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355 Wheels on 308?

Discussion in '308/328' started by don_xvi, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

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    Does anyone have a pic of this, or can photoshop such? I'm a huge fan of the 360 wheels for my 308, but you never know...!
    I was on a MB190E forum and people really enjoyed photoshopping other people's cars. Anyone here into that? I'm thikning of the "regular" 355 wheels like shown below. On a red 308... ;)

    P.S.-I'm not concerned with fitment issues, I've got all the spacers and wheel narrowings figured out already, just curious about cosmetics!
     
  2. Mike C

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    Any idea how much the 355 wheels weigh?
     
  3. don_xvi

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    None whatsoever.
    Was that a legit question or a warning?
     
  4. Birdman

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    I have always thought that the 355 wheels were the best looking Ferrari wheels. I like them better than the 360 wheels. Many disagree with me, but my personal opinion is that 18" wheels look a tad large on a 308. However, I'm thinking that the similar looking 17" wheels from a 456 would look nice on a 308. The 10" wide rears would probably be too large. I would think that if you could get two sets of 456 fronts (17" and 8.5" wide) that would be cool.

    Birdman
     
  5. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

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    You're right... 18's are just a little too big for a 308.
    And "Too much is just right!"

    I like just a little more wheel than a car should have!
     
  6. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    They will not fir with out very wide spacers. You really don't want to be doing that.
     
  7. Mike C

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    A legit question... if they're much heavier than 308 stock wheels, you'll notice the additional unsprung weight on both slower accelleration more difficult/slower braking.
     
  8. Bab13

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    In one Word: beurk!

    The style of a wheel must be appropriate with the style of the car.....and his age...
     

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