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post #1 of 6 Old 11-19-2004, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wheels/tires for 1984 Mondial Cab

OK, stupid me. Bought my first Ferrari after carefully researching price, local history, mechanical condition, and locating a reliable shop that could work on it nearby. So far so good.

Car still had the original tires on it. I figured, no problem, I'll just head over and get some new Pilots for it. Ooops!!

I have TRX wheels, which I now know only fit TRX tires, which I now know are no longer manufactured.

So, I guess the way to go for safety's sake is to buy new tires and wheels.

Question is, are there only particular wheels which fit? I've seen notes about spacers and whatnot in some threads, would prefer something which would simply bolt on and bolt off, either Ferrari rims or not.

Thanks for the help, and e-mails back are welcome.
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-19-2004, 10:35 PM
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Not sure where you are located but if UK then there are a few companies that specialize in hard to find, out of market tires. This would save you the hassle of new rims etc.
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The Michelins CAN still be had, you just need to find someone who knows where they are! I have just got a new set of fronts for my 87 Mondi (or rather the Sydney Ferrari dealer found a set interstate for me). They obviously do exist in small numbers so persevere (I believe Michelin make them in batches every now & then). They are VERY expensive though! (AUD$550 = US$400+ EACH!!)

Otherwise you would be best advised to get a set of wheels made-up for the car from a specialist wheel company. Any good company will have all the details on-hand to make them fit out-of-the-box. They will each cost probably the same as a new TRX tyre but you can then fit new Pirellis, etc on them for much less money. After 2 tyre changes you should be ahead $-wise.

If getting new rims, the "standard" size match are the non-metric rims which were optional on the 3.2 and 328 cars, sized at 7x16 (front) and 8x16 (rear). with 205/55 & 225/55 tyres respectively. Note that the 225/55 can be an expensive tyre but going to 225/50 will change the gearing & speedo somewhat.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-08-2004, 01:52 PM
 
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I bought a set of spilt rim Compomotive wheels (look similar to ones on 288GTO) on ebay, for track day use (never actually got round to going on one this year but intend to next year), They are 7x16 front & 8x16 rear

Thinking that a trackday would wreck a set of tyres I got a local company to fit some part worn Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (£30 each). I put 205X55 R16 on front and 225x50 R16 on rear to keep the rolling radius approximately the same.

BTW, I normally have the original wheel/tyres on my gt4 as I like the original 70's look, they are Michelin XWX 205x70 VR14 and are expensive but seem to be readily available.

Have a trawl of the web, I've just found (in UK) http://www.topgear.co.uk/acatalog/MichMetric.php so they do exist.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-16-2005, 03:30 AM
 
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I have just spoken to Longstone tyres regarding new tyres for my 400I and I have found that they had loads of TRX sizes available and XWX tyres as well.
The website has more details. www.longstonetyres.co.uk and is well worth a look.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-16-2005, 10:44 AM
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Piglet,

Thanks for posting this useful link. Welcome to Ferrari Forum.

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