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post #1 of 7 Old 12-15-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Squeaky rims?

I have a Ferrari F430 with novitec nf3 wheels. These are 3 piece wheels and I recently had them disassembled and the face painted black. I drove the car for the first time and the wheels literally squeak. The faster you go the more rapid the noise. Were they not properly sealed? Are the rivets loose? Any insight would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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The bolts that hold the 3-pieces together need to be tightened to the manufacturer's recommended torque spec..generally in the 20ft. lbs range. Most likely whom ever reassembled them didn't take the time to torque everything to spec and evenly.

I highly recommend having someone that is actually qualified go throught the wheels and make sure no damage has occured and that the wheels are still safe to drive on, and service them properly.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-17-2012, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the info. Calling Novitec this morning to figure out the setting and will re tighten.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-17-2012, 08:32 AM
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As you tighten them, crisscross the rim tightening the bolts to get the best seal and split the torque in half and make two passes.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-22-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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They were tightened to 21 lbs in the manner described. but they are still squeeking. Is it the paint? Worn out part? Or should I just drive it for a while and see if it goes away? Thank you.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-22-2012, 01:45 PM
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Wow I agree with everybody above and if your painting in between the connection points yes I think that's a problem . I can be shot down easily on this but I think the raw metal connection points or more the specification . I would not take this up to a full speed if I were you until someone that knows what they're doing can certify it . by the way I am I weekend warrior and I have no real technical interspec about such.

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-26-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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The rims were sent to novitec. It turned out that the paint on the back was too thick. They thinned it out and noise is gone. Case solved.
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