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Discussion in '308/328' started by Ernie Taylor, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Ernie Taylor

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    I've been looking at some 17" Compomotive wheels advertised on ebay for 308's and 328's. Has anyone here purchased these wheels and do you like them? Any problems?
     
  2. JimSchad

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    I like the compomotives. I don't like 17" on the 308 series, but just my opinion. I would go to www.compomotive.com and see about prices or maybe 16" if you don't want what this guy has to sell. Maybe he is a dealer or maybe he just has a few sets. Not sure.
     
  3. Mule

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    I bought them for my 328 - but have not recieved them yet.

    www.usacomp.com is the US distributor. They will put you in touch with their Ferrari specialist (who is the same guy on Ebay), then he will send the specifics to the company who will make them. Takes 4-6 weeks. they gave me a great deal, but I will reserve final judgement for when they are on the car.
     
  4. John_308qv

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    These are really nice wheels. I am running Compomotive wheels that the PO put on the car. Well made and good looking. Bert308 has a set of these on his GTO look 308. See his post under show room. An upgrade to the 17" GTO wheels is on my to do project list along with euro bumbers, lowered suspension, upgraded brakes, etc, etc. John
     
  5. Ira Schwartz

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    I haven't seen the wheels on eBay, but I had Compomotive make me a set of 7.5x17" wheels a few years ago for my 308 GT4 and they're very nice. While not the lightest wheels I've ever seen, they look great and allowed me to fit decent tires for the track. As a bonus, the Compomotive folks were very nice to deal with, and will make you whatever size/offset/bolt pattern you like, all, in my experience, at a good price.
     
  6. joeyy

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    make sure they will fit your year 308. no use having 17's if you have to use spacer plates. especialy if you are going to track the car.
     
  7. Mule

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    Ira, John,
    Any pictures of them on your cars? And how big with what size tires? I am going 17x8 and 17x9 (225/45R17 and 255/40R17)
     
  8. Ira Schwartz

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    Mule- I'll e-mail you some pictures. I chose 7.5x17" front and rear so I could rotate tires (Bridgestone SO-3s).
    Ira
     
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    Oops- as for tire size, 205/50x17 front and rear.
     
  10. chaa

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    I run the same compomotive wheels on my 328.Mine are 18s with 255 rear and 225 front. As a company compomotive are ****, i waited monthes for mine and when they came i had to have the rears machined my self. My pics are in the archives, car looks and feels puka! dude.
     
  11. chaa

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    Oh yea that was Compomotive UK,very bad service very confident over the phone saying they have expereance in the ofsets then got it wrong by 10mm.They are now corrected by machine shop. You dont expect that for almost £3000 up front via a ferrari specialist. I spoke to another guy who had the same problems ofor his TR.
     
  12. Ernie Taylor

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    Thanks for all the inf. The dealer on ebay for these wheels said that there have been no complaints about the fit. The wheels do look nice but the factory wheels do too.......still thinking about it.
     
  13. Mule

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    Earnie,
    I agree that the originals and the Compomotive wheels both look good. I will keep my originals for sure.

    I spoke with the owner of the US company with the same concerns Chaz had. He stated that they would be right, which is why they hired the Ferrari specialist (the Ebay guy). Being a small company, they do not feel that they can get all the info on every car, so they sub-contract someone to specifically get the offsets, backspacing, etc. for the car.

    I gained a lot of confidence that they will do it right, but I will still reserve final judgement after they are on the car. If they dont't fit, they WILL make it right. I have some good ammo for that possibility.

    Chaz, your wheels look great in the threads from the old board. Seems they charge a whole lot more in the UK. Mine were $2600 for 4 wheels, 4 valves, 6 center caps (2 spares), 25 lug nuts (5 spares) delivered.
     
  14. Mule

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    Chaz,
    Is "puka" good?
     
  15. dwil

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    I have been looking at the comp MO single piece
    wheels for my 308gtb. The style is kind of simple
    and plain but they are less than $1200 a set(16")You
    see a lot of these on rally cars so they have to
    be strong & light. I also think the powder coat finish
    would be easier to maintain than the polished.
     
  16. Mike C

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    Ernie, which model Compo wheels are you looking at? And I couldn't find any with a quick ebay search for "compomotive ferrari"...
     
  17. Mike C

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  18. Ernie Taylor

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    Hi Mike, the wheels I've been loking at are on ebay under parts and acc. I typed in 308 wheels and up it comes. There are a couple of pictures of the wheels on the cars too.
     
  19. Ernie Taylor

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    Hi MIike, looked at the website for ronalusa wheels, nice selection. The wheels they list aren't the exact ones as on ebay...pretty nice though and a big price difference. Ebay wheels are three piece and the ronal wheels are single, not sure what all the pro's and con's are between the two?
     
  20. Mike C

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    The ronal wheels are 3-piece for our cars (proper offset and bolt pattern), style LZ, available in 16", 17" and 18", and various widths. I'm thinking of 17x8 front and 17x9 rear. I've already talked to the folks, and there's no clearance problems with rear springs with those sizes.
     
  21. Mike C

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  22. bert308

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    I ordered my Compomotives 17x8 and 17x9 with zero offset front and back but they got it all wrong, offset -20mm front and +20 back. Instead of returning them it was the last push I needed to go for the GTO look (with additional 25mm spacers front and 12 mm spacers back).
    On the first picture on ebay the rear wheels also look to wide for the standard 308 fenders.
    Mine where 1800 euro from the Dutch importer, 2600 including Bridgestone S03 PP 215/45 and 245/40.
     

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