After the Spider took a knock to the rear in an accident in March, I have had a whirring from the rear of the car. I took it to autolusso and they diagnosed a buckled wheel and that the rear wheel bearings were on their way out. Given there was no issue before, I think the whirring was mainly down to the wheel but I have changed both bearings and had the wheel straigtened. I've also had a 4 wheel laser alignement done.
But still the whirring remains and I have noticed some uneven wear on the rear tyres. I cant help but think there is still a problem with the rear wheel that took the brunt of the hit in the accident, so I am wanting to get new wheels (I have wanted to change the standard 16s for some time in any case...)
I am hoping to refurb the front suspension with wishbones, drop links, springs and dampers over the next few weeks. Also, people seem to recommend a strut brace to improve the spider ride a bit (anything else people would recommend adding / changing / replacing??). With all this done, do we think 18s would still be too harsh? Really interested in either of the following:
or the Nearly new Cloverleafs from a GT that have recently appeared on EBay (wont let me link??)
First off, except for the ride is there any reason not to go for them? Would either set need spacers at the rear? If I chicken out and stick with my original plan of 17s then I'll probably go for some multi spokes as I've seen a few with these on:
I know these need spacers though....