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post #1 of 6 Old 10-31-2005, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lou with the euro 308 wheel thing

Hey, thanx all of you for the response. I can see this group is in touch and has some attitude!
Just to be more specific, What I would like to do is to put a set of stock ferrari 16X7, 16x8 wheels on the car (looking for sources of used or replica aftermarket) I still have the original, really dry, tall profile tires and small diameter rims on the car. My car runs strong and healthy, and gets a little "loose" on hard accel/braking, plus I like the look of the wider rears on the US 308s (more GTOish). I would consider a wheel more like the 288 GTO wheel if it was not $$$ prohibitive.
Also, I've got a tweaked rear bumper (not that bad but the rest of the car is sweet and I would like to straighten or replace it. Any input or experience?
Thanx again for the warm welcome for the newbie (I've owned the car for two weeks).

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-31-2005, 05:50 AM
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Hey Lou,
It's common to find 308s with a front or rear bumper that is tweaked. Someone somewhere hit something and partially collapsed the energy absorber. The answer - collapse the other side. Drill a small hole in the energy absorber to let the fluid drain and push the whole thing in.

Check this post:
http://www.ferrariforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4787

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-31-2005, 06:36 AM
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Welcome Lou and congrats on your new 308...


See Pete, he put specifics in his post.....hahaha!!!!


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Lou, Before you go to the expense of putting new rims and tires on, you might want to just try putting fresh rubber on your existing rims. Old, dry, hard tires can really have a negative impact on the handling.

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This is as good as it gets. Here is a wheel that will fit your car 17x7 and 17x8. Tire size 215/45/17 and 235/45/17. Close to the same diameter as the 328.
Stock 328 overall wheel and tire diameter 205/55/16 (24.83") and 225/50/16 (24.88"). Aftermarket SL Competition wheel and tire diameter
215/45/17 (25") and 235/45/17 (25.40"). Email [email protected]
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-01-2005, 11:16 AM
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This is as good as it gets. Here is a wheel that will fit your car 17x7 and 17x8. Tire size 215/45/17 and 235/45/17. Close to the same diameter as the 328.
Hey Ray, any problems with rubbing tires on hard corners ???

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