Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Near Airdrie (Scotland)
Re: Alfa 17" Alloys
Mind there are only real problems with the 3L 24V GTV. Which one are you thinking about?
ZF: 30mm may sound a lot but it is not that clear cut. The offset is described as "The ‘Offset’ of a wheel measures the distance between the wheel centreline and the wheel mounting face and is measured in millimetres" but this does not take into account the distance from the wheel mounting face to the actual back of the wheel. IE the opposite side of the painted face, if that makes any sense....not!
For example, on my 24V wheels the distance from the mounting face to the back of the painted part of the wheel is 50mm at it's greatest point. for the same style of wheel off say a 156 the distance is around 20mm. Now both wheels have the same offset but only one will fit as effectively my wheels have a greater ultimate distance from the mounting face and the face the caliper would hit (back of the painted face of the wheel)
Oh boy, the more I try to explain the more foggy it's getting....mybe I should try again after a few swift ones!
Mines a shoggy....whats YOURS?
My dog says my ALFAs "RUFF".. what does he know , he's a dog!