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Order forged oem or aftermarket?

I love the dark oem forged but the offset sucks and I refuse to put spacers on a 300k car.
Why not order some forged aftermarket with better offset and have two sets of wheels? I plan to pay cash so the financing thing is not an issue. What does everyone think?
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Ryan- Spacers. Have them on mine and they are optional on Porsches.

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Are they supplied by Ferrari? Ive just heard so many horror stories with vibrations and such.
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Ryan, if you purchase a quality billet spacer amde specifically for your car, which are usually accompanied by longer wheel bolts you will have no problems at all.

The issues that arise are a result of improer use of spacers. As a dealer for Novitec product, naturally I would encourage you to purchase the Novitec Rosso wheel spacer set.

Many aftermarket wheels are amde to sloppy specs. They aren't very "round", they aren't very true axiall and the barrels are made of thin, soft aluminum which has a tendency to bend. They are high maintenance. Quality wheels like thsoe offered by Novitec are manufactured to meet TUV specs which are a great deal tougher than any U.S. spec. The wheels are heavy, definitely heavier than a factory Ferrari wheel but will look good, fit perfectly and last a long time.


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Ryan, if you purchase a quality billet spacer amde specifically for your car, which are usually accompanied by longer wheel bolts you will have no problems at all.

The issues that arise are a result of improer use of spacers. As a dealer for Novitec product, naturally I would encourage you to purchase the Novitec Rosso wheel spacer set.

Many aftermarket wheels are amde to sloppy specs. They aren't very "round", they aren't very true axiall and the barrels are made of thin, soft aluminum which has a tendency to bend. They are high maintenance. Quality wheels like thsoe offered by Novitec are manufactured to meet TUV specs which are a great deal tougher than any U.S. spec. The wheels are heavy, definitely heavier than a factory Ferrari wheel but will look good, fit perfectly and last a long time.


Thanks for the input, I definitely like the novitecs, can you pm me some prices for the different wheels offered for the 458?
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I will be happy to do so.


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Ryan, Josh- The NF4s really look good on a 458 (or 599).

Trick on spacers, like josh said, is to use good ones. Novitecs are good and I have Hill Engineering spacers on my car.

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Hill has a great product line up, agreed. Their tools and parts find their way into my shop quite frequently.

I also agree with your thoughts on the NF4's. It is a very good looking wheel. It's unique without being outlandish and the 1 piece build is something I've always valued.


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Thanks for the info guys, I definitely like the novitecs. And thanks for the info on the different
spacers.
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