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Help 147 wheel size/156 wheel size

My Alfa 147 2002 has sport alloys (size) 215/45/17 R

I am looking at a second hand set of alloys which look alot better than my current ones, that have come from a 156 Alfa (size) 225/70/17 R

I want to know if by putting these wheels on with the slight width and height diffrence>

Will it afect anything on my 147 like


Any help would be of great help?

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If you mean the 156 tyres are 225/40/17, then there isn't that much difference between those and the 215/45/17s you have now.
I think it's about a 7mm difference in radius.
Tracking will be fine, steering may be slightly heavier, although I doubt you'd notice, being only 10mm wider.
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See this thread, where I've been advised different rims have different ETs (offset) and fitting 225 width tyres will cause them to rub on the suspension uprights. I have since looked at my rims (215 tyres) and they are SO close already they would certainly rub if I fitted 225
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