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Discussion in '348/355' started by James-NZ, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

    Jun 26, 2007
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    It's been a while since I modified or changed anything on my 355, I feel its time for something, but can't think what, so i'm looking for every one's list of what you have changed/improved/added/modified etc to improve the look/feel/power etc of your 355/348.

    Excluding the normal servicing and maintenance stuff I've done....

    New gear knob
    New foot rest passenger side
    New foot rest drivers side
    New mats
    Cleaned up all the sticky parts-HVAC overlay etc
    Fitted new head unit and sub-ipod control etc
    Painted brake hubs to remove and prevent "rusty" look
    Tinted windows
    Added proper shields


    What have you done? (Give me some ideas please ;))
     
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  3. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Carbon fiber roof
    Carbon fiber sills
    X-OST
    HyperFlow Cats
    Challenge Wheels
    Hill Pedals
    Hill Dead Pedal
    Hill Gear Knob
    stickynomore interior
    Yellow XPEL foglamps
    front cavallino
    Porterfield brakes
    iphone/ipod integration
    Husker LeMans grill + Euro 360 tail lamps
    metal shields
    Killed the Mouse
    30a fuse upgrade for HVAC
    and of course 32 new valves, new transmission, water pump, clutch, etc.

    damn. I shoulda bought an NSX.







    not.
     
  4. Vegas-Guy

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    #3 Vegas-Guy, Apr 21, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
    Fab-speed headers
    Hyper-flow cats
    Tubi exhaust
    Challange grill
    Porterfield brakes
    floor mats
    shields
    lowered 3/4"

    That's about everything I'm going to do to her...:)
     
  5. Ingenere

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    #4 Ingenere, Apr 21, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
    Serie Specialle CF sport seats
    Serie Specialle tail iights
    Serie Specialle front spoiler
    Challenge wheels
    Challenge springs
    F40LM front brakes
    F50 rear brakes
    5 point harnesses
    Tubi w/test pipes
    Challenge pedals
    titanium shift knob
    Rebuilt gearbox w/355 components and shorter gearing
    Veloce Performance ECU tuning
    Painted roof, engine lid and sills in body color

    I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of.
     
  6. copterjon

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    Don't forget those carbon fibre sills.:D
     
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  8. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

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    Oops, forgot to mention my exhaust and test pipes..... :D

    Daniel, Carbon roof???? Please explain, with pics :)
     
  9. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    I have done **** all to my car! :(:(
     
  10. vvassallo

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    I'd tell you but goth would kill me.
     
  11. Ingenere

    Ingenere F1 Veteran
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    Thats what happens when you have had a car for 19 years. Either that or I am just getting old! :)
     
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  13. JSL

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    F50 brake package front and rear
    Stainless steel brake lines
    Hyperflow Cats
    Speedline Challenge wheels
    Tubi exhaust
    Challenge grill
    3M protection on front bumper

    There is probably more, I just can't remember! Actually I need to credit Ray Johns who did most of the upgrades before I owned the car. Thanks Ray.
     
  14. Night life

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    Serie Specialle Carbon Fiber seats
    Carbon Fiber heat shield
    Hyperflows
    X-ost
    Chromed 360 modular wheels
    Painted calipers
    New clutch slave cylinder
    LeMans Grill
    360 tail lights
    Aluminum passenger foot rest
    New floor mats
    Scuderia side shields
    Upgraded sound system 4 spk
    Alarm with infrared sensor
     
  15. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

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    Can we get a photo of the F50 brake upgrades......Please :D
     
  16. F355Bob

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    95 F355
    Hyperflow cats
    FAbspeed headers
    ported heads and intake
    Larger pistons
    GruppeM intake
    Challenge ECU chip
    F50 front brakes
    Cross drilled rotors
    Full carbon fiber console
    Carbon fiber instrument panels
    Hill pedals
    Scuderia Rapante wiring harness kit
    Challenge wheels
    HRE wheels
    Moton shocks
    Pia bulbs
    Challenge steering wheel
    Challenge sway bars
     
