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Thanks for the love people. Tip for 18 lovers: Go wider at the back 235X40R18 or 245X35R18 and 225x40R18 at the front.
cheers clive, found the comments from a long time ago lol. anyone done this with there tyres ??
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Thanks for the love people. Tip for 18 lovers: Go wider at the back 235X40R18 or 245X35R18 and 225x40R18 at the front.


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cheers clive, found the comments from a long time ago lol. anyone done this with there tyres ??

You'll have to be very careful if running wider tyres on 18s.

The wheels' ET & spacing will be critical, 4mm spacer difference to the fronts with my 225/40/18s on the rear kept them clear.

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cheers clive, thanks for the email by the way very useful.
my master plan is to lower the car using eibach 20mm springs and fit 18" blackline alloys.
liked the wider rear tyre idea to really fill the arches etc.
options and math appreciated
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cheers clive, thanks for the email by the way very useful.
my master plan is to lower the car using eibach 20mm springs and fit 18" blackline alloys.
liked the wider rear tyre idea to really fill the arches etc.
options and math appreciated
I think your Blacklines are ET32 & 8J?

If so then on a V6 max tyre of 235/40 with no spacers, anymore & you'll risk rubbing......don't forget your bump stops....preferably the shorter TS ones if you can find them.

ET32...-1.5, 8J +6.25(each side), 235 +5(each side) = total +9.75 over std 17" Teles.

Most TSs could go wider but not a V6.

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I can't see any downsides to this if the tyres are the same width... Alfa was the one after all who decided to make cavernous rear arches and tiny fronts on a GTV (though ironically, more space for wheels in the front...!) It's also worth noting that they did a 19" rear and 18" front on a Chrysler Crossfire SRT-8, and the difference is subtle if anything.

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cheers clive, found the comments from a long time ago lol. anyone done this with there tyres ??
I did. 235/40/18 on the rear on 8x18 ET35 wheels on a lowered Spider Twinny, and the tyres sometimes rub the inner rubber arches while hard cornering. To be honest, there's no noticeable difference visual wise, so there's no point in doing that. If I were to do this again, I wouldn't.
But probably works just fine with the right ET (30 or even 32).
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I bought Tele's for my GTV and I'm putting the TE37 on my 156. Tele's were the right price, the correct wheel for the car etc etc.

It's way too much if I crash it and get denied insurance based on illegal spacers.
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Fitted the 42mm bolts to the GTV...it worked and I drove it around the block, so happy. Might keep them on. Watch this space for the up coming pics
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way hey dude congratulations, come on get your camera out and show us
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A few more pics

There's actually a GTV from a long time ago I got my inspiration from. Same colour as mine, with 6 spoke wheels too.

All I need to do is lower my car and I'll be there.
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Hey Clive,
Yeah over the years i've read up to date on this thread. The 19s on the rear would change the overall diameter as you couldnt really get a tyre to keep it the same size!? Going from 16" to 19" and lowered on eibachs have been proven to rub on the rear on the GTV under a load though... You can't compare a 6061-T6 1pce X-Concave Forged Wheel to a mass produced cast wheel... I only suggested 19s on the rear and 18s on the front for looks, as the rear is so big and wide compared to the front and I cant find anyone who has done it before. I was just thinking of mixing it up a bit and see what you guys think!? I might even just go 19s all the way around...

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I agree that rubbing if you fitted more than 225 40 18, because im on GT QV alloys 18" 8J ET32 and on rear 235 40 18 with stock shocks and eibach springs and sometimes they rubbing.
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There's actually a GTV from a long time ago I got my inspiration from. Same colour as mine, with 6 spoke wheels too.

All I need to do is lower my car and I'll be there.
Agreed to the lowering!

Otherwise she looks nice
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Hey Clive,
Yeah over the years i've read up to date on this thread. The 19s on the rear would change the overall diameter as you couldnt really get a tyre to keep it the same size!? Going from 16" to 19" and lowered on eibachs have been proven to rub on the rear on the GTV under a load though... You can't compare a 6061-T6 1pce X-Concave Forged Wheel to a mass produced cast wheel**... I only suggested 19s on the rear and 18s on the front for looks, as the rear is so big and wide compared to the front and I cant find anyone who has done it before. I was just thinking of mixing it up a bit and see what you guys think!? I might even just go 19s all the way around...
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I agree that rubbing if you fitted more than 225 40 18, because im on GT QV alloys 18" 8J ET32 and on rear 235 40 18 with stock shocks and eibach springs and sometimes they rubbing.
The above spec shouldn't rub if it's got bump stops & good shocks.

**For measuring purposes a wheel's just a wheel. Expensive forged wheels still get damaged in pot holes.

Sorry guys but you need to go back to basics, simple mathematics really. It's the width of the wheel + tyre combination that can cause clearance problems....rubbing.

I've not got the time, or patience, to post my experiences again but it's the ET + possible spacers & bump stops that are the important factors.

If you want to fit 19s....8.5J but probably not 9J.....with a non std ET then expect some problems to solve but fitting bump stops & careful spacing can normally cure them....even if lowered.

Good luck trying.

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Without wanting to appear rude but seeing as how long this, very good, thread has been going(4 yrs!)....are you ever going to get round to do it?

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There's actually a GTV from a long time ago I got my inspiration from. Same colour as mine, with 6 spoke wheels too.

All I need to do is lower my car and I'll be there.
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There is no rubbing with 225/35/19 in Eibach/Bilstein combo. The difference in the diameter is marginal when compared to 225/45/17. However, the ride is very firm and not comfortable at all.
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Yeah, I started this thread when I got wheels 4 years ago, I only decided recently im going to get new ones again. Yeah, it has been a good thread, Loving all these wheels! Yeah, Bump stops make a huge difference, only problem is I have replaced mine a few times since I lowered it..... I would actually like the old Tear Drops in 18". That would be the wheel I want!
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My all time fave alloys. And a doddle to clean
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There is no rubbing with 225/35/19 in Eibach/Bilstein combo. The difference in the diameter is marginal when compared to 225/45/17. However, the ride is very firm and not comfortable at all.
I have 18s which are a very firm ride also. Couldnt imgagine 19s
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I have 265/30/20 lowered stiff on my other car and the ride isn't too bad. Its obviously a lot harder and can feel every bump, but it feels great, like a real race car! I guess I dont drive it everyday though.. As long as you avoid the pot holes its fine. lol
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I have 265/30/20 lowered stiff on my other car and the ride isn't too bad. Its obviously a lot harder and can feel every bump, but it feels great, like a real race car! I guess I dont drive it everyday though.. As long as you avoid the pot holes its fine. lol
Do you have photos ???
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