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Well, I'm just about to suck it up and go the OEM route. Picking up my GTA wheels tomorrow. Half the price of the aftermarket option, and with semi slick tyres to boot.
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What do you guys reckon about painting GTA wheels?

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My car will basically look like this when I lower it, can't wait. (except in Proteo Red)

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Well, I'm just about to suck it up and go the OEM route. Picking up my GTA wheels tomorrow. Half the price of the aftermarket option, and with semi slick tyres to boot.
You may have a little difficulty with the offset. The GTA wheels will go straight on but having a smaller offset will sit in a little too far. Hubcentric spacers are difficult to fit because the inner flange of the GTA wheels is not chamfered. Plain 5mm flat spacers will work but are hard to centre, except for the Alfa sourced ones which are known as "brake plates" or something similar.
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So is this a rubbing problem? Will the car drive with the wheels on? FML if not!

I will be running tyres in 215 and 225 if that makes any difference. Bought 215s because they were on Ebay...

I have spacers available to me though..
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GTA wheels finally. Before and After.
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Looks great!

Now just get that black bit on the rear bumper colour coded
I'm thinking about going AD rear. I think it will finish the car off really nicely. I have to respray my rear bumper anyway, because I was unco and backed into a pole.. you can't see it in those pictures but there's a decent scrape on the rear right of the bumper. The best part of getting these wheels was actually that I can now comfortably drive out of my garage without scraping up my kit or doing a 3 point maneuver to avoid scraping.
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Here is my GTV with the 18" GT Blackline alloys on.

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And i put the 17" Teledials on my partners 147.

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them blackline alloys look well nice on GTV
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That 147 needs to be lowered badly! Blackline GT wheels look great, wish we got them here. Mochko1 looks nice!
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That 147 needs to be lowered badly! Blackline GT wheels look great, wish we got them here. Mochko1 looks nice!
LOL, i shall tell my beter half.
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Finally got round to offering up a pair of my GTAs to the GTV. Excuse awful phone-camera in poor light.

Still need to buy another poor of 10mm hubcentric spacers first and find half an hour to fit the fronts.
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Finally got round to offering up a pair of my GTAs to the GTV. Excuse awful phone-camera in poor light.

Still need to buy another poor of 10mm hubcentric spacers first and find half an hour to fit the fronts.
Still look too much like Teledials for my liking the people who think it's an MG probably won't spot the difference either!

Strange how the offset is different to most others isn't it - also you have to watch the bolt length, I like ten turns.
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Finally got round to offering up a pair of my GTAs to the GTV. Excuse awful phone-camera in poor light.

Still need to buy another poor of 10mm hubcentric spacers first and find half an hour to fit the fronts.
Why not fit 15mm as they're stronger & more readily available?

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You have to watch the bolt length in general. Not only can you not go too short, you can also not go too long. I put 28mm shank type in my car with the GTA wheels, and my car wouldn't move . Lucky I was at a wheel place, they ground them down a few mm for me. This only applied to the front, I ran the 28mm ones just fine in the rear.

Good to see the pic of the car with both wheels fitted, I feel my choice of GTA wheels as just been confirmed to be the right one! Also, you can get genuine Alfa 4mm spacers to fit the GTA wheels on with the correct offset. (no generic slip-on dodginess)
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Why not fit 15mm as they're stronger & more readily available?

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From previous experience I had 15mm spacers on the rear (fitted by previous owner) but they ruined the handling. Once removed I found the car met my expectations.
I had removed the spacers when I lowered the car (30mm). With the rear track 30mm wider the outer edge of the tyres was outside the wheel arch and on bumps the tyres would have hit the wheel arch.
I was keen to get my replacement wheels to sit close to the position of the original teledials. With 10mm spacers I have them 4mm further out, whereas 15mm spacers would make them 9mm out and 18mm wider rear track.
I understand the reservation of the thickness of 10mm spacers, but I think it is unfounded. Once the spacers and fitted and the bolts torqued up the only force acting on the spacer is compression between the two faces of the mating plate. The outer hub carries no force and is used purely for locating purposes. And even if the outer hub of the spacer were to somehow separate from the hub once fitted, the wheel-mount would still be secure.
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Still look too much like Teledials for my liking the people who think it's an MG probably won't spot the difference either!
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Looking fairly similar to Teledials is an assett for the GTA wheels for most of us isn't it? The main advantage of the GTAs is that they look bigger whilst only being 17".
I've never heard of anyone thinking the GTV was an MG Rover product, or even that the Teledials were styled like an MG Rover product. Do tell us more!


Here's a couple of slightly better photos of the GTA wheels in daylight (still same phone-camera). As you will see I had them refinished in a darker colour.
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From previous experience I had 15mm spacers on the rear (fitted by previous owner) but they ruined the handling. Once removed I found the car met my expectations.
I had removed the spacers when I lowered the car (30mm). With the rear track 30mm wider the outer edge of the tyres was outside the wheel arch and on bumps the tyres would have hit the wheel arch.
I was keen to get my replacement wheels to sit close to the position of the original teledials. With 10mm spacers I have them 4mm further out, whereas 15mm spacers would make them 9mm out and 18mm wider rear track.
I understand the reservation of the thickness of 10mm spacers, but I think it is unfounded. Once the spacers and fitted and the bolts torqued up the only force acting on the spacer is compression between the two faces of the mating plate. The outer hub carries no force and is used purely for locating purposes. And even if the outer hub of the spacer were to somehow separate from the hub once fitted, the wheel-mount would still be secure.
Remember this?

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...a-3-0-gtv.html

10mm spacers on GTA wheels with ET35 will give an equivalent ET25 which is 5.5mm wider than a std 17" Tele(ET30.5). Total track increase of 11mm.

GTAs with 15mm spacers....ET20.....10.5mm wider.........track +21mm.

Teles with 15mm spacers....ET15.5.....15mm wider.........track +30mm.

Forget the lowering as that confuses the issue, basically a 30mm drop is just the same as the first 30mm of suspension/wheel movement of a standard car. The tyres would've rubbed but more likely inside the wheel arch rather than hit the lower edge.

If you want your GTAs to sit where std Teles sit then fit either 4 or 5mm spacers but these can't be hubcentric & therefore you only have a small 'locating' lip. This lip is for more than locating, it helps takes the strain off the wheel bolts. That's why reducing spigots are fitted to aftermarket wheels with larger centre bores. Also that's why 15mm hubcentrics are stronger than 10mm due to the amount of metal where the lip is.

As for the handling being adversely affected....I'm running 8J 18s ET40 with 16mm fr & 12mm rr spacers giving wider tracks of +25mm fr, +17mm rr & it feels fine.........actually excellent.

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