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18 inch Front, 19 inch Rear

No spacers, 5x98, no rubbing, delivers ready to bolt on with tires. Not a single issue. I fell in love with it all over again. Enjoy.

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Is this to make it look like it is RWD?

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Is the ride a little harsh with those next to nothing profiles? My S rides on 50 profile 16" tires/wheels and pretty stiff.

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Looks good. How does it handle and ride?


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Pretty mean looking! Nice wheel style. What are they?

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good Lord, who'd put black wheels on a 164???? Melikes. Ciao, chris

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With an 18" /19" combo maybe it was a set of wheels from a 4C?

I think it looks good. The 164 body style can pull of larger wheels.

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The ride is actually pretty good. Its tighter but not rough.. It also rides faster, lower gear higher speed. I had to go black. I owned an S where i put a set of 17 Inch alloys in the silver and it was pretty too, however the 17 inchs were too small. I wanted moder wheels but not Gawdy.. I think these are a pretty good size still keeping the Alfa sporty look.

This original wheels look great yet only from the sides.. They also were too skinny under that over bearing body.. "Piano Legs"

After doing research for nearly 3 years, many people advised against it yet instead I went with my instinct and im pleased with her..

Also this is my 6th Alfa so I do know the bouderies and am truly a fn of the brand. #WeAreAfisti
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Yes, I agree... The 4C definatley eased my decision to go with black and those sizes... I have pending paperwork on a 4C now.. (Fingers X'd.)

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@jc96 the black wheels pretty much look good on any Italian car...

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The ride is actually pretty good. Its tighter but not rough.. It also rides faster, lower gear higher speed. I had to go black. I owned an S where i put a set of 17 Inch alloys in the silver and it was pretty too, however the 17 inchs were too small. I wanted moder wheels but not Gawdy.. I think these are a pretty good size still keeping the Alfa sporty look.

This original wheels look great yet only from the sides.. They also were too skinny under that over bearing body.. "Piano Legs"

After doing research for nearly 3 years, many people advised against it yet instead I went with my instinct and im pleased with her..

Also this is my 6th Alfa so I do know the bouderies and am truly a fn of the brand. #WeAreAfisti
I think they look great just was not sure at first with the 19/18 thing but hey what the heck! I am going for some 18's myself. I think the 164 can handle a modern upgrade like this without an issue. Ride quality should not suffer much as long as you don't have 30 series [email protected]!!! 35-40 more the latter should be fine.

Nice job! My wheels will be here soon from italy. See my post on wheels! I hope to paint them similar color to side cladding on S/Q with a matte finish!


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@Alfissimo Int. I know your car and have seen the 916 wheels you are looking at. I looked at this too and love them. Yet wanted 19 rear. I saw a YouTube video of that same 916, actually two of them were in the video and they look great. Can't wait to see your car. I'm glad you like mine as well. Thanx for the compliments. See video after washing it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3633...3825309983804/

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Yea my 164 had black for a while. It was love hate. Thus the standing joke....who puts black wheels on xxx? I like how your car looks ciao, chris
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@Alfissimo Int. I know your car and have seen the 916 wheels you are looking at. I looked at this too and love them. Yet wanted 19 rear. I saw a YouTube video of that same 916, actually two of them were in the video and they look great. Can't wait to see your car. I'm glad you like mine as well. Thanx for the compliments. See video after washing it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3633...3825309983804/
What size tires are you running on the front?


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I also have a diameter stagger, but on my mustang not my 164S. Not many people swap to a stagger like we have, i have diameter and width 17x9 and 18x10. I didn't chose it, I ended up with this set up after a very long story lol

My experience with this stagger for over a year now is below,

1. Steering sensitivity increase, as well as pot holes throwing the car left or right more.
2. Looks are highly variable. Clean chrome wheels on a nice day and it looks awesome. Dirty wheels on a cloudy day and it looks off. At angles, front, or rear it looks great, but perpendicular it looks miss matched.
3. No wheel rotation is possible, time will tell how that affects the tread.
4. Slower off the line.
5. Great stance, feels very sporty

All and all I like it, but it has downsides for a daily driver. It looks mean on your 164S, I'm a big fan of the black on red.

Do you daily this car? And are you running the same sidewall width both front and rear?

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