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  1. TTR

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    Will that make them wear better or prevent flats ? :confused:
    I hear you and have same preferences, but it is and has been couple of decades nearly impossible to buy almost anything new for older/vintage vehicles "Made in USA". :mad:
    And this we thank consumers for choosing/voting with their wallets... :(
     
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  3. Newman

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    Prevents a frown on my face.
     
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    I remeber the days when you occasionally had the words "made in England" written on things, but that doesn't happen any more
     
  5. bjwhite

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    My Nokian Hakkapeliittas on my Land Rover say "Made in Russia". My Goodyear MT/Rs on my summer Land Rover wheels say "Made in Germany" Maybe I'm just surprised a Made in Serbia phrase would cause a frown. Remember every plastic toy we had as a kid said "Made in Hong Kong"? Now that's something you certainly don't see anymore.
     
  6. Arvid

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    Reviving this thread as I'm considering the 16" replacement wheels. Did this thread lead to any conclusive answers ? I have read through it but there is a few loose ends that I need answers on.

    Lee,who had insight in what to get,is no longer active I think so no use sending him a PM. He talked about 245/50-16 with 3% smaller circumference and 245/55 as being equal to the 215/70-15. Neither is correct as first choice is 5% error and second is 1%. Equal tires would be 255/55-16 or 235/60-16.

    Have any of you bought the 8x16 replicas and what size tires do you use ? What about the 1/2" spacer ? Was that only when using 7x16 in front or when using 8x16 ? Was it only for front axle or also rear ?

    And then there is the tires. Neither of the equal sizes seems to be easy to find - in fact almost impossible. I agree with Lee that 225 and 235 might seem a bit "off" considering the bulky look of the TRX's. The TRX do look awesome on the 400. To replicate that look the car needs 245 or 255 - but again hopeless to find.

    Please enlighten me :)
     
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  8. SouthJersey400i

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    I bought the Replica 16"x8" wheels from Superformance. I believe they are 328 rears. Superformance has no issue selling you four "rears". I had 12mm spacers made to my drawing; I can provide drawing but I think it is posted on this forum also. One thing I did not include in the spacer design is the extra small hole to hold the spacer in place when the wheel is not on; just one less hassle if I had done it. Tires: 235/60 -16 tires are within 1% of the rolling diameter of the TRX tires, so my odometer error is just as bad as it was before! This size tire is not available in a wide range of "performance" tires, but I had good success with Falken tires and I am currently changing to Goodyears; so called "GT Touring". Tires fit well on the car, in the wheel arches and they give a reasonable "period" look.
    Ken
     
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    Thanks Ken. They are actually a replica of the 308QV rear wheels. Not a 100% correct copy but very nice indeed. Do you need the spacers to get the correct offset and look or to clear brake calipers or other ? Please send me some pictures of your car and wheels if you have a chance. Would be valuable to see how it looks with 235's
     
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    Thank you Ken. The 235's looks good. It has that bulky appearance which is a must on these cars. I'm not entirely sold on the replica wheels. They look good but they are painted in a shiny silver and also glossy clearcoat. The originals had a much softer silver and also mat finish clearcoat. If I order them they would have to be repainted.
     
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  13. bjwhite

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    When I'm ready, I'll just buy TRXes from Longstone.
     
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  14. ricar116

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    I did 16x7 all the way around with the 225-60-16 in April of this year. You can see my results and story. I don't know how to do a link but search:
    A little 400i fun with 45915
     
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    Hi Everyone, just picked up a 1986 412, pictures and intro's to follow, but at the risk of making you all bang your head on the desk with my first post...

    Can I just confirm that the Superformance 16 x 8 fit all 4 corners of the 412 without spacers...?

    https://www.superformance.co.uk/308/wheels.html

    Thanks,
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  17. raemin

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    No these di not fit: the 412 does have specific rims (more space for the ABS. Other Ferrari rims do fit though) .

    This being said, I just bought new TRX tires for €380 (each), at this price it's a swaping the rims is not a big saving.
     
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    Bugger, I had it the wrong way round.

    Does anyone know of a good source for the TRX? I'm in the US but expect I have to ship them from far far away...

    Thanks.
     
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    Back the other way for a moment - the Superformance wheels will fit with a spacer, OK, but net/net does that push the tyre further out or is the shape of the rim itself different, so that the net effect of the wheel + spacer is that the tyre stays in the same place?

    I have spacers on all 4 corners of my Maserati GT specifically for the purpose of pushing the wheels out: IMO the GT looks like it's up on its tiptoes a bit, and the spacers give the car a much broader, more planted, stance.

    That's not what what I'm trying to achieve here at all.
     
  20. raemin

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    They will fit a 400 but not a 412. Here are a few threads with alternatives rims (from Testarossa and 348) that fit the 412:

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/412-wheel-options.310178/#post-140352559
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/412-rims.186313/#post-137491135
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/512-tr-8j-x-18-wheels-400-412-trx-upgrade.450374/#post-143174157

    For "Ferrari looking" rims, you may try :

    https://www.imagewheels.co.uk/f40-alloy-wheel/

    You could also try to source some genuine 412 "non metric" rims (16*7.5), as these had been proposed on the latest 412. Sadly these are hard to come by (used to be $6k on Eurospares).

    (Of all these options, I think the Testarossa rims are the best)
     
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  22. bjwhite

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    Longstone Tyres in the UK. Quick shipping too. They are a sponsor here.
     
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    Ordered from Longstone, shipped same day. Impressed!
     
  24. Newman

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    What a brilliant idea! They're good enough for a boxer so they're good enough for my 400i and the set I just put on mine not only look right, they ride great and I'm good until 2030.
     
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