Carrera Ferrari 458 GT2

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Carrera Ferrari 458 GT2

Postby chappyman66 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 am

Has anyone had experience with the wheels/axles on the Carrera Ferrari 458 being bent or not straight?

We decided on a Carrera GT class after liking the Ford GT. I chose the Ferrari, several other cars are in use (Lambo, 2 Ford GTs, a couple of Corvettes ). Every other car was smooth out of the box, and the Ferrari was twitchy and jumpy on every corner.

Upon examination, both axles were bent. I bought a full set of new wheels/axles. The rears are fine, but I can see the fronts are out of round.

I have already pulled and trued them but due to the splined axle I am not confident they will stay true even with glue. I also had to glue the motor in to smooth out the rear end.

I like the livery, but I am about done with the car. It's not competitive and it's supposed to be a box stock class....I can't change wheels or put a new front end in the car. I don't want to keep spending money on new wheel sets hoping for true ones, when the other cars are smooth out of the box. Any hints?

Or is it just time for an orange Ford GT?
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Re: Carrera Ferrari 458 GT2

Postby Mayberryman » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:13 am

I race with a club that runs the Carrera GT class, no mag basically stock, and the Ferrari is perhaps the hardest one to get to be competitive. I will not comment on the new Ford GT as our season ended before their production. The cars we seem to get the most of are the BMWs, Corvettes, and the other Ferrari. I have two of the 458s and they are mostly used as back up and loaner cars. Our rules only allowed the tires to be glued and trued, this year we are allowing Paul Gauge tires and I will be interested if this improves the 458. Oh yes, the other problem was that for a fairly long time the 458 GT 2 tires could not be found.
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Re: Carrera Ferrari 458 GT2

Postby chappyman66 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:02 am

We tried PG, but they were not as fast as QuickSlicks on our track. In either case, tires go away after 5 laps....so it's all sliding after that.

So we do run QS rears, and there seems to be a difference between softs and firms but the car is just plain not smooth.
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