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"Standard" 500 (everything except 500E, Turbo, or Abarth):

-26.2Lb FOURTEEN INCH wheel/tire:
-13.2Lb $105 Sparco Assetto Gara 42mm offset 14x6 in one of the following:
-13Lb $80 Bridgestone Potenza RE92 165/65-14
-13Lb $105 Dunlop EnaSave 01 A/S 165/65-14

-25.8Lb 15" wheel/tire:
-9.8Lb $184 Enkei RPF1 35mm offset 15x7 in one of the following:
-16Lb $52 Hankook Ventus V Concept 2 195/50-15 (note width spec 7.8" measured on 6" rims)
-16Lb $78 General Altimax RT43 185/55-15 (width spec 7.9" on 6" rims)
-16Lb $71 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter 195/55-15
-16Lb $54 Toyo Proxes T1R 195/45-15
-16Lb $98 Conti Control Contact Touring A/S 185/60-15

-16Lb $85 Goodyear Eagle LS 185/60-15 MADE IN USA BUT LOOKS DISCONTINUED in favor of 18Lb Japanese model.

-24.6Lb FOURTEEN INCH wheel/tire:
-8.6Lb $169 Enkei RPF1 28mm offset 14x7 in one of the following:
-16Lb $53 Kumho Solus TA31 185/65-14
-16Lb $60 General AltiMax RT43 195/60-14
-16Lb $57 Kumho Sense 195/60-14





Abarth Sway Bar.jpg Hypergram 15 on Abarth.jpg
Above left: Abarth rear swaybar. Above right: 15" Hypergram on Abarth.

500e, Turbo, & "standard" (also fits Abarth IF you file rear swaybar mounts as shown, or remove them & use an aftermarket bar):

~34.3Lb* for stock 500e

~32.3Lb*wheel/tire FOR 500E:
~17.3Lb* $0.00 STOCK 500e 15 x 6.5/6.5 (Fr/Rr) in one of the following:
-15Lb $84 Goodyear Integrity 185/55-15
-15Lb $55 Kumho Sense 185/60-15
-15Lb $62 Hankook Optimo H724 185/60-15
*Avg. of front & rear

-29.8Lb wheel/tire:
-11.8Lb $127 Konig Hypergram 35mm offset 15x7.5
-18Lb $92 Yokohama S.Drive 195/45-15
(There are at least five 205s that also fit, at 21Lb)

~28.8Lb wheel/tire FOR 500E:
-11.8Lb $127 Konig Hypergram 35mm offset 15x7.5
-17Lb $0.00 STOCK 500e Firestone Firehawk GT 185/55-15 (H-Speed: V-Speed has 18Lb spec.)

-28.8Lb wheel/tire:
-11.8Lb $127 Konig Hypergram 35mm offset 15x7.5
-17Lb $91 Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 185/55-15

~28.4Lb wheel/tire FOR 500E:
-11.4 $88 Konig Helium 40mm offset 15x6.5
-17Lb $0.00 STOCK 500e Firestone Firehawk GT 185/55-15 (H-Speed: V-Speed has 18Lb spec.)

-27.8Lb wheel/tire:
-11.8Lb $127 Konig Hypergram 35mm offset 15x7.5
-16Lb $54 Toyo Proxes T1R 195/45-15

-26.4Lb wheel/tire:
-11.4 $88 Konig Helium 40mm offset 15x6.5 in any of the following
-15Lb $55 Kumho Sense 185/60-15
-15Lb $62 Hankook Optimo H724 185/60-15
-15Lb $84 Goodyear Integrity 185/55-15

Stock Storm.jpg Very Lightly Drilled Storm.jpg
Advanti Storm: Above left stock. Above right very slightly drilled.

IF you drill just 18 thousandths of an inch* more radius in the bolt holes of the Advanti Storm:
-26.9Lb wheel/tire:
-10.9Lb $124 Advanti Storm 35mm offset 15x7 in one of the following:
-16Lb $52 Hankook Ventus V Concept 2 195/50-15 (note width spec 7.8" measured on 6" rims)
-16Lb $78 General Altimax RT43 185/55-15 (width spec 7.9" on 6" rims)
-16Lb $71 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter 195/55-15
-16Lb $54 Toyo Proxes T1R 195/45-15
-16Lb $98 Conti Control Contact Touring A/S 185/60-15
-16Lb $85 Goodyear Eagle LS 185/60-15 MADE IN USA BUT LOOKS DISCONTINUED in favor of 18Lb Japanese model.

Note: Calculations based on rim width show these tires as very nearly flush** with the outer surface of a Storm (I measured one), & the lightest that will protrude from the rims is:

-28.9Lb wheel/tire:
-10.9Lb $124 Advanti Storm 35mm offset 15x7
-18Lb $59 Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 205/50-15 (protrudes 0.2" from outermost rim surface)

*I used a $15 9/16 bit from Home Depot
**From 0.09" tire extending past rim, to 0.11" RIM extending past TIRE.



