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post #1 of 17 Old 01-15-2013, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Recommended Tyre size for 360

Hi guys i recently bought a 2000 Ferrari 360 and i'm a bit confused with the tyres. It has the rare BBS challenge wheels that really suit it but the tyres are michelin and i believe that the 360 use to come out with pirellis. Anyway i just wanted from you guys the list if tyre sizes available for 360 cheers
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If you have 18 inch the tire size is front 215 45 18 rear 275 40 18.
If you have 19 inch the tire size is front 225 35 19 rear 285 35 19 .
The brand of tire will be up to you to pick what you like or the price point.
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. The 360 was available with more than one manufacturers' tires. If you look in the owners manual, it will list the OEM tires with which the car was fitted. Some of those may have been superceded by newer tire models by the same manufacturer since the car started production nearly 15 years ago. The BBS Challenge wheels are 18" if they are the ones from the Challenge series car with the BBS decals on them. If they are from the Challenge Stradale/F430, they are 19".

You can go to ferraridatabase.com and download a 360 owners manual if you do not have one. If you have 19" wheels, you can also download a Challenge Stradale OM and that will show you that car was fitted with DOT legal Pirelli competition tires, P Zero Corsas in the sizes Alex noted.
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Thanks for your help. It has the 18'' BBS challenge wheels not the Challenge Stradale ones.
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Thanks for your help
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That excerpt is interesting. I had never noticed that the recommended pressure depends on the tire brand. The Goodyear and Bridgestone are 32 all around, the Pirelli is 32 front and 29 rear, and the Michelin is 26 front and 28 rear. Why is that? It seems particularly odd that, with the tires being the same sizes, some would have higher pressure in the front and some would have higher pressure in the rear.
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I have 19" Hamann wheels for sale., 295 rear and 225 front. They changed my 360 Berlinetta in a very good way. I sold the car without the 19" wheels thinking I'd come back to owning a 360 again. That is not impossible but meantime somebody else will have better use for the wheels.

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S- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Affirmative, the tire pressures are determined by extensive testing for each manufacturers' tires. That is why if you change tire brands, it is very important to relook at tire pressures and not use the door jamb numbers. The swing towards oversteer or understeer can be quite dramatic with a few pounds differential between front and rear tires. The 348 and F355 can be even more dramatic.

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That excerpt is interesting. I had never noticed that the recommended pressure depends on the tire brand. The Goodyear and Bridgestone are 32 all around, the Pirelli is 32 front and 29 rear, and the Michelin is 26 front and 28 rear. Why is that? It seems particularly odd that, with the tires being the same sizes, some would have higher pressure in the front and some would have higher pressure in the rear.

As Taz mentioned, The tires are very sensitive to over and understeer depending on pressure from front to back. The reason the pressures are adjusted for different tires, is because different brand tires have different characteristics. Some will initially let loose with an oversteer, while others let loose with an understeer. I am assuming that the factory adjusts them to provide the most neutral handling, possibly with a little bit of caution towards an understeer for safety. An inexperienced driver can recover from an understeer easier than an oversteer.
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So, does anyone know or have recommendations for pressures for Bridgestone RE-11s on an F360? At any pressure, the RE-11s seem to be a huge improvement over the (admittedly worn) PZeros that were on the car previously.

Thanks for any advicc.
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I would start with 32 psi front and rear, which is the recommended pressures for earlier model Bridgestones. If needed, you can play with pressures later if she leans towards too much understeer or oversteer. The F430, with later Bridgestones, uses 34 F and 37 R, so if you are unhappy with the equal pressures, try increasing rear pressure 2-3 psi.

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Thanks I figured that you might have a suggestion. My inlaws live in Albuquerque will have to say hello next time I'm there.

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Thanks for your help. It has the 18'' BBS challenge wheels not the Challenge Stradale ones.
These are an extra 1/2" wider than stock, 8" and 10 1/2", so some run a 235/40 or even a 245/40 up front, and a 295/35 in the rear. You will need to roll your fenders .....
Tire rack is selling a set of Continental tires for under $800 right now-
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Bert- Good info. I did not realize they were wider than stock. Do you have the offsets so I can add them to my wheels list?
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Terry, 18" BBS CH wheel offsets.

Front 8J x 18, ET 31.5, Rear 10.5J x 18 ET 39.95.

They are still well clear of the arches with standard geo. The offsets are broadly the same so the outer rim is effectively only 6mm further out than standard.
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Mike- Thanks, here they are.
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