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post #1 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Fi 355 vs. 360

The F1 transmission seems to be slower in the 355 version than in the 360 version. Is this due to the particular car I was driving or is there a difference in the design of the box when it was installed in the 360?

For those who have driven both have you noticed a difference?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 07:29 PM
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Jim- The big difference is the F1 software, which was upgraded throughout production. Plus the digital throttle on the 360 is a big advantage for the 360.

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Must be something wrong. The 355 shifts faster than a 360.

One of the things they did wrong on the 360 was to try and make the 360 kinder and gentler.

At 360 school the factory even apologized to us for that.
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Well I made my decision and bought a 98 355 F1 GTS. The fun will start in a week after I retire my 2012 Carrera S. I love Porsche but they have no soul. Perhaps its the Italian in me.
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Jim- Congratulations on your new redhead. Nice thing about an F355 F1 is there is not quite enough throttle authority to synchronize revs on downshifts, so you can still practice heel and toe, or left foot, right foot, if you prefer. Look forward to seeing some photos when you get her.

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Well I made my decision and bought a 98 355 F1 GTS. The fun will start in a week after I retire my 2012 Carrera S. I love Porsche but they have no soul. Perhaps its the Italian in me.
I made the same move, from a '09 Carrera S to a '98 355 F1. I don't miss the 911 at all. After owning the 355 for a year and a half I'm already working on getting the next Ferrari.
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This car is arriving w/o fender badges.Is it worth the $$ to buy OEM badges? I have seen some on EBAY but I would wonder about quality.
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Shields

Jim- OEM shields require the fenders to be inletted and drilled. Including the badges, that would run several thousand dollars. The metal shields adhered with 3M tape look fine, if you must have them. We have an FLifer, Jim, who sells very high quality, thin metal, enameled shields.

http://www.ferrarilife.com/classified/detail/1229/

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thanks for the info. They look like the real thing for a fraction of the cost. Once I have the car(still a week away) I will make my decision but I do like the way they look on a black car.
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I made the same move, from a '09 Carrera S to a '98 355 F1. I don't miss the 911 at all. After owning the 355 for a year and a half I'm already working on getting the next Ferrari.
Amazing, isn't it.

I've been through a bunch of German cars and miss none of them. Ok, I lie - I do really miss my '95 M3. That car had soul. I suspect the same is true about the 993 series 911s - would love to own one of those.
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