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Discussion in '360/430' started by BLC360, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. BLC360

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    Oct 15, 2020
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    Hi All,

    Just took delivery of my first ever Ferrari (360 Spider)and it felt like it was floating as opposed to the razor sharp instrument it is supposed to be.

    Any idea as to what the cause could be?

    Thanks
     
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  3. armedferret

    armedferret Formula Junior

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    Balljoints and suspension bushings mayhaps? Or possibly shocks that need replaced?

    If everything is original it may well be time for replacements.
     
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  4. Maine57S1

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    What did you drive previously? Have you driven one before? I went from a hot rod 74 Alfa GTV which feels like a go kart compared to the 360. 60mph in the GTV feels like 100mph and 100 in the 360 feels like 60 mph
    Ive had some track time in a 430 so i knew what to expect before i bought it. Maybe try and get with some other owners or a shop in the area to try and get a comparison?
     
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  5. cole328

    cole328 Formula Junior

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    could also be an alignment issue
     
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  6. Todd Laing

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    I have also noticed that the 360 seems faster than it should? Maybe its the manual or the fact I have the top down but 60mph seems extremely slow. And the car gets there in a hurry. And that's coming from a 800hp SS as my last car.
     
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  8. Maine57S1

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    they are a serious speeding ticket waiting to happen and it has nothing to do with your gearbox. My car seems to want to cruise over 80 mph. Even with the top down there is next to no wind noise and if not for the speedo you would swear you were going half as fast.
     
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  9. BLC360

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    Thank you all for the input turns out the aftermarket wheels are the problem. we switched them out to standard 18' and did a wheel alignment and tire pressure and all is much better.
     
  10. BLC360

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    Hey Guys, Anyone have a set of OEM 360 Modular wheels for sale?
     
  11. hessank

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    It cannot since we have the slower 3-pedal version.

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  13. ScottS

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    Congrats on the purchase. You will love it. Sooo fun.

    Check the classifieds. There’s a set there. I just got a set in the UK shipped over being sent for refinishing.

    If not try eBay. PM me there a Mondial
    Owner that just pulled them off his car as well. He’s motivated but I already bought these.

    ScottS


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  14. BLC360

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    I went with a set of mint challenge wheels instead. Thx
     
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  15. Dino6304

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    I personally think the 19” wheels enhance the looks of the 360.
    I have a 6000 mile gated Modena with the original wheels/tires.
    I was able to find a NOS set of 430 19” factory polished wheels
    but haven’t had the time to have the PS 4S tires mounted.
    Challenge wheels should look great on your car.
     
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  16. ScottS

    ScottS Formula 3
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    That’s a great look. Both the 430 and challenge.
    Are challenge 19s? Did not know.


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  17. Dino6304

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    I am sure they are 19’s
    I debated between them and the 19” double five spoke 430 wheels
    Both are beautiful
     
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  18. Maine57S1

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    360 Challenge wheels are 18's .. I just bought a set for my car as i wanted the extra side wall.
     
  19. Dino6304

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    Are you sure
    I stand corrected
     
  20. Maine57S1

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  21. Dino6304

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    I just checked the Challenge wheel specs
    They are clearly 18’s
    We learn something every day
     
  22. Stev-o

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    Congrats. Got pics? I too hope to soon have one in the garage.
     
  23. ScottS

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    Either way great wheels. I did not want to pull that trigger at that price point.

    I went discount.

    Congrats. PICTURES !


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  24. Dino6304

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    Addendum: I just checked the specs of a 360 Challenge Stradale and the wheels are listed as 19”.
    Source: R&T article from the early 2000’s
    Comments are welcomed
    Thanks
     
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  25. kes7u

    kes7u Formula Junior

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    I believe the Challenge wheels are 18 and the CS wheels are 19. They look alike otherwise.

    Kevin

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  26. Dino6304

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    Thanks Kevin
    That makes sense
     
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