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Has anyone replaced their alloys with non Alfa ones? If so any problems with them being not as strong & warping or damaging easily? Any recommendations?
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Has anyone replaced their alloys with non Alfa ones? If so any problems with them being not as strong & warping or damaging easily? Any recommendations?
Not being as strong? OE alloys are said to be made from mozzarella, i don't think you can use Alfa alloys as a benchmark for quality.
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Biggest issue you'll have is finding some that fit...

5x98 PCD is rare as hens teeth... 5x100 will fit with wobble bolts though...
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Biggest issue you'll have is finding some that fit...

5x98 PCD is rare as hens teeth... 5x100 will fit with wobble bolts though...
But the biggest use of 5x100 (VAG) have a smaller centre bore at 57.1 instead of Alfa 58.1mm
Some aftermarket will be larger though and need centring rings to bring them down.
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But the biggest use of 5x100 (VAG) have a smaller centre bore at 57.1 instead of Alfa 58.1mm
Some aftermarket will be larger though and need centring rings to bring them down.
Yeah its a very short list of 98 x 5 x 58.1 fitments



PCD 5x98 58.1 wheels -Wheelfitment.eu | PCD, Offset, Center Bore, mounting and tire size data
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Not being as strong? Some OE alloys are said to be made from mozzarella, i don't think you can use Alfa alloys as a benchmark for quality.
Edited to possibly increase accuracy

Your original post does seem to apply mostly to the 17" multispokes & Ti alloys which have a reputation for being soft & easily damaged, the 18" jet fins also get a mention.
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Assuming somebody sourced some VW fitment 5x100 with 57.1 centre bores, how difficult would it be to self DIY a bore enlargement.....potentially a nasty job with many indications of not being a perfect fit and the implications of that......however, 1mm in diameter size increase doesn't seem to be a big deal, thoughts - try to be positive, many youtuber in the US have tried this and many haters posted on their videos!!! (be gentle!!!)
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Assuming somebody sourced some VW fitment 5x100 with 57.1 centre bores, how difficult would it be to self DIY a bore enlargement.....potentially a nasty job with many indications of not being a perfect fit and the implications of that......however, 1mm in diameter size increase doesn't seem to be a big deal, thoughts - try to be positive, many youtuber in the US have tried this and many haters posted on their videos!!! (be gentle!!!)
Doable, but not a DIY job with a Dremel...!!
Needs to be accurate to remain centred.
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Assuming somebody sourced some VW fitment 5x100 with 57.1 centre bores, how difficult would it be to self DIY a bore enlargement.....potentially a nasty job with many indications of not being a perfect fit and the implications of that......however, 1mm in diameter size increase doesn't seem to be a big deal, thoughts - try to be positive, many youtuber in the US have tried this and many haters posted on their videos!!! (be gentle!!!)
That's something crazy like i would do but in reverse, i would take the hub down by 1mm, opening your horizons to all of these fantastic options,
PCD 5x100 57.1 wheels -Wheelfitment.eu | PCD, Offset, Center Bore, mounting and tire size data

Now i will get the haters coming at me !
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