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Hi all. I've had a good search through the technical forum and I have to say, the knowledge on here is second to none!

However, I just need the answer to a simple question that, I'm sure had already been answered just not in a way my tiny little brain can understand. I throw myself at your collective mercy and ask the probably very obvious.........!!!!

My 156 has original 16" alloys which are a bit old and knackered. If I want to replace the existing wheels with 17" or possibly even 18" ones, what EXACTLY do I need to buy to be able to put them straight on with as little fuss as possible?

(I will be buying a wheel/tyre package so I guess I'm asking what I need for either 17"/18")

Thanks in advance.
 

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Any OEM 17" or 18" from a 147/156/GT/GTV or Spider will fit straight on.

17" tyres: 215/45R17 or optionally 225/45R17
18" tyres: 225/40R18

rims: 5x98mm PCD, 58.1mm centre-bore
an offset between 40mm & 30mm will be ok, depending on width
 

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Just to confirm, has anyone with 18s and 225 tyres had any problems catching the arches in the front or rear?
 

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GTV/spider alloys have a different offset to 156/147/GT,s they will stick out further maybe past the wheelarch, imho the 18" alloy,s look great but make the ride to hard.
 

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GTV/spider alloys have a different offset to 156/147/GT,s they will stick out further maybe past the wheelarch
They are ET30, 10mm less than normal 156/147, they don't go past the wheelarch but are 10mm further out than normal 156/147 rims.

I have ET40 Selespeed rims with 15mm spacers giving an effective offset of ET25 and they don't hit the arches.
 
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stu, you know what you can do with your old teledials, sell them to me :lol:
 
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Just to confirm, has anyone with 18s and 225 tyres had any problems catching the arches in the front or rear?
I had to get the rear arches rolled when I fitted GTA multispokes with 225/45/17's to my 98 156 that was running coilovers. I had no problems subsequently when I changed to 18" GT multispokes nor when I fitted GTA teledials.

Having said that I don't have any problems now that I've fitted GTA teledials to my 2003 156 V6 that's running standard SP suspension.
 
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didn't know the 159 had seen such a change of pcd :confused:

but then again, didn't look :lol:

once again guys, well done :cool:

just for the record, which wheels will fit the 156.

i'm guessing the 916gtv?? what about the 166? 147?

bet there is a list somewhere ;)
 

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