CHEAP & EASY way to make your stock Ferrari look MUCH BETTER!

My buddy Ven recently purchased a super clean Ferrari F430, and he actually found it at a local dealership in Austin! It’s got a lot of really cool options on it, but the one thing that it needed badly was to have the wheels fill out the fenders better.

So he bought a set of wheel spacers from Ricambi America using my discount code NGS10 to get 10% off. You can find the wheel spacers using this link: https://bit.ly/2IcYU2H

The spacers go on simply by removing the wheels, putting on the spacers, then bolting the wheels back on and torquing them down. Super simple.

How to change the coolant, thermostat, & accessory belt on a Ferrari F430

Thermostat part # 230887: https://bit.ly/2CMObrl
Thermostat gasket # 137873: https://bit.ly/2I4cNz1
Accessory Belt for F430 # 235315: https://bit.ly/2CNPIgS

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In this video we show you how to change the coolant, thermostat, and accessory belt on my Ferrari F430. It’s a fairly simple job and only takes a few hours. Most of the time is just spent removing and reinstalling the underbody panels.

Once the car is jacked up into the air, you remove both the front and rear underbody panels. This will give you access to the radiators in the front, as well as the belt and thermostat in the rear.

You can drain the coolant by putting the car at a forward angle and pulling the drain plugs on the left and right radiators. I used the Pentosin Blue coolant but you can use green coolant as well. The system holds 17.5 Liters of coolant.

The accessory belt is extremely easy to remove and replace. You simply use a 15mm socket on a breaker bar to undo the tension on the belt at the belt tensioner, then pull the belt off and put the new belt on.

The thermostat is removed by unbolting the 3 5mm bolts holding it to the engine block, then removing the hose clamp. I had to use a screwdriver to pry the hose off the old thermostat as it was stuck a bit.

Ferrari 360 Headers Install Part 2 – Meg turns wrenches?

Part 1: https://youtu.be/X947mUNim7Y

It’s time to make Stu’s Ferrari 360 LOUD and gain some serious HORSEPOWER! We remove the OEM Exhaust Manifolds and catalytic converters and replace them with Fabspeed Exhaust Headers and Capristo straight pipes.

Meg helped out and wrenched on a car for her first time ever! She even got dirty. We needed her help to start threading on the new nuts for the headers as her smaller hands could get into the tight spaces better.

Prior to installation, we take the car to Eurocharged ATX (http://www.eurochargedatx.com) to have a baseline dyno run. This will let us know how much horsepower and torque the 360 gains from the exhaust and tune.

The entire installation took us about 16.5 hours and 2 very late nights. Thankfully we had a good crew helping out and lots of beer.

Installing Aftermarket Fabspeed Headers in a Ferrari 360 Spider

It’s time to make Stu’s Ferrari 360 LOUD and gain some serious HORSEPOWER! We remove the OEM Exhaust Manifolds and catalytic converters and replace them with Fabspeed Exhaust Headers and Capristo straight pipes.

Prior to installation, we take the car to Eurocharged ATX (http://www.eurochargedatx.com) to have a baseline dyno run. This will let us know how much horsepower and torque the 360 gains from the exhaust and tune.

The entire installation took us about 16.5 hours and 2 very late nights. Thankfully we had a good crew helping out and lots of beer.

Part 2: https://youtu.be/eNMJjG5i6kg

Modding a FERRARI 458 with Air Horn, Carbon Wings, & Dead Pedal

In this video we install 3 modifications to Richard’s Ferrari 458 Italia – a new Ferrari 355 Air Horn, machined dead pedal, and carbon fiber front canards (wings).

Ricambi America hooked us up again, and this time they hooked YOU up too! You can get 10% of any purchase by using the discount code NGS10 at https://www.ricambiamerica.com

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458 Dead Pedal: https://bit.ly/2VYs3kL
355 Passenger Foot Rest as seen in Jeff’s car: https://bit.ly/2HDfSab
355 Dead Pedal: https://bit.ly/2ujYn60
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The front bumper removal on the Ferrari 458 is a little bit more difficult than it was to remove on the Ferrari F430. You will definitely need more than one person to remove and reinstall. You can install the Air Horns without removing the bumper, but it must come off to install the new canards.

