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500 sport 16" wheels

Hi everyone, don't know if anyone can help but I'm trying to get hold of a mint set of the 16" alloys fitted to some of the 500 sports, I'm not sure what they are called but the Center caps had a red ring round them. If anyone can help that would be great, I'm not bothered about tyres
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

The centre caps with red rings can be fitted to any 500 alloys so that doesn't narrow down which wheels you're after
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

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The centre caps with red rings can be fitted to any 500 alloys so that doesn't narrow down which wheels you're after


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Hi everyone, don't know if anyone can help but I'm trying to get hold of a mint set of the 16" alloys fitted to some of the 500 sports, I'm not sure what they are called but the Center caps had a red ring round them. If anyone can help that would be great, I'm not bothered about tyres
I had a set of 5 O Spoke wheels on a previous 500 and they are very difficult to refurbish.
You wouldn't get a set mint secondhand - I looked for ages for a secondhand one - no luck.
New is your only option but you could try putting a WANTED ad up on the Classifieds.
Red ringed centre hub caps sold seperately. New around 60. Secondhand possibly 30-45. These caps are easily marked if a pressure washer is used on them. I have a new set sitting the garage.

Ebay - buyer beware...

Official set of genuine 500 16” 5 Spoke BI-COLOUR Alloys 575
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Official-Genuine-500-16-5-Spoke-BI-COLOUR-Alloy-Car-Wheels-x-4-50901669-/320766982136?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&fits=Car+Make%3AFiat%7CModel%3A500&ha sh=item4aaf33b7f8#ht_2182wt_1272

One wheel 113
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-500-6-5J-x-16-Alloy-Wheel-/270821019897?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&hash=item3f0e30d0f9#ht_2242wt_1272

Selection of 16 inch 6.5J includes copycat 17” A500 wheels in 16”
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Wheel-Rims-/28648/i.html?Make=Fiat&Model=500&Rim%2520Diameter=16&_pp pn=v3&rt=nc&Rim%2520Width=6%252E5J&_nkw=fiat%20500 &_catref=1&_dmpt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trim s_Car_Rims_ET&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m153 9
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

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Hi everyone, don't know if anyone can help but I'm trying to get hold of a mint set of the 16" alloys fitted to some of the 500 sports, I'm not sure what they are called but the Center caps had a red ring round them. If anyone can help that would be great, I'm not bothered about tyres
Hi Cooya, 16" alloys were an option on the Sport models and there are several styles available and as stated the red ringed hub caps fit all of them. Are you sure you don't mean the standard 8 spoke Abarth 500 wheels as they are a standard 16" fitment and also had red ringed caps (earlier models) as standard.

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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

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I had a set of 5 O Spoke wheels on a previous 500 and they are very difficult to refurbish.
You wouldn't get a set mint secondhand - I looked for ages for a secondhand one - no luck.
New is your only option but you could try putting a WANTED ad up on the Classifieds.
Red ringed centre hub caps sold seperately. New around 60. Secondhand possibly 30-45. These caps are easily marked if a pressure washer is used on them. I have a new set sitting the garage.

Ebay - buyer beware...

Official set of genuine 500 16 5 Spoke BI-COLOUR Alloys 575
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Official-Genuine-500-16-5-Spoke-BI-COLOUR-Alloy-Car-Wheels-x-4-50901669-/320766982136?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&fits=Car+Make%3AFiat%7CModel%3A500&ha sh=item4aaf33b7f8#ht_2182wt_1272

One wheel 113
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-500-6-5J-x-16-Alloy-Wheel-/270821019897?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&hash=item3f0e30d0f9#ht_2242wt_1272

Selection of 16 inch 6.5J includes copycat 17 A500 wheels in 16
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Wheel-Rims-/28648/i.html?Make=Fiat&Model=500&Rim%2520Diameter=16&_pp pn=v3&rt=nc&Rim%2520Width=6%252E5J&_nkw=fiat%20500 &_catref=1&_dmpt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trim s_Car_Rims_ET&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m153 9
How exactly does the jet washing affect the wheel caps as I have just fitted a set of red ones to my TA. Mind you with a hose pipe ban forecast I'll only be using a bucket shortly.
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

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How exactly does the jet washing affect the wheel caps as I have just fitted a set of red ones to my TA. Mind you with a hose pipe ban forecast I'll only be using a bucket shortly.
Posted a close up picture of the 'best' wheel when I was selling the 500 Sport but most of the centre caps were pitted & on some of them the red paint was lifting. I would have added to the 'pitting' effect from the purchase of a new pressure washer. If you compare the 'old' and new ones you can see the difference.

