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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Panasports for Alfa Spider?

I recently bought a '90 Spider from a friend. He bought it used many years ago. The car is dead stock and it a great driving car. Up to now I'd been a Brit sports car guy (Triumph and MG). I guess I didn't know what I was missing! Nevertheless, I'm now considering replacing the five-spoke stock wheels with a set of Panasports. I have Panasports on my TR6 and they look great and handle very well. I recently spotted an ad in a local sports car dealership listing for a '86 Spider equipped with Panasport wheels. It looked great. Anyone have any personal experience putting Panasports on a Spider, good or bad?
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Panasports are nice.

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They are nice. I bought a set for my TR6 many years ago before they became REALLY expensive. But I'm not terribly impressed with the five-spoke stock wheels on the Spider. I just don't know if I have the appetite to chin the cost for the Panasports for the Spider without talking with someone who has a set on their Spider. I assume the dimension is the same and the offset, too. I had not intended to go with an oversized tire on the car. I think I can use the current tire which I find very acceptable.
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Our '84 Spider came with 15" Panasports. I like the look.

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Rota makes a panasport replica
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Rota makes a panasport replica
The Rota panasport knock-offs are nice and there are no fitment problems. And don't believe the Centerline hype about the cheap ones on eBay.

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My 91 spider (bought in winter of 2015/2016) came with a set of powder coated black Rota 16x7. So far I experienced no problems, no vibration and track straight. I also have 15x7 Panasport on my 74 GTV, very nice. I believe Rota does not use steel inserts. VTO also sells minilight replica but the wheels come with steel inserts.

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I'm going with the Rita's for my car
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Panasports on mine

I have 14 inch panasports on mine. My car came with 5 of these.
I like them, but tire choice can be limited in 14 inch.
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I have 14 inch panasports on mine. My car came with 5 of these.
I like them, but tire choice can be limited in 14 inch.
PERFECT, (except for the white cold stuff)

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