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Photos and Impressions of my New FChat Wheels

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  1. Roger65

    Roger65 Rookie

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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login I am excited to share some photos and impressions of my new Fchat wheels.

    I got them installed today with Michelin PS4S tires, 245/35ZR19 front and 295/30ZR19 rear.

    The wheels appeared to be very well finished, and out of the box they ring like a bell when you tap them with your knuckle. Really loud, like a musical instrument. Maybe all forged wheels do this, but I thought it was cool nonetheless.

    The car now is even more of a delight to drive. It was great before, but this new setup is transformative. Everything on my car is stock except for these wheels and tires. And I have the steel brakes, not the carbon ceramic.

    Now the steering is more responsive, the car is more agile and light feeling, almost like a giant 986 Boxster. But with 500 hp. Really tossable. And the grip is unreal. Still a Ferrari, but just more of everything. The car spins up faster, flicks into corners faster, just makes me giggle. How much is wheel and how much is tire I cannot say, but I am happy.

    I have no connection whatsoever with Oliver, just wanted to share this with someone.
     
  2. FerrariAspiration

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    Congratulations!! Looks sharp and compliments the vehicle in a big way.
     
  3. Roger65

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    Thanks! I really feel that these wheels have MADE the car. With the stock wheels and tires, of course I liked the car but there were just a few things I didn’t like, visually and behind the wheel. Now I can say there is really nothing I dislike about the car.

    Now there is visually not a bad angle on the vehicle, and the driving dynamics have been taken to the next level. This is how it should have come from the factory.
     
  4. Alpintourer

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    Something about the "silver center caps" that leaves me wanting.
     
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  5. Roger65

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    Yes I am waiting on the prancing horse caps
     
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  6. Alpintourer

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  7. JazzyJay

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    Wow, really sharp. I am a “stock” enthusiast and almost never like aftermarket wheels (most are too over-the-top), but these look great. What did you have for wheels/tires before that made you notice the upgrade in performance?


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  8. Roger65

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    Before I had the stock wheels and Bridgestone tires, replaced in May of last year, right before I got the car.
     
  9. Roger65

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    You won’t be wanting much longer, I have the prancing horse caps inbound and will posting picks as soon as they’re on!

    Woo-hoo! Really love the ride now, car is so much more stable and drivable.
     
  10. brookliner7

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    Looks great, can't wait to see it with the cavallino caps on!

    I never thought a wheel change would make me fall in love all over again with the car....but they did!

    I have the same set...they make a 20 year old car look pretty good. :)

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  11. Targaflorio0199

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    They look great! Nice performance benefits too
     
  12. Roger65

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    They look great! Really sharp looking 360!
     
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  13. mwstewart

    mwstewart Formula 3

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    I like them - they look good. The different radius on the spokes makes them look more modern than the OEM version.
     
  14. Roger65

    Roger65 Rookie

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    #14 Roger65, Jul 23, 2019
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  15. Ralph P

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    Definitely better with the centre caps. Looks great.
     
  16. sanfran

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    Roger,

    Keep the center caps. Your Spider looks awesome.

    What tire sizes did you pick?

    Oliver
     
  17. Bob in Texas

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    The wheels definitely update the car’s looks. Keep the yellow Cavallino center caps. Nice!


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  18. Roger65

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    Aug 25, 2014
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    Thanks Oliver, they have really transformed the car. I went with 245/35ZR19 front and 295/30ZR19 rear.
     

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