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16" wheel for Testarossa

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  1. rovexienus

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    Chinese copies are cheap but dangerous. Without Ferrari approval better be careful.
     
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    People other than Ferrari know how to make a wheel. That said these are not exact replica's, but they are close.
     
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    But are they Chinese? Were not some original Ferrari wheels magnesium?
     
  5. MOSS

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    Ferrari is not going to approve anything but their own part.
     
  6. fridolin_pt

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    Things like that do happen

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    is he talking about Michelin Pilot Sports for the 16 inch wheel?
     
  8. rovexienus

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    Translation of the text shown above the wheel

    Wheel Ferrari Testarossa
    New, conform to original, European fabrication

    To replace the TRX tyres!
     
  9. c4b4the04

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    Gents,

    I did some digging and it seems they now sell the TRX size tires (tyres) once again. I saw them on their website if you look up an 84 TR, you have the option of 16" or TRX. So this is excellent news for the early car owners with those wheels in storage!

    https://www.pneucollection.com/produits?marque_vehicule=63&modele=533&annee=1984



    Wanted to share. I downloaded the Michelin Classic Tyre catalog and they are also listing the 225 and 255 in a Pilot Sport. Not sure they always have, just some info for those with 16" wheels too. Currently in the US, I was only able to find the BF Goodrich tires as a full set and are quite unattractive tread patterns in my opinion. These are a nice (albeit expensive) option.

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  10. Rifledriver

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    I had Pilot Sports on ours and the new BFG's. Rather have the new BFG's.
     
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    In their 70+ year history I do not believe Ferrari has ever made a wheel.
     
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    https://www.pneucollection.com/produit/fiche-michelin-trx-410
    MANUFACTURING STOPPED-STOCK SOLD OUT
     
  13. xplodee

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    Personally, I wouldn’t waste my time buying 16” reproductions. Imo they aren’t accurate enough for concours (missing the Ferrari logo is a big one) and if you’re going to spend the money then upgrade.

    Check out the set of 17” bespoke wheels I’m going for, they'd fool the same people who see the referenced 16” wheels but allow for better tires and a more contemporary look. 18” is an option too, but I don’t like it as much on TR’s as on 512tr’s. Personal preference.

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  14. Jay R

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    They’re nice. Who makes them?
     
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