  17. TheOnlyest

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    #14 TheOnlyest, Apr 22, 2009
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    Front grill Cavallino badge
    355 front bonnet grill hood
    Black 19" Highline wheels
    Painted targa roof
    Titanuim shift knob
    Slick-shift gate
    Cloisonne fender shields
    Hill pedals & passenger footwell plate
    MOMO Jet Carbon steering wheel
    '97 355 Spider seats (mouse belts eliminated)
    LED dash/console button lights conversion
    Black w/red Cavallino/script floor mats
    LeMans Grill conversion
    LED taillight & 3rd brake light bulbs
    Quicksilver super-sport exhaust
     
  18. gothspeed

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    what about your x-ost :confused:?

    :p ........ lol ............... we still have a little bit to go on yours ...... :)
     
  19. eyboro

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    Remote control power top
    Challenge grill
    Challenge Door grid
    Goth's resonator delete cap
    Custom Alpine stereo system with high power amp + XM and IPod
    Scuderia shields
    Custom car mats with Ferrari shields
    Fire extinguisher with custom tan leather cover mounted behind driver seat
    Custom cup holder
    Custom black leather convertible car cover
    Black leather and Tan leather boot covers (I think black looks better with challenge grill)
     
  20. angelis

    angelis F1 Veteran
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    AP Racing big brake kit
    Ferodo DS2500 pads
    360 carbon seats
    360 challenge steering wheel
    355 challenge door guards (to be fitted)
    355 suspenion bushes
    355 bonnet vent
    355 wheels
    355 brake calipers on rear
    348 challenge fog light protectors (to be fitted)
    348 Challenge badge (last one in the world!!! :D)
    Hill Engineering wheel spacers
    Hill Engineering interior bits
    Hil Engineering fast gearshift gate
    Hill Engineering drilled aluminium pedals
    Hyperflow cats
    Tubi exhaust
    Magnecor spark plug leads
    Iridium spark plugs
    Scroth racing harness
    Carbon sills
    Carbon interior
    Carbon heat shields
    Goodreich stainless steel brake hoses
    Full suspenion geometry set up
    ECU/Engine tuned to 342+ bhp and raised rev limit
    Back to metal respray with new badges
    New front and rear screens
    Ipod connection
    Engine start button (in red)
    Clear/white side indicator lamps
    Front lip spoiler
    New waterpump & radiators
    Silicon water hoses
    Interior Fire extinguisher
    Osram nightbuster headlight bulbs
    Repainted all brake calipers red
    Rebranded AP Calipers as Ferrari
    Optima yellowtop battery

    Now officially retired from doing any other mods to my 348.
     
  21. PAP 348

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    Thats because there is NOTHING left to mod!! :eek::eek:
     
  22. No Doubt

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    #19 No Doubt, Apr 22, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
    Automatic fire extinguisher in the engine bay
    Manual hand-held fire-extinguisher in the cockpit
    Hill Engineering gear knob
    Drilled aluminum foot rest passenger side
    Drilled aluminum foot rest drivers side
    Drilled aluminum pedals
    New mats with red cavillino
    Fitted light-weight head unit with flash memory that stores 1000's of songs
    Satellite radio & GPS
    Steel brake lines
    Tinted windows

    Self-Programmed my *own* unique ECU performance chips
    Momo Race Evo steering wheel
    Modded shift gate for smoother shifts
    Some carbon fiber enhancements here and there
    Axiss metal master brake pads
    Real-time tire pressure monitoring system with display in the driver's side sun-visor
    Garage door opener activated by unused 4th button near gear shift
    HIR Lights in front
    LED lights in rear running lights, side lights, and 3rd brake light
    XPEL Film Protection on fog-lights
     