The installation of the dead pedal is super simple. You just need to unscrew the original dead pedal, pull off the rubber piece, then install the new dead pedal and bolt it down with the included bolts.

Changing the brake fluid on a Ferrari 458 Italia and F430

Richard and I were scheduled to have a track day at the Circuit of the Americas with the Ferrari North America people. Before we head off to the track, we wanted to put in new brake fluid into Richard’s Ferrari 458 Italia and my Ferrari F430.

The brake fluid we used is Castrol SRF React brake fluid and performs very well when under high temps like you will experience on the track. Changing the brake fluid on both cars is very simple and can easily be performed using simple hand tools, but it helps to have a Motiv pressurized brake bleeder system. You first need to suck the old fluid out of the reservoir using a brake bleeder vacuum pump.

While I had the wheels off and since I was going to be using the brakes pretty hard, I wanted to also check on my brake pad thickness and brake rotor thickness. You can use a simple brake pad thickness gauge to check on the pads, and a brake caliper gauge.

How to – Ferrari 458 sounds INCREDIBLE for only $400

In this video I head over to my buddy Richard’s house to work on his Ferrari 458 Italia. He purchased an exhaust controller module from Forza Componenti for about $400. The module plugs in between the factory wiring harness and the exhaust valve solenoids. This allow you to manually open and close the exhaust valves through a remote control

When the factory exhaust valves are open, the 458 exhaust really sounds awesome. You get all the pops and crackling that a Ferrari should have instead of sounding like a Prius. Because the valves are now controlled with a remote, you can close the valves when you don’t want to upset your neighbors.

Total time was about 3 hours of work. We had to remove the wheels, diffuser, fender liners, and rear bumper just to gain access to the valves and solenoids. And a congratulations is in order for Richard as this was his first time ever working on a car! Woohoo!

You can find the controller here: http://forzacomponenti.com/
Richard bought the Model B4

I made a mistake on the Ball Joints Installation

So as it turns out, you DO need to put some grease on the ball joints on the Ferrari F430 when replacing them. I just missed that step in the service manual, but my wonderful viewers made comments asking why I wasn’t putting in grease. I was suspicious that you should add grease, but my old ball joints clearly had no grease.

I found the spot in the service manual that calls for Fiat Tutella Zeta 2 grease, which I could not find in the US, so I just ordered some synthetic grease that should do the job. I had to remove the control arms again, pop off the ball joint boots, apply the grease, then reinstall everything and torque it down.

Here’s the video of the ball joint installation: https://youtu.be/TuEO4mjfPig

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How to replace the upper ball joints on a Ferrari F430 or 360


Ball Joints Kit – UBJ-360-K – https://bit.ly/2HyNFBM

Ball Joint extraction tool – UBJ-360-BRT – https://bit.ly/2sDNjQn

Hysol Glue – 184241 – https://bit.ly/2S2HFW4

Hysol Dispenser tool – 184241-T – https://bit.ly/2sDMvuH

In this video I will show how to replace the upper ball joints on a Ferrari F430 or 360. The parts were all supplied from Ricambi America through my partnership with them and are listed above. If you need to purchase Ferrari or Maserati Parts, please contact Ricambi America.

You will need to have some basic hand tools, floor jacks, c-clip pliers, a ball joint press, and an oven. Yes, you need to bake the ball joints to cure the Hysol glue once they are installed.

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How to DIY Maserati Granturismo Major Service and SAVE $2,000!

Most of the parts you will need to do a DIY major service can be purchased at Ricambi America (https://www.ricambiamerica.com/) or on Amazon. Links are below.

Maserati Granturismo Major Service Kit – GTSK1 – https://bit.ly/2GoakP5

Oil Filter Wrench – https://bit.ly/2t8XvAC

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5w-40 Synthetic Oil – https://amzn.to/2GqBGEm