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159 wheel upgrade.

Looking to purchase a black 159 this weekend in Turismo spec. It has the 16" wheels on which is a whole bowl of wrong. I've been thinking of swapping them for a set of 19" TI wheels.

I'm not expecting the ride to stay the same but has anybody had any issues with doing this? Different MPG or speedo readings etc.
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I switched mine to 17" as soon as I could on mine. Doesn't appear to affect the speedo in anyway as far as I can tell.
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shouldn't make any significant difference really. rolling circumference will be very similar, you just have a lot more rim and a lot less tyre with the 19's, compared with small rim + chubby tyre on the 16's

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I'd go with 18s as they would have been a factory option. 19 TIs should stay on a TI IMO
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whats the reg ? i may know this car ?
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Veloces in London sell some 18" Ti lookalike wheels which might fit the bill.


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I'd prefer the 18" Ti wheels, or the horseshoes if I could find any at a reasonable price.

These 19" reps are hard to ignore at 399 though. Has anyone had any experience of these? They seem rather cheap compared to others..

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