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Old 26 August 2019, 03:10 AM   #241
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Old 26 August 2019, 03:48 AM   #242
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Before and after picture from tonight. The first is after its bath. The second is after dinner in the city, on our way home.
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Old 26 August 2019, 05:40 AM   #243
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Before and after picture from tonight. The first is after its bath. The second is after dinner in the city, on our way home.
Ouch. Could be repairable by good rim shop.
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Old 26 August 2019, 06:39 AM   #244
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Here's a more updated pic.

Great car! I've had a few - the current one plus a photo of an old one all chained up



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Old 26 August 2019, 09:06 AM   #245
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:07 AM   #246
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Ouch. Could be repairable by good rim shop.
My guy saw the picture and thinks it’s an easy fix. He just needs the wheel for a day.
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:15 AM   #247
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Great car! I've had a few - the current one plus a photo of an old one all chained up



I like the Amazon badge. Is that the trim level? And does it say TD on the other side (Turbo Diesel?). Here in the states, all 100 series Cruisers only came with the V8 petrol engine and we only got 1 trim level, which I assume is top of the line.
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Old 26 August 2019, 01:32 PM   #248
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Used to daily this Midget. Now I drive the IS 250 right next to it. The last pic is the original brass hammer from Thor Hammer Company in Great Britain. Even had the horse hair pouch.

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Old 26 August 2019, 02:37 PM   #249
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My guy saw the picture and thinks itís an easy fix. He just needs the wheel for a day.
That's impressive if that's the case. Looking at my wheels there isn't that much meat there. Is it just the outside of the lip or more of the barrel as well?
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My guy saw the picture and thinks it’s an easy fix. He just needs the wheel for a day.
If you aren't ever tracking the car then that option is good. Otherwise if you do plan on tracking which puts the car and wheels under extreme stress, ie 150mph plus and hard breaking and g-forces mid apex, a new wheel is required.
Also if you ever sell I would disclose this repair if you go the wheel guy route.

The wheel's integrity has been compromised and a failure could be catastrophic, be safe out there.

I can relate to this same experience, albeit in much less expensive car. I swerved to avoid one pothole which led me into a series of others in the next lane. had to get both right side wheels re-trued and both front tires replaced since the right front was pinched. This was only on my Mazdaspeed 3, gotta love Newark roads.
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I like the Amazon badge. Is that the trim level? And does it say TD on the other side (Turbo Diesel?). Here in the states, all 100 series Cruisers only came with the V8 petrol engine and we only got 1 trim level, which I assume is top of the line.
In the UK we didn't get the Lexus version, we got Toyota 100 series. They are badged Amazon (as opposed to the 120 series which is Prado or Colorado).

They came in petrol V8 or diesel. GX was the base level and VX is the high spec version. You don't see many GX versions as the only ran them for a couple of years. All the VX were auto, the GX was also available with a manual box.

This one is in the "fix it or sell it" zone - it's the boat/dog/tip/winter car and for a year or so I'm debating whether to move up to the 200 series or fix this one.
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Old 26 August 2019, 06:19 PM   #252
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Used to daily this Midget. Now I drive the IS 250 right next to it. The last pic is the original brass hammer from Thor Hammer Company in Great Britain. Even had the horse hair pouch.
lovely - and thats an early one! I used to have a 72 - one of my first cars just before the rubber bumpers
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Old 26 August 2019, 07:00 PM   #253
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lovely - and thats an early one! I used to have a 72 - one of my first cars just before the rubber bumpers
Thanks! And yeah, I'm not a fan of the rubber bumpers either though I think they look better on an MG than, say, a Spitfire. Super fun to drive, super unreliable. Haha #princelucas

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If you aren't ever tracking the car then that option is good. Otherwise if you do plan on tracking which puts the car and wheels under extreme stress, ie 150mph plus and hard breaking and g-forces mid apex, a new wheel is required.
Also if you ever sell I would disclose this repair if you go the wheel guy route.

The wheel's integrity has been compromised and a failure could be catastrophic, be safe out there.

I can relate to this same experience, albeit in much less expensive car. I swerved to avoid one pothole which led me into a series of others in the next lane. had to get both right side wheels re-trued and both front tires replaced since the right front was pinched. This was only on my Mazdaspeed 3, gotta love Newark roads.
You bring up great points. I admit I had not thought about it that way. And I do plan on tracking it. In fact, Iím at the track now. I was planning on bringing the 458. But Iím in the 911, which Iím ultimately glad about.

