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  1. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Will some Fchaters please post pictures of their non-OEM wheels. 348/355 etc wheels on mondials O.K.. If you post your pic please tell what wheel it is. I'm wheel shopping and need a cool looking wheel. NO SPINNERS!
     
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  3. hank sound

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    Hey,
    Check out "Let's See All Our Mondials"
     
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  5. LittleBro

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    Saw a Mondial T with 355 wheels on - it looked great! I've tried to find the photo's but I cant! I'll keep looking....
     
  6. Javelin276

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    Here's my Mondial-8 with the new tires and wheels on. The wheels are Katana VR-6's, but I machined a center hub to hold the Ferrari medallion to replace the ugly hub the wheels came with. I think the simpler straight-lines of the spokes complement the car's body lines better than a round spoke. Just my opinion.

    The real trick was getting a wheel with a close offset to the 55 mm original offset, compensating for the difference with a narrower tire width on the front where the fenders are closer to the tire's outer surface, and getting the outer tire diameter the same as the old ones so it didn't screw up the speedometer.

    New Wheels: 17"x7.5", 5x108 bolt pattern, 40mm offset
    Front Tires: 215/50/17 ZR
    Back Tires: 245/45/17 ZR

    The narrower front tires corrected the sluggish, thick feeling to the steering of the larger original TRX tires, and the newer tread compound increased traction considerably. I haven't pushed it far enough to see whether the handling is still as neutral as it was, but for comparison a 360 Modena has 205's on the front and 265?'s on the rear.
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  8. Zertec

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    215/45 ZR 18 & 275/40 ZR 18 as standard
     
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  10. Michael B

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  11. Badapple

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    Babylon's Mondial T with 355 wheels
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  13. MondialTCab

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    Fairly sure I would never change but if I did, these would be a consideration. They look newer without looking too new for the car. (I get BBS is kinda retro in the day and age of spinners...)
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  14. sjmst

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  15. Ed P.

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    Wow Sam, that car is gorgeous. Obviously someone with a great sense of style and taste... (and modest too)
     
  16. sjmst

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    Thank you! Just a little something I threw together.
     
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  18. Shark49

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    Can someone take this car and photos shop 550M wheels onto it?
    Thanks,
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  20. NYJETSFAN

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    how come you dont see more Mondials?
     
  21. Dino 208gt4

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    They are very exclusive automobiles!!
     
  22. dickvandorm

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    fatbillybob - Did you find the trick wheels you were looking for your Mondail? I recently purchased a Mondial and am now looking to upgrade the wheels. Please let me know if you found a good outlet for some "classy" wheels. Thanks !
     
  23. NYJETSFAN

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    hello, I was hoping you help me find more pics of Babylon`s mondail t coupe or what year it was too, it sure looks sharp.

    thanks for any help..
     
  24. jscar71

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  25. Robin Wells

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    And mine's in my public profile...

    Original 390mm metric wheels were replaced with 7" * 17” ACE Alloy wheels all round, and Yokohama 215/45 (F) and 235/45 (R) tyres. The centre hub diameter of the wheels was bored out from 65mm diameter to Ferrari's 67mm, by Thousand Dunes Garage in Dubai. ACE center caps were then resurfaced with Ferrari logos, scanned and created at a local design agency.

    Cost - wheels (new) US$380 ( all four); tyres (Yokohama V102) US$ 574; drilling centre hub diameter $220; total US$1,174

    Hope this helps - they're not as attractive as 348/355 wheels, but worked out a bit cheaper!
     
  26. sirbob

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  27. Rival

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    I've seen a multitude of wheel applications on Mondials, but not any with 456 or 550 wheels. Do any of you know if these will fit "properly" on a 3.2 Cab? I like the way these look, but there's no sense in looking for a set if they won't work on my car.

    Thanks.
     
  28. Shark49

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    I asked the same question and to see a photo but nobody answered.
     

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