Thanks for the post.Absolutely, wheel spacers help to push the wheels out for a wider stance and help get a flush fit to the body for a great look.
Here is a few pics of the GT / GT-MC, lowered on FD Sport Springs w/ FD Wheel Spacers!
Our wheel spacer kit comes with super strong CNC Machined Stainless Steel Inserts pressed into the spacer so you're threading a Forged Steel Bolt into a Steel Insert for the ultimate in strength.
These really help to get you that wide look that you find with many exotics that is noticeably missing on the Maserati but really makes all the difference to helping bring a sportier look.
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As long as you have quality hub centric wheel spacers designed for the Maserati and they are installed correctly, they will be balanced and will not cause any problems. We can honestly say that we've tested our wheel spacers to 180mph and there is no vibration. We test all of our products on both street and race track to ensure the highest quality and durability even under the most demanding use. It helps when you have a garage at the local track for testing!Fine with the looks but a No-Go for high speed drives on the Autobahn.
Car wobbles... thats the feedback I got from an owner.
I guess its fine in the US or other parts of the world where you never have the opportunity to drive it at unrestricted speeds on public roads.
That is one of the most informative and funny posts, I feel your pain mate!I have 22mm front and 25mm rear and it certainly changes the look of the car for the better. I’d never realized it missing before but, to me at least, the car suddenly had a lot of the look of Aston Martin to it, particularly at the rear. Which in IMO is no bad thing.
It’s a great mod actually, as although you will really notice the difference your wife just won’t see it, so you never have to get into the conversation about how much it costs, how may diapers it could have paid for, etc. Even if she does think she notices “something” you can convince her she’s seeing things, you really can’t lose.
Are you in the UK if so where? If you are anywhere up north you must use auto shield Maserati in Manchester!There are some comments about the steering being more accurate, but I have to say that’s not my experience at all. It’s almost as though the steering mechanism is slightly overwhelmed by the extra effort (?) required to turn the wheels now that they are further from the hub, and there is a slight delay followed by over-correction. I.e. it seems to turn late and then too far.
I had them fitted by my dealer and after a quick test drive the tech commented “steering is different, feels weird”.
I probably just need to get used to it.
Thanks for this Input. I will consider it.As long as you have quality hub centric wheel spacers designed for the Maserati and they are installed correctly, they will be balanced and will not cause any problems. We can honestly say that we've tested our wheel spacers to 180mph and there is no vibration. We test all of our products on both street and race track to ensure the highest quality and durability even under the most demanding use. It helps when you have a garage at the local track for testing!
In your friends case, perhaps he threw a wheel weight or maybe there was an product or install issue but think about it this way. Porsche ships cars like the 997 with OEM wheel spacers, some aftermarket versions will have problems but high quality spacers are perfectly fine.
Actually I run the rigours of the Colonial Ex-Pat lifestyle, bringing effortless pomposity to the natives of San Francisco. I’m lucky to have 2 very good dealers near me, one of which recently even went as far as lending me a Bentley GT Speed Convertible for the weekend in an effort to get me to switch.
Glad you found good friends at Auto Shield, the dealer experiences seem to vary widely.
The first impression it made was the $278,000 price tag! They lent me the full Monty Speed Six, 626bhp W12, whereas they were proposing the V8 for a lease payment the same as my Maz. That got my attention.More importantly what was your impression of the Bentley?