That said, Iím am thinking about fixing, but also getting a whole new set anyway. Iíve had a few recommendations from people and Iíve seen a few wheels that are really nice. Sadly, they are also extremely expensive. But I suppose thatís to me expected.

Even as I write this though, Iím thinking the best solution might simply be to have Ferrari swap out the damaged wheel during the scheduled service which just happens to be this week.
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Old 26 August 2019, 07:32 PM   #255
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Old 26 August 2019, 07:40 PM   #256
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You bring up great points. I admit I had not thought about it that way. And I do plan on tracking it. In fact, Iím at the track now. I was planning on bringing the 458. But Iím in the 911, which Iím ultimately glad about.

That said, Iím am thinking about fixing, but also getting a whole new set anyway. Iíve had a few recommendations from people and Iíve seen a few wheels that are really nice. Sadly, they are also extremely expensive. But I suppose thatís to me expected.

Even as I write this though, Iím thinking the best solution might simply be to have Ferrari swap out the damaged wheel during the scheduled service which just happens to be this week.
It's really the best option Seth. I haven't been to the track in a while but when I was frequently there with my Evo X, the pros would never use a re-trued wheel at the track. Once it's bent, it was done, too many variables, heat pressures, track surfaces, the apex rumble strips on entry/exit can be the nail in the coffin of a weakened wheel, especially when it's a front wheel. Just consider your safety and usage and that will be your guide.

Most important thing on a track is breaks, then tires and wheels, as it relates to safety. The incident with Paul Walker and the Porsche is supposedly related to simply deteriorated tires. Car was parked for long intervals, tires were technically unused but from being static so long had deteriorated and when pushed just a little, gave out. Safety is always first.
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Old 26 August 2019, 08:09 PM   #257
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Before and after picture from tonight. The first is after its bath. The second is after dinner in the city, on our way home.


Very nice!! I live in Moody, AL around 5min from Barbers Motorsports, a newer world class INDY track. They have a deal where if youíre license tag is one of theirs, you can race on the track two days a year for free. Iíve had my Ferrari for around five weeksíish. Sept 14th is the next day for this. I have to try, but holy crap am I terrified at the idea. Any advice on first time on a racetrack with a Ferrari?


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Old 26 August 2019, 08:56 PM   #258
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You bring up great points. I admit I had not thought about it that way. And I do plan on tracking it. In fact, I’m at the track now. I was planning on bringing the 458. But I’m in the 911, which I’m ultimately glad about.

That said, I’m am thinking about fixing, but also getting a whole new set anyway. I’ve had a few recommendations from people and I’ve seen a few wheels that are really nice. Sadly, they are also extremely expensive. But I suppose that’s to me expected.

Even as I write this though, I’m thinking the best solution might simply be to have Ferrari swap out the damaged wheel during the scheduled service which just happens to be this week.
Imo there is no way around getting a new wheel.
Rashid said it right, the structure has been compromised ( and these rims are optimized for weight, so they don‘t have enough „meat“ to just take these hits and get straightened out then).

Even at 75 mph, it won‘t be fun having a compromised rim failing, but here, we go top speed with our cars and there is certainly no room for failure.
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:16 PM   #260
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Imo there is no way around getting a new wheel.
Rashid said it right, the structure has been compromised ( and these rims are optimized for weight, so they donĎt have enough Ąmeatď to just take these hits and get straightened out then).

Even at 75 mph, it wonĎt be fun having a compromised rim failing, but here, we go top speed with our cars and there is certainly no room for failure.
Agree.

I learn as I go. And you both bring up super points.

Safety first. Always. Iíll just have them swap it out at service.

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Agree.

I learn as I go. And you both bring up super points.

Safety first. Always. Iíll just have them swap it out at service.

Thanks guys.
Seth, take a look in the Ferrari Chat classified, there are always 458 wheels for sale. I would certainly buy a new wheel. No way I would risk that wheel on track events or car rally's. Thats $hitty to happen on the F car.
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Speciale? Gorgeous. Absolutely love it. Already can barely squeeze a trenta drink in the aft cupholder in my 458 - can only guess the carbon bridge makes it tighter
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Speciale? Gorgeous. Absolutely love it. Already can barely squeeze a trenta drink in the aft cupholder in my 458 - can only guess the carbon bridge makes it tighter


yes, the cup holder of the speciale actually pretty practical and secure for Trenta cup, venti is not very secure when break hard,lmao


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In the UK we didn't get the Lexus version, we got Toyota 100 series. They are badged Amazon (as opposed to the 120 series which is Prado or Colorado).

