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Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Hi all I haven't a clue about this is it better for the car to have it on 15inch alloys or are the 16 inch better? I really mean ride etc, also will the multispoke be a nightmare to clean, though they look more retro than the rest what are you lot going for. I can't believe how many decisions there are to make
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

17's

I had 15s on until now thought they looked good, but the 16's look better. Having driven a wide range of the 500'w in different combinations I don't think there is a lot of ride difference between the 15's and 16's on standard sspension
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

15" on a Sport for me. Originally wanted 16" but they would have delayed order. On the Sport, the 16" make for a harder ride I think. As for cleaning - just pay someone else to do it!
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Zakkala which style have you gone for?
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

well i opted for the 16" 5 spoke they look good on fiat config and they havnt delayed my order
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

433s I believe - it was the 420s I originally wanted.
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

The ride is firmer on with 16s but not intolerably so. Ride height, as Nigel said, are the pretty much the same whether you go for 15s or 16s due to the higher and lower profile tyres.
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

would it ride and look ok on the standard 15 multispoke alloys?
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Ride is fine on the 15s. It's probably the best compromise between ride and handling when comparing the 14" steel wheels on the Pop, the 15" alloys or the 16" optional wheels. Ride hight looks alright on the 15s - don't expect a real sporting stance though, if you're after the low riding look then lowering springs will be a must
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Suasexed the car is for my wife Linda [ and for me to take to play football twice a week ] so she doesn't need any lowering in fact what is the driving position like as she has a smart car at the moment and loves the position as it's a bit higher than normal cars?
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Seats are higher in the Lounge than the Sport - haven't tried a Pop. The 15s will be fine for you - ride and look-wise.

Must admit, I'm considering some lowering springs on my Sport - although I'll probably wait until I upgrade to the Abarth SuperSport, whenever that's released. Can't wait to have a car I can actually track!
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

The 420's only delayed my order by a week, so not long at all, worth the wait
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

what are 420s and 433s?
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

I think it is to do with code numbers in your big ring bound fiat 500 brochure...
codes for multi spokes for example 16 " is 435...hence 435s and so on...
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Re: Which wheels are better 15 or 16

Look at the difference between the 15 multis and 16s... the 16s are just so gorgeous whereas the 15s look a bit wheeltrim to me
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