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Just had these mounted today.

Konig Hypergram 17x8, 45mm offset. Went with the Continental ECS 225/45/17. Pay no attention to the dirty car - didn't have time to wash it this afternoon.

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Love those wheels... Those are the ones I am leaning towards, also in 17X8. Did you make or are you planning on any suspension mods. Brian @ Goodwin suggested lower springs to take better advantage of the extra width. Was hoping I could keep Factory Suspension and settings.
 

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Nice, looks sharp. I'm about to go with a similar look (gunmetal spoke, polished lip) on my red 124, as well.
 

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@Kain Which wheel?
Rota RB 16x7 +40. I love the old-school Watanabe/Panasport/Minilite banana spokes but wanted more of a lip than those offer for the price. I dry-fitted the wheels last week, but they will not clear the non-Brembo calipers (surprisingly, rear fitment is worse) so I bought a set of 15 mm Ichiba spacers. Since the stock lug bolts extend ~25 mm past the hub face, I'm not certain there is 10 mm of cutout in the back of the wheels, but nothing a little Dremeling can't fix.

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Racer27 - Love those wheels... Those are the ones I am leaning towards, also in 17X8. Did you make or are you planning on any suspension mods. Brian @ Goodwin suggested lower springs to take better advantage of the extra width. Was hoping I could keep Factory Suspension and settings.
I've got Koni Sport shocks and Roadstersport springs installed. The install was around 200 miles ago so I'm still hoping it will settle a little bit lower than where it currently is. I also had Progress sway bars installed at the same time and the difference in the way the car handles is tremendous. The twisties are SO much funner now!

Kain - I like your wheels as well - very nice! Please be sure to post a pic once you get them on the car.
 

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DepotDan - Nice job! The wheels are great, but I was really intrigued by the custom paint job on the fog light surrounds. I hadn't seen that before so I clicked on your icon to see if I could find any additional pics of your car and discovered your showcase. Wow - your attention to detail is outstanding. The aesthetics of the car, both inside and out are really well done, and you've backed it all up with performance mods that make the car perform as well as it looks. Or should I say it looks as well as it performs? Either way, very, very cool car. Nicely done...
 

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@depotdan Love the fake centerlock look of those wheels. Had centerlocks on both my Formula cars, those things got re-torqued consistently before hitting the track.
 
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Terrible photos but I went for a shakedown run after installing and didn't clean the car or wait for ideal lighting. I'll get better pics when the Abarth center caps arrive.
  • Rota RB 16x7 +40 gunmetal with polished lip. Approx 16.5 lbs.
  • 205/55-16 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+
  • Ichiba WS-5410054A Version II 15mm spacers
  • Yitamotor chrome spline lug nuts
  • Angry wife upset over the top down with upper 40s F temps
Initial impressions: love the look of old-school style wheels on old-school style roadster. I've had these tires on my GTI, and they are the best year-round performance tire for my climate (mid-Atlantic region). The extra tire diameter (24.9" v. 24.3" stock) makes the ride smooth over bumps but is still playful on the street. I saved about 5 lbs. on the wheels but made most of that back in the tires and spacers. But for a street car it's exactly what I want.

Anyone interested in a mint set of OEM Abarth wheels, Potenza RE050A tires, TPMS sensors, OEM lugs and McGard wheel locks... all with only 1,035 miles them, hit me up.

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DepotDan - Nice job! The wheels are great, but I was really intrigued by the custom paint job on the fog light surrounds. I hadn't seen that before so I clicked on your icon to see if I could find any additional pics of your car and discovered your showcase. Wow - your attention to detail is outstanding. The aesthetics of the car, both inside and out are really well done, and you've backed it all up with performance mods that make the car perform as well as it looks. Or should I say it looks as well as it performs? Either way, very, very cool car. Nicely done...
Thank you for the complements. Greatly appreciated.

