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Replacing Wheel Rims on the 355 spider...

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by pchop, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. pchop

    pchop Formula 3
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    Just got the news from Ferrari of Long Island that I have successfully bent my front two rims. The cost of replacing them: $1,400 each...yes, each.

    Am I being robbed blind here? If anyone knows of a good source for the rims, please let me know.

    Thx.
     
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  3. Victory

    Victory Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
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    The breaker's yard nearest your place?

    Try buying direct from Speedline. They're the OEM for F355 rims. I can't remember the website but check out the back page of any Cavallino and you'll see it.
     
  4. davehelms

    davehelms F1 Rookie

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    Contact a local race car shop (high end road race) and ask who they use for straightening wheels. Many can be fixed.
    Dave
     
  5. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    check e-bay and/or Ferrari club websites and newsletters, bc they are usually for sale at a huge discount.
     
  6. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Your being ripped off!!!! DO NOT buy the rims from the dealer.

    http://www.eurospares.co.uk

    They have BRANDNEW 355 rims for sale for $425 pounds. At the current exchange rate, in dollars, that is about $680 plus shipping. So you can get BOTH rims for the price of the ONE the dealer is gonna try to rip off for. If you don't need brand new rims I would go with a good used set. You can save a few hundred bucks.
     
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  8. pchop

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    Thx for all your help!
     
  9. BELL'S

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    I have a customer who has just replaced his wheels with a set of HRE's if you contact me on monday I will find out for you. (714)549-1220
     
  10. sjmst

    sjmst F1 Veteran
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    I have used these guys with really delicate OEM Alfa Romeo Wheels. Bent in and scratched in accident, returned to me AS NEW. Maybe 150 per wheel?
    http://www.precisionwheels.com
     

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