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Hi guys, I have started my winter wheel swap but noticed front callipers are super close to wheel, like 1-2 mm .
I guess I need spacers which brings following questions
1. put 1/4 or 5/16 ones? which size in diameter?
2. ok to put those only on front wheels? Since rear should clear
3. do I need longer bolts?

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if you're using spacers, yes you should get longer bolts.

You might be paving this path on your own.. Not sure anyone else is running a 17" wheel setup. Any particular reason you went with the 17's?

Also just curious what wheels were you able to find?
 

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if you're using spacers, yes you should get longer bolts.

You might be paving this path on your own.. Not sure anyone else is running a 17" wheel setup. Any particular reason you went with the 17's?

Also just curious what wheels were you able to find?
For Q4 ir is just fine to have 17
There is long tread on winter wheels I have participated, thise I got from PMCtire in Canada
 

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Is brake clearance more of an issue with Alfas?
And aren't base models available with 17" wheels?
 

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I stand corrected, I've never seen these wheels before.

@OP are these what you purchased? If not definitely post up your wheel specs including offset so that others can avoid this happening.

 

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And are they close under the spokes or inside of the barrel? It sounds like you are saying under spokes since you are talking about spacers. I would even try a slice of sheet metal instead of spacers and see if you have enough threads on the stock bolts to get a good hold.

I wonder about the barrels on the Quad and if an 18 would fit over the steel brakes and calipers?
 

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yes under the spokes. diameter wise it is fine
 

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Did you get the FC04's? I got the 17's and they'll be going on the car today. I measured .094 inches of clearance which converts to 2.39 mm which is fine for regular use. If you're going to track the car, a 1mm or 2mm spacer should be plenty. Keep in mind you don't want to extend the wheel too far because you need it to sit on the hub center. Yes you'll need longer studs if you use a spacer, or better yet if you add a spacer, get a stud-to-bolt conversion kit.
 

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Did you get the FC04's? I got the 17's and they'll be going on the car today. I measured .094 inches of clearance which converts to 2.39 mm which is fine for regular use. If you're going to track the car, a 1mm or 2mm spacer should be plenty. Keep in mind you don't want to extend the wheel too far because you need it to sit on the hub center. Yes you'll need longer studs if you use a spacer, or better yet if you add a spacer, get a stud-to-bolt conversion kit.
Hey!
no, I got art replica one
tire shop assured me that there will be no problem as long as there is no rubbing, so I have put them in and got car ready for winter
 

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Hey!
no, I got art replica one
tire shop assured me that there will be no problem as long as there is no rubbing, so I have put them in and got car ready for winter
Any chance you could provide the wheel specs? diameter, width and offset for reference?
You might see that info stamped on the wheel itself.
 

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Any chance you could provide the wheel specs? diameter, width and offset for reference?
You might see that info stamped on the wheel itself.
Art Replica Wheels Replica 127 Gloss Black Machine wheel | 17X7.5, 5x110, 65.1, 40 offset
 
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