They came in petrol V8 or diesel. GX was the base level and VX is the high spec version. You don't see many GX versions as the only ran them for a couple of years. All the VX were auto, the GX was also available with a manual box.

This one is in the "fix it or sell it" zone - it's the boat/dog/tip/winter car and for a year or so I'm debating whether to move up to the 200 series or fix this one.
The Lexus version is just a rebadged Cygnus. Iím not sure if the Cygnus was ever brought to Europe. Outside of Japan, I know it was also offered in the Middle East, but Iím not sure about anywhere else. As far as I know, the Lexus version was only for the US and maybe Canada.

We also got the Toyota LC version, but it was only offered in 1 trim level and there was no designation (GX, VX, etc...). It is simply called the Land Cruiser. Iím assuming it is the VX trim, though.

I say you fix up your 100 and keep it on the road. Theyíre wonderful cars. If you need more space, a 200 would be a nice choice, but the 100 is just so nice.
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The Lexus version is just a rebadged Cygnus. Iím not sure if the Cygnus was ever brought to Europe. Outside of Japan, I know it was also offered in the Middle East, but Iím not sure about anywhere else. As far as I know, the Lexus version was only for the US and maybe Canada.

We also got the Toyota LC version, but it was only offered in 1 trim level and there was no designation (GX, VX, etc...). It is simply called the Land Cruiser. Iím assuming it is the VX trim, though.

I say you fix up your 100 and keep it on the road. Theyíre wonderful cars. If you need more space, a 200 would be a nice choice, but the 100 is just so nice.
I see Lexus variants here as Japanese imports, but I can not recall ever seeing a Cygnus on the road.

I have had 4 LC80, and this is the third LC100. I have had it 5 years, and the main faults are still there since the day I got it. AC, rear diff lock. That says something about reliability as nothing else has gone wrong in 5 years! I reckon I will fix it as it isn't depreciating anytime soon....and for the use it gets I can't justify a 200 series (in 5 years I have done 15k miles!)

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I see Lexus variants here as Japanese imports, but I can not recall ever seeing a Cygnus on the road.

I have had 4 LC80, and this is the third LC100. I have had it 5 years, and the main faults are still there since the day I got it. AC, rear diff lock. That says something about reliability as nothing else has gone wrong in 5 years! I reckon I will fix it as it isn't depreciating anytime soon....and for the use it gets I can't justify a 200 series (in 5 years I have done 15k miles!)

I'm a fixer by nature and actually enjoy older stuff with something to fix on them
What year is your 100? Over here, the rear diff lock was only offered during the 98 and 99 model years, I think, and only on the Toyota version, not the Lexus. A very cool factory option!
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You bring up great points. I admit I had not thought about it that way. And I do plan on tracking it. In fact, Iím at the track now. I was planning on bringing the 458. But Iím in the 911, which Iím ultimately glad about.



That said, Iím am thinking about fixing, but also getting a whole new set anyway. Iíve had a few recommendations from people and Iíve seen a few wheels that are really nice. Sadly, they are also extremely expensive. But I suppose thatís to me expected.



Even as I write this though, Iím thinking the best solution might simply be to have Ferrari swap out the damaged wheel during the scheduled service which just happens to be this week.


Seth,

Give USA Wheel in Fairfield a try. Theyíre behind that industrial complex on Bloomfield Ave. They are extremely trustworthy and they be transparent about results and structural integrity of wheel post repair.

Sorry about the wheel. Looks like a potato chip!


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Give USA Wheel in Fairfield a try. Theyíre behind that industrial complex on Bloomfield Ave. They are extremely trustworthy and they be transparent about results and structural integrity of wheel post repair.

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Thanks Carlos.

I had a scheduled service so I just sent it back to Ferrari today. Itíll cost me more, but the piece of mind is worth it to me.

I need it back fast because I was invited to an ďinvite onlyĒ car show at the hamptons. Iíll likely meet a ton of good contacts so I want to ensure everything is pristine.

Iíll check them out for future needs tho. Thanks bud.
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