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430 tail lights loose and mirrors loose…tires for 430

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  1. simchanova

    simchanova Formula Junior
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    May 3, 2010
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    Hello all…I believe my rear tail light mints are broken as all my rear tail lights are loose…some have said heat gun -is there a video showing this and fixing my loose rear view mirrors on both sides?…plus,what are all using fir tires these days on their 430’s?,thanks!
     
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  3. ditpixs

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    Apr 22, 2019
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    Hi Stuart,

    For your tail lights, it is a common issue. F-Chat member @Sky Hye has offered a kit in the past to repair these which works very well! You may want to reach out to him.

    The loose side mirrors can just be disassembled by popping off the cover on the interior (triangular plastic) and then using some blue loc-tite when cinching everything back together.

    This thread has a diagram:
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/rattling-drivers-exterior-mirror-s.278006/#post-139443823

    For tires, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S is very popular - but tire needs can vary based on your location and driving style of course.

    Hope this helps
    Aaron
     
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  4. Sky Hye

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    Thanks for the plug! Common issue on EVERY F430 and 430 scud. I have a few kits ready to ship
     
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  5. Tony91505

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    Happy to see the helpful, concise response. Expected the -Learn how to search-mantra followed by people commenting on grammar and spelling.

    cheers
     
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  6. Sky Hye

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    The grumpy f chat trolls will always refer to “google is your friend” or passive aggressive comments. I don’t see the point in keeping knowledge to myself or not helping others
     
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  8. Qavion

    Qavion F1 Veteran
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    Stuart ticked all the (nice) boxes:

    [x] Said hello and provided a name by which we could address him (and treat him as human)
    [x] Provided vehicle details
    [x] Said "thanks" (in advance)

    Well, grammar does help. Some folks write in all caps and don't use even basic grammar, making the message unintelligible or at least hard to read.
     
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  9. mike32

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    The tail light have 3 fitment points, 2 at the top and one at the bottom. If it is only the bottom single stud that has gone then i have a simple fix. If the others have gone you need the repair kit mentioned here.
    Pic is the fix by drilling the broken post and fitting a stud bar.
    Mine have been going 5 years since this fix- once the bottom one gets loose the other 2 start to fail so if the bottom one is solid you get no problem with the others
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  10. simchanova

    simchanova Formula Junior
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    …very helpful information ALL!…I will take it apart soon and inspect definitively…I will keep all informed…thanks again ,stuart
     
  11. boba fett

    boba fett Karting

    Feb 24, 2019
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    Tyre wise, I have run Pirellis and Michelins, and on a recent group test, Goodyear Eagle F1's came out on top, so I now have them and they are awesome. They look lovely as well if that's your thing!
     
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  13. Ray Smith

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    You just earned a customer.

    Ray
     
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