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post #1 of 10 Old 02-11-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Gday from Qld, Australia

Hi there everyone, new to the forum as recently purchased my 1st Ferrari, a 2003 360 Modena. Absolutely love the car, and everything about Ferrari. Just wanted to say gday and hope to learn alot from this forum. Regards Michael
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Hi there everyone, new to the forum as recently purchased my 1st Ferrari, a 2003 360 Modena. Absolutely love the car, and everything about Ferrari. Just wanted to say gday and hope to learn alot from this forum. Regards Michael
Gday mate how is the weather down below it is a balmy -34 up here in Canada we like to see pic so post some up if you can.

PS do you know a fellow down there goes by the name PAP........
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welcome! we had quite a lot of new members from Australia in the last few weeks =)

post pictures of the 360, we never have enough of those! hehehehe

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - J. P. Kennedy
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G'day Michael, welcome aboard, hope you stick around and join in the forum.

As Stile said, we have a few Aussie members, there must be a good Ferrari scene down under? At least you've got the weather to enjoy them all year round, not like us in Northern Europe or N.America/Canada

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Hi again, I wish i could report that the fantatsic weather so often associated with Australia is occuring. Sadly it is not - we have had years of drought and in Queensland, we have some very strict water restrictions, ie the only water you are legally allowed to use is that for internal use (showers, cooking etc) - absolutely no washing cars, watering the gardens etc. And now over the last 5 weeks, we have had severe floods and the rain wont stop. Will post some pics up of the 360.
Also wanted to ask if anyone has had experience with buying rims from http://www.wheelsperformance.com
They have a set of HRE wheels I would love for the 360, but have not dealt with them previously. They are also suggesting that I go with the following spec :

Front : 18 x 8.5 with Pirelli 225/40/18
Rear : 18 x 11 with Pirelli 295/35/18

Will this fit ok ?

Thanks in advance
Michael
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Hi again, I wish i could report that the fantatsic weather so often associated with Australia is occuring. Sadly it is not - we have had years of drought and in Queensland, we have some very strict water restrictions, ie the only water you are legally allowed to use is that for internal use (showers, cooking etc) - absolutely no washing cars, watering the gardens etc. And now over the last 5 weeks, we have had severe floods and the rain wont stop. Will post some pics up of the 360.
Also wanted to ask if anyone has had experience with buying rims from http://www.wheelsperformance.com
They have a set of HRE wheels I would love for the 360, but have not dealt with them previously. They are also suggesting that I go with the following spec :

Front : 18 x 8.5 with Pirelli 225/40/18
Rear : 18 x 11 with Pirelli 295/35/18

Will this fit ok ?

Thanks in advance
Michael
They should fit OK. You are adding an extra inch of width all around which will have some effect on the handling. The ride will also be a bit harder as these tires are even lower profile.
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Thanks Boxer. Ended up just getting the same size combination as standard. Wheels should be here in approx 6 weeks, so cant wait.
Thanks Michael
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Good call on staying with the standard sizes.
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-13-2008, 10:20 PM
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Hi Michael,
I'm from Sydney and the Ferrari's down here just keep on coming!
The exotic car dealers are full of'em!
Australia really loves their Ferrari's!!!!
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Hi Julian,

Yes. I went to Sydney a few times to look at 2 360's when I was on the hunt for one. There are some lovely cars down there. Good little scene in Brisbane as well.

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