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488 Pista with new wheels

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  1. Gh21631

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  2. SoCal to az

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    Yes- yellow caps. They look great!
     
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    Very nice! If you don't mind, kindly share the brand of the wheel, and whether you had the chance to compare the wheel/tire weight with the factory wheels. Also, I think the yellow center caps would look fantastic. A little dressing on the tires will also make them look a little less gray. Well chosen, BTW.
     
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    I had Forgeline make these with the proper offsets so the wheels come out to the edge of the fenders vs. using spacers. I'll get the weight for you compared to the carbon wheels. I can tell you they are super light when I held them. If you want more details PM and I will give you the contact.
     
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    These are nice but your carbons look incredible.
     
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    Can you post a pic of the carbons and the new ones together for comparison?
     
  7. Gh21631

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    Sure thing
     
  8. Gh21631

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    I agree, the carbons are awesome but I am concerned that I may ruin one and have to buy a set. These are very light and allow for more rubber + they really fill out the wheel wells.
     
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    makes sense but those carbons o_O. I’m already having issues trying to keep the car straight with temps dropping.
     
  10. will89

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    Looks really neat
     
  11. Coincid

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    What is the point of the carbon fiber wheels if they are not on the car?
     
  12. Gh21631

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    I agree but I may do some track events and those carbon wheels will not be warrantied. These wheels arent a compromise btw, they are super light and allow for more rubber.
     
  13. Coincid

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    I can understand your dilemma. You want to use them but in the event they get damaged, all is lost.
     
  14. Il Co-Pilota

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    Could you possible share the front wheel offset? I think some would be very interested in what offset will be needed to fit wider fronts for track use. Are you running 265/35R20 or 265/30R20? 325/25R21 rear I take it?

    What's the weight difference? I'm a huge fan of the Forgeline lightweight stuff like the GA1R open etc.

    Not a huge fan of the colour, but otherwise, a very good choice, and glad to see you went with wider fronts as to not ruin the balance of the car.:)
     
  15. Gh21631

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    Not lost just stopping expensive. If you just have to buy a single wheel that's one thing but an entire set it just silly. Ferrari claims that each set is fitted to each car - who knows?
     
  16. Coincid

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    Find that hard to believe. Once the wheels are properly balanced, how can there be a salient driving downside.
     
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  18. Il Co-Pilota

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    I wonder what would happen if one contacted Carbon Revolution directly. I believe they are the ones manufacturing the wheels. I mean they normally sell directly to private customers directly for the aftermarket segment.
    I do believe also hearing that Ford customers with CF wheels on either the GT or Mustang can replace a single wheel if needed be. I suppose this is just Ferrari being Ferrari as usual...
     
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    You are exactly right. I do believe Ferrari has mandated to the wheel mnfr that they cannot sell direct at least for now. The wheel and tire package I added looks great (IMO) and provides for 1/2" wider wheels and more tire for the slightest weight gain. I will probably switch between the two depending on the event.

    Next is to lower this thing slightly, they sit too high.
     
  20. Shadowfax

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    A track set makes good sense as the tires get noisy after track work - it's nice to be able to swap over after the event. It's not so much that it sits high its just that the gap makes it look that way. I just wish Ferrari would sort their act out on their track focused cars like Porsche has done with the GT cars which sit really nicely with no gap. Makes a big difference visually.
     
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    Yes, that gap is a bit too much for me. My car doesn't have the lifter so I have to be careful how much I drop it.
     
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