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Hello Alfa buddies.

Just a quick question.

I have just got some alloys from www.pegasusperformance.co.uk

The EURO in the 16"

The web site said that 195 tyres in the package but i did not get
the package as i can get the tyres.

So i have got some 205/45/16 instead.

Do you think i have gone too big???? i don't want them to catch.

ALFA 146 N reg

Thank you
Mark ;) ;) ;) ;)
 
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They will be fine...in fact better than the 195's as you'llh ave a bit more rubber hanging out the edge to protect your precious alloys ;)

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Thank you for that WRINX.

I can now get to sleep on a night.

So its true about playing safe and using rubber to protect unwanted
Alloy damadge :D :D :D :D

Hope to get them on next week sometime.


And can i use my nuts from my steels for the Alloys or do i need
to buy new ones.

Thanks again
Mark Sowden
 
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You'd be better off using bolts as they might work ;) ...and yes, you'll need special aones for alloys :D

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mark sowden said:
And can i use my nuts from my steels for the Alloys or do i need
to buy new ones.
NO you can not use the bolts for the steel wheels - the design is different and will damage the seat for the bolt on alloy wheels.

Check with the guys you bought the alloys from maybe they can supply the bolts.
 
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Thank you.

Will look for some this weekend.

Mark Sowden
 
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Bolts for steel wheels will dig into the alloy when tightened on alloy wheels and damage them, the bolts for alloy wheels have a race that moves, so the bolt tightens against the race and not the wheel.
 
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the bolts for alloy wheels have a race that moves, so the bolt tightens against the race and not the wheel.
Huh? Thats a new one on me :confused: ....alloy bolts have a different angle and more metal to contact with the alloy........unless there's another type???

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Hmm, maybe that should have read 'some' bolts. The aftermarket bolts i've bought before for alloy wheels have had races, but the ones that have come as standard on cars with alloy wheels don't.
Haven't bought any recently so dunno if the design is redundant now.
 
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MT said:
Hmm, maybe that should have read 'some' bolts. The aftermarket bolts i've bought before for alloy wheels have had races, but the ones that have come as standard on cars with alloy wheels don't.
Haven't bought any recently so dunno if the design is redundant now.
I have also seen this type of bolt somewhere but not recently.
 

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Aloy wheel bolts/nuts usually have more metal to metal contact and chrome/nickel plate to prevent corrosion between dissimilar metals.

Mark, you can go to 225/40/16 with no problems even with -35mm lower springs.

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16's should be fitted with 45 profiles :confused: ...or am I missing something.

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Are the arches the same for the 155's as the 146's? If so you can get 215/40/17's under there and lower it still with no catching.
However different tyres have different shoulders so some may catch where others don't

As for the wheel bolts I know Peugeot ones have a washer on the bottom and are flat faced, though the standard Alfa ones don't.

Make sure you get the correct Spigot ring for the 146 too (the bit that goes in the wheel centre) so the weight of the car is takn on the hub, not the whel bolts
 
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