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Offline serious-abarth

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16x8 et0 Sticking out the arch slightly
« on: May 05, 2017, 09:51:05 pm »
Hey guys,

i recently purchased some new wheels, they are, 16x8 et0. I currently own an Abarth 500 and was wondering how i could get them to sit inside the arch as i test fitted one of them on the front and it sits slightly outside the arch even though i was sure 8" would fit. MY car is lowered on FK coilovers all the way to the bottom near enough but i am willing to raise them for perfect fitment. I don't really want to put much camber on them as i want full cornering grip.

Also the current tires i am using are toyo proxys tr1's 205/40/16 

Thanks in advance.

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    Offline TGF

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    Re: 16x8 et0 Sticking out the arch slightly
    « Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 10:03:57 am »
    The problem does not lay with the 8J width, but with the et0. Normally wheels for the Abarth are et35-38. This means your new wheels stand out 3.5-3.8cm more than the normal ones just because of the ET value. Add to that the increased width from 7 to 8J and they stand out an extra 1.27 cm, which results in a total of 4.8-5.1cm more outwards than the original wheel.

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    Re: 16x8 et0 Sticking out the arch slightly
    « Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 06:36:44 pm »
    The problem does not lay with the 8J width, but with the et0. Normally wheels for the Abarth are et35-38. This means your new wheels stand out 3.5-3.8cm more than the normal ones just because of the ET value. Add to that the increased width from 7 to 8J and they stand out an extra 1.27 cm, which results in a total of 4.8-5.1cm more outwards than the original wheel.

    This is an excellent answer and very thorough.
    Whilst talking of wheels I just wanted to add that many people when buying different wheels don't check the spigot (centre bore) as this is what transmits all the load from the wheel to the suspension,the wheel nuts/bolts only hold the wheel on the spigot.
    Hope that helps someone.

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    Re: 16x8 et0 Sticking out the arch slightly
    « Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 09:15:32 am »
    Thanks. That is also the reason why you should always buy hubcentric spacers, when using them. Without, you would put all the load on the bolts.

    There is an excellent site on the web for fitment. http://willtheyfit.com

    You put in your old measurements, the new ones you want and you can see how different it is. Then it is off with the tape measure to look if it fits. ;)
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