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Do I have standard brake caliper

I was looking for second hand rims for my GTV 3.0 phase 2 from 2001 to put some snow tires on. I came accross 6,5Jx16 ET 35 standard teledial rims from a 156.

I checked the original user manual, which states that 6,5Jx16 was standard for my GTV 3.0, looked up the ET values of a 156 and a GTV and it should have matched.

So, I bought 4 nice rims and tried them on......No luck

The front brake calipers are far to big for the 16 inch rims. I even tried with 20mm spaces, but still then I came about 5mm short. On the back the 16inch rims fit perfectly.

As the brake calipers show the Alfa Romeo logo on them (see picture), I was wondering if there was some upgrade, or option back then for larger brake calipers.

I also noticed that the current 17 inch rims seem to be original teledials, but the ET value is 30,5 and I thought the original 17 inch rims had ET 35mm.

Has anyone some additional info ?
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There are 16" rims and then there are 16" rims - at least on the 166 pepperpots. The Twinkie (non brembo) ones don't fit the V6 (brembo) even though they look identical. Maybe its the same on GTV?
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