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So now that Winter is almost upon us:cry:....and I find myself in a country of perpetual Winter snow...I wonder what everyone will do about their rims/tires?

I've got 17"s and am looking for my Winter replacements. I've read that steel are the way to go but they sure are UgLy:(

Any advice?
 

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ALUHIT - ORYGINALNY KPL ALFA ROMEO 17 CALI

Ale jeśli mnie ubiegniesz, a to faktycznie ostatnia sztuka, to ubiję! ;)

Haven't seen any steel 17" ones for Giulietta for the moment. I wouldn't buy ones anyway...
 

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My G was delivered with winter tyres in the trunk. 205x55R16 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R tyres on rims similar to these (with an Alfa logo).

The rims should do nicely as they are easier to keep properly clean during the winter than the standard rims. At least around here a lot of salt is being used on the larger roads to keep them free of ice and that will eat at your car pretty quickly if you don't keep it clean. The car still can't be used on the really bad days because the tyres are not studded.

I guess I still have a good month and (maybe) a half left before I have to put them on. They'll stay on until sometime in April next year :cry:
 

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@radosuaf - yeah..I wouldn't worry about me grabbin' your rims there pal. 10K...sheesh:cheese: - might as well buy some cheap car to slog through the snow in:lol:.

@_Xorcist - Are alloys good for the snow though:confused: I read that the snow/salt/sand combo puts pock marks in the rim, which chews through it pretty quickly. On the other hand...if they last for a couple of seasons I'd be happy enough I guess, but is there any danger of the things "cracking" or having more serious damage i.e. "falling apart":wow: etc in extreme cold?

I have no experience with snow and extreme Winter (from Hollywood CA)....so any advice appreciated:thumbs:
 

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BTW @ peelex = I opted for 17", after reading here in the forums and some other reviews about road noise. Is that your experience i.e. too noisy? Looks nice with those on it!
 

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It's 2,450 PLN per whole set!
 

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I am a helpful person :). Besides, I'd rather get something in graphite or black. If I won't find anything, I'll take these.
 

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@_Xorcist - Are alloys good for the snow though:confused: I read that the snow/salt/sand combo puts pock marks in the rim, which chews through it pretty quickly. On the other hand...if they last for a couple of seasons I'd be happy enough I guess, but is there any danger of the things "cracking" or having more serious damage i.e. "falling apart":wow: etc in extreme cold?

I have no experience with snow and extreme Winter (from Hollywood CA)....so any advice appreciated:thumbs:
It's pretty common to see alloys in the winter here in Norway, I don't think there is any risk of them "falling apart". The snow/salt/sand combo increases the wear and tear for sure, regular cleaning should help but they will wear down quicker than in the summer. The same applies to other parts of the car, especially the underside and wheel arches.

Also, what do you consider "extreme cold" coming from California? Where I live the worst case is -25-30 degrees celcius, but that is rare. Temperature is generally around -10-15 degrees celcius in the middle of the winter.
 

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Alloys are good in the cold winter snow. No problem at all. They can handle cold, salt, snow, water. You name it.

amost all new cars in Scandinavia have alloys in the winter. I would not even think of steel!!!
 

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I really like these:


But they're ET35 and I have the Brembos. Wondering if they will fit...
 
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Nice wheels radosuaf. What make are they, can't quite make out from the pic.

I'm toying with some aez intenso's

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It's ANZIO Vision.
 

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@Xorcist - Cold to me is anything I've got to put on a coat for lol. But I'm in Poland atm, and it gets mighty cold here in Winter...probably similar to Norway.

@emerto - thx:)

@radosuaf - I'm seriously having a think about those you have in the original pic but I've also seen some nice ones here:

Felgi aluminiowe do Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Alufelgi do Alfa Romeo Giulietta

For very good prices!!
 

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I think I'm right in saying et35 instead of 40 will be the equivalent of having 5mm spacers in (ie smaller the number, the closer the contact point for the axle is to the inside edge of the wheel) I can confirm that 5 mm of spacing is fine on the 17's
 

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Got a reply from the company that ANZIO should fit.
 

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BTW @ peelex = I opted for 17", after reading here in the forums and some other reviews about road noise. Is that your experience i.e. too noisy? Looks nice with those on it!
My experience is that winter tyres are less noisy than the summer ones as they are softer. 18" will be a little more noisier than 17". I don't think it's a problem, but og course this will be individual 
I've been using studless winter tyres since 1993, but this is the first time I try 18". Once in these years I've had to use snow chains. Now I bring a pair of AutoSocks in the trunk in winter; http://www.autosock.no/
 
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