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Any idea on their username/pics of car etc? Pretty interested. Not in 265 rear, but more the mods done to accept big rear wheels. I want as much dish as possible...
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Any idea on their username/pics of car etc? Pretty interested. Not in 265 rear, but more the mods done to accept big rear wheels. I want as much dish as possible...
check page 16 of this thread, member Nyteryda.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ml#post2862607

I bought his Konis + springs & spacers later on as he sold the GTV, not sure if he ever sorted the set up though?

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YES! Thats the sort of look I am looking for..... pic for reference. Thanks for the info Clive!

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/galle...?imageid=16183

Probably go 18" though. But I do like how the tyre on the rear fills up the rear guard nicely. Small wheel gap. Wish he had better pictures.. like closeups of the wheels etc.
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I'd say 18" is the best overall comprimise, as the wheel arches are big but with 19's it'll probably be an extremely harsh ride.

After looking through many wheel combinations on the GTV, my opinions on the best wheels are:

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1. 18" Zender Siena (can't find any though )
2. 17" Teledials
3. 19" BBS CH


Also like BBS LM's, GT Multispokes and MAK Variant Chrome. I think if you're on a budget then the best comprimise would be a set of generic multispokes that don't look too aftermarket.
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The ride is bad on crappy roads already with 16" 50 profiles.... I can't even begin to think about how it'll be with coilovers and 18" wheels! New shocks will help though and I am sure my stock ones are knackered.

BBS LM... Got money?

I like these... SSR Professor SP3

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I really should buy them while the AUD is better than the USD. lol Very cheap!
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EB Spares has these. Only wish I had the money to buy them right now.

18x8 Ti style multi spoke wheel for Alfa Romeo gtv parts and spares
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I like these... SSR Professor SP3

http://www.j-specperf.ch/images/ssr_sp3_08.jpg

I really should buy them while the AUD is better than the USD. lol Very cheap!
They look nice. I think dished wheels would suit the GTV.

BBS LM's would cost around 3000 but you can get replicas for a quater of that

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19-BBS-LM-STYL...item4cef0bb370
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EB Spares has these. Only wish I had the money to buy them right now.

18x8 Ti style multi spoke wheel for Alfa Romeo gtv parts and spares
I like that idea a lot
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They look nice. I think dished wheels would suit the GTV.

BBS LM's would cost around 3000 but you can get replicas for a quater of that
Only problem is they won't fit 100%... not a problem in countries where spacers and wobbly bolts are legal (?).
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Only problem is they won't fit 100%... not a problem in countries where spacers and wobbly bolts are legal (?).
I didn't know wobble/adaptor bolts were illegal in Australia? That's strange, as far as I was aware they are 99.99% safe. It's only a 2mm tolerance
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Can anyone give me an idea of how much, roughly, I should be looking to pay for either of the following, for my GTV TS:

4x 16" teledial's (not pristine) - some slight scuffs, nothing major though, and 4 legal tyres
4x 17" 215/45/17 147/156 Selespeed alloys (not pristine) - some slight scuffs, nothing major though, and 4 legal tyres.

My 16 inch standard teardrop (or whatever their called) alloys are in horrible nick (flaked paint, some scuffing) and 3 out of the 4 tyres are needing replaced pronto, so I might as well replace all four. Now, to get decent tyres all round, you're looking at a minimum of 300 plus, which I think will just be a waste.

If I'm right, the 16" teledials are 98 pcd and don't require any spacers on the twinnie? I presume the Selespeed 215/45/17's will though? They're my preferred choice though, as IMO the 16's just look out of place on a GTV.
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Teardrop wheels are worth almost nothing. I sold a pair recently with almost brand new Bridgestone Turanza tyres for 250 GBP.

The tyres were worth more than the wheels.

Your better off getting 17'' teledials or GTA Wheels. I paid about 600 GBP for mine. But they were in excellent condition all round.
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Teardrop wheels are worth almost nothing. I sold a pair recently with almost brand new Bridgestone Turanza tyres for 250 GBP.