ALL 500s, INCLUDING 500e, Turbo, & Abarth:


~30.7Lb SIXTEEN INCH wheel/tire:
~13.7Lb: $220 Enkei RPF1 35mm offset 16x7, or $279 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 37mm offset 16x7 in any of the following:
-17Lb $75 General G-Max AS-03 195/50-16
-17Lb $87 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter 195/50-16
-17Lb $100 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 195/50-16
-17Lb $109 Continental ContiProContact 195/45-16

~29.7Lb SIXTEEN INCH wheel/tire:

~13.7Lb: $220 Enkei RPF1 35mm offset 16x7, or $279 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 37mm offset 16x7
-16Lb $83 General Altimax RT43 195/50-16

Note:
-13+Lb $198 Advanti Storm 35mm offset 16x7.5 still requires drilling, I could only find ONE 17Lb tire option that fits it's width ($109 Continental ContiProContact 195/45-16), & all the rest put it over 31Lb.
 

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Konig Helium on 500E.jpg Advanti Storm 15x7 on Abarth.jpg Konig Hypergram 15 on Abarth.jpg Advanti Storm 15 x 7 on 500E.jpg
Silver 500e with 15x6.5 Konig Helium wheels. Tires shown are small diameter & width 175s, but up to 205s will fit.
White Abarth with 15x7 Advanti Storm wheels very lightly drilled, & rear swaybar mount filed.
Red Abarth with 15x7.5 Konig Hypergram wheels & rear swaybar mount filed.
White 500e with 15x7 Advanti Storm wheels very lightly drilled.
 

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Fellow forum member 500Emazing shaved 8.33% off his zero-to FIFTY time with wheels/tires only 10Lb lighter than stock!!! See thread "LIGHT Wheel/Tire List"
 

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Cheapest method to prevent TPMS issues when putting on any of these over stock? Is it possible to take the sensors out of stock esport wheels and put them into konig dial ins, anyone know? Or have a link to cheap ones if this won't work? I just ordered everything I need, 15x7 dial in, wobble bolts, hub rings, tires Hankook Ventus V Concept 2 195/50-15.
I decided the Enkei just weren't worth the extra $100 per wheel for 1 pound difference, if it was 2 pounds then sure! They look almost identical to the advanti storms but weight 10.9lbs
 

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Yep, only difference at all is 2 less spokes 10 vs 12, I got my car today, now waiting on the rims. I'm completely surprised by the amount of pulling power this car feels like it has ... Weeeeee
 

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Ya, now imagine 8.3% better acceleration just by switching to a 10Lb lighter wheel/tire combo.
Even stock the 500e is a huge sleeper. Its so unasuming that nobody expects you to blow their doors off
 

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Is there any chance that Sean from Good-Win-Racing can test fit the 15x8 et28 Enkei RPF1-RS wheels on an Abarth? They say the wheels are big enough for the Miata BBK by Wilwood, so I'm thinking they should also clear the Abarth calipers. Also, perhaps we can get a measurement of the inside of the wheel barrel compared to the Konig Hypergrams he has on his Abarth (to see if similar grinding of the rear sway bar is still required)?
 

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It couldn't hurt to ask Sean about fit & measurement, but he will almost certainly be able to at least offer the same return deal he gave me: Order one, & if it doesn't fit, you can return it. I suggest only ONE at first to save shipping fees if return is needed. I also suggest using Sean's idea to cover everything with tape to avoid scratches which would prevent return. I expect they'll fit the front of an Abarth, and the front AND back of an E, or Turbo. They'll DEFINITELY fit front AND back of ANY other 500. HOWEVER, I also expect the Abarth will require similar swaybar mount grinding for any 15" wheel, unless you remove the mount & use an after-market 15"-wheel 500 swaybar.
Taped 500e.jpg Storm Over Tape.jpg
 

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Fellow forum member Fox posted this pic of 10.9Lb $121 (at GoodWinRacing) 15x7 Konig "Dial In" wheels on his 500e, however he has not yet confirmed that they bolted straight on without any drilling. They are also available in gloss black or gloss white for the same price & weight, said weight matching chrome Advanti Storms, although that's slightly more than the Storm in black or silver, but there's no gold Storm:
Konig Dial-Ins on 500e.jpg
 

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THANKS JOE! SO NOW WE HAVE A NICE
ADDITION TO THE ABOVE LIST:

500e, Turbo, & "standard" (also fits Abarth IF you file rear swaybar mounts as shown above, or remove them & use an aftermarket bar):

-26.9Lb wheel/tire:
-10.9Lb $121 Konig "Dial In" 35mm offset 15x7 gold, gloss white or gloss black, in one of the following:
-16Lb $52 Hankook Ventus V Concept 2 195/50-15 (note width spec 7.8" measured on 6" rims)
-16Lb $78 General Altimax RT43 185/55-15 (width spec 7.9" on 6" rims)
-16Lb $71 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter 195/55-15
-16Lb $54 Toyo Proxes T1R 195/45-15
-16Lb $98 Conti Control Contact Touring A/S 185/60-15

-16Lb $85 Goodyear Eagle LS 185/60-15 MADE IN USA BUT LOOKS DISCONTINUED in favor of 18Lb Japanese model.
 

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"Heavier than what?"

Heavier than other options.

As you can see from the numbers earlier in this thread:
14s are lightest,
15s are heavier than 14s, &
16s are heavier than 15s.

17s are even heavier than 16s.

Yes, there are some light 17s that aren't as heavy as HEAVY 15s (like stock 500e), but there are other 15s which are even lighter.
 

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Also consider that, for a given overall tire diameter, a larger/heavier wheel will use a tire with less sidewall, so theoretically a lighter tire.
So it's great that this thread takes both weights into account.

You'll get a kick out of this:
The 35" Toyo tires I ran on my truck weighed 80 lbs per tire.
The wheel/tire package at each corner was well over 100 lbs
 
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