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Alfa 159 2.4 JTD - winter tyres?

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I own a 2007 159 currently shod with 235/45/18 tyres.
I want to fit winter tyres to smaller rims (either 16'' or 17'') and narower tyres (possibly 205)

Can anyone advise what rims will fit my car & wheel stud pattern, offset etc?
I feel I may have problems with !6''

Any suggestions for suitable good value winter tyres?

Thanks in advance for any help

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Your 2.4JTD will have 330mm Brembo front brakes, so 17" is as small as you can go.
225/50R17 looks like your only option.
205/55R17 may not have a high enough load index for a 159.

PCD is 5x110mm (same as most recent GM)
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Thanks for this info.
I'll let you know how I get on

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I had a 159 in Norway with Winter Wheels - I'll have a look on the Scandinavian Alfa site and see if it gives any clues.

EDIT: Nope sorry. I used Nokian tyres if it helps at all - damn good
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Only optional size recommended is 225/50 x 17 98 load index - suggests snow tyres with speed index of H or higher are recommended

Nokian tyres are highly recommended especially for UK conditions because of their ability to clear slushy snow.
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the brand has nothing to do with the behavior on slush/sleet, it depends on the tire thread.
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