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I am considering buying a 512B

I am considering buying a 512BBi. Does anyone know of a wheel company that is making larger size (16,17 or 18") splined wheels that would work and look correct for a Boxer?
 
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Gary,

Welcome to Ferrari-Ta


Gary,

Welcome to Ferrari-Talk!

I have a 365 Boxer with 17" wheels on her, using spline drives. I had them "made" by BBS Motorsports...and tranfered the Ferrari spline drives to their wheels. The wheels can be made in virtually any size or width. I chose 17x8" for the front and 17x10" for the rear...

As the wheel centers supplied by BBS were orginally designed for the BBLM race cars, there are some fitment issues pertaining to the stainless steel trim rings...If you decide to go this route, I can provide you with the all the fitment information...or do the modifications to your hubs and wheels for you.

There may be other wheels manufacturers for your car. In any event, you'll still need to tranfer your spline drives to the new wheels.

Please check the Photo Gallery for pictures of my car...and you'll see what a BB looks like with these wheels.

Regards,
David
 
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David,

didn't the 288


David,

didn't the 288 GTO's use the same wheel center splines as the Boxers? if so then maybe Speedline has or could make alternatives also?

Regards, JRV
 
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JRV,

I'm not sure about


JRV,

I'm not sure about the GTO splines being the same...could very well be, as the BBi's were still in production when the 288 GTO was first launched. We all know how much Ferrari likes to share parts amongest models. My BBS experience was a rough one, but the final result was worth it. A phone call to Speedline would certainly be in order....

Regards,
David
 
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Thanks for for the info. I hav

Thanks for for the info. I have found one source, S.L Competition in Georgia. http://www.garedcars.com
They can do a custom order (4-6 weeks) Boxer center lock 18" wheels for $3,800 a set or 17" set for $3,600 Here's a picture they sent me of a Boxer with the 17" ones.
 
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Hi Gary,

those look very si


Hi Gary,

those look very simular to 288 GTO wheels...beautiful...and the price sounds right around quotes I've heard before. Which has some dampening effect on routine replacement combined with originality issues of course. IMO the Boxers can certianly use far more rubber than they came with stock for truly spirited driving.

Thanks for the link.

Regards, JRV
 
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