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Well it seems most people who ant alfisti like them as i posted them on Facebook and no one disliked them even my fellow Alfa nuts on there one who is Chris Cousins a real officionado
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just a point on side wall heights these are actually 245/35/19 !!! and the michelins seem to have a smaller side wall than the others (which ive never hear of)
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New Alloys for a Spider after suspension refurb

Hi all,
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:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROMEO...SET-new-/20052 0550692?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash= item2eaff4c924
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:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROMEO...tem2ec1baad85I
I know these need spacers though....

Thoughts??

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Sorry, just noticed the bottom link iwont work... Anyway, it's a set of 17 inch multispokes from Veloces...
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Sorry, just noticed the bottom link iwont work... Anyway, it's a set of 17 inch multispokes from Veloces...
the ones that are £900 for the set???
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No £499!! The Cloverleaf ones are £899 but I have to say I don't think I've seen a better wheel for the 916 spider except the MAK Variante or a set of 18 inch Siennas.
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I've found this set of aftermarket wheels (I know they've ended, but they will pop up again!)which to me look similar to MAK Variante wheels (although they're 17s...). What does the et refer to? Is it the width? I'd like to know if they would need spacers should I go for them...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-NEW-17-T...item3cd61b3982
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I've found this set of aftermarket wheels (I know they've ended, but they will pop up again!)which to me look similar to MAK Variante wheels (although they're 17s...). What does the et refer to? Is it the width? I'd like to know if they would need spacers should I go for them...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-NEW-17-T...item3cd61b3982
The ET is the 'insertion depth' and those wheels have a depth of 37mm which is a bit high for a spider or GTV, if you run them without spacers they will sit too far into the arch although not drastically. Ideally I would run a 12mm spacer with those.
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I've found this set of aftermarket wheels (I know they've ended, but they will pop up again!)which to me look similar to MAK Variante wheels (although they're 17s...). What does the et refer to? Is it the width? I'd like to know if they would need spacers should I go for them...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-NEW-17-T...item3cd61b3982
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The ET is the 'insertion depth' and those wheels have a depth of 37mm which is a bit high for a spider or GTV, if you run them without spacers they will sit too far into the arch although not drastically. Ideally I would run a 12mm spacer with those.
15mm would be better & stronger, plenty of room.

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Nice Wheels - Is the car lowered ?
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Thanks No not yet. I do have a set of front coilovers and rear springs to go on at some point, already fitted the rear shocks

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Thanks No not yet. I do have a set of front coilovers and rear springs to go on at some point, already fitted the rear shocks

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That's amazing I swear it looks lowered !

Actually just had a closer look - its the shadow over the rear wheel that makes it look like theres no gap there
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Does anyone know if tear drop 166 17s fit a gtv as they are priced ok compared to teledials!

If they fit does anyone have a pic on a gtv?

I love the blackline 18s but I cant see any for sale on ebay, how much fo they roughly go for?

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Does anyone know if tear drop 166 17s fit a gtv as they are priced ok compared to teledials!

If they fit does anyone have a pic on a gtv?

I love the blackline 18s but I cant see any for sale on ebay, how much fo they roughly go for?

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I'm pretty sure the 166 has wheels that only fit a 166. I remember selling a set to a chap with a 147 who found out they didn't go on. I seam to remember the stud gap is different.
Anyway I'm sure someone on here will confirm with some accuracy
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166 PCD is 108mm as opposed to 98mm for the GTV/Spider. It's not even remotely close to fitting!

At one time you could buy replica 166 wheels with 98mm pcd. There are photos earlier in this thread I think.
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Are these the 166 wheels?
No, they are Selespeeds. Found on the156 and 147

You can get them in 16'and 17'

Should have spacers to fit on the Gtv.
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im running 17" 147 wheels on my 916 spider and they look great. I am about to upgrade tyres from 205mm to 225's or 235's. Has any one run 235's on their 916's rear?
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im running 17" 147 wheels on my 916 spider and they look great. I am about to upgrade tyres from 205mm to 225's or 235's. Has any one run 235's on their 916's rear?
What size tyres are you running?
The std size for those wheels would be 215/45R17, with 225/45R17 fitting too.

They should obviously have spacers on a GTV/Spider, otherwise they sit too far in.

Wider rear tyres on a FWD car has never made any sense to me...!
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nothing wrong with the good old 147 wheels 17". these look pretty awsome and bolt straight on no problemo
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David, they bolt straight on with no spacer needed as i have clearance all round. i am currently running 205's but am upgrading tomorrow to 225's on the rear and prob 215's on the front.
Even with the upgrade sizes i still have clearance3 all round as i have measured.
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the wide tyres on the rear for me is purely an aesthetic look i want to achieve
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