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Will 550 Maranello wheels fit on a 355?

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Tipo815, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. Tipo815

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    Wondering if anyone knows whether or not a 550 Maranello wheel has the same (or close) offset, etc. to a 355. I am assuming that the bolt pattern is the same. The question is more about the offset, etc. Will a wheel from a Maranello or made for a Maranello work on a 355? Thanks!

    Jeffrey
     
  2. Auraraptor

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    I believe the offset is very different.
     
  3. mk e

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    I've got them on my 308 if that helps.
     
  4. mk e

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    Oh, the offset is 46mm front and 32mm rear
     
  5. Auraraptor

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    mk e, are those OEM? If so how did you manage the rears? The OEM rears on the 550 are simply too wide to work I thought on 3x8s (not 348)
     
  6. mk e

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    Auraraptor,
    They are OEM. The rears bolted right on nicely....after I moved the lower shock mount in 1.62" and went to coilovers with 2.5" ID springs.
     
  7. Auraraptor

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    How did that effect handling and such? Is the rear better or worse IYO?
     
  8. mk e

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    Well, I did the wheels the same time I did the new shocks/springs. Over-all, it was a night and day improvement.
     
  9. Auraraptor

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    My question really is that I wonder the effect of changing the suspension by such a LARGE amount. I am putting 360 rims on my 328, and to compensate for the 255mm limit w/out rubbing, I am going to be using a 255 tire on a 10 inch rim :(. I was going to go your route, but worried of the effects by altering the suspension in such a large manner.

    What are your thoughts? Also what tires are u running?
     
  10. mk e

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    moving the shock mount has very little efect on the suspension. It does make the shock move a little farther and adds a little more load to the a-arm mounts, but not enough to be concernded about in either case. The wheel motion is not changing. I am running 285/35-18 tires. You need to change to the smaller 2.5" springs to do that, to get the wide wheel on, the shock mount need to move. Nick carriers shocks with a 2" ID spring I think, that lets you run a 285 tire on a 9.5" wheel, but I don't know if you can get a 10" on.
     
  11. Auraraptor

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    thanks mk e, did u conpensate for he added travel with stiffer springs?Also, just wondering why you stayed away from spacers.
     
  12. Auraraptor

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    Also, I thought Maranello rims were 18x8.5 fronts and 18x11 rears...these are what you are using correct?
     
  13. karmavore

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    THAT CAR IS F'ING HOT!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. F1racer

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    Very nice 308 mk e!!
     
  15. mk e

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    Thanks.

    I re-checked the wheels, they are 8.5 front, 10.5 rear. I used a 1" spacer in front and none in back. That kept the wheels in the fender enough not to rub on the fender lip. If I tried to space out the rears to clear the shock , they'd need to go about 5/8 or 3/4 of an inch, then they would be outside the fender, I didn't want that. I did compensate for the ratio change in the spring math, but honestly it was small enough to ignore, I thry it washed out in the rounding.
     
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  17. mk e

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    That's mine, and the only video I have. It was tuning the the first blower motor, I haven't had the new one to the dyno yet...it's much more powerful these days.
     

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