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Hello,

Sorry if this has been asked before and I know that the normal size for 17" on the 147 is 215/45/17.

But could you fit 225/45/17?

Thanks for any help with this.
 

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You prob can. Would not recommend it though, i had 225/40/18 on my previous 147 no probs, but your speedo will be out.
 

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I had 225/45/17 on my 147 when I bought it a few months ago and found that on full lock they foul on the suspension strut. It was also very prone to tramlining - the tyres were fairly knackered anyway so changed to 215/45/17 and now all ok. I think others on here have found the same issues.
 

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225/45R17 are practically the same diameter as the std 16" size, so the speedo should be fine.
 

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I had 225/45/17 on my 147 when I bought it a few months ago and found that on full lock they foul on the suspension strut. It was also very prone to tramlining - the tyres were fairly knackered anyway so changed to 215/45/17 and now all ok. I think others on here have found the same issues.
What offset was the wheel? And were you on standard suspension?

225/45R17 are practically the same diameter as the std 16" size, so the speedo should be fine.
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I've got 225/45/17 on mine with no issues. My rims are off a GTA though with 7.5j width and as far as I'm aware 225 is the tyre size GTA's are meant to have so maybe offset is different to other 147 alloys.

I've never had any rubbing. I'm lowered 30mm on Eibach pro and FSD's as well.
 

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I've got 225/45/17 on mine with no issues. My rims are off a GTA though with 7.5j width and as far as I'm aware 225 is the tyre size GTA's are meant to have so maybe offset is different to other 147 alloys.
The offset is different.
ET40 for "normal" 156/147
ET35 for GTA 156/147

But ET35 are fine on "normal" 156/147 too.
 

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Thanks for the help :)
The wheels I was thinking of getting are from an 166, so maybe best if I leave it and wait till I find some 147 ones.
 

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Thanks for the help :)
The wheels I was thinking of getting are from an 166, so maybe best if I leave it and wait till I find some 147 ones.
166 wheels won't fit a 147 or any other Alfa for that matter.

166 use a 5x108mm PCD.
147, 156, GT, GTV/Spider use a 5x98mm PCD
 
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