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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by tgh003, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. tgh003

    tgh003 Rookie

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    Recently acquired 2002 575. Currently has smoked rear lights. Considering going back to stock. Maybe they are growing on me, I dont know.

    Left is mine, Right is stock of course. What do you think?

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  2. VelocityTexas

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    If you are a purist then go back to original. I like the smoked.
     
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  3. tres55

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    Depends if its otherwise stock. I prefer the OEM tails but if you have wheels and its lowered might suit the look.
     
  4. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Smoked look good on certain colors, gray one of them. Either works, to be honest.
     
  5. TTR

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    Also, depending on your (global) location, it might be that darker(ened) and/or different than OEM color lenses are non-compliant (= illegal) in some countries or jurisdictions, EU and US for example come to kind and while one might be able to get away with using them, they may become problematic in case of any insurance claims, etc.

    Same with darker than OEM tinting of windshield and front side glass (how often do people read, let alone understand the small “legal/liability” print and their implications on service or work order agreements before signing ?)
     
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  6. tgh003

    tgh003 Rookie

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    Thanks. I am not a total purist, some tasteful mods I am good with.

    I am in Los Angeles, not too worried about the compliance piece :)

    The car is lowered about 1-1.5" all around with 550 Barchetta wheels, which I do like a lot, although considered switching to 19" modulars, but these do make it a bit unique for a 575.

    Couple more pics:

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  7. Ferrari Fix

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    I like the smoked lenses on your car. Keep them.
     
  8. Laserguru

    Laserguru Formula Junior
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    Yeah, the smoked. Seems to combine well with the Barchetta wheels. The overall package....color, wheels, smoked lenses....it works.
     
  9. hwyman

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    Works on your car. Maybe keep your eyes peeled for a cheap set of oem to keep just in case. I wouldn't run out and spend big $$ to change them personally
     
  10. hwyman

    hwyman Karting

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    PS Sick looking 550! Congrats
     
  11. centerfireman

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    I like the smoked lenses. Where did you get them?
     
  12. LVP488

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    I bet it's a 575 ;) (on the two pictures at the top, first/left is a 575, second/right is a 550...)
     
  13. tgh003

    tgh003 Rookie

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    They were smoked by previous owner.

    Thanks, yes its a 2002 575. My first Fcar! I like it! Totally different than some of my other cars (porsche 993, audi r8).
     
  14. hwyman

    hwyman Karting

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    My bad... he said 575
     
  15. rubenpadron

    rubenpadron Formula Junior
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    Beautiful 575! I say keep the smoked lenses - they look great!

    What size front tires are you running? they look a bit meatier than the stock size, but perhaps it’s the angle of the pic.

    Congrats - she’s a beaut!

    Ruben
     
  16. Auraraptor

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    It appears he has rear spacers....am I correct tgh003?
     
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  17. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The 18" wheels use taller tires than the 19" ones, so there is more tire showing between the wheel and fender.
     
  18. tgh003

    tgh003 Rookie

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    Yes 18" wheels.

    255/40 ZR 18 front
    295/35 ZR 18 rear

    Yes using spacers due to the barchetta offset wheels.
     
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  19. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice looking. I prefer everything stock - aside from the exhaust system.
     
  20. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The Barchetta wheels have exactly the same offsets as the other Maranello 18" and 19" wheels (within .05"). We use the spacers because we like the looks better.

    550/575M/Superamerica


    550/575M Five Spoke/Modular 18”, 5 X 108 mm

    Front 8.5J X 18 ET 43.65 mm, Rear 10.5J X 18 ET 32 mm

    575M/575 Superamerica Five Spoke Modular 19”, 5 X 108 mm

    Front 8.5J X 19 ET 43.6 mm, Rear 10.5J X 19 ET 32 mm
     
  21. tgh003

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    Thank you Taz. Forgive for my ignorance :).

    I will say it does give the car a nice stance with the spacers and lowered a bit.
     
  22. Auraraptor

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    Just curious what size spacers did you use? 15mm?
     

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