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I think euros just prefer wheels that dont look like the belong on an American car
Yeah well... I dunno... your right lol
If I had my own way I would have got some HRE rims but they were $10,000 when I priced them out in Australia. So I looked for something similar that was half the price

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are u in nsw? where did u get urs lowered?
Nah, South Australia. The dealer did mine, but if it was now I would just do it myself. If not get the guys to do it who put your rims on.

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Lowered ? Nah no need - Imagine the ride would be evern harder !!
Everyone keeps saying not to lower it or put on big wheels because its such a hard ride etc etc etc. I have lowered it and put on 18s and I love it! My sister has a 2001 MGF thats stock and I think her ride is harder than mine.

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Yeah well... I dunno... your right lol
If I had my own way I would have got some HRE rims but they were $10,000 when I priced them out in Australia. So I looked for something similar that was half the price


Nah, South Australia. The dealer did mine, but if it was now I would just do it myself. If not get the guys to do it who put your rims on.


Everyone keeps saying not to lower it or put on big wheels because its such a hard ride etc etc etc. I have lowered it and put on 18s and I love it! My sister has a 2001 MGF thats stock and I think her ride is harder than mine.

Guys, i think if you want bigger wheels, and lowering. DO IT!

Lowering may not reduce ride quality, it may actually improve as you are removing old tired (potentially 10+ years old) suspension and installing new items.

i actually think one of the best looking GTV's is this:

Petar GTV 19 BBS

another BBS

and Davors:

19 Oz Superleggera


no need to be ultra conservative if its not your taste!!

PS NSW ppl should come to the meet on sunday!! Check international events section of AO ([AUSTRALIA] AusAlfa Sydney Cruise Sunday 24th May....)
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Just thought I would add some pics...
1. The perfect view from the back window
2. The front of the GTV
3. Before I got the rims
4. After I got the rims
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Just thought I would add some pics...
1. The perfect view from the back window
2. The front of the GTV
3. Before I got the rims
4. After I got the rims
Man, IMO the 18's fill out the guards much better than the 16 teardrops,
especially when you have the cup kit.

Now a phase 2 grille would set your car off, i think it would tie in the chrome wheels nicely also!

EDIT: and some clear indicators!! do it!! ebay or alfisti.net - i prefer the clear not crystal - but both would suit your silver GTV..

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I Wana Put These On My 147
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haha thats so funny those are the 2 mods that I have been meaning to do for the last 4 years! I think ive done just about everything to this car except that!
Yeah I think the 18s are a perfect size for this car. The gap around the tyre is pretty much equal the whole way around. (if that makes sense lol)

also I wish I was in sydney, theres never any cruises going on in adelaide!
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Zender Milanos (225x45x17) borrowed from my 164.
WOW! these have to be the most understated, timeless and classic Alfa wheels... my all-time fave, I always loved them on the SZ and 164, but they look just as fantastic on a GTV!
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Guys, i think if you want bigger wheels, and lowering. DO IT!

Lowering may not reduce ride quality, it may actually improve as you are removing old tired (potentially 10+ years old) suspension and installing new items.

i actually think one of the best looking GTV's is this:

Petar GTV 19 BBS

another BBS

and Davors:

19 Oz Superleggera


no need to be ultra conservative if its not your taste!!

PS NSW ppl should come to the meet on sunday!! Check international events section of AO ([AUSTRALIA] AusAlfa Sydney Cruise Sunday 24th May....)

I would have to agree with you there Elm Supperleggras or BBS CH are the only wheels I would consider on my car but they cost a fortune like a few $K Ive heard.

Either those or stick to the original Alfa wheels.
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My GTV is standard at the moment, but one of my best friend's family owns Rimstock (yeah, we used to race a 156 in BTCC a few years ago). Basicly, the wheels won't cost me a penny, but I just pay for the tyres.

Rimstock Plc Light Alloy Wheels. The Worlds most desirable wheels.

But I just don't know which ones to get. I'm really drawn to a set of 17in Pro Race 1.2, as I could put the Alfa badge back in the centre. What do you think?

I want 17in, not 18in as I have a set of new tyres from my last set of wheels (17in city), but the wheels won't fit my GTV as they were four-stud fitting.

I really don't want anything too chavvy, but wouldn't look out of place coming straight out of the Alfa factory.
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These are the Puppie's to have in my opinion, BBS LM Replica's.
When I first saw the LM I didn't think it was anything special. But they really are growing on me. They are the best alternative to Zender Milanos, that style of wheel.

I may just have to buy some!
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Heres my little addition to the GTV club.... 17" Ace 216

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I want these ones (675 inc tyres)

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NO, NO, NO!!
You'll make your car look like a Golf
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You'll make your car look like a golf
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NO, NO, NO!!
You'll make your car look like a Golf
Those are Golf wheel's no no no, but who am i to say, it's your car.
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Ace 130's look nice as well..
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Here's my tip Don't go for 18's stick with 17s . Further more fit a lower profile tyre 225 40 17s. the wheels I'd recommend...

Enkei Wheels : RPF1 (Racing Series))

They are a 5/100 fitment but will work with 'wobbly' bolts

The combination of lightness (about 8 kg lighter per wheel that the standard alloy) and reduction in size will increase braking and acceleration significantly.
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Here's my tip Don't go for 18's stick with 17s . Further more fit a lower profile tyre 225 40 17s. the wheels I'd recommend...

Enkei Wheels : RPF1 (Racing Series))

They are a 5/100 fitment but will work with 'wobbly' bolts

The combination of lightness (about 8 kg lighter per wheel that the standard alloy) and reduction in size will increase braking and acceleration significantly.
the lightness aspect of them is great, but they look poor compared to the teledials
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..and ACE 112 - they look great (like BBS CK) and probably don't weigh that much
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Here's my tip Don't go for 18's stick with 17s . Further more fit a lower profile tyre 225 40 17s. the wheels I'd recommend...

Enkei Wheels : RPF1 (Racing Series))

They are a 5/100 fitment but will work with 'wobbly' bolts

The combination of lightness (about 8 kg lighter per wheel that the standard alloy) and reduction in size will increase braking and acceleration significantly.
Those style of wheels suit Jap cars better imo. Each to their own though..

Why change the tyre profile? Surely it's better to stick with the manufacturers...?
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If the car had 205/50r16 tyre's as original on a 2.0 T.S then 225/40r17 is the equivelent size in rolling circumference.
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If the car had 205/50r16 tyre's as original on a 2.0 T.S then 225/40r17 is the equivelent size in rolling circumference.
Why then did the factory alfa 17" wheels come with 225/45/R17 as standard then?
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Why then did the factory alfa 17" wheels come with 225/45/R17 as standard then?
A decent compromise between performance and comfort...
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Why then did the factory alfa 17" wheels come with 225/45/R17 as standard then?
Only standard on 3.0 model's, some "personal import's" could be ordered as a factory option but not in UK.
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