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Tyre Choice 195 60R14

Any suggestions for tyres on Cromodora style wheels size 195 60 R14?

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Pirelli CN36 185/70/14

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Any suggestions for tyres on Cromodora style wheels size 195 60 R14?

Depends on use daily or recreational if rec. go for Dunlop DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC - SIZE: 185/60R14

very grippy and wear sorta ok..if not agree with Joe.....BTW just saying from the picture seems like a lot of positive caster does the car jump around alot...??

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Thanks will check both of them
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Thanks will check both of them
Still curious about the handling, is the car jumpy at speed in a straight line ..??

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Need to change the tyres because they are old....
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Need to change the tyres because they are old....
While you have the car apart and if everything checks out ... replace the fixed upper control arms with adjustables not expensive and worth every penny..

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While you have the car apart and if everything checks out ... replace the fixed upper control arms with adjustables not expensive and worth every penny..

You made a comment about caster, these arms influence camber....

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-Be...57?_mwBanner=1
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You made a comment about caster, these arms influence camber....

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-Be...57?_mwBanner=1
Yes they do, castor arms are already adjustable the stock upper control arms are fixed if you replace them with the GTA style upper control arms you can also adjust camber ...

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Your desired tire will dictate the ride quality and charachteristics you want from your car. If you want to retain the original light, nimble feel, with a vintage look, then a 185/70/14 or even a 165 will give you that. If you prefer more road holding, and a more aggressive look, then a 195 or even 205 will accomplish that at the expense of a heavier and harsher ride.
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If your car is straight there is not much to be gained from upper adjustable control arms. The become worth it when lower springs are installed and allow camber to be set back to where the Alfa engineers originally wanted it. If this is your first Alfa note that with any wider tire you don't want to steer the wheels when the car is stationary. Many a cracked steering box has happened by just that. I don't have any intelligent tire choices

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You made a comment about caster, these arms influence camber....

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-Be...57?_mwBanner=1
But the way the price for a set from Alfaholics is about $220. the ebay Item is a ripoff.

https://www.alfaholics.com/parts/105...arm-left/?USD#

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But the way the price for a set from Alfaholics is about $220. the ebay Item is a ripoff.

https://www.alfaholics.com/parts/105...arm-left/?USD#
Thanks for sharing! Will keep it in mind.
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Thanks for sharing! Will keep it in mind.
I by almost all my parts from them, I am in New York, if I call them before 10A.M London time the parts usually are at my home the next day...except for bulky Items such as a set of rims took 3 days...shipping charges are very reasonable... quality is outstanding.. not a plug for one vendor over another Just my personal experience...

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