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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone with a Giulia sedan tried 195/65x14 tires on Chromodora Campanatura 38 (turbine look) wheels?

I have a 1975 Giulia Nuova Super 1300 with one inch reduced ride height.

The 185/70's on those wheels work perfectly at the moment, but was hoping to move up a width.

I could not find an answer to this in a search.

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195/60/14

is the tire size I use in ny lowered Giulia Super -67 with revolution wheels,

On track day I get some rubbering on the innerside side of the rear wheel arc, I have not seen that on pure street driving.

Some people say that you should not go over 185/60 on a 105 car! It all comes down to what other mods that are made to the suspension.

Here is one picture on the Giulia with 195/60/14 tires on
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 06:50 AM
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I bolted a Campy Turbina onto the front left corner of the project and was surprised to see that the wheel itself is rubbing on the suspension. Does lowering help with this? I was hoping to use some of the Turbinas I have floating around...

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on my Berlina 1750, 185/70/14 and 195/70/14 (.too much...)

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It looks like there are a few decent 185/65/14s, has anyone tried those? It seems like a little extra sidewall would probably help keep a decent ride, and would be closer to the original diameter (for what that's worth...)

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I have 185/65-15 on Panasport wheels. Car is lowered. Just enough clearance, good ride and handling.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 07:44 AM
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185/65-14 should be no problem; I've have 185/70-14 on Giulias (non-lowered) plenty of times.

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My Berlina was lowered, came with 195/60-14 on a 5-star Performance rim, so a bit shorter than 65s, but I thought I'd share. The tires rubbed (not enough offset), harsh ride, had to be very careful not to bump the sump gaurd, and tires had a tendancy to want to turn into the curve more than expected. I now have 185/70-14 on the very same Cromodoras you mentioned and there's no rubbing, steering is much more predictable and the ride noticebly smoother. I'm very happy with the change.

For what it's worth, my godfather of sorts used to be a brake and suspension specialist, worked on quite a few Alfas including those raced, and told me to only use 185/70-14s (with a stiff side wall). My recollection is that it was his opinion that if you wanted better cornering you're better off focusing on a well-tuned suspension system than adding wider tires.
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My Berlina has cheap 185/70-14s on it, but was lowered by the PO with IAP or Centerline (not sure which) springs. I bang my oil pan and spring pans on all kinds of things, and really don't like the low ride height. If all I did was track use it would be fine, but for real world use I hate it.

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You can get some fairly aggressive 185/60s (Yokohamas) but I'm not sure what that would do to the ride, especially with stiffer springs. Seems like some tires may actually be too sticky for these cars, too. Falken Azenis come in a 195/60/14, but in my experience Azenis run wider than their size, so if a normal 195 is pushing it the Falkens are probably out.

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alfa6ti:
you might want to take a look at this thread from last year:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/seda...els-super.html

I made some on-car measurements of different tires and wheels on the Super.

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Looks like there's a cheap Sumitomo H-rated summer tire in 185/70/14 that's probably worth trying. TireRack link. There aren't a lot of 70 series performance tires anymore - I may give these a shot.

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Thank you everyone for your input and pics- I may very well stay with the 185/70x14's and get the good looking sumitomo summer tires from tire rack Jason mentioned.

Thanks again
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