I currently have 18570r14 tires on severely curb rashed cromodora wheels on my '82. The wheels looked like some had been driving against a concrete curb repeatedly when I bought the car in 2014. I had to get an alignment when I bought the car. I have been putting off replacing the front tires, but they are worn on both inside edges, I had assumed from the PO driving it out of alignment for who knows how long.
I found a good deal on a set of 15" Alfa wheels, with 19065r15 tires with good tread.
Height on my current tires and possible replacement tires is 24.2". The 15" tires are 7.7" wide, old 14" tires are 7.3" wide. Appears stock tires were 16580r14, which are 24.4" tall, and much narrower at 6.5"
1.Any ideas on how much rubbing might occur with a 1.2" wider tire? Front I assume is where the worst of it would occur, if going full lock. Any comments from someone running such a wide tire? Isn't this the size the later Spiders started running, so maybe it is not a big deal?
2. I am attaching a pic of the wheels and tires in question. Will the lug nuts I have from the cromodoras work, I am thinking I might need a different lugnut if I was to go with these wheels. What lugnuts are required on these?
I know there is a lot of debate on the tire sizing on these cars, and some might fault me for going with such a different looking wheel. I would like to avoid that sort of commentary please, and just get input from those that might have went down the same or similar path. Thanks
Last edited by dotcentral; 08-25-2019 at 08:36 PM.
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