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    Geday guys, im looking to replace the original metric wheels and tyres on my 308 qv to a set of 16s and would like to keep the original look, I have emailed superformance in the uk a few times now regarding what they offer but so far have received no response, any ideas? also im thinking 225/50/16 tyres for the rear and 215/50/16 for the front?, im living in Sydney Australia
    Thanks for any help regarding this.
    Carl

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    Good luck. QV wheels are rare as hen's teeth these days. You just have to stay vigilant and keep looking. I saw a set of five for sale not to far from me a couple years ago for $1600US. I should have bought them at that price just to hold on to!

    The Superformance ones are not bad at all. I had one for a while that I was going to use as a spare but found an OEM one instead. It looked 95% the real thing, though it was a little heavier.
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    Thanks for your reply mate, superformance have finally emailed me back and they do have a set in stock that I will probably go for considering the rarety of the original items, now with the tyre size would you agree with 225/50/16 rear and 215/50/16 front or smaller? Once again thanks for your help mate.

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    The 215/50/16 fronts will be slightly different diameter than the 225/50/16 rears. I'd stick with the OEM 205/55/16 in the front.
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    Here is a link to a good site where you can compare sizes. It gives you all of the dimensions and a nice visual.

    Tire Size Calculator

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    That's a great site, kcabpilot, I've used it a lot!
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    You can use 225/50/16 on the front just like the rear. This is what I did on my original 16” which made the car handle better due to wider front tire.

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    Here's the sizes i went with for the Kinesis rims. Just adding a data point.

    225 / 50 / 17 and 255 / 40 / 17

    If you have my Ferrari CD / thumbdrive i gave to the guys to distribute, the data is in the Kinesis folder. Just trying to help.

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    I had a set of the Superformance wheels on my car for a few years and they were perfectly fine. I did have a vibration in one which went away when I installed the hub-centering rings (which they neglected to send me when I ordered the wheels.) So make sure you get those. There are details on a thread on fchat.
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