Tire and wheels - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 4 Old 23-10-07 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Gold's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 418
Tire and wheels

Whats the widest tires that will fit an '02 Spider?

I need to get some new rims but I'm worried that 18 inch rims will look too big and will have to settle for 17's. Any experiences?
Gold is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Alfa-less and lost.
AO Silver Member
fantom alfa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Warwickshire
Posts: 1,108
Images: 6

Member car:

'01 GTV 3.0V6

Re: Tire and wheels

There are plenty of owners using 18" or occasionally 19" wheels on their GTVs utilising lower profile tyres, but the important issue is width not diameter.
fantom alfa is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19

Member car:


Re: Tire and wheels

Hi there
I recently purchased a set of 18inch wolfrace Bushidos with 225 wide tires no problems....only problem which is easily solved is the stud pattern...because alfas ues a slightly different spacing of the studs you will have to also purchase "wobbly bolts" which account for the 2mm difference. Other than that 18`s or 19`s will fit but as said watch the width of the tire.
Nick43 is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
Ralf S.'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Posts: 12,568
Images: 18
Re: Tire and wheels

The wheel has a 5x98 PCD bolt layout. If the replacement wheels match that bolt layout, you can use normal bolts. 4x100PCD is a common aftermarket bolt hole size so you may only find your preferred wheels in this size. Then you would need to fit "wobble bolts".

Make sure that you understand what aspect ratio you need for the width of tyre you decide on. A bigger aspect ratio gives you a taller tyre (e.g. a 225/50 has a taller sidewall than a 225/35).

Apart from looking like lorry tyres, high aspect ratios might interfere with the wheel arch.

You should match your overall wheel and tyre size to the standard one (or only slightly bigger) to avoid clearance problems.

Also read about wheel offset so you know what that ET38 (or whatever) stamped on the back of the wheel means.

Ralf S.

No bullets for Chaingun..
Ralf S. is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa GTV & 916 Spider

tire , wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome