Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 1 Week Ago   #1
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Tyre help

Looking for the right tyres for my 1970 500L and with new tyres do I need to get the inner tube things ? Thanks for help as the tyres on mine at mo look like they had their day
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Johngray is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #2
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: New York
Posts: 97
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
USA 
Re: Tyre help

The original wheels on that car would have run on something like the tire at this link: https://www.fiat500ricambi.com/fiat5...+Rims/WL1001/?


These are tires that require inner tubes to be fitted because the wheels don't hold an airtight tubeless seal safely. There are more modern wheels that accept more modern tubeless tires, if you prefer that. But of course then you're into new wheels to go with your new tires. I'm running with the original wheels and new old-style tires with inner tubes, because my car doesn't go fast enough for any of this to matter!
Likes Johngray, lazylobster, berkeleyman liked this post
__________________
1971 500L
1993 Alfa Spider Veloce
Uaglio is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,909
Thanks: 143
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tyre help

Uaglio is absolutely correct. If you are using original wheels you must use a tube in your tyre. A modern wheel has a 'lip' built into it which holds the bead of a tubeless tyre in place---the original Fiat 500 wheels do not have that 'lip', hence the requirement of the tube. The original tyre size was:--125 x 12, but you can safely go up to 135 x 12, which puts just a little more rubber on the road, and VERY slightly increase your final-drive ratio--engine will turn slightly slower for the same speed, but watch for a slight difference in speed accuracy.
Likes Johngray, lazylobster, fiat500, Uaglio liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

the hobbler is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 1 Week Ago   #4
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tyre help

Help again , what’s the missing number I am being asked for
125/R12/62S or 125/R12/80S thanks again
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Johngray is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 6 Days Ago   #5
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 41
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tyre help

Any help please
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Johngray is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 6 Days Ago   #6
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,909
Thanks: 143
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tyre help

According to "Axel Gerstl" (who has the tyres in stock)--it is a:--125 x 12/62S
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

the hobbler is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Substitute for Fiat Palio Tyre : 165/80-R13 Tube+Tyre Navin Talati Palio 7 18-07-2018 23:00
(T) Tyre losing pressure but no issue with tyre / valve austenw90 Punto (2012+) 7 25-10-2014 16:10
(T) uneven tyre wear on one tyre port3r1987 Grande Punto 0 31-03-2010 17:13
Recommend a cheap tyre fitted by a tyre chain? Chas Uno Leisure Lounge 8 30-03-2007 09:48
(G) Tyre pressure for spare tyre Cinquelover Cinquecento / Seicento 2 19-02-2006 22:02