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what 17 / 18 inch alfa alloys fit my 3.0 GTV ??

currently have 16" teledials but look a little lost in arches and a little tall insidewall, want to stay traditionalist rather than go aftermarket in my alloy choice so i guessi am asking if Barera or GT or 159 wheels fit my car ??? replicas of alfa wheels are acceptable to me
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I think you are only limited to obviously gtv wheels, but also 147/156/gt wheels will fit! What about the GTA teledials or the 18" jet fin mutispokes, would both finish the gtv of nicely.....
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Re 159/Brera wheels:it's possible, but very difficult - do a search for threads by username "Bacon" - he's been on a mission to fit Brera wheels to his 147 GTA.

- Otherwise check out Fred's new TI wheels, could be an option..
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currently have 16" teledials but look a little lost in arches and a little tall insidewall, want to stay traditionalist rather than go aftermarket in my alloy choice so i guessi am asking if Barera or GT or 159 wheels fit my car ??? replicas of alfa wheels are acceptable to me
Brera/New Spider/159 won't fit unless you use spacer pcd adaptors which are very expensive.

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I've got a new set of their 'new style/8C' available, as well as a few other style 17s including Teles, but I'm pretty sure they all these need spacers to clear the V6's front calipers exept the Teles.

CALL me if interested.

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Clive, do you have a picture of a GTV with first set of wheels in your pics fitted? They are 8x18 ET35 aren't they?

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yeah my 16" tele`s are there with some stupid spacers so i am not happy with the arangment i am seriously drawn to the 17" teledials car looks so right but prices are unfavorable
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Brera/New Spider/159 won't fit unless you use spacer pcd adaptors which are very expensive.
I got a set of OZ Superleggera from my friend's Subaru WRX.
They are 17x7J ET48 CB56.1.
So I made a PCD variable spacer for them.
(change from 5x98 CB58.1 to 5x100 CB56.1 23mm thick)
Now is waiting for a set of Federal 595RS-R (215 45 17) to install to my GTV.
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I got a set of OZ Superleggera from my friend's Subaru WRX.
They are 17x7J ET48 CB56.1.
So I made a PCD variable spacer for them.
(change from 5x98 CB58.1 to 5x100 CB56.1 23mm thick)
Now is waiting for a set of Federal 595RS-R (215 45 17) to install to my GTV.

How much did they cost you to make & would you make some for me if I needed some please?

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the spacer made by forged aluminium billet and processing with cnc machine
all screws is 10.9 strength
cost for 1 set (4 spacers and 20 screws) is around 120GBP but shipping from Hong Kong to UK is very expensive
I already installed the spacers and wheels today
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the spacer made by forged aluminium billet and processing with cnc machine
all screws is 10.9 strength
cost for 1 set (4 spacers and 20 screws) is around 120GBP but shipping from Hong Kong to UK is very expensive
I already installed the spacers and wheels today
Thanks for the info, any idea how much to ship please?

I notice you've gone for the studs on the spacers rather than threaded holes, any reason?

Also you changed the direction of the front disc slots to the opposite of how I fit them, why?

Here's some pics of 19" OZ Superleggeras fitted without spacers, I think the ET was 35, tyres were 235/35.

The red GTV is lowered & had clearance problems so I fitted them to the Nuvola blue GTV with new std shocks & they were ok.

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Thanks for the info, any idea how much to ship please?

I notice you've gone for the studs on the spacers rather than threaded holes, any reason?

Also you changed the direction of the front disc slots to the opposite of how I fit them, why?

Here's some pics of 19" OZ Superleggeras fitted without spacers, I think the ET was 35, tyres were 235/35.

The red GTV is lowered & had clearance problems so I fitted them to the Nuvola blue GTV with new std shocks & they were ok.

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I always buy parts from UK for my GTV so I know the shipping cost is crazy
1 set of spacer with package is arround 5kg, you can try to ask the shipping by yourself.
The brake discs are supplied from MTEC so the direction of the slots is recommanded by them.
The studs on the spacer is M12x1.5 so I can use the nuts from japanese car and no need to buy longer wobble bolts, you can't find anything for Alfa in Hong Kong!
In the future I will try to make some longer wobble bolts so the spacer can make much more lighter than now
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IThe brake discs are supplied from MTEC so the direction of the slots is recommanded by them.
but in your pictures the direction is different so you changed the discs around.

I also buy discs from Mtec but fit them like in your left middle picture.

Your 2 pictures on the right show the same side brake, & wheel, but with the slots now in a different direction-opposite to how I have them fitted.

I have different cars with them fitted differently, I doubt it makes much difference but I prefer the look of the slots 'following' the wheel's rotation.

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both pics on right is the rear brake disc so slots are following the wheel's rotation
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both pics on right is the rear brake disc so slots are following the wheel's rotation
silly me I should've noticed the smaller caliper etc.

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Thanks for the info, any idea how much to ship please?

I notice you've gone for the studs on the spacers rather than threaded holes, any reason?

Also you changed the direction of the front disc slots to the opposite of how I fit them, why?

Here's some pics of 19" OZ Superleggeras fitted without spacers, I think the ET was 35, tyres were 235/35.

The red GTV is lowered & had clearance problems so I fitted them to the Nuvola blue GTV with new std shocks & they were ok.

Clive
Clive,
If you don't mind me asking what width were the superleggeras? Considering a set of 18 or 19's myself and not sure how wide you can go? Mines a standard V6 GTV.
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Clive,
If you don't mind me asking what width were the superleggeras? Considering a set of 18 or 19's myself and not sure how wide you can go? Mines a standard V6 GTV.
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I think they were 8". I've currently got a spare set of 18" 8J Superleggeras.

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The roads there must be better than in Brighton or mid sussex cos 18 inch wheels on a gtv or spider here look great but the damn pot holes and hard ride on rough roads don't exactly add to driving pleasure.
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The roads there must be better than in Brighton or mid sussex cos 18 inch wheels on a gtv or spider here look great but the damn pot holes and hard ride on rough roads don't exactly add to driving pleasure.
....but we're in the same area......you're just old!xx

17s on 45s feel hard anyway, 18s/40s & 19s/35s don't feel much different.

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Clive, which discs are those hat you fit to your GTV's? And what do the rear discs look like?
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Clive, which discs are those hat you fit to your GTV's? And what do the rear discs look like?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-GTV-3...0yYZkxqTECw9VQ

In the 1st pic below with 18s the disc's direction is the wrong way, changed later when wheels were changed to 17s in 2nd pic.

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I suspected they were MTEC brakes. I am ordering for my GTV as well as my 159 because even mailed to South Africa, they will arrive here at a third the cost of the dealer quote to replace!
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I think they were 8". I've currently got a spare set of 18" 8J Superleggeras.

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Thanks for the response Clive.
After much deliberation I've decided to heed peoples warnings about ride quality and just go to 17's (for now anyway!!) lol
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Thanks for the response Clive.
After much deliberation I've decided to heed peoples warnings about ride quality and just go to 17's (for now anyway!!) lol
......but the 17s on 45 profiles are still hard, so if you want the look then 18s feel about the same. Many people post their thoughts who haven't even driven a GTV on 18s or 19s but just presume they feel far harder.

You do need to try to miss large sharp potholes with the 19/35s though!

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I've got a 2.0 TS Spider here on 19s and it surprisingly doesn't feel that hard, no worse than a GTV V6 on 17s and uprated shocks/springs.
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I was on 19/35s and it didn't feel bad at all. I'm back on teles now because, aesthetically, the small rear brake discs looked a bit daft in such a big rim, not because of the ride.
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