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  1. Mule

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    Just got my new wheels and tires. 17x8 with 225/45R17 and 17x9 with 255/45R17. Compomotive wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
     
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    By the way, 1989 328 GTS, black/black with 47K miles. Wheels were special made for the convex ABS-Style suspension and hub. Perfect fit, no rubbing, no clearance problems.
     
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    Shouldn't rear tire size be 255/40 instead of 255/45? That way they would have been equally high as the 225/45 fronts.
    I have 215/45/17 and 245/40/17 on my GTO look project, also Compomotive 17x8 and 17x9.
     
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    255x.4=102; 255x.45=114.75; front is 101.25. Yea I see your point.
     
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    Yes indeed, but I wanted a little taller tire in the rear. It is 3/4 inch taller than stock and the front is almost identical. This is mounted and measured on the car, that's why I put the close up picture of the rear.
     
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    what speedo/OD effects do you have? Is the speedo and Odometer measured from the front tires?
     
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    The speedo and odometer are usually measured from the transmission. But if the diameter of the rear wheels are larger, it takes less RPM to go the same speed. So, the speedometer will read a little slow. I calculated it at around 2 mph at 60 mph. Nothing to worry about.

    Tire size calculator shows speedometer difference. Put in stock tire size and new size.

    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
     
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    Hi Dave, Thanks for the e-mail that I found getting home. Yes, you did the right move. It looks awsome and I hope to see these wheels at the BBQ...just pulling your leg !!I'm glad that you didn't get the chromed one. This is better looking anyway.
    I bought today a 350GT original Shelby for the Le mans vintage...I'll kick you some pics.
    take acre,
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    Thank you, kindly. I drive it a lot, but spend a lot of time detailing it. The truck in picture #10 gets the same treatment, though it doesn't show in that picture. The car has its share of rock chips, but the black helps hide a lot. It was a one owner car from California when I got it, and the previous owner took great care of it.

    Yours looks pretty darn good, too, in your profile picture.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Where did you purchase the Compomotives? Did you buy the tires and wheels as a package? They look great on your black car. I am not sure the look would be as dramatic on a Red car.
     
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    Beautiful car Mule!
     
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    Compomotive was the only place I could find with the 288 GTO style wheels. Other companies have similar styles, but I wanted as close as possible. Actually, since they are 17 inch, they are closer to F40 style wheels. One difference is that they are for a 1989 car, the offset is different and the wheel isn't as deep. I spent a lot of time with them on the phone and email getting the details. While the wheels were being made, I researched tires, and bought them locally after I got the wheels.

    I went back and forth a lot on the sizes, talking to other Ferrari owners and dealers on the right size. My concern was clearance with the rear shock, but the wheels were made to accept a 275 width tire, so I am good to go. You can look through the spokes and see that the shock is about 1.5 inches away from the tire on the inside.

    I think they would look good on a red car, just picture a 288 GTO.

    Compomotive USA is www.usacomp.com
     
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    I think you are biased, since you have almost the same setup! Twins...
     

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