you in advance for your time and your A500 looks great.

Thanks Gigante, the rear COs were raised about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 full turns from the max lowest position for a little more clearance. The rear tires were slightly scrapping the tiny black plastic fender in the back during hard spirited turns. The offset is +35mm. See link for specs: http://www.neu-f.com/302/0/0/2932/nf880501b-neu-f-rse05-17-wheel.html

FTY
03-09-2013, 10:38 PM
The black looks great!!:eagerness:

Gigante
03-09-2013, 10:40 PM
Thanks Gigante, the rear COs were raised about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 full turns from the max lowest position for a little more clearance. The rear tires were slightly scrapping the tiny black plastic fender in the back during hard spirited turns. The offset is +35mm. See link for specs: http://www.neu-f.com/302/0/0/2932/nf880501b-neu-f-rse05-17-wheel.html

Great, thank you for the info and enjoy your A500.

nojeebs
03-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Looks good! Love the meatyness of the tires. ;)

Crossfirecat
03-11-2013, 06:35 PM
Really nice! Love how the offset puts the tires just inside the fender. Wondering how the 615's will handle in the rain. I was considering a set of those for summer use.

Deefourtay
03-11-2013, 07:32 PM
Nice Abarth, Same Color as mine too.. ;]

I really want those rims due to the fact that they're also easier to clean compared to the Stock 17 Inch 11 Spoke Rims, and the fitment looks great.. Thanks For Sharing

Abarth Five O
03-12-2013, 10:22 PM
Really nice! Love how the offset puts the tires just inside the fender. Wondering how the 615's will handle in the rain. I was considering a set of those for summer use.

Thanks, the 615Ks are summer street/track tires with a pretty high wet handling rating. The tread pattern is a unique design to prevent hydroplaning. I'll have to see how it does in various rain conditions. However, if there is a torrential downpour, it will stay in the garage. The 615ks drive true and straight at high speeds, no fishtailing like the stock P7s. In hard spirited turning, there is noticeably less body roll, they drive flatter with much better grip than the P7s. Moreover, the ride is a lot softer and more comfortable. Now I can appreciate first hand why racers and drifters love this tire.

Abarth Five O
03-12-2013, 10:35 PM
Nice Abarth, Same Color as mine too.. ;]

I really want those rims due to the fact that they're also easier to clean compared to the Stock 17 Inch 11 Spoke Rims, and the fitment looks great.. Thanks For Sharing

Thanks, I'm glad I chose the Grigio color for that stealth look. The 5 spoke design also played a big factor in my final decision over other mesh and spoke designs for ease of cleaning, plus there is a lot of room to reach in and clean the brake calipers. Another big factor is that they are ultra lite weighing only 16.5 lbs. which reduces unsprung weight and improves acceleration. I could feel the difference immediately during hard accelerations. As they are precision trued (flow forming), I could feel in my steering wheel that they are gliding and running real true and smoothly. I am happy with this purchase.

Abarth Phreak
03-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Excellent taste!!!:yumyum:

LittleEvil
03-18-2013, 06:37 PM
thinking of getting these in white myself for my grigio with the white caps and stripe.

NORCAL SS
06-12-2013, 10:14 AM
215 45 17 rub at all?

shagghie
06-12-2013, 11:08 AM
215 45 17 rub at all?

Someone's running 225/45/17 with any static running, but hasn't had oppty to track it or drive it hard yet. That's with racing slicks though, so who knows. I'm doing well with 215/40/17's the first few days out on the Z2's.

Abarth Five O
06-12-2013, 02:30 PM
215 45 17 rub at all?

Some minor rubbing in the rear when hitting big dips in the road.

808Abarth
06-12-2013, 05:20 PM
wow beautiful.
lmk when u plan on getting a get together for the fiat guys. im like the only one i know that owns a fiat.

Abarth Five O
06-12-2013, 06:06 PM
wow beautiful.
lmk when u plan on getting a get together for the fiat guys. im like the only one i know that owns a fiat.

Thanks, I wasn't planning to, but if it happens, it should be limited to Abarth guys only to keep it exclusive, imo (sorry regular Fiats :-( There must be about 5 to 10 Abarths on this island by now.

808Abarth
06-12-2013, 10:41 PM
always down for exclusivness muhaha

dylansi
06-13-2013, 01:49 AM
I'm down