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I'm looking t buying a nice low-mileage 146ti to replace our 156JTS (kids have left home, more of a fun car...). It currently has heavy 16inch wheels of a style that I don't care for. Keen for advice on appropriate offset if I replace them with 15x7 wheels.

I understand the 'factory' offset for 15x6.5 wheels is 41mm. What is correct offset for 15x7 wheels? Several forums suggest 35mm offset. However, I would like to fit Alfaholics 15x7 GTA Veloce wheel http://www.alfaholics.com/2010/07/alfaholics-gta-veloce-7x15-98-pcd-119/ which has 29mm offset. Tyres will be factory stock size 195/55x15.

Anyone with any experience / advice please?

Many thanks :)
 

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My 155 16v TS Sport had 16x6,5" speedlines with 205/55-16 tires (all factory fitted). I don't remember the offset, but it seems that 17x7" wide rims offered a reputed Alfa parts and accessories supplier*) all have 38 mm offset.
As I remember the room inside the rear wings are restricted on the 145/146/155 range.
Anyway, I think that 195 wide tyres are a bit on the narrow side for 7" wide rims.
*) Alfa Romeo Shop - Tuning, Styling, Fanartikel und Modellautos - Alfa Romeo 145 Tuning & Styling / Alfa 146 Romeo Tuning & Styling
On another note, the then new 2,0 16v TS engine in the 145/146/155 had relative poor torque below 4000 RPM. It anointed me so much that I had my 155 fitted with a UniChip and mapped for improving low revs torque. I was a very successful decision, it transformed the drive ability of the car and even improved the top HP output about 15%.
Erik
 
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