If you saw my showcase, you know that this is my second spider. A lot of work went into stripping one car and building the second. I am now building a new Mini. The first one ended in a fluky accident. Tow eye broke pulling the car up onto the tow truck bed. The car coasted backwards into 6 am freeway traffic. 😭

My son sent me a picture of an Abarth with the fog light bezels painted white. I was sold. Wanting to tie in my red bits I decided to have the red parts you see done. Problem!!! My painter had a hard time getting the tight hard curves masked. The first attempts were terrible. He finally got it close and had a pin stripper clean up the transition lines. My painter wound up giving them to me at no charge. Next step was to have them wrapped in PPF. Again the wrapper had difficulty with the hard tight curves. He did get it done. He took 1/2 off the bill because, while it looks good, it wasn’t up to his standard. You have to appreciate artisans that take pride in their work.

I have more mods/upgrades coming in the near future.

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@depotdan Love the fake centerlock look of those wheels. Had centerlocks on both my Formula cars, those things got re-torqued consistently before hitting the track.
I originally wanted to go with real center locks, but the cost made my you know what pucker. So I went with the O.Zs. I also use them on my MINI.

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Terrible photos but I went for a shakedown run after installing and didn't clean the car or wait for ideal lighting. I'll get better pics when the Abarth center caps arrive.
  • Rota RB 16x7 +40 gunmetal with polished lip. Approx 16.5 lbs.
  • 205/55-16 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+
  • Ichiba WS-5410054A Version II 15mm spacers
  • Yitamotor chrome spline lug nuts
  • Angry wife upset over the top down with upper 40s F temps
Initial impressions: love the look of old-school style wheels on old-school style roadster. I've had these tires on my GTI, and they are the best year-round performance tire for my climate (mid-Atlantic region). The extra tire diameter (24.9" v. 24.3" stock) makes the ride smooth over bumps but is still playful on the street. I saved about 5 lbs. on the wheels but made most of that back in the tires and spacers. But for a street car it's exactly what I want.

Anyone interested in a mint set of OEM Abarth wheels, Potenza RE050A tires, TPMS sensors, OEM lugs and McGard wheel locks... all with only 1,035 miles them, hit me up.

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I really like the retro look. English wheels, Italian car made in Japan. The gunmetal centers work really well with the car.

I have a set of Panasorts for a 1974 Triumph Spitfire resto-mod my son and I are working on. Toyota 4AGE motor, Toyota 5 speed tranny, Subaru diff and custom suspension. Part time project waiting for completion.

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Enkei TS-10 17x8
Dunlop Direzza ZIII 235/40R17

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I love the look of this wheel/tire set up and thinking about replicating. Tire options are limited in that size... I really wanted Michelin PS4s but they don't seem to be available in that size. What do you think of the Dunlops? Also, is the car lowered or stock height in this photo?
 

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The PS 4S runs narrow. I know Miata guys are getting away with a 245/40 in the PS 4S on a 8" wheel.

Tirerack says the tread width of a 245/40 PS 4S is 8.3" while the 235/40 ZIII is 8.4" for comparison.

The overall diameter of the Michelin is 24.7 vs 24.5 as well. Stock is 24.3. Not too much more.
 

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I love the look of this wheel/tire set up and thinking about replicating. Tire options are limited in that size... I really wanted Michelin PS4s but they don't seem to be available in that size. What do you think of the Dunlops? Also, is the car lowered or stock height in this photo?
The Dunlops are excellent in dry conditions. I've tried them on the track in the rain with very poor results. For that reason I never attempted to drive the car when I thought it might rain. The car is lowered about 35mm or so in that photo. I would go with the PS4s if the fit is comparable.
 

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The PS 4S runs narrow. I know Miata guys are getting away with a 245/40 in the PS 4S on a 8" wheel.

Tirerack says the tread width of a 245/40 PS 4S is 8.3" while the 235/40 ZIII is 8.4" for comparison.

The overall diameter of the Michelin is 24.7 vs 24.5 as well. Stock is 24.3. Not too much more.
Thanks for the feedback. I checked the available sizes and it looks like 215/45-17 and the 245/40-17 have the same exact diameter (24.7). However, the tread widths differ dramatically (6.8" vs 8.3"). I have no intentions to track the car, so I'm curious if the 215 might be more appropriate for road use.
 

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König Freeform matte silver 17x8 and Yokohama V701 235/40.

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Konig Ampliforms 17x8

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