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Discussion in '308/328' started by markrolf, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. markrolf

    markrolf Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Kettering, UK
    Does anyone know the best place to get hold of a 308 wheel - new or used, it's for the spare!

    It's going on my euro 308GTBi, so needs to be a metric TRX wheel.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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  3. andrewg

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    apart from Ferrari uk, try europarts, douglas valley or superfomance, or keep looking on ebay you may get lucky
     
  4. markrolf

    markrolf Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Kettering, UK
    Thanks Andrew will do !
     
  5. Ferrari_co_uk

    Ferrari_co_uk Karting

    Apr 16, 2003
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    Hi Mark,

    We have plenty of New OE TRX wheels for the 308
    #117000 - TRX Wheel 165 TR 390 FH-PR - £199.05 + VAT

    This can ordered securely online at www.owners.ferrari.com or you can contact me directly.

    Best
    Mark
     
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  6. norm

    norm Karting

    May 30, 2003
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    Rochester, NY
    Try T.rutlands in Atlanta for used.
     
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  8. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    I need a set of TRX wheels for the 308 QV I just bought to take it back to the original spec. If you still know where I might find some, I'm all ears.
     
  9. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    Post is very very old - they still stock them new but at about £ 500 each ! https://www.ferrariparts.co.uk/part/search?SearchText=117000

    And then its about four hundred quid a tyre from Longstone

    You've been told this before but 16 in was an option on that car and a far cheaper solution (using the replica wheels)
     
  10. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    I am struggling with a choice.

    With the BBS wheels shown that a previous owner has installed, it was immediately obvious to me before buying that car that I was going to go back to the original 5 spoke design.

    I have 3 options:

    - The original TRX wheels and tyres. The most expensive option. And the hardest to get. TRX wheels are rare. But being aluminum, old imperfect ones can be repaired. At a cost. And the tyres are 5x the 16" option. An upside is matching the original TRX spare and the (unlikely) flat rear tyre will fit in the spare location.

    - Original Ferrari 16" rims. Also expensive and rare. Being magnesium, they cannot be repaired. I would be lucky to find a set. If perfect, probably more than TRX's. But tyres are cheap. Downside? Not the original equipment matching the spare and a rear flat (Unlikely) won't fit easily in the space location. The passenger has to walk home! ;-)

    - Aftermarket 16" lookalike Ferrari rims. Inexpensive. Gives you the original look. Doesn't match the original TRX spare. Practical and inexpensive, but not original. Don't turn up to a show and shine.

    I am just starting with the first option. Original. As it rolled off the factory floor. As I find out what the availability is like, I might go for one of the other options.
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  11. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    I found someone who may have refinished TRX wheels for around half what you mentioned. I am looking into it. Will keep the thread updated.

    I still don't even have the car yet...
     
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  13. Dr. Charles Cheeseman

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  14. Dr. Charles Cheeseman

    Aug 30, 2019
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    Simon,
    I am currently looking for a second set of wheels for my Euro 308QV that will allow me to buy better tires. Could you please furnish specs (offset, in particular) for those BBS wheels on yours? Or, does anyone else knows the allowable range of offsets to use on a 308 Grateful Thanks!
    Cheez
     
  15. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    Hi Charles. Sure, I will find out. The car is not with me at the moment but I do have my friend Carl staying with me and if anyone would know about the specs, it would be him. I will get back to you when I know.
     
  16. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    Hi Again Charles. After talking with Carl, it seems the answer to your question, particularly the offset, would require that I remove one of the front and one of the rear wheels to measure the offset. Unless it happens to be stamped on the inside of the wheel. We are currently in hard COVID lockdown again - For the 4th time - here in Melbourne, so I cannot visit the car until that is over. Where are you located?
     
  17. Dr. Charles Cheeseman

    Aug 30, 2019
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    Sorry for the long delay in answering - I should pay closer attention to F-Chat! If you’ve solved your original wheel problem, would you like to sell me those BBS wheels that were on your QV? I’m in Daytona Beach, FL, so freighting them might be challenging, but thought I’d ask.


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  18. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    Hi Charles. No luck on finding excellent condition TRX wheels. I will keep my BBS wheels until then. But I will keep you in mind. Cheers, Simon
     
  19. Auraraptor

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    #16 Auraraptor, May 2, 2022
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    Your BBS wheels look lovely and the tires selection is infinitely better then the TRX options. I remember a time when you cannot give TRX away because of how little they were valued (and are frankly dangerous with age / even a little dry rot… they become cement blocks)

    Personally would only use TRX for shows / meets…any actual driving would keep your BBS or other standard filament option…but hey I used to use 575 18s with road race tires on my old 328, so well…I’m biased

    308 offset is low teens usually. They all interchange with early 328 (concave / pre abs design). 328 16s used to cheap aluminum alternative / upgrade for 308s.

    PS Many models of BBS wheels of that era list the offset under the cap / next to the wheel lug recesses…. You may not need to unmount the wheel, just take off the cap and see!
     
  20. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    Thanks for the info. I am only chasing a set of TRXs for originality. The original TRX spare is still there. The BBS wheels that the original owner put on have grown on me. I actually prefer the look over the original and many people have complimented the wheels for their 80's styling.
     
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  21. Simon99

    Simon99 Karting

    Jan 4, 2021
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    If I ever get the TRXs, I may end up keeping the BBSs. I just had my first track day at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. It's a fast track. Burning up TRX tires around that track, at 4 times the price of 16 inch tyres, starts to get expensive.

    BTW, the best part and the final chapter of the story is that I took my spouse to the track day. She decided to drive. Went with an instructor in the first two sessions, but after that, she went by herself and loved every minute of it. That's her in the photos.

    A happy ending! :)


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