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TR with 360 wheels!

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Auraraptor, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Auraraptor

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    #1 Auraraptor, Apr 25, 2004
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  3. jmiles360

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    Thanks for the pics.
    Nice TR, but the 360 wheels look better on a 355, or 348 even, not the Testarossa. Just my opinion.
     
  4. Auraraptor

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    After some basic research, turns out they wont work on 512s since the front rim is too narrow and cant take the needed 235/40 tire. (in theory)
     
  5. Boston 7777

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    does not look rite. I think a nice set of the F512m wheels look best on that car.
     
  6. F40

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    I think they looked awesome... Dogue, Jeff, AZheman17 and Bigbaddad all saw the car too.
     
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  8. F40

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  9. pdavis

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    I think the 360 wheels look awsome on this TR. The only give away of a TR"s age is the tired looking original wheels. With the 360 wheels the car looks very "today". I like it! pd
     
  10. Jimmy540i

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    Look wierd.... the 360 Modular wheels might fit it better
     
  11. Jerrari

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    They don't look right IMO. Nice car though.
     
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  13. ETW

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    They look really big on the car. I kind of like it though.
     
  14. 512tr

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    Does not look right....JMO.
     
  15. dherman76

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    I happen to like this, although, would want to see it in person.
     
  16. snj5

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    I usually don't like 360 wheel styling (and not really crazy about the TR), but this surprisingly looks pretty doggone good to me by the open archetecture of the wheels lightening up the TR's (to me) ponderous dimensions. Dang, it almost makes it look nimble, not a word I associate usually with a TR. :)
    Any side shots or better 3/4 views.
    yet another opinion,
    rt
     
  17. Bimmerista

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    Yeah...The rims are too modern for that car.
     
  18. ClassicFerrari

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    I Agree.
     
  19. Testacojones

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    Nice wheels and nice car, but they don't really go together.
     
  20. Z0RR0

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    That TR would require more body mods to modernize it and match the wheels IMO...
    monochrome paint, 512M like lights all around, remove the air scoop fins (I know it's TR signature ... but hey), and perhaps lowered a bit ... the car looks too high form these pics.
    Front wheels are too tucked in ... I still like that a lot!
     
  21. Auraraptor

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    Zorro, its funny you say that, concidering they are actually out a little more due to offset differences when compared to the 512TR rims. The rears are spaced out at an amazingly absurd 40 odd mm...
     
  22. Jordan Ross

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    I actually like the new wheels, and I must say that is one of the best Testarossa Ive ever seen, the owner must take very good care of it!
     
  23. F1racer

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    Sure this TR looks more up to date , but I don`t know it doesn`t right like many people said.
    Still very nice TR.
     
  24. Wolfgang

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    Exactly!
    Here is mine `91 Testarossa with 512M wheels
     
  25. Auraraptor

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    For those of you who are interested in the details of how to make 360 wheels work:

    1. No spacers needed. Due to the offset differences, the wheels will naturally outspace a little, as you can see in the above images. (I am not 100% positive on the fronts, as I cannot locate the offset values for a normal TR)

    2. You need to use OEM 360 bolts.

    3. The tires that you would use: 225/40-18 Front. Anything larger will not fit the 7.5 inch rim. As for the rears, the OEM rubber is a 255, and more then plenty, so a 255/35-18 would be ideal. If you want to go super wide, then a 295/30-18 would be better to buy then a 285/30, for keeping the overall diameter reasons. Note that going super wide in the back will slow your acceleration, 0-60, 1/4 etc times notably.
     
  26. Auraraptor

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    Correction: the OEM rubber is a 255/50-16, and more then plenty, so a 255/40-18 would be ideal or 265/40-18 also would work nicely. If you want to go super wide, then a 285/35-18 would be better to buy then a 275/35, for keeping the overall diameter reasons. Note that going super wide in the back will slow your acceleration, 0-60, 1/4 etc times notably.

    (I previously thought that the rear tire used was a 255/45-16, my mistake, and used that to figure out the best wheel sizes.)
     
  27. Jimmy540i

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    I think the TR would look better with the 360 Modular Wheels.
     
  28. uzz32soarer

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    Makes me wonder how they will fit. Testarossa runs a standard offset of 59.6mm at the rear. 360 wheels are only 39mm pos offset. In laymand terms this means that the 360 wheels will stick out 20.6mm wider that the standard Testa rims.

    Now Testa runs a 255/50-16 rear as standard or a 295/30-18 on the 512TR model. I know with my car that with 512TR wheels fitted and 295 tyres, there is no way that a I have 20mm of space left to the lip of the guards.

    Pulling down tyre size to make them fit isn't right either. You can't just squeeze a 255 tyre onto a 10.5" rim. Not only does it look like it belongs on a Tokyo drift car, but it's dangerous as well.
     

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