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Some other mechanic installed them, wouldnt recommend them to be honest. Im sure Andrew would have done a much better job with the brakes and simple service. The brakes are drilled and slotted and are a vast improvement over stock.
Im sure u'll be very happy with Andrew and his work.
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Some other mechanic installed them, wouldnt recommend them to be honest. Im sure Andrew would have done a much better job with the brakes and simple service. The brakes are drilled and slotted and are a vast improvement over stock.
Im sure u'll be very happy with Andrew and his work.
Ok what about the wheels ? do they provide a harder ride?
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Ok what about the wheels ? do they provide a harder ride?
Honestly, i didnt notice a harder ride, i noticed more grip all round with better and wider tyres, acceleration is down a touch but hardely noticable.
Its a great mod that will improve performance and looks of your car, enjoy and cant wait to see it.
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Honestly, i didnt notice a harder ride, i noticed more grip all round with better and wider tyres, acceleration is down a touch but hardely noticable.
Its a great mod that will improve performance and looks of your car, enjoy and cant wait to see it.
Ah thats what I need extra grip as the car is too fast for its handling capabilities. How can you get less acceleration on your car ?

Cant wait to pick up on Sat morning
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Less acceleration as the wheels are 17" compared to 16" therefore more power is needed to turn a larger radius
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surely the 'rolling' radius would still be the same though? otherwise the speedo would read out? might be wrong of course.......
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Oh really ? Dont think youd notice it on a V6 its got more than enough power
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

Anyone know if these 18" Oz Racing wheels fit my GTV ?
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Anyone know if these 18" Oz Racing wheels fit my GTV ?
Spacers and wobbly bolts will do the trick. I am fitting subaru wheels my self in the next week or so.
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Spacers and wobbly bolts will do the trick. I am fitting subaru wheels my self in the next week or so.
Unfortunatley spacers are illegal in Australia. Do you think they will work without spacers?
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Unfortunatley spacers are illegal in Australia. Do you think they will work without spacers?
No, they will not. Rims will touch the brake calipers and/or touch suspension parts, like shocks. And they will sit very deep in, not the best for nice looks and handling.
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Hmmmmmm - Ok
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Can you get 16" Speedline/Zender Milanos to fit the GTV? Not necessarily split rims, but the fake 164 style would do me..

Would they be any less rare than a set of 17" Zender Milanos?
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Anyone know if these 18" Oz Racing wheels fit my GTV ?
haha you've just upgraded to GTA wheels
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surely the 'rolling' radius would still be the same though? otherwise the speedo would read out? might be wrong of course.......
In reality the rolling radius is not the same at all. When changing from 16s to 17s I stood the wheels side by side and the 17 is significantly taller.
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Anyone know if these 18" Oz Racing wheels fit my GTV ?
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haha you've just upgraded to GTA wheels
I know its never ending, as soon as you buy one thing you want more !

OZ wheels are about the same price as the GTA Wheels so wouldnt be too much expense changing over.

Other things I want to do are get bilstein/koni shocks and take the rear wing off and thats all for now unless I can think of something else
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OZ wheels are about the same price as the GTA Wheels
Not after you factor in delivery and tyres, they're not!
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Thats if I can find a set in Sydney.
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In reality the rolling radius is not the same at all. When changing from 16s to 17s I stood the wheels side by side and the 17 is significantly taller.
The 16" wheels use 205/50x16 tyres which are a very different radius from the 225/45x17 - quite weird why Alfa did this for the V6 GTV (I only just realised it is such a big difference)

I guess it raised the car by 10mm and reduced the tyre to arch gap by 10mm too but must make a difference to acceleration and speedo reading
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Anyone know if these 18" Oz Racing wheels fit my GTV ?
You'll need like 20mm spacers.. the offset of 48mm is all kinds of messed up. GTV = 30mm. Not only that you also need to get to 98mm from 100mm PCD. Might as well get wheels that are suited to the car.

Also for rolling diameter, GTVs use a profile of 5 less than the equivalent 156, so you're screwed if you buy wheel and tyre package straight off a 156. Annoying because it's making it hard to get tyres for 18s. Was going 225/40, but I now realise I need 215/40.
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the following link could be a useful one for anyone who is pondering the idea of spacing out their wheels, or putting new wheels on.

very helpful chap called daniel who i spoke to about the ins and outs of it.

my gtv wheels are 17" teledials.. the fronts are pretty much sitting flush with the arch but the rears could space out around 20mm due i think to the camber

daniel did say that quite a few alfas have been done lately and most buying spacers in pairs and not full sets, i.e. 4.

its been said here that spacing out the rear wheels only will effect the steering with increased understeer, obviously all 4 wheels need the same spacing to keep the neutral feel but i think 20mm on the front would look odd as the wheel would be sitting further out from the arch imo.

anyways these are top quality items, the list does not include prices for longer studs,, studs are £2.50 each and carriage will be calculated on your location.

5mm spacer £41.50,
15mm spacer £45,

H&R Hubcentric Wheels Spacers - SRB Power Ltd

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Thats if I can find a set in Sydney.
The odds are very much against it. Stick with your GTAs, they're fine. I'm not so sure those OZ wheels would even look good on the GTV.
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Its a shame spacers are illegal in Australia - theres so many wheels that wont fit an Alfa without spacers.
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Its a shame spacers are illegal in Australia - theres so many wheels that wont fit an Alfa without spacers.
Don't let that stop you.
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Instantly void insurance should stop you. It's going to stop me, and probably put a $2k hole in my wallet but I will get quality wheels for that.

On that note, has anyone ever fit 9" wide wheels to a GTV? I'm looking at Advan RS, available in ET29 (GTV fitment) but I just wonder whether they would foul on anything.
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