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View Poll Results: What Wheels Best Suit a 105?
GTA 298 51.11%
Cromodora 124 21.27%
Minilight 105 18.01%
Other (please post a convincing photo) 56 9.61%
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post #706 of 986 (permalink) Old 10-19-2016, 09:30 AM
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I'm assuming your wheels are as supplied by Classic Alfa. Note that the 6x15 wheels do not have the steel inserts for the lug nuts.

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Hi Stu,
Thanks for your question and noting the inserts. Yes, the 14" diameters have inserts and the 6x15" do not.

The inserts are handy for frequent wheel swaps at the racetrack, and I'm not sure why the manufacturers choose not to do the 15" diameter with them, I'll ask.

We do not get our wheels from Classic Alfa, but direct from the same manufacturer. And they have set this new pricing for the USA market which we have passed on to customers. Hope that makes sense!

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post #707 of 986 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 07:48 AM
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Well you can always up grade to Borrani https://www.borrani.com/alfa-romeo-wheels/1750.html

Out of interest Borrani are now remaaking the BiMetal wheels that they fitted to all sorts of Alfa's https://www.borrani.com/news.html
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post #709 of 986 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 08:15 AM
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These are a REALLY great combination for an Alfa !!

Notice the tires chosen for very fast road use..... Vredesteins !!

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Notice the tires chosen for very fast road use..... Vredesteins !!
Euw! I'm not a fan. Pirelli or Michelin all the way.

However i was very surprised to see how well Vredesteins did in this tyre test by a German magazine (The test was done on a Porsche, at the bottom of this page Classic Porsche Tyres | Longstone Tyres ).however the Cinturato smashed it.

But at the same time I took Vredesteins off my aunties Spider (some years ago before the Cinturato had been remade) and fitted XAS and they were miles better, and i mean miles better. And what you don't want to do is look at your classic car with Vredestein on it.
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Then it's a shame Alfaholics don't know what tire is best for their very high performance special !!

You should contact them !

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Does anyone like the look of the Vredestein?

I think the car looks fantastic but the tyres let it down.

Alfaholics might not have known about the Cinturato when they did it. These 70 profile CN36 tyres are pretty new.

If you look at the point scoring on the German tyre test it is obvious that Cinturato is the one.

Why fit the Vredestein when you could have something that looks like one of these. specially when the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 | Longstone Tyres is so much better. currently the 185/70VR14 CN36 is only 100 + VAT
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Are you selling so many of the 14" CN36 that you can afford to cut the price? I'd be interested in the 15", but at over 200 per corner, my next set will be the Avon CR6ZZ - a proven tyre.

Actually, don't reply to this ... Mike's right, this is a wheel thread. Apologies.

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I pop in to read a WHEEL thread, and look who shows up again and again to sell his tires.

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Cool

I like the Vreds a lot !!

Both my GTV and Spider wear them well !

They look very classic ! ;^)
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Apologies.

I did initially come on with information about the Borrani BiMetal wheels this time
https://www.borrani.com/alfa-romeo-w...ls-r1-257.html
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I'm not normally a tell tale, but 101/105guy started the tyre thread, to which this German article gives the answer on this PDF. https://docs.google.com/viewerng/vie...st-klassik.pdf
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Then it's a shame Alfaholics don't know what tire is best for their very high performance special !!
Yeah, it's strange that we don't know what works on old Alfas after all these years of building them. Back to the drawing board for us then.


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Hi Jim

With all due respect, what you do to these cars is extremely clever and you make them into a fantastic advanced piece of kit. which is great. there is room for the original car that handles beautifully and the heavily modified car that offers ultimately considerably more grip. It has more grip because of the modifications that are done to it, not because it is fitted with Vredestein. It would be better on Avon CR6ZZ or the PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36

I would suggest that your cars will have adverse camber settings that are far from where they would be when the car left the factory, and a considerable amount of other upgrades which will lead to the car having a great deal more grip in the corners. no doubt. and under these circumstances then the car is set up to take advantage of the extra grip that a squarer shouldered tyre can offer on a modern car with adverse camber or on a classic car that has been modified with camber adjustments etc. However on an old car without that adverse camber that advantage is not there, and that is why the adverse camber is added. It is for track use.

So as i have often said, these period Pirelli Cinturato tyres will give perfect handling on a period car. and a modern tyre will not improve the handling of your car unless you modify the car to take advantage of what the modern tyre can do.

the other point i would like to make is that I bet you have not tried the current CN36 tyres yet.

Here is the page from the German tyre test that shows the scores that these tyres got when they underwent a modern tyre test.

(And the CN36 looks good)
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I give up.

I even put a little winking smiley on the end of the post so you could see it was a joke...
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Easy there Mound......
The guy has tyres to sell ! ;^)
BTW, you guys do such excellent work !

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