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Hey all I'm looking to see if anyone has heard of "KBA" wheels? Difatta in Baltimore has a couple of sets that are a few dollars cheaper than Cromodoras but look about the same. I haven't checked out the offset yet but will if someone knows if these are of reasonable quality. Thank you!
 

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Hi there, I just read the question (allthough a little late) and I think, I know the answer.
I bet it says KBA 43907 on the wheels. This is a german numbering, which means, the type of wheel had a special MOT examination an then got a permission (KBA number) for use (in Germany). Wheels are a remake (starting in the late 90s) of the original 70’s magnesium wheels, made now in alluminium by Cromodora Wheels S.p.a. commissioned by Frank Hanel GmbH, supplier of Alfa Romeo parts, specialised in type 105 cars.
The wheels were produced with offset 30mm for Berlina/Giulia and offset 24 for GTV/Spider/Junior Zagato and are still available. Prize in Germany is 860,- Euro for a set of 4, including metal valves, nuts and cap.
They look great and are much safer then old (and often rotten) magnesium ones, which can easily break or catch fire. Remember, a good 105 GTV can do 125 m/h (at least on German »Autobahn«)
 

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I think that it is the GTV cathing fire at 125.......
not the wheels.
 

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125 on german autobahn

sorry, I didn’t mean 60s GTV. In Germany there are a lot of 70’s 2 litre GTVs (105) around with long back axle and mild to heavily tuned engines. These do 125 m/h easily to keep up with »Autobahn« Speed.
 

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125 on german autobahn

well - 120 anyway...

02_Autobahn_s.jpg

Here is the proof, the sat nav was reading 190kph at the time,
The speedo under-reads a little...
The car is a '73 GTV2000, running a 4.3 diff, not the original 4.1


ps: cabikefreak - apologies for hijacking your thread... :eek:
 

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125 on german Autobahn

Well ... 120 m/h was the standard speed for an european specification car. Didn’t I say »a good GTV«? ;)
... mild tuned engine, 45 weber, etc,etc.
of course, friends of »big rubber, modern show wheel cars« will never be that fast.
 
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