GTA Wheels on my GTV
I just bought some very hard to find GTA Wheels for my GTV from Andrew at Alfamotive in Sydney. I paid $1,200 (600GBP) for them and they came with about 80% tread left on 3 Bridgestone Turanzas ER300 but had to buy a seperate new tyre for $330 (115GBP) which is aparantly the last Bridgestone Turanza left in Australia as their being phased out now for the Bridgestone Adrenalin which is meant to be better and cheaper.
Anyway changing from 16" wheels to 17" I got Andrew to fit them for me and we then realised we needed longer bolts as the standard 16" bolts were too short. No problem there were plenty of longer bolts on hand ! He also changed the wheel brace for me for nothing.
The 17" Tyre and Wheel combination is so much better than the 16" wheel. The car feels much more secure and sure footed in every situation. I reckon the roadholding and directional stability and surefootedness is increased by 20-30%. The car feels much better on the wider rubber and understeer is virtually gone in most cases. I even noticed the car is more comfortable riding over bumps better as I would have expected the opposite with lower profile wheels and tyres.
I have no idea why the V6 came standard with 16" wheels. It cannot handle the power of the V6. They should have come standard with 17".
Last edited by Freds GTV 2001; 12-03-14 at 06:56.