  23. 355Aussie

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    #20 355Aussie, Apr 22, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
    Carbon fibre door sill plates
    Carbon fibre interior door handles
    Carbon fibre interior mirror cover plate
    Drilled aluminium passenger footrest with prancing horse
    Drilled aluminium drivers footrest
    Car mats with prancing horse logo and Ferrari
    Braided S/S brake lines
    Reupholsetered seats
    Ferrari F430 stereo system
    Replaced all nuts and bolts in engine bay with S/S ones and S/S washers
    Chrome plated idle regulator holders.
    Chrome plated phase sensor holders
    Sprayed oil tank wrinkle red
    Fitted X-OST
    Fitted Hyperflows and hollowed them out(They melted!!)
    Put 3M film on front bumper, bonnet and front fender guards
    Painted horse on plenum covers silver
    Made heat shield for alternator
    Replaced speakers in door
    Replaced all A/C vents with new ones(no more sticky)
    Re - polished gear knob
    Fitted new brake rotors(slotted) and pads
    Fitted new suspension bushes
    New challenge grill on order
    New brake lights fitted at rear
    Cloissone fender shields
    Now the wish list:
    Fit a new motronic system so we can get rid of all the ECU gremlins!!
     
  24. vvassallo

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    #21 vvassallo, Apr 22, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
    Since you posted here, I'll summarize the mods so far:

    Minor restoration of an eBay car including detailing, paint touch up engine bay detail
    Interior leather re-dye
    New carpets
    New replacement floor mats in black
    Hill aluminium (if they were US they'd be aluminum :p) pedals and dead pedal
    355 wheels with stock tires
    Hill rear wheel spacers - 15mm
    Hill front wheel lug bolts
    ATE air filter (I think, paperless either way)
    Removed MAF screens, adjusted resistence to 370 Ohm
    Bored throttle bodies to 56.5 mm inner diameter (stock is 54mm)
    Added gothspeed spacer to air plenum for increased volume
    Spacer to TBs to move them outboard slightly to linkage clearance
    Proprietary gothspeed mod to balance valve between plenum chambers
    Serious gothspeed rework of insider upper and lower plenums along with massive bore and polish of intake runners
    ND proprietary "pink" ECU performance chips (whatever that means :p)
    Enlarged fuel line and fittings between fuel pump and filter per group99racing's instructions
    Gothxmuff exhaust system including new cats, wider pipes and X pipe muffler.
    Repainted door handles
    Repaired and repainted engine bay heat shields

    To be done-
    Upper plenum and air box rework
    Replacement larger TB's
    Replacement of stock injectors with 24lb verison.
    Brake pad replacement with Porterfields
    Something with the suspension - don't ask
     
  25. potxoli

    potxoli Formula 3

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    Here are my mods.

    - painted lower valence/targa top
    - painted SS front spoiler lip
    - OMP pedals
    - 360 Challenge steering wheel
    - interior fire exinguisher with custom bracket
    - 355 wheels with Hill engineering rear spacers
    - Hyperflows
    - Tubi exhaust
    - Alu shift knob from ebay
    - French spec fog lights with yellow lenses
     
  26. angelis

    angelis F1 Veteran
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    Tinted windows???? :D
     
  27. PAP 348

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    #24 PAP 348, Apr 23, 2009
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    Do it!! Tinted windows would look AWESOME on your Nero 348, with the new coat of jam its got now! :p:p

    How is that new paint going btw?? Still immaculate eh?? :):)

    Keep baby Angelis away from it man!! My little nephew/head Ferrari Mechanic GG has caused a few little "niks and scratches" in my paintwork when he was a little younger! :(:(

    The little ****er!! I should bust his ear drums in for doing it! :eek::eek:

    The cute little guy. Pics of him checking my wheel bolts before a spirited run through the Alps. :eek::eek:
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  28. James-NZ

    James-NZ F1 Veteran

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    How is GG? We haven't had an up date for some time now.

    You have done a few things Pap, you just playing around......wheels spacers.......tints........AC fuse upgrade........exhaust......355 rims (to come) ;).
     

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