<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RicksAlfas:
<strong>147s and 156s don't drive very well on country roads with 17's on. They would be awful with 18's.
19's are fine for drug dealers and cruisers, but no good for anyone who actually likes driving.
wink </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thats more if not wholly to do with the tyre profile rather than the wheel size - I am on about increasing the whole rolling radius, and keeping the same 55 etc profile - i.e. I reckon 205/55/17 should be the Alfa std size, 215/45/18 for sporty models.
the only down side is bigger wheel increases the unsprung weight - but then 16" just is too small for a 156 (i only have 16"
wink ), and the 15" base wheel, is like the front wheel on a Raleigh chopper -And 15's is what my mums K reg (1993)Toyota Corolla has! Even new Renault lagunas with their excellent ride, have 17" as the Base size in uk. nuff said!!
I quite like the Genuine TI wheels - but prefer the supersport on a 156 - they are 'super' and 'sporty' - its does exactly what it says on the tin!!
Hold the rear end slide....don't run wide!
156 2.0TS Veloce Lthr (02/02), silver, black Momo, BMC filter,V6 intake, DS2500 Front-DS Perf Rear pads, Conti sportcontacts, OMP strut Brace
Built in Italy, on the last Friday before (hic) Xmas........:-/