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What Wheels Best Suit a 105?

  • GTA

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I finished up with getting my original steelies edge rolled, centre balanced and ice blasted and then I painted them painted in Eastwood Argent Silver wheel paint and added a semi-gloss clear. Pleased with the outcome with not too much bling, leaving the S1 hubcaps to stand out.

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What does edge rolled mean?

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Pete, in my case, a wheel place that has the equipment for steel rims (many don’t anymore) spins up the wheel and using a laser measurement and some heat and a special dolly, they remove any accrued chips, indents or scuffed spots. Trueing up the wheel edges to the correct profile and in a single plane. They also test the centre section where the wheel/ lug nuts go. Often they find one that is no longer perfectly in parallel with the plane of the wheel edges. They charged $40 a wheel and did a great job.
 

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Your car is beautiful and I love the color!

Nice work.

-tj

I finished up with getting my original steelies edge rolled, centre balanced and ice blasted and then I painted them painted in Eastwood Argent Silver wheel paint and added a semi-gloss clear. Pleased with the outcome with not too much bling, leaving the S1 hubcaps to stand out.

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After some digging on information I got this from another collector. The brand is 2r, a Joint Venture between Canonica and Fondmetal. I just hope they are 4x108 and not 4x98. Will see when I get them
 

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After some digging on information I got this from another collector. The brand is 2r, a Joint Venture between Canonica and Fondmetal. I just hope they are 4x108 and not 4x98. Will see when I get them
Nick, Any chance you or your collector friend know who manufactured these? There are no casting marks anywhere on the wheel, just a sticker on the inside stating they fit Alfa Giulia Type 105s of all types (in Italian).
 

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bellagt, They are also Delta Milano he told me. They had different factory castings like LOW, CFR e FBR. You need to ask if they are 4x98 or 4x108. I'm in europe if you need help. Have shipped rims before to US but very expensive, best I could do was 300 euros.
 

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Thanks Nick! My wheels are slightly different than yours with the smaller opeinings being triangular vs trapazoid shaped. I just needed help with finding out who made them, something I'm often asked, but didn't have a reasonable answer until now. I own a set that are mounted on my GTV. They are unusual and I've only seen one other set here in CA, so I'm often asked about them.
 

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No marks inside? I can pm you his whatsapp number. They are Delta Milano but it appears there were different batches. Yes yours has a smaller gap which i noticed, I'm afraid that's all i know. I have seen them before but as all those wheels here "rare"
 

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No marks inside? I can pm you his whatsapp number. They are Delta Milano but it appears there were different batches. Yes yours has a smaller gap which i noticed, I'm afraid that's all i know. I have seen them before but as all those wheels here "rare"
No casting marks inside or anywhere. Pls PM me the contact info and I'll send him pictures (in and outside) of the wheel. TIA
 

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bellagt, They are also Delta Milano he told me. They had different factory castings like LOW, CFR e FBR. You need to ask if they are 4x98 or 4x108. I'm in europe if you need help. Have shipped rims before to US but very expensive, best I could do was 300 euros.
Nick, These are Delta Milano wheels...
 

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Well I know I'm only new here, but I am seeking some expert opinion regarding the best wheels for my 1750 GTV (or any 105 series GTV for that matter). I am going to need new tyres at some point in the near future and I realise my current rims are a bit dodgy, so I need to get on the lookout for some new ones. Since there are a few fairly common styles of aftermarket wheels people put on their 105's I thought it best to put it to the vote...

So I am chosing between the following common styles...

1. GTA


2. Cromodora


3. Minilights (or any equivalent)


4. Other Style - please nominate & post a convincing picture.
My vote is for Cromodoras with Pirelli tires, 14", Here's mine
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Classic Mag Campi's

Hey, they all look great, don't they! You can't make a mistake.

I very much wanted to put these wheels on my car... classic Campi's. However, these are truly mag wheels, and required special preparation. I had a machinist lined up to trim the wheels' mounting faces to a required, minimum 30mm positive offset. But to really use these on the street, as I intended, in our JAX Beaches environment, I had to then strip the finish, reseal, and refinish the set. I couldn't negotiate the price to a level where it made sense. Still love the wheels, though.

14x6 campagnolo wheels

I ended up going to the Aussie Superlight, as my mechanic had a set he wanted to trade in 14x6 with 30mm offset. I had to chase down wheel centers, and install Alfa emblems sourced through Centerline. Project came out great.

By the way, for street, and possibly even track days, the Vredestein Hi-Trac in 185-65HR14 (yes, H rated) works great on a 6 inch wheel. The stick and rain performance on my Berlina are amazing. These are readily available... and a very modern tire construction... and work great on 105 series cars. Note in the photo, I messed up and mounted the front wheels backwards... Brain fart. Fixed it a couple hours after mounting.



 

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OttoAuto, That is an awesome red. Factory colour?

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OttoAuto, That is an awesome red. Factory colour?

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Thanks No It's not a factory color. It's is color that I've had for years in my mind as "Italian racing red." A color you might have seen on a 1930s Alfa. When I was restoring the car I wanted to change it from white (originally it was "plum") to this red. Fortunately, my brother had found a nut-cracker at his local grocery store that was the perfect shade of red. I sent it to my restorer and he used it to select the paint color. I think its is Sikkens/AkzolNobel (paint company), 405E3 color map, (2 Sage, base/clearcoat)
 
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