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Can anyone clarify what the story on these wheels are??? I have a set but not to sure where they originated from. Anyone? Thanks you.





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post #2 of 17 Old 08-17-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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It appears as if it will take a while before those very ugly WHEELS will be identified. (Why do you call them RIMS?)
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Jerry- Wheels are called rims in the UK, and by some in the US, and those educated in British English, probably because it resembles the case of a rim-fire cartridge.

I have seen those rims on other racing Ferraris and Euro racecars, but have no clue who made them. Should be a casting mark on them somewhere.

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Terry,

No they don't. I am an active target shooter and I haven't seen any rim-fire cartridges that look like wheels.

Also, I lived and worked in the UK and have only seen wheels called wheels.
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Jerry- If you look along the cartridge you have the barrel and the protruding part is the rim. Stick two of them together and you have a very wide wheel.

At any rate, rims is very standard language for wheels even here in the States. Surprised you have not heard it before.

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I interchange the words rims and wheels...not sure why it really matters what they're called.
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JM- Affirmative, so do most of us.

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I interchange the words rims and wheels...not sure why it really matters what they're called.
So we know what each other is talking about.

An ox cart and a wheelbarrow are two different things.

So are wheels and rims.



Don't get me started on motor and engine.

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Jerry- If you look along the cartridge you have the barrel and the protruding part is the rim. Stick two of them together and you have a very wide wheel.

At any rate, rims is very standard language for wheels even here in the States. Surprised you have not heard it before.

I my experience only by people who say ax instead of ask.


Sorry but language is too important to me to shine it on when butchered.


My editor requires me to write at a fifth grade level, in a magazine for Ferrari enthusiasts of all things. I guess it is a statement on the decay of our civilization. I sure won't do it in the rest of my life.


We sure wouldn't want GTO owners tripping over multiple syllable words.

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Jerry- Wheels are called rims in the UK, and by some in the US, and those educated in British English, probably because it resembles the case of a rim-fire cartridge.

I have seen those rims on other racing Ferraris and Euro racecars, but have no clue who made them. Should be a casting mark on them somewhere.


I suspect they are Gotti's.


If they are, stay away. Famous for cracking.
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Brian- No, I disagree. The rim connotation is in all the dictionaries. You are just too young.

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So we know what each other is talking about.

An ox cart and a wheelbarrow are two different things.

So are wheels and rims.



Don't get me started on motor and engine.
Just to conclude my whole feeling on this subject; quite simply, I don't care.
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Don't get me started on motor and engine.
I would love to hear that rant............


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I interchange the words rims and wheels...not sure why it really matters what they're called.
Its used as a figure of speech because I sometimes say to someone who buys a new car..."you got some new wheels.....nice car"



Just for the record, that 308 GT4 is AWESOME and those rims (as we call them in Canada) are actually cool because they are different.....


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I agree. They are different, that is why I bought them. But i would really love the story on them, just seems that no one knows lol...

P.S. Rims, wheels... Same damn thing.
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I my experience only by people who say ax instead of ask.


Sorry but language is too important to me to shine it on when butchered.


My editor requires me to write at a fifth grade level, in a magazine for Ferrari enthusiasts of all things. I guess it is a statement on the decay of our civilization. I sure won't do it in the rest of my life.


We sure wouldn't want GTO owners tripping over multiple syllable words.
Hey Brian, perhaps you can help me answer this perplexing question:

"What be dubs?"
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Can anyone clarify what the story on these wheels are??? I have a set but not to sure where they originated from. Anyone? Thanks you.





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Back to the OP's question..... hmmm.... Rotiform! These guys appear to be boutique wheel/rim makers that cater to one off type rims and preservation of existing rims. Doesn't seem like they've been around that long. A little research on google reveals they want to play in a market that's already pretty well saturated with boutique wheel makers.

Coolness still though... Those look like campy centers on the inside. Wonder if they would be willing to make an updated 308/328 rim in 17 or 18 inch? Wonder what that would cost?

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