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Where did you manage to get the wheels from?
I gather they're near impossible to get hold of now - even Veloces don't sell sets anymore.
Not that I went any, just curious.
So wheels are from Veloces, they have them on the website and eBay, I know Alfa sold through, I think Veloces may have had Team Dynamics (who make the wheels in the UK) do another run for them, as they had plenty when I was there the other week.
Go on, you know you want to
That looks about 45g on the outside which is quite a lot but there's only so much you can do. If you paid extra to have them rotated constantly to find a low weight for the outer i would understand, otherwise you would be wasting the fitters time imo.
The tyre would only be shifted if you are seeing 60+ grams, although some fitters will just stack them up
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Yeah I was quite clear from the start that they were brand new boxed and I wanted it done best possible, even if he charged me a bit extra for the time.
For one thing get the correct valve stems fitted, which for Prodrive rims are stainless, not run of the mill rubber ones, because as they are they look as mess, and I 100% agree with SLM3CFC.
Saying that because of the design of the Prodrive rims you will always see the weights on the outside.
All wheels needs some weights, they should be on that inside edge (hopefully clearing brembo's!) but on these, some of them where not even stuck on straight! which really messed with my slightly OCD love of everything as it should be
Valves are tyre place standard, not sure I would want stainless they would really stand out against the darker rim, I am ok with the standard ones, at risk of causing a riot, they are going on my guilietta, so its not originality we are going for here! I also ordered up some Guilia QV black/silver centre caps not the usual colour Alfa logo
45 gramms of balancing wheight for 25, kilos wheel is OK my view. Nothing to worry.
25 Kilos wheel
I bloody hope a 235/40 R19 PZero doesn't weigh 13.7Kg!
Nope - that doesn't look good at all - I'll take them off you for a £100....
Thanks for offer, i'll pass ;-)
I decided I could not live with it, I mean look at this one (you can see where he started to stick half a ton on the rim then didn't after I questioned it):
Its not even in a straight line!
With hat in had and sheepish look as I asked them for a quote two days ago... I went to another local place I trust this morning (>£100 more/set, which is why I went elsewhere) and had them all re-balanced with BLACK weights and now they look perfect
No picture to share yet, same amount of weights pretty much but hardly notice them now.
They commented the rim that needed the most weights had a slight deformation like it was dropped which was frustrating, he said you could only notice is spinning on the balancer, but given I picked them up personally from Veloces (not shipped), all boxes sealed/perfect, I could not see if before and you can't visually see it so I will live with it as must be factory issue - put that one on the back.
Bling pic in the Giulietta forum once fitted