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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Knightowl, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Knightowl

    Knightowl Rookie

    Aug 11, 2019
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    Christopher Lee
    Hey there - I've searched this forum a bunch for useful info and it's been really helpful. I'm glad to finally make my first post as I have finally got my car back from some work by the good folks at Modena Motorsports and Ghost Motorsports in LA. I bought this car online late last summer without having seen it in person and when I got it, it needed some TLC due to deferred maintenance and so-so care. I also had a bit of refurbishment done on the leather inside and ordered these rims that I'm super pleased with. Let me know what you all think!
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  2. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle F1 Veteran
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    Very nice looking car. Congratulations on your acquisition.:)
     
  3. Mirek

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    I love it ! Nice ride and congrats.

    Interior pics ? I
     
  4. Laserguru

    Laserguru Formula Junior
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    Aug 7, 2016
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    Welcome aboard, Chris. I'd be delighted to know your car VIN and a bunch of other data. I keep the unofficial register of all 456M cars in the US and would love to update the data on yours. And I'm happy to share the whole register with you and all other owners. Please let me know (PM is best) if you'd care to share.
     
  5. Mirek

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    We have nearly identical cars and I live in LA. How was Ghost Motorsports ?
    I may need a shop to change my rubber FP gaskets soon.

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  6. Knightowl

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    I haven't taken as many interior pics yet because there are a few things I need to address but I did have much of the plastic sent to both Sticky RX and Sticky no more and both did a great job! I had a new pioneer stereo added because the previous owner had something in that that looked like it belonged in a 90's tuner car. The new leather feels great and we did the best we could with the color match but it's not perfect so I'm contemplating how to address that.


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  7. Knightowl

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    Wow - car twins! I liked Ghost a lot for the rims and the friendliness but they were pretty slow and outsource a bunch so if it's more mechanical I think Modena is the way to go.


     
  8. paulchua

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    Looks awesome! Great Work!
     
  9. Laserguru

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    I'm thinking she looks pretty dang good!
     
  10. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Welcome!
     
  11. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Welcome!

    I Love 456s...IMHO they are the most attract 2+2 Ferrari ever made.

    Interesting wheels as well, could you share specs (size/width/offset/tires)?
     
  12. Knightowl

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    Aug 11, 2019
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    They are set of "Vossen x Work" rims - the VSW3 https://vossenwheels.com/wheel/vws-3/ I chose the flat lip option, and I had them replace the center caps. They did extensive measuring at Ghost Motorsports and worked directly with the Vossen to have them made. If you wanted the exact measurements I could ask if they could provide them. I will say that when I reverse and turn the wheels sharply, somewhere in the front I hear what sounds like rubbing.

    I went with 19 inches, I've seen some 456 with 20's but for me they looked a little too big.
     
  13. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Very cool. They have a near OEM style which really complements the car. I share your feelings about 20in wheels. Your 19s are probably lighter then OEM 19in too!
     
  14. Knightowl

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    Thanks - that is exactly what I was going for - sort of a subtly updated OEM look.
     
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