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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by 355Aloha, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. 355Aloha

    355Aloha Karting

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Honolulu Hawaii
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    John N
    Help
    Need to locate a 355 rear wheel.
    The Tire shop broke the wheel when they were changing the tire.
    Does anybody know where I can get one used in good condition????
    I have cheched a number of the places and come with nothing.
     
  2. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
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    I hope the tire shop is paying
     
  3. Diablo

    Diablo Formula Junior

    Good Luck to you.

    I guess that's why the dealer charges so much to do the tires on an F-car.

    Yes, and I hope the tire shop is paying for it...
     
  4. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Make them pay for it from the dealer. If you have to buy it - Try Ernie's Alloys in Miami (305) 891-1522 or http://www.ferrariservice.ws/ - they are in Costa Mesa CA
     
  5. 355Aloha

    355Aloha Karting

    Feb 15, 2004
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    John N
    Thanks Guys
    Ferreri Service (Mike) does not have any wheels, that was the first place I called, will give Ernies a call in the AM
    The tire store insurance company is fighting the claim. The last time I go to C----o for tire install on my Ferrari.
    Thanks again
    I will keep looking.
     
  6. Tipo815

    Tipo815 F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    John - Probably tough to find one wheel by itself. You have likely considered this already but try one of the sellers on Ebay. There are always multiple sets for sale there. Perhaps your other three wheels are in mediocre shape and buying a newer set of four would be ideal at this time. You could then auction off your three older ones and recoup some or most of your money selling them as spares or replacements for other people who only need one. OR maybe we hope you find one for sale by itself and NOT have to consider my convaluted plan! :)
     
  7. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
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    John - sorry to hear about this. How exactly did this happen and what exactly "broke"? Do you have any pics of the wheel? The more I know and see, the less I trust unknown people with my cars anymore. The days of real craftsmanship, attention to detail and true customer service are going quickly.
     
  8. 355Aloha

    355Aloha Karting

    Feb 15, 2004
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    John N
    I tried to upload picture. File to big.
    They won't tell me what happened.They even deny it now.
    The broke a pice the size of a dime off the inner side rim and a three inch crack expanded out from that point in two directions.
     
  9. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    sue the b4stards
     
  10. TFreak

    TFreak Rookie

    Apr 2, 2004
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    Deyan Nanev
    It may sound ridiculous 2 you, but here in Bulgaria when somebody damaged his rim, he gets it repaired - it's much cheaper and effective. Whey weld it, polish and repaint it - it's as good as new. Well, I don't know if there's such service in US.
     
  11. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Shoot - It just happened to me too!

    Putting on new tires and the mechanic (a well know independent) who has a tire machine in his shop farmed out the work. Put 3 major chips on one wheel - I'm pissed like hell becaues Sebring this weekend with a concours wrap up on Sunday! He wants to send it out for repair repair this Monday for repaint but I think the chips are way too deep. I hope I don't have to sue.
     

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