Did they use the LT bolts ? I assume they are too long for 12C wheels as the offset of the LT wheels is roughly 10mm less.The offset is wrong. But they did it at my insistence.
Normally for a modest offset (up to maybe 15mm) you would put a spacer behind the wheel centre. To machine, forge or cast additional offset into the wheel design itself, including the necessary testing of it, would be vastly more expensive.Not sure I understand how the offset would effect the bolt length but you must be right because they used the LT bolts. I always assumed that the offset was built into the wheel by bending the spokes more or less. Not making the hub of the wheel thicker or thinner. But what do I know? Not much apparently.
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NV,^^ love the body color louvers, well done. Wish I had done that.
Your spec is perfect as is, I wouldn't change a thing! Good call on all the painted areas, looks really really good.NV,
Thanks! It is probably just a case of the grass being greener on the other side - just today I was admiring an LT with carbon fiber louvers and thinking how nice it looks.
What does work well is body color side intakes with CF lower intakes - it makes the waist of the car look narrower. The 2nd photo in my earlier post above shows what I mean. Always thought the 458 looks nice like that, so I decided to try for the same effect with the LT.
I was in at the service garage today (again... this time with the engine cover not opening) and VP5 was in there. The P1 is such a stunning car; I enjoyed looking at it rather than watching four engineers attempting to open the engine cover on my LT. They succeeded and it is now nicely set up to work properly. Mind you, I'd like to have a word with the person at McLaren who thought it was a smart idea to dump the engine bay opening mechanism for that stupid catch system with allen key screwdriver.