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post #1 of 17 Old 09-29-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the approximate total or individual cost to restore/refurbish Borrani wire wheels? Do they experience periodic flat tires and are inner tubes a necessity? I have been looking for a front engined 12 cylinder Ferrari and found one with Borranis, so I need some further info on them. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 17 Old 09-29-2010, 09:57 PM
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Suggest you give David Cottingham at DK Engineering a call.

Telephone: 44 1923 287 687
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You can also contact Motion Product Inc. in Neenah, Wisconsin. They are a North American dealer for Borrani, and restore them as well.


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Also consider Dayton Wire wheels. The make spline drive and knockoffs that are pretty close to the real thing. A good alternative if you want to preserve the borrani look without putting the wear and tear on your originals.

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It's a simple process...... it's just complicated by human beings....
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Awesome guys! I'll take a look! Thanks again!
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I recommend this [Motion Product Inc. in Neenah] too.. have you already tried this. What is the result now..
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I have several sets of Daytons on my Triumph and Jags. They are beautiful and fairly strong ( I don't track my cars), and in twenty years, I've broken one spoke. But they are prone to leaks. I run tubes in all of them.
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Thanks for all the replies and info, guys, but I decided against the C/4 and purchased a new Aston Martin AMV8 and have been very happy!
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Thanks for all the replies and info, guys, but I decided against the C/4 and purchased a new Aston Martin AMV8 and have been very happy!
Congratulations. That is quite a different direction. Believe Barry has one as well.

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Congratulations. That is quite a different direction. Believe Barry has one as well.

Have you posted pictures on AstonMartinLife.com?
Thank you Boxer. You're as gracious as ever. I wasn't aware of an Aston Martin site. I'll check it out. Yes, this was quite a different automotive direction for me as I have always preferred Italian cars. I had an interest in an Aston Martin a few years ago but bought a Ferrari instead. The local Aston dealer had an incredible deal on a new '09 leftover and offered it at $40k off the original sticker with the full 3 year factory warrantee. It was a deal that I couldn't pass up considering it ended up costing the same as the C/4. So thanks for the support as always!
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Sounds like quite the deal. Have you opted for manual or paddle shift?
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Sounds like quite the deal. Have you opted for manual or paddle shift?
It was a great deal. I chose the paddle shift. I traded my Lambo Gallardo with E-gear, so I was used to the paddle shift. It works quite well and is much smoother.
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It was a great deal. I chose the paddle shift. I traded my Lambo Gallardo with E-gear, so I was used to the paddle shift. It works quite well and is much smoother.
Net net, the paddle box in the Aston is better than the Lambo? Very surprised, would have thought the opposite given tech VW is putting into the Lambos.
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Net net, the paddle box in the Aston is better than the Lambo? Very surprised, would have thought the opposite given tech VW is putting into the Lambos.
My car was an 07 Spyder and while much improved from the previous models, I'm sure the newer E-gar cars are miles ahead of my old car by now.
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My car was an 07 Spyder and while much improved from the previous models, I'm sure the newer E-gar cars are miles ahead of my old car by now.

The rate of development on all the "paddle" boxes has been impressive over the last couple of years. The system in the 458 is miles ahead in terms of smoothness vs the older F1 system.
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The rate of development on all the "paddle" boxes has been impressive over the last couple of years. The system in the 458 is miles ahead in terms of smoothness vs the older F1 system.
That's so true. I don't think I will ever go back to a manual stick in any of my future cars.
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That's so true. I don't think I will ever go back to a manual stick in any of my future cars.
I am not sure. The new systems really do now work well. However I really enjoy running the stick up and down the metal gate when out on a Sunday morning drive.
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