The tyres were worth more than the wheels.
This is true... people have been giving them away with crappy tyres! Personally, mine will sit there in the garage. Because ever since I have had an Alfa, I have had a stack of wheels in my garage knowing they're not likely to sell for a good price! Might sound crazy but the teardrops are growing on me
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This is true... people have been giving them away with crappy tyres! Personally, mine will sit there in the garage. Because ever since I have had an Alfa, I have had a stack of wheels in my garage knowing they're not likely to sell for a good price! Might sound crazy but the teardrops are growing on me
just bought a set of 16 inch 3.0 24v teardrops for my gta - 55 for 4...! with clearance for the brembos 305's

paints lifting an dscratched but for winetr tyres so a bargain really!

shame i cant fit them as i havent got long enough wheel bolts!...

i think they are quite cool - lets start a trend to get them loved
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I think the GTV looks pretty good with them with lowering. Not that my car is lowered, it is just that I park my car at a mates place and it's on a slant and it causes one of the front wheels to sit up in the guard and it looks great!
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Cheers for the opinions folks, but it really doesn't help:

17" teledials are rare as hens teeth and cost a fortune, I can't afford to spend 600 on wheels at the moment, hence why I was asking about the two options that were more within my price range.

If/when I get my new wheels, I'll be either keeping the teardrops as spare or giving them away because A. I won't need them and B. they're not worth much.
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just bought a set of 16 inch 3.0 24v teardrops for my gta - 55 for 4...! with clearance for the brembos 305's

paints lifting an dscratched but for winetr tyres so a bargain really!

shame i cant fit them as i havent got long enough wheel bolts!...

i think they are quite cool - lets start a trend to get them loved
I'm with you , i like my teardrop alloys , they are a bit scabby though .
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I forgot to answer your question but I can definitely tell you your car won't look so great with 156 wheels fitted because they will sit in 10mm compared to stock wheels!

I sold my 16" teledials for AU$350 with 2 OK tyres and 2 crappy. The Selespeed style wheels would obviously fetch a bit more.
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Would the selespeed ones be a direct fit? Wish I'd kept them off my 147 now, as there wasn't a mark on them and they had 4 brand new Vredestein Ultrac's on them
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They will all fit right on, but it really is a question of how good they will look on the car, being inset from stock. The only time you will run into problems fitting a 147/156/GT wheel onto a GTV is if it's a V6. Then you'll either need spacers or for it to be a 17"+ wheel.

Oh it is worth noting that if your GTV came with 16" wheels (205/50/16) tyres then the rolling diameter of the wheel will change when you put anything from a 147/156 on. You might not wanna speed at all with new wheels..
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Oh it is worth noting that if your GTV came with 16" wheels (205/50/16) tyres then the rolling diameter of the wheel will change when you put anything from a 147/156 on. You might not wanna speed at all with new wheels..
Why's that? Sorry if I'm being stupid.
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Stand a 147/156 wheel next to your stock GTV wheel and it'll explain itself! lol. The rolling diameter is larger, so with the speedo reading the same, the wheel is doing more distance per revolution than stock. Therefore you're going faster. This is assuming you have a Ph1, if Ph2+ then I don't know the 16" tyre size (unless it's the same)
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Oh, I see. I understand now. Cheers.
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Stand a 147/156 wheel next to your stock GTV wheel and it'll explain itself! lol. The rolling diameter is larger, so with the speedo reading the same, the wheel is doing more distance per revolution than stock. Therefore you're going faster. This is assuming you have a Ph1, if Ph2+ then I don't know the 16" tyre size (unless it's the same)
Comparing 205/50/16 and 215/45/17 - with the latter at 70mph on speedo the actual speed will be approx 72mph

But considering my speedo is showing 6% fast (checked with a SatNav)......

So at 70mph on speedo, actual speed is 66mph on the 16" wheels/ tyres and would be 68mph on the 17" wheels/ with tyres as above.

(all figures approx and apply to my car only - maybe your speedo reads correctly?)

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Yeah, when I do 70mph on my speedo, my sat nav usually reads about 66.
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