Also posted a picture of an ex-member's wheel cap from his A500 that was posted here. His peeling was more pronounced on the grey part. I don't remember seeing any peeling red paint on the ring - this appears to be stronger than the red rim on the F500 ones. IIRC the A500 discontinued the red ringed caps in place of the chrome ones so they would have a similar 'edge' to the F500. There was also an issue on the APE and GPA.

So much for upgrading to red ones to get the Abarth effect.
Hand wash with a nice clean mitt is the only way to keep them looking like new.
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

Quote Originally Posted by grimwau View Post
Hi Cooya, 16" alloys were an option on the Sport models and there are several styles available and as stated the red ringed hub caps fit all of them. Are you sure you don't mean the standard 8 spoke Abarth 500 wheels as they are a standard 16" fitment and also had red ringed caps (earlier models) as standard.
Well spotted Tony. I might have mis-read the OP thinking that he was referring to the 5o-spokes on the Sport model that I had.
The A500 wheel that you posted are a fairly common upgrade for F500 drivers and can be picked up with tyres for around 300 in mint condition on ebay which would include centre caps.
The only downside with fitting these wheels is that you haven't got the 'luxury' of claiming that you had upgraded alloys fitted by the dealer as an option.
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Re: 500 sport 16" wheels

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I had a set of 5 O Spoke wheels on a previous 500 and they are very difficult to refurbish.
You wouldn't get a set mint secondhand - I looked for ages for a secondhand one - no luck.
New is your only option but you could try putting a WANTED ad up on the Classifieds.
Red ringed centre hub caps sold seperately. New around 60. Secondhand possibly 30-45. These caps are easily marked if a pressure washer is used on them. I have a new set sitting the garage.

Ebay - buyer beware...

Official set of genuine 500 16 5 Spoke BI-COLOUR Alloys 575
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Official-Genuine-500-16-5-Spoke-BI-COLOUR-Alloy-Car-Wheels-x-4-50901669-/320766982136?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&fits=Car+Make%3AFiat%7CModel%3A500&ha sh=item4aaf33b7f8#ht_2182wt_1272

One wheel 113
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-500-6-5J-x-16-Alloy-Wheel-/270821019897?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims _Car_Rims_ET&hash=item3f0e30d0f9#ht_2242wt_1272

Selection of 16 inch 6.5J includes copycat 17 A500 wheels in 16
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Wheel-Rims-/28648/i.html?Make=Fiat&Model=500&Rim%2520Diameter=16&_pp pn=v3&rt=nc&Rim%2520Width=6%252E5J&_nkw=fiat%20500 &_catref=1&_dmpt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trim s_Car_Rims_ET&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m153 9
Quote Originally Posted by loveshandbags View Post
Posted a close up picture of the 'best' wheel when I was selling the 500 Sport but most of the centre caps were pitted & on some of them the red paint was lifting. I would have added to the 'pitting' effect from the purchase of a new pressure washer. If you compare the 'old' and new ones you can see the difference.

Also posted a picture of an ex-member's wheel cap from his A500 that was posted here. His peeling was more pronounced on the grey part. I don't remember seeing any peeling red paint on the ring - this appears to be stronger than the red rim on the F500 ones. IIRC the A500 discontinued the red ringed caps in place of the chrome ones so they would have a similar 'edge' to the F500. There was also an issue on the APE and GPA.

So much for upgrading to red ones to get the Abarth effect.
Hand wash with a nice clean mitt is the only way to keep them looking like new.

Thanks for the reply re the effect of jet washing. As you say handwash best thing.
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Thanks for the reply re the effect of jet washing. As you say handwash best thing.
This was on a '09 FW parked in town yesterday. Thought this was a 'good' example.
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