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As a new owner of an Alfa (85 Spider Veloce) and my first post, why not the classic what + why wheel topic. Since I have never seen a post here or example of these on a spider in the wild, I’d like to share a previous owners design aesthetic for consideration. Feel free to comment openly as they are not my design choice, and hot takes on design choice can be funny. For your roasting pleasure: mystery tri-spoke wheels.
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To start, they are not in fact Alfa Wheels. Though claimed to be, when seen up close, an obvious flaw emerges that even the uninitiated can spot. Even if Alfa had ever designed a wheel like this, few Italians would stand for an export representing such a historic portion of Italian culture, to indicate its lineage via plastic decals. And to compound this abomination they are distinctly off center. Roast away, comment freely, or remark if they confound all prejudice as eye-candy after all. Thus far among my friends it is a mixed bag, but want to see what a room full of purists think.
I will likely replace them with a black wheel choice of some kind, satisfying my own aesthetic, so any suggestions are welcome.
Additionally they are not normal size (16” rims, and quite a bit wider) so I would think the strain on a stock suspension could wear prematurely.
Thanks for reading.
Jared
 

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No, scratch that, I found a picture of the owner:

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Okay, I'll stop now. And welcome to the AlfaBB.
 

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Okay, I'll stop now. And welcome to the AlfaBB.
Well roasted, but y’all can go full Gordon Ramsey lol. The tires have tons of grip, but these wheels hung around school well after graduating. It’s just like getting into a handshake squeeze war in the 80s but for the eyes.
 

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Honestly it looks like Mike Sorrentino from Jersey Shore saw "The Fast and the Furious" one too many times and wanted to spice up his ride
 

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"I gotta go for a drive, but I wanna slice the salami for the antipasto too. Eyyyyy....I gotta idea!"
 

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Welcome to the bb, hope the car runs well and is fun to drive. If you are planning on tinkering on it yourself maybe preemptively do a couple things, at least read, if not run through the Ljet guide,

And look and see if your fuel pump fuse back under the parcel shelf is still a bullet fuse, if so change it to a blade fuse.

Awesome putting up pictures on your first post, that’s fantastic.

Enjoy wheel shopping,
 

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Star Trek 1960's meets car...or maybe Logans Run?
 

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A common eye sore in Sydney, on vans, SUVs, you name it ... the designer was I guess a minimalist. Tried no spokes, but didn't pass testing; tried 1 spoke, had balance issues; tried 2 spokes, but the result was too even ...

But removing these rims will mean less people in the world have something to laugh at. Is that really fair?
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very popular wheels on GTi Golfs back in the day, originally made by Ronal then Borbet then lots of other manufacturers...together with ultra low rubber, the Gti boys thought they had the cat's whiskers
well, it was the 80's

(to me they looked more like the cat's other end;))
 

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Hi Jared,

Welcome to the forum. The wheels certainly make your car unique.

There are a similar set for sale on UK eBay. They say they belong to a Ford Orion (a booted escort sold in the UK).

This makes sense because they would have the same PCD as the Alfa Spider. Bore and offset would have needed addressing though.

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welcome to the insanity!!!
 
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