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perry
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Spacers ?

Post by perry » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:31 pm

Would like to widen the stance of my car would anyone recommend hubcentric spacers and if so what would be the max you would fit ?
I was thinking of 10-15mm .
If not what is the alternative.
Is there any wheels from the Alfa range that have a different offset that will do the same thing?

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by Tamariini » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:48 pm

I have H & R 30mm thick spacers on my Q4 at rear axle. works like a charm with stock Q4 rims :wink:
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Re: Spacers ?

Post by perry » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:12 pm

Thankyou do you have a pic how far out are they.

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by KY2006 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:31 pm

A few years ago, I fitted a set of 15mm spacers to the rear wheels of my QV24. Car looked much smarter at the back but cornering was less responsive. My mechanic advised that front-wheel drive vehicles may suffer if running with wide rear wheels. He advised not to go too wide if we want to fit spacers. Maybe 8mm or 10mm would be good enough for the look and not compromise performance too much. I have now returned to stock specs.

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by AlfaGuzzi » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:36 pm

Hi

This is what 15mm spacers will lokk on the car With original Wheels.
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Its stil Winter here, so I have not driven With them yet.

Atle, Norway

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by alfa east » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:16 pm

Curious to hear if you find the same change in road holding as KY2006 (when spring breaks!)

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by AlfaGuzzi » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Yes maybe the spacers would do nothing but visual effect. But om my 166 I have 6mm spacers on the back wheels, and 5mm at the front, and it makes wonders for the car in the corners. You feel it once you turn in to the first corner, even in modrate speed. The car feels much more planted, and steady. It feels wider, than it used to be. And I have been driven this 166 for 8 years, before I mounted the spacers last autumn.
So I have high hopes for the QV as well.
But first the snow has to go

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by alfa164superwebmaster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:13 pm

Spacers in the back are no problem, no real negative effects on handling.
However at the front you should not go much further than 6-10 mm.

More will ruin the handling.

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Re: Spacers ?

Post by AlfaGuzzi » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:40 pm

I now have mounted the Zender Milano wheels, and there is no need for spacers. On the Speedline wheels I used 15mm at the back wheels and nothing at the front.
On my 166 I had to settle for 3mm in front and back because the wheels did not center properly with 6mm spacers. There are not enought spindle left for the wheels to center.
You need spacers with its own center if they are thicker than 4-5mm.

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