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Joe Webb

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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2015, 10:28:13 PM »
Ok cool, won't do that then! cheers for the heads up!

just snapped these beauties up:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161771258831?_ilink&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l4459&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI161771258831.N9.S1.M-6.R1.TR5

seems like they should fit! will i need longer bolts?
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2015, 10:43:14 PM »
They look nice!
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2015, 08:25:34 AM »
Yeah they do! I'm chuffed :)

Thought i was gunna get them for 40 quid until the last second though haha! ::)

Now just need some tyres
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 10:54:07 AM »
What profile tyres will i need? Also whats the best width to go for? 165?

They are 5j

Any reccomendations for spirited driving? :)
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2015, 05:08:31 PM »
Have a look here:

http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/tyre-size-for-rim-size-width-calculator

and remember that your insurance company will not look too favourably upon "spirited driving" in the event it leads to "spirited crashing"  :cry:

So best perhaps not to push the boundaries *too* far  ;)

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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2015, 05:39:46 PM »
Spirited driving is a bit far fetched in a 126  :P ...... The speed limit is just about achievable  ;D
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2015, 08:08:57 PM »
yeah you're right haha, might be a bit optimistic! I can only afford cheap ones anyway :(

cheers!
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2020, 03:07:31 PM »
I guys, I know this is an old post, but I happen to have the exact same model as Joe, a Polish 126 ELX.
I still have the original 12 inch wheels on mine. I read on your posts that a swap for the 13 inch wheels with PCD 4x98 is a straight through job.
I always wanted to have bigger wheels on my 126. I think that they look nicer and should be a slightly smoother ride. My question (though maybe a stupid one ::)) is regarding the wheel arches. Won't there be the problem with the possibility the front wheels will touch the arches when turning?
I've seen some for sale sale in my country (Portugal) that are 5.5x13 4x98 65mm. I believe the 5.5 is the width, right? What about the 65mmm? They were from a fiat punto does anyone know if this will fit?
I "fell in love" with the following, but I thing they are too expensive.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Fondmetal-GT5-wheels-4x98-5-5x13-split-Fiat-Lancia-Abarth-Autobianchi/174124309267?hash=item288a9e1b13:g:p90AAOSwT75d81yj

Will appreciate any input someone may have.
 
 

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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2020, 03:03:13 PM »
the 65mm should be the offset which is the distance from the rim to the hub face.
I don't remember what the fiat 126 off set is, but looking at those wheels they will sit further into the wheel arch, which could cause a problem when turning
Can you visit and compare them?
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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 08:52:57 PM »
Pete.      il cavallo piccolo

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Re: 13 inch wheels
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2020, 08:56:51 PM »
Thank you guys.

So according to the site Pete shared, the offset for the 126 is 58mm, same as most Fiat models. Am I seeing this correctly? So if I get some rims that previously belong to one of that models I will be in the clear regarding the offset, correct?

I found some aluminium wheels that I really liked,(in Poland  :cry:) and they are not so cheap, (specially because I will have to recondition them as well). With the transport costs, I'm not sure it will be worth it:

https://allegro.pl/oferta/alufelgi-o-z-4x98-13-fso-polonez-fiat-125p-8599127428

I think these were from a 126 originally (don't know a Fiat 125  ???), so I'm positive they would fit. Which kinda answers my initial question about the rim diameter 13 being to big for the wheel arches.

On the other hand I found these very close to home, which I don't like as much, but they're not bad. And they are much more affordable with no need for any work to be done, and including the tires (I think):

https://www.standvirtual.com/anuncio/jantes-especiais-fiat-13-155-70-13-ID8NKv0k.html?utm_source=olx.pt&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=search_results_link

Well I'me still in the browsing and learning chapter. However there's something that someone just pointed out to me that most Fiat models have a locating pin on the hub (which I could spot on my 126, dah, I knew it but didn't remember  :$), but I could not see any hole on these rims (or many other Fiat rims). Is that because the face of the rim is further out, and the hole for it is on the inside?

Most probably I will settle for the later ones, although I will always feel a wee bit annoyed that I didn't fit my little Maluch with the "ones".

 

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