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Offline Lagerlout

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18" Wheels
« on: August 01, 2009, 12:00:21 am »
Not that I particulary want to fit this size but has anyone in Abarth land fitted 18" wheels to their 500? I know it's overkill but I'll be upgrading the power and I'm looking at a set of wheels that only come in 18" and above. I'll be fitting a set of coilovers so I should be able to fiddle with the ride height etc. If you have, what offset did you need to run?
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    Offline TomCat

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    Re: 18" Wheels
    « Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 03:12:01 pm »
    I've seen lots of 18 inchers on the Italian abarth forum. But haven't seen any in uk yet. Some of the styles look very good. 17s look just right IMO
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    Re: 18" Wheels
    « Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 04:39:29 pm »


    Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 are cheap and  light and popular among those tuning VW Golfs for the handling improvement.

    Ok they're not exactly designer wheels but if your serious about performance and not image they do offer a lot.   Not sure if they fit the 500 though. ???

    Offline Lagerlout

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    Re: 18" Wheels
    « Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 07:46:28 pm »
    Thanks will check them out, not interested greatly in looks more about weight.
    As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name "The Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Panic. The Best of Muddy Waters album was lying on the floor—and track one was 'Rollin' Stone Blues'".