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But how about these if you want alloy wheels on your F40?

 

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hi
and another + for photo 1.
 

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QUOTE Tifosi, where did those ones come from?

When I posted the pic I was DREADING someone asking what they were!

Talk about a senior moment I cannot remember where I got them from but I think it might have been Italy?

I will try and work it out and then post the details, lovely wheels, not cheap but I wish I could afford a set on all of my 50+ F40s...

The centre caps with the Cavalino rampant are from a sheet of embossed stickers I got from a guy at Race retro in Coventry, those I might be able to find a little more easily, stay tuned!

The F40 is a Slot.it IMSA test car
 

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QUOTE (tifosi @ 30 Nov 2011, 23:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>When I posted the pic I was DREADING someone asking what they were!

Talk about a senior moment i cannot remember where I got them from but I think it might have been Italy?

I will try and work it out and then post the details, lovely wheels, not cheap but I wish I could afford a set on all 50+ F40s...

The centre caps with the Cavalino rampant are from a sheet of embossed stickers I got from a guy at Race retro in Coventry, those Iimight be able to find a little more easliy, stay tuned!

The F40 is a Slot.it IMSA test car

That would be great if you can do that.
F40, same as mine, although mine has been through the wars, and I never got around to dressing her. May strip and redo, then dress.
The reason I bought the gold wheels, they looked the part. and no inserts required. That's the one thing with Slot.it and NSR, they only make wheels that need inserts. Pain
 

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QUOTE (Saviour @ 1 Dec 2011, 08:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes, they look to heavy, but why.
It's the darker tonal quality of the gold ones that makes them look heavy, particularly seeing as there is no gloss on them. The same wheels in silver wouldn't look quite so bulky. But having said that, they are a wheel with a fairly heavy hub anyway.

Plus the gold fights a little bit with the red to me. But that's a purely subjective opinion.

Silver is seen as a 'no colour' option. It is tone only. Gold introduces a definite colour.

Embs
 

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Yeah definately the 1st photo with the silver rims although what seems to make the gold rims stand out more is the unprinted tyres, just black and gold compared to black-silver and the white print. Still not the best looking rims either IMO, maybe if they were glossy and shiny, they just seem dull. Oh and if you can get the same rims as tifosi go for it, they look the goods.

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OK after burning up some of my remaining grey matter i think my wheels are...................

SLOTING PLUS AMERICA

Those wheels

So there!

Phew that really hurt the old brain...
 

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I should've recognised them. I've only got about 3 cars running on them currently and enough stashed away for a couple more builds. The embossed Fez logo sticker in the centre really finishes them off well.

They're a really nice wheel. Available in sizes from 15 x 8mm up to 17 x 10 mm.
 

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OK you concours detailers after a lot of rooting about I found the reference

Those embossed Ferrari decals

As you can see some great Porsche and Lambo badges as well, as they are 3D they look really great.

I have also used the Ford badges, they look superb.

The annoying thing is that I can't find my stash so I am going to have to buy some more, aaarrrrggghhh

The stockist I have bought them from at the 'Race Retro' show is

UK stockist

Can I also commend the etched metal Ferrari badges MSM034 and another pack in Modelworks packaging marked simply 'Ferrari badges (silver) etched metal 1:43rd

Finally take a look at the etched metal set 1:43rd Steering wheels and pedals, again marked up as Modelworks not MSM, @ £2.49 stonking good value...
 

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QUOTE (Saviour @ 30 Nov 2011, 23:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That would be great if you can do that.
F40, same as mine, although mine has been through the wars, and I never got around to dressing her. May strip and redo, then dress.
The reason I bought the gold wheels, they looked the part. and no inserts required. That's the one thing with Slot.it and NSR, they only make wheels that need inserts. Pain

Hi, I just purchased those exact same wheels, the CB Gold 5spoke, not sure if they are the same size, I got 2 pairs of 15x8, I put them on my MRSLOTCAR MAZDA, they look nice on the Mazda, you don't need a wide wheel on the rear of the Mazda though as this car doesn't have the room, you could possibly fit a 15x10 rear, but I'm sure the 15x8 give you a better tyre size choice and even the 15x8 fills out the wheel arches on the Mazda, with a little space for in and out adjustment.

After seeing those pics regarding your Ferrari, I would buy the Slotting Plus wheels, also they are easy to get access to the grub screw than the CB wheels, you don't have to move the tyre or as I've seen some people do put a hole for the Allen key through the actual tyre.

The CB 5spoke in "silver" would also look great on your Ferrari.

My Mazda with CB 5spoke wheels. (note the rear wing is a Slot.it wing stuck on for show!)
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i452/f...th/DSCN6232.jpg

As for the question, the Wheels & Slot.it inserts are best out of your two, then first would be the Slotting Plus wheels.
I'm also not a fan of inserts, pain in the - you know what if you need to remove them, or they keep falling out if not glued.
 
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