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348 Spider scuttle shake

Discussion in '348/355' started by jonix, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. jonix

    jonix Rookie

    Jun 24, 2004
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    Could anyone let me know if the handling of the Spider edition of the 348 suffers from scuttle shake?

    A friend's Saab seems to suffer quite badly from this.

    I am currently deciding whether to go for the Spider, TS or TB. It's a hard decision and it may be badly influenced by the fact that it's currently summer and intend to use the car when the weather isn't so good (here in the UK :) ).
     
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  3. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
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    ive had convertible tr8, saab turbo, boxster and 348. 348 is as solid as boxster which is solid. i also frequently track it without handling problems. this is the 348 to have
     
  4. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

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    All Spiders, it doesn't matter what the manufacturer is will suffer a degree of "scuttle shake", how much depends on the design of the chassis / body.

    Over the years as technology has improved "scuttle shake" has greatly reduced, but is still there.

    The best thing you can do is drive as many 348 Spiders as you can and decide for youself.


    MW
     
  5. Ferrari_tech

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    Forgot to mention, but the amount of shake will depend largely on the road surface.
     
  6. jonix

    jonix Rookie

    Jun 24, 2004
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    This may be me lacking basic knowledge but does the TB come with a T-Bar (as implied by the name)? Does TS mean Top Solid or something similar?

    Would the TB edition suffer from "scuttle shake" or would it sit inbetween the Spider and TS in this respