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Minimum offset is 30mm, and 35mm is better. With some tires, on severe compression with 30mm, you may have slightest of rubbing on the inside, vertical wall of your inner fender.

185/70R14 is as much as you need for most applications. It works quite well with stock suspension, and really enhances a sporterized suspension.

I'm running Bilstein shocks, IAP performance springs, a stock front sway bar, and a stock rear sway bar from a GT... which required my adding mounting points on the body... and getting the entire bolt set up for the trailing arms. I replaced bushings throughout, and stayed with the rubber ones, rather than the firmer poly ones.

Lovely set up for the street.

AND, if you haven't purchased your tires yet, chase down a set of Vredestein Hi-Tracs in 185/70R14... they're H rated, and really offer great feedback, and with their sidewall construction, make for a very compliant and comfortable ride... consistent overall performance winners in their category in UK tests the last 3 years. Great, great tires.
 

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185/70R14 and 30mm Offset

Here's photos of my Nuova Super and 30mm offset AU superlites. Note the springs haven't lowered the car for its street uses. In the rear, the Vredestein Hi-Tracs fill up the wheel well from inside to outside pretty well. There isn't much room for more tire... and really, there's absolutely no need.

Oh, and you might notice, this is a directional tire, and when I first mounted it, I looked at the arrow... but on the front, right it was confusing, as you have to instead look at the direction of the grooves. I had to swap the fronts and get the groove direction right. But for looks, the photo at least gives you the impression.
 

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Ish-Man,

If you are talking about red springs from IAP, those are specifically for GTV and Spider. Berlina's are heavier on the rear so therefore you will need different springs. I am little surprised and curious how those springs are working.
Alfa Ricambi is The only place that have them. You will find Berlina springs that are specifically made for the car.
The best set up will be Red Koni's all around adjustments, 30% front & 10% rear, with AR springs.
I had Bilstein on my Berlina and did not like the setup, little harsh.
Again I might be wrong, but that's what everyone suggested including IAP, Centerline.
That's what I have on my car with 15x6 Panasport 195/55/15 tires.



Giorgio
I could be wrong about the source. As the springs were painted red, and there are only a few sources of Alfa parts, I gathered my mechanic source the springs from IAP... I'll have to ascertain their source of origination. Needless to say, some like the Bilstein feel, some don't.
 

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Campi Turbina

I don't recall if the width of the steel wheels of mid-70's vintage, but they were 14 in diameter, and may have been 5.5 inches wide... in which case they should be fine with a 185/70 tire.

Regarding Turbinas, from memory, I believe they were 40mm offset wheels, and should work great with 185/70 tires... and they are quite light weight as well.
 
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