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Discussion in '360/430' started by m3mike, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. m3mike

    m3mike Formula Junior

    Apr 18, 2006
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    #1 m3mike, Jun 10, 2007
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    Its taken me a long time to get all the pieces I wanted but the project is finished. I put in a full carbon fiber interior, carbon fiber engine bay with Gruppe M intake and polished equalizing tank. I also put in polished aluminum vent rings, aluminum dead pedal, NGT style mirrors, and F430 wheels.
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  3. duskybird

    duskybird F1 World Champ
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    I like!!!!!
    Where did you get the mirrors and polished tank?
     
  4. JGTCNSX

    JGTCNSX Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2005
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    What dealer did you get the Groupe M from?

    Thanks....
     
  5. ThisFlyGuy

    ThisFlyGuy Formula 3

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    absolutely beautiful..........modded it very nicely
     
  6. Ferrari32

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    Looks great! About how many hours did it take you to complete everything?
     
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  8. m3mike

    m3mike Formula Junior

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    Thank you very much for the nice comments. I got the mirrors from Prestige body kits. The Gruppe M and polished tank I bought from Kevin at MVP Eurosports (board Sponsor). The guy who installed everything billed me for 10 hours total time. The mirrors look great but they have a significantly reduced field of view than the stock ones.
     
  9. rketex7

    rketex7 Formula Junior

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    Looks sick, can't wait until you bring it up here this summer
     
  10. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

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    The car is gorgeous, congrats!

    Are the Gruppe M intakes available with a black silicone connector? That blue seems out of place.
     
  11. vm3

    vm3 Formula Junior

    Apr 12, 2007
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    Looks great! Where did you get the wheels and how much were they? What's the total cost of the interior parts?

    What would you think of a polished aluminum challenge grill?
     
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  13. rush109

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    SPECTACULAR!!!! you did an amazing job!
     
  14. joe@scottsdaleexoticcarcl

    joe@scottsdaleexoticcarcl Formula Junior

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    Looks great. Too bad Ferrari didn't make this a factory option like Porsche did on the newer 911s
     
  15. PAP 348

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    Awesome! Looks great! :):)
     
  16. MARIOF430

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    I love the CF! It gives the car a whole new look! Also breaths new life into a car that you may have been thinking on trading in on a new one! AWSOME!
     
  17. m3mike

    m3mike Formula Junior

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    The standard Gruppe M kit comes with the blue tubing. I agree I think red or black would work better but I did'nt inquire about a custom order. I bought the wheels from Foreign Cars Italia. Wheels plus Michelins were $6200.00 delivered to my door. From placement of order to delivery, including mounting and balancing was only six days. I've thought a little bit about a carbon fiber challenge grill in the rear but I need to see one in person to get a feel for how it looks. The car already had the carbon fiber race seats when I bought it.
     
  18. chet

    chet F1 Rookie
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    Looks great. What effect does the Gruppe M kit have on performance?
     
  19. tl731

    tl731 Formula Junior

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    Really nicely done
    Enjoy her
     
  20. m3mike

    m3mike Formula Junior

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    To be perfectly honest I did the Gruppe M for appearance purposes. However, they do have dyno results showing an increase of 8 HP. The airbox is larger, has K&N filters and a heat shield. The combination of cooler intake air and higher flow is what accounts for the modest HP increase. On another thread it has been suggested that you may get a better real world increase because the dyno is static and the Gruppe M also has a ram air effect when the car is actually driven. It does have a little better sound, I can't honestly say that I note any difference in performance.
     
  21. Under PSI

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    I've got the same interior on my car (black with red stitching and sport seats) but mine is a 6 speed. I love the look of yours. If you don't mind me asking, how much were the door pieces, the radio surround and the surround for the gauges? I would love to get those pieces for my car.
     
  22. m3mike

    m3mike Formula Junior

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    I bought them from MA Carbon another one of the board sponsors. The prices are on their web site, I bought the set for around $3600.00. They were great people to deal with and I highly recommend them.
     
  23. Under PSI

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    Thanks for the info. I think you forgot one item:

    http://www.macarbon.com/store/360-carbon-stering-wheels-101/
     
  24. johnb@macarbon

    johnb@macarbon Formula Junior

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    Mike was a great customer to deal with and we were glad to help with the project.

    We just added the wheel section to the web site (referenced in the previous post) a few days ago to show what we have in stock and what's possible. We're still going through our photos to pull out decent shots of the various custom ones we've done.

    You can also see there's a nice set of CS shift paddles in there too!

    John
     
  25. BrianZuk

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    Sweet lookin 360!
     

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