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Offline MrPigskin

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Wheel help needed
« on: December 18, 2021, 08:17:06 pm »
Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, so if this topic already exists, I'd appreciate a link.

So, I have owned my 2012 500 Esseesse for a few years now and never had the inclination to mod it - actually I love it the way it is. However, I've recently buckled a couple of alloy wheels and need to replace them.

Whilst I could just look to get a couple of the original Esseesse wheels, I thought I'd check out some other options as there are so many out there.

The problem is - I no nothing about wheel sizing...

Now, I'm a relatively intelligent fella, but having already done a fair bit of reading, I'm really struggling to get my head around what would fit and what wouldn't.

I've managed to establish that the standard 2012 500 model requires wheels of the following spec:

> 7j x 17
> ET38
> 4 x 98 PCD

However, I'm not sure if this is also the same for a 500 with the Esseesse mods.

Is there someone patient and knowledgeable out there that would be willing to help a brother out??

Thanks in advance.

(Current wheel type attached)


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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Wheel help needed
    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2021, 09:44:02 am »
    Welcome to the forum MrPigskin  :wave:

    I too have a 2012 Esseesse and like you do not have the 4 pot Brembo kit fitted.

    The above kit was included in one of the option 'Esseesse' kits and severely limited wheel fitment to genuine 'Esseesse' wheels etc.

    So your car will take any of the factory option wheels, both 16" and 17".

    Offline mj2k

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    Re: Wheel help needed
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2021, 11:41:35 am »
    If you've got Brembos your choices are a bit more limited though - esseesse wheels again, some of the 695 alloys (Biposto, Ferrari and Maserati might fit too I think) plus from aftermarket Oz Superleggeras and Speedline Turismos (if you can find them in the correct size), plus these which I recently bought, which seem to be nice and light plus not too expensive, but only available in gold:

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