Join Date: Sep 2009
Alfa van and Ronal wheels
Hello to everybody.
The van is a F12. It has a 1.3 litre petrol DOHC engine - the classic bialbero, but only with one carburettor and very few power. The German Alfaclub has two of them , a red one and the one you saw in Bad Salzuflen which was an ambulance of the Italian army in former times.
Well, Ronal A1 wheels are the most common alloy wheels for the Alfas of the Seventies and Eighties in Germany. They were even available as a spare part / accessory which was sold by the German Alfa dealers. This means there is no trouble with the German TÜV because they all have those Ronal A1 in their list. Maybe that is the reason why so many people use them on their Alfasuds and 33s.
Even with 15" Ronal A1, 190/50 R15 tyres, an Eibach lowering spring kit and yellow Konis, I can tell you that a Sprint is not too hard or too low. I never had any trouble with that suspension setup (at least as long as nobody sits in the rear...). Steering is even lighter than in a Sprint with standart 13 " Campanatura rims and a lowering spring kit. We tested that some Boxertreffens ago.
My 33 Permanent 4's front suspension with its factory-fitted springs is much worse to drive than the Sprint.