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'Best' 17" Alloys For The Facelift 147?

Obviously all a matter of opinion, but what would you put on a Red facelift 147? I'm looking at possibly lowering it slightly, maybe 30mm or so.

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I'd go for a factory optional variant of your choosing. It will likely be the cheapest for insurance porpoises. White powdercoating would be a striking way to emphasise the redness of the bodyshell.

That said, I remain convinced that wheels over 16" diameter usually degrade the ride on smaller cars and have increased risk of their own damage.
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My first choice would be the OE spec Ti wheels!
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Turns out mine has the 15" on at the moment.

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Is that what you have on yours? What size are they? Thanks.
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Yes I've got 17" Supersports on my 147
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The 17" Q2 wheel is still a favourite of mine.
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supersports or ducati corse...
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Ducati Corse was 18" and machined face. Hard work to look after and hard ride.
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Ducati Corse was 18" and machined face. Hard work to look after and hard ride.
In a Freudian moment I misread that as "Dental Course". Wheels like that do try to shake your fillings loose!
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Another vote for Supersports here.
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Ducati Corse was 18" and machined face. Hard work to look after and hard ride.
They were/are indeed 18" ,I stand corrected.

Then I restate my preference for supersports..jetfins are also a nice choice but the supersports are "classic Alfa" in a way the jetfins are not..
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17 inch GTA all the way.
It's the only wheel style that makes sense on a 147.

And they will stick out a bit more giving a better stance.
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17 inch GTA all the way.
It's the only wheel style that makes sense on a 147.

And they will stick out a bit more giving a better stance.
Yep, second for the GTA! Though I love them I think SSs look slightly dated. GTAs still look contemporary to me.
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must mention that the OP is on a budget of 1500 to get the car sorted as stated on another thread. Agree totally on the GTA wheels but they aint cheap, where as a set of supersports can be had for 100 or less as I posted (again on the other thread) a link to a set on ebay going for 85 with tyres. Refurbed a nice dark anthracite or even black would look cracking on a 147 and come in on budget at under 300, that would buy you a pair of GTA wheels if you are lucky.

the car is facelift also so think a more honest wheel would be the 18'' ducati corse...AFAIK the GTA wheels did not come on the facelift car, that siad not sure the supersports did either..!!

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Bah get some nice replica ones on the cheap!
Not sure why the GTA wheels command a price. That's why I went for 17 inch GT Star design. Which actually turned out to be rarer than GTA wheels. But I mainly did it to upgrade the 15inch wheels and I wanted more corner grip in dry weather.

They now reside on some Fiat Ducato van! :-)
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I like supersport wheels, but on a facelift 147 I would choose 17" Q2
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17 inch GTA all the way.
It's the only wheel style that makes sense on a 147.

And they will stick out a bit more giving a better stance.
The GTA wheels will certainly stick out if you don't fit the wider GTA (GT) front wings.
There's 5mm difference in offset.
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Supersports, got a set to fit to my 156 which came off a 147, just needs some new rubber.
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...AFAIK the GTA wheels did not come on the facelift car, that siad not sure the supersports did either..!!
The Supersports were available as a factory option on the F/L 147, later they were withdrawn as an option on at least the Lusso.
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Thanks all. I'm keeping an eye on eBay to see if anything good comes up.

Any other decent places to pick some up in good nick for a reasonable price? Looking to spend only around 400 all in I'd think unless they come with tyres with life in them.
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Gum tree and wheel places on fb, managed to get mine for 100 quid, but they do need tyres. But are in great condition off a 147 which was being broken.

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I love these too but there are just two for sale and the distance is far.
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