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Discussion in 'Mondial' started by BillyD, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:02 PM.

  1. BillyD

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    Sorry, but honestly I prefer stock :(
    Your car looks great though, fantastic color.
     
  3. Wade

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    Call me crazy but I prefer the TRX for early Mondials, especially the Coupe.
     
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    My 2 cents is keep the stock wheels (or switch to 16" reproductions).

    I'm not a fan of non-stock wheels on almost all Ferrari's, but the Mondial especially. The Mondial is such an idiosyncratic design to start with, that further additions just make it look messy at best, and borderline "kit car" at worst. And I say that as someone who deeply loves this model!
     
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    #8 BillyD, Jul 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    Looks great in the sun, low light not so much.

    Wheels on the car now are the 16 inch repros.

    Another post in another thread stated that the way Ferrari made the center section of wheel it makes the wheel look too small. I’m not looking to upsize the tires as much as the wheels. If the standard 308 16inch 5 spoke had the right offset they’d already be on the car.

    It’s only a matter of deciding what looks the best for the right price to replace them. So I’ll have a set of 16s with 2 year old tires for sale soon for all you TRX guys
     

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  9. BillyD

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    Two more options
    Montegi 16 inch
    Avant Garde with centers painted to match car
     

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  10. Wade

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    Very nice and uncommon color.

    What I meant by "TRX" is really the metric wheels with the TRX Michelin tires (390mm). The tires themselves have that period "ballon" look that's so appropriate for its time. :)
     
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    Keep it original, everything else looks really wrong, you can not modernize this design in mine opinion.
     
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    Hear hear!
     
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    Your Mondial is really beautiful. In my opinion the stock wheels are best. The only other option I might consider are these gold concave 5 stars, 15” or perhaps 16”, common on Ferrari race cars of the era..(also similar to gold coffin wheels on the Lancia Stratos):

     
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    I always like stock wheels best, but the Mondial wheels are fairly small and not my favorite anyway. If you really want to change them, I would go with Ferrari rims from a later car. Those 355 wheels look fantastic.
     

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