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What 17" OEM wheels other than teledials will fit the spider?
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I am thinking of something like the 147 Supersport?
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I am thinking of something like the 147 Supersport?
They will need spacers to avoid looking lost in the arches.
So budget for a set of four 15mm hubcentric spacers.
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Although very nice. They are not the ones I'm thinking of, I may have the type wrong. It was the three hole wheel (Pic from Italia Auto Parts). Regarding spacers, would they be needed just for appearance purposes?
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the wheels will appear lost inside the arches without spacers and you will have slightly less road holding as your track will be narrower, possible be the only spider owner on these wheels through ( for obvious reasons)
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the wheels will appear lost inside the arches without spacers and you will have slightly less road holding as your track will be narrower, possible be the only spider owner on these wheels through ( for obvious reasons)
I am still at the research stage, so haven't committed to anything yet. May not even change from the stock 16' wheels!. However I do want to at least try the car on different wheels to see if the ride is any different.
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I have supersports on my spider but you do need spacers otherwise they rub on the springpans. Wheel size doesn't really effect handling or comfort it's the size of tyre that you can fit that's more important. The higher the sidewall, the more comfortable the ride but because they deform more when cornering you lose some handling. On a road car this isn't a problem. I would rather have a comfy ride than think I wish I could go round that corner faster. I use 215/50/17 michelins. They rub very slightly on full lock so when they are worn out I will try some 205/50/17
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the track affects road holding and handling........................narrower track and it will be different around corners
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the track affects road holding and handling........................narrower track and it will be different around corners
quite possibly. But you would only notice it when comparing lap times or if you drove like the end of a bell on the road. as I said you need to fit spacers anyway to stop rubbing and these will correct the offset and bring it back to standard.
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I have supersports on my spider but you do need spacers otherwise they rub on the springpans. Wheel size doesn't really effect handling or comfort it's the size of tyre that you can fit that's more important. The higher the sidewall, the more comfortable the ride but because they deform more when cornering you lose some handling. On a road car this isn't a problem. I would rather have a comfy ride than think I wish I could go round that corner faster. I use 215/50/17 michelins. They rub very slightly on full lock so when they are worn out I will try some 205/50/17
Never used spacers before, so am still trying to understand it;
If I've got the right figures here, standard wheel 16x6.5j has an offset of 30.5. The ones I was looking at 17x7j with an offset of 40.5. Would a 10mm spacer make them right for the car? as I assume the 17" 30.5 teledials are a straight fit.

If your supersports are 7j wouldn't a 205 be a bit stretched?.
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Never used spacers before, so am still trying to understand it;
If I've got the right figures here, standard wheel 16x6.5j has an offset of 30.5. The ones I was looking at 17x7j with an offset of 40.5. Would a 10mm spacer make them right for the car?
In theory yes.
BUT a 10mm spacer will not be strong enough at the hubcentric point, which is why I said 15mm.
15mm spacers will also allow you to use the original 38mm GTV/Spider bolts.
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Forgot to add a picture. Spider on 17 inch Supersport alloys and 215/50/17 tyres. I think 15 mm universal spacers but I can't remember might have been 12 mm
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These wheels were only available on the ph3 916.
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What was the name for these again ?
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Never used spacers before, so am still trying to understand it;
If I've got the right figures here, standard wheel 16x6.5j has an offset of 30.5. The ones I was looking at 17x7j with an offset of 40.5. Would a 10mm spacer make them right for the car? as I assume the 17" 30.5 teledials are a straight fit.

If your supersports are 7j wouldn't a 205 be a bit stretched?.
10 mm spacers would correct the offset to make the track standard but apparently 10 mm hub centric spacers have issues. I have universal type spacers just cos I had them anyway. They are a bit of a faff to centralise and line up so I would get some 15 mm hub centric ones.
205 or 215 are the ideal size for 7J wheels.
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10 mm spacers would correct the offset to make the track standard but apparently 10 mm hub centric spacers have issues. I have universal type spacers just cos I had them anyway. They are a bit of a faff to centralise and line up so I would get some 15 mm hub centric ones.
205 or 215 are the ideal size for 7J wheels.
I would have thought it was more like 215 or 225, you live and learn.
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In theory yes.
BUT a 10mm spacer will not be strong enough at the hubcentric point, which is why I said 15mm.
15mm spacers will also allow you to use the original 38mm GTV/Spider bolts.
Good now it is making some sense. Am I looking in the right places at the spacer pricing, 40 (ish) each?
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I have supersports on my spider but you do need spacers otherwise they rub on the springpans. Wheel size doesn't really effect handling or comfort it's the size of tyre that you can fit that's more important. The higher the sidewall, the more comfortable the ride but because they deform more when cornering you lose some handling. On a road car this isn't a problem. I would rather have a comfy ride than think I wish I could go round that corner faster. I use 215/50/17 michelins. They rub very slightly on full lock so when they are worn out I will try some 205/50/17
What size spacers are you on? Factory size for the Supersports was 215/45/17, so they shouldn't rub assuming your spacers have put the wheels in the right place.
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I've got a nice refurbished set, they're called Enzos.

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What size spacers are you on? Factory size for the Supersports was 215/45/17, so they shouldn't rub assuming your spacers have put the wheels in the right place.

12mm I think. It's just the slightest of rubs on one side on wheel arch liner.
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I have supersports on my spider but you do need spacers otherwise they rub on the springpans. Wheel size doesn't really effect handling or comfort it's the size of tyre that you can fit that's more important. The higher the sidewall, the more comfortable the ride but because they deform more when cornering you lose some handling. On a road car this isn't a problem. I would rather have a comfy ride than think I wish I could go round that corner faster. I use 215/50/17 michelins. They rub very slightly on full lock so when they are worn out I will try some 205/50/17
17s weren't an option on Ph1s.

Your tyres are 17.5mm closer to the arch liners compared to std 205/50 16s & 6mm closer than 225/45 17s which are 11.5mm closer than std. 205/50 17s will give approx 5mm more clearance.

The Ph1 has different front arch liners than the Ph2 which give more clearance. Try some Ph2s & they might clear.

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What was the name for these again ?
In my accessories brochure they are referred to as ph3 V6 alloy.
I guess because they were fitted as standard with the 3.2 V6 gtv.
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In my accessories brochure they are referred to as ph3 V6 alloy.
I guess because they were fitted as standard with the 3.2 V6 gtv.
Yes but then they don't call a Teledial by name either, 'we' probably gave them their commonly 'known as' names.

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