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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Frari, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Frari

    Frari Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I posted a thread re a great drive to the North Coast last weekend. My partner and I attended the Mooloolabe triathlon. We locked the tr in the Motel car park for the weekend and on the way home there was not too much traffic so I had a good fast spin and noticed a little wheel wobble so decided to have a wheel balance this week. I am getting an on car balance. Anyway i went to the tyre dealer for the balance and noticed all my Ferrari valve caps are missing. Doesn't that give you the sh*ts when that happens. Has anyone else had the same problem? regards Tony
     
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  3. Titanboy_24

    Titanboy_24 Formula 3

    Dec 28, 2003
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    Sorry to hear about your valve caps:(!! My brother had the same thing happen with his car, he spent about $20 on some nice valve caps, and some stupid kid(s) took them!! I think the only way to aviod this is to buy the ones that have the locks on them, so no matter how hard they try they cant get them off (plus they look awsome!!) Again sorry to hear about your "dissaperance" and good luck with your valve cap future:p!

    Lucas
     
  4. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2001
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    I think Ferrari valve stem caps have to be the most stolen thing on Ferraris. I don't think I know anyone who hasn't had them "lifted" at some point by some little ****.
     
  5. Frari

    Frari Formula 3

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    The caps I had were supposed to be anti theft. i bought them on ebay but the quality was not the best. i just bought another set on ebay yesterday they are a different type so hope the quality of these will be better.regards tony
     
  6. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Buy and use plain non-Ferrari ones, and save the fancy stuff for when you are showing the car.

    Surely there are enough Ferrari logos on the car that the valve caps can be plain metal ones?

    Pete
     
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  8. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

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    Yes, use the plain, generic caps for normal road use.
     
  9. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

    Oct 31, 2003
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    My Ferrari one's are still on the car, but the valve caps on our P-car were taken just last week. I'm glad that's all they did to the car. I put plain ones on in their place.

    -John
     
  10. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

    Feb 27, 2004
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    I am sorry to hear about your caps...that really sucks. The same thing happened to me about 6 years ago with my BMW valve stem caps. We were living in a townhouse at the time and one day they were gone...but then showed up on the BIKE of a boy who lived about 8 units down the street from us!!! When I asked him where he scored such a cool set of valve stem covers he rode off...STRAIGHT TO HIS HOUSE! Needless to say, he didn't have the smarts to make this his profession. Anyway, after a short (and I do mean short) conversation with his father the other two were recovered in his room and I can still remember hearing the scream from his bedroom window as I walked back to place my caps back on...his dad was not too happy to say the least. I have heard from a number of friends that that is really where they end up...on bikes...just my two-centavos ;-)

    Cheers,
    Travis
     
  11. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    A while back Groits Garage sold pilfer-proof caps and i have a set. They are great and have never had a valve stem stolen :)

    Think Groits stopped selling them though due to legalities :(
     
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  13. Fastviper

    Fastviper F1 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2003
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    whats a $20 cap when It could of been a $1000 scratch

    john
     
  14. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Does anyone remember the link about some kids on BMX bikes caught stealing valve caps off a BMW M3? Some guy just parked the car & watched two kids steal them, the owner took oe of the kids bikes & called the cops while his buddy ran off. The whole thing was documented with a digital camera. Great story.
     
  15. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Formula Junior

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    ...deja vu all over again! I would love to see that if someone could post it up....awesome!

    Cheers,
    Travis
     
  16. dfratini

    dfratini Karting
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    Dec 31, 2003
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    Latest Griot's catalouge lists the "Pilfer Resistant Valve Stem Caps" on pg. 40 at $37 a set
     
  17. Korr

    Korr F1 World Champ
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    Lamarossa took them and put them on his "512M".
     

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