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GT Cloverleaf 18" wheels and tyres

right, some advice please as I'm not sure.

My GT has 18" wheels and it seems to 'track' over dodgy surfaces. That is to say, that it is prone to feeling pulled around on rubbish surfaces.

I put this down to the low profile and wide tyres.
But it's been getting worse.

I've just had it serviced and the dealer said the tyres were scrubbed on the inside and they wanted to change them and do the tracking.
I just asked them to do the tracking.
Now it feels MUCH better on dodgy surfaces.

My question is, do you think the tracking has always been out, (hence why it's felt a bit dodgy on these surfaces) or do these cars all do this because of the tyres.

and part two.

Which tyres should I change to.
It currently has P zero rosso. Are these too soft. the outside has lots of tread left but the inside is scrubbed.
I like the levels of grip that they offer.

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I and at least one other GTA owner have experienced similar issues running 18" GT multispokes and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetrics - very worn tyres make a huge difference.
I had new tyres last week and problem solved, feels great again.
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Apparently Alfa are famous for sending cars out of the factory with all four wheels in different directions and I'm not surprised that after having it done properly the car feels much better. The "correct" tracking for the GT has a lot of toe in the name of handling which does mean that insides will wear faster on the insides.. I gave up in end on the stock suspension, it was just too crashy, hence the FSD/Koni's that many have opted for..
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