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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Wheels for S3 Spiders.

I'm looking at deciding upon a wheel choice for my S3 Spider. It will have Konis and springs and a chassis stiffener installed and I was considering 15x7 wheels but am not all that enamored with the Rotas or Panasports on this car.

Any other good choices out there in 15x7?

I'd also consider the right 14" setup. I love Melber Majors but am unsure how they'd look on an S3.

Feel free to post pics here too. I tried to search for an S3 wheel thread but didn't find anything.
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Look in the Picture Room in the Forum section....you should be able to find a wheel combination that you like.
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Not all Spiders in this thread, but there are lots!

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/susp...alfa-have.html

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I put a set of Chromodoro Turbinos on my 86. They look great to me, but the best reason is it reduces the unsprung weight. Pick up one and see. I can hold the rim with one finger.
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I know you said you do not like the Rotas but here is a pic of them on the car. I was apprehensive but I think they came out great!
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Man, I have a stack of Alfetta Turbinas laying around---can't give those ugly turds away. hahaha. They are light though, I'll give you that.

I just can't love the Rotas, although I love your silver Quad with headlight covers. I'm just not a huge fan of that style of wheel on these cars, unlike Miatas where I feel the Panasport/Rota is a wheel just MADE fo that car. In fact my old street Miata had 15x7 Panasports. So I'm really trying to NOT do the Rotas. The best picture of Rotas on a Spider I've seen is this ....

The Daytonas are gorgeous--almost a perfect wheel for the Spider (I ran gold Daytonas on my Lancia Beta shown here and these same gold Daytonas will be on my lime green Fiat X1/9).......but in 14x6. I wish someone would make a special 15x7 Daytona--I'd LOVE that.

I'll give a look through the thread mentioned here.
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I just can't love the Rotas, although I love your silver Quad with headlight covers. I'm just not a huge fan of that style of wheel on these cars, unlike Miatas where I feel the Panasport/Rota is a wheel just MADE fo that car. In fact my old street Miata had 15x7 Panasports. So I'm really trying to NOT do the Rotas. The best picture of Rotas on a Spider I've seen is this ....
Agreed. They do look better on a red spider. Which is what I wanted but kinda glad I did not end up with the obligatory red Alfa. Overall I think the ROTAs fit the spider better than the super heavy phonedial wheels.

The Daytonas are great but I wanted to stick with 15s/16s as the tire options on 14s suck. There is a guy that makes 16' for the spiders and the wheels look fantastic. All the 16inch spiders I saw just did not seem like they fit the car. The primary reason I went with the ROTAs is the tire options, because they are light, they are cheap, and proven to work with these cars with out rub or any issues.

I kept the phone dial wheels and plan on having them refinished at some point just to keep the originality of the car.
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4x108 is the same as many Ford products. I know there are Spiders running old Mustang wheels and Focus wheels, spacers may be required to get fitment right.
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4x108 is the same as many Ford products. I know there are Spiders running old Mustang wheels and Focus wheels, spacers may be required to get fitment right.
Heh. Not mine. .
4x108 is also used on old 4 lug Audis and Peugeots. My 405 Mi16 was 4x108.

Anyone with Melber Majors on an S3?

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4x108 is the same as many Ford products. I know there are Spiders running old Mustang wheels and Focus wheels, spacers may be required to get fitment right.
And Ford Contour wheels (with spacers).
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...-question.html

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Probably impossible to find, but I have Hayashi Racing wheels on mine.
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