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17" 8C Reps or 18" BBS Ch Reps

Really in two minds about whether to put 8x18" or 7x17" wheels on my 1.6 147.

In love with both BBS Chs and the 8C reps but do like how the 18" fill the arches of the 147.

I will be purchasing Eibach Sport springs (which my work colleague can fit) and Koni FSDs later down the line when I get my funds back up again.

My driving style is pretty relaxed and I'm not one to tear up the roads or rally about so would I find the 18" fine to drive on with the Eibachs? The roads I drive on routinely are grand, no potholes and no speed bumps.

Any advice greatly appreciated!

That's her below! Sit's awful high at the back and does feel a bit unstable when cornering and roundabouts, would love that planted feeling.


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The 18's do look lovely, really need to be on a GTA though?

The 17's wouldn't look rediculous and they're very nice wheels.

2c: Personally I'd save the 1000+ that you're proposing to spend on these upgrades and put it towards a GTA.
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I'll sell you LM reps they will look epic under the 147.
 
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The 18's do look lovely, really need to be on a GTA though?

The 17's wouldn't look rediculous and they're very nice wheels.

2c: Personally I'd save the 1000+ that you're proposing to spend on these upgrades and put it towards a GTA.
running costs on a GTA are astronomical and you wouldn't see 1000 pounds going at all.
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Thanks guys, yea Gta isn't an option at all (I wish though), insurance itself for me would be well in the 3k mark ,2k more than what I'm spending already! Super happy with my 1.6, getting average 40mpg and she's mint for 60,000 miles on the clock! Just looking to spice her up a bit. Thanks Damien, appreciate it, but after many months of alloy browsing the Ch's and 8c reps are what's exciting me.
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running costs on a GTA are astronomical and you wouldn't see 1000 pounds going at all.
Comparable to your V6 156 and my V6 GTV - it's mostly the same hardware.

My TS GTV was more expensive to run than my V6 GTV, even after petrol.
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I have 17" sport alloys on mine atm and think they look great, but definetly needs the suspension sorting out. I also have an 18" set of ducatis which look great on it also. If you dont rip up the road all the time (like me) go for the 18"s.
I have heard if you get 225 tyres though you will need to roll your arches...............
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I'd stick to a good set of the 17".
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Cheers guys! Hmm, so 17's might be the way to go then. The Imolas are quite nice, though for some reason I've always felt Team Dynamics where a mediocre brand/style?

If I could get Ch reps in 17" I think my decision would be made, but can only find the genuine articles at 1100 a set.

Any other 17" wheel suggestions for a 147? Again, much appreciate all the feedback.
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a lot of touring car / rally teams use team dynamics wheels
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Cool, I'll see if the local has them in stock to get a better look.
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I have these for sale:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...-for-sale.html

I could meet you somewhere if your interested.
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Never really had multi spokes in mind but those do look well! Are they genuine Alfa and how much are you looking for them? Scuffs or kerbing?
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I was under the impression that they were. Then i took them off and they had wobble bolts on them so i thought they weren't. Now a few people on here have said they are. I will pull one off and check today and let you know. They have got some scuffs but really nothing major. I will PM you a price.
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