Although many people love the standard Fiat 500 Abarth wheels, or the optional 17″ forged aluminum wheels, you probably want something more unique. You can spend anywhere from six hundred up to a couple thousand if you have the dough, and you can have some wicked custom Fiat 500 Abarth wheels. Before buying new wheels for your Fiat, there are a few things to think about. Most of this advice should apply to the Fiat 500 Pop, Sport, and Lounge, but I’m not an expert on those exact models.
The Abarth comes with tire pressure monitor sensors (TPMS). Some wheels are compatible with the TPMS and some are not. Some states require that the wheels be TPMS compatible, so check your state’s regulations before investing in new wheels for your Abarth.
The Fiat 500 Abarth wheels have a 4×98 lug pattern. This lug pattern isn’t as common as others, but there are manufacturers who make some pretty hot wheels to these specs. If you wan’t more choices, you can go with the more common 4×100 lug pattern and use wobble bolts to fit the wheels to your Abarth. Although, true custom fitting wheels are always better than using wobble bolts. So, I am going to point you in the right direction to find true fitting wheels in the 4×98 lug pattern.
The Fiat 500 Abarth wheels that come stock from the manufacturer are either the standard 16″ aluminum or the optional 17″ forged aluminum wheels. You can go larger, likely up to 18″ without modification, but in order to clear the front brakes, you will need at least 15″ wheels.
Your best bet when looking for some slick wheels for your Abarth is to shop online.
Road Race Motorsports sells Stance Mindset wheels that are designed specifically for the Fiat 500 Abarth in the 4×98 lug pattern. The Stance wheels are lighter weight than the factory ones, giving you better handling and performance. The wheels are available in 15×8 gold, matte black and polished; 16×8 matte black and polished; and 17×7.5 in silver or black.
The 17×7.5 wheels, which are the newest in their lineup, are sweet wheels. They are compatible with the Abarth’s factor TPMS brake sensors and have an offset of +35 so you can have the thin wheels without needing spacers or adapters. The best part is these wheels are only $899 for a set of 4.
500 Madness is another online supplier that sells custom wheels for the Fiat 500 Abarth in the 4×98 bolt pattern. 500 Madness has 48 wheel choices for the Abarth in 15”, 16”, 17” and 18” sizes, although, minor modifications are needed to make the 18 inchers fit.
These Competizione 17×7 wheels in a red satin powdered coated finish really stand out. They have a 30MM offset for the perfect fit. Get a set of 4 for $1,149.99.
Tire Rack has a huge variety of wheel sizes, styles and colors, many at low prices. Tire Rack sells the popular American Racing wheels, among other brands. Tire Rack also sells optional TPMS that are compatible with the Abarth and the new wheels.
These American Racing AR895 wheels are only $130 a piece. The wheels are machined with an Anthracite accent for a classic look. They are 16×7 and have a 4×98 lug pattern.
Are there any other wheels you are drooling over for your Fiat 500 Abarth? Tell me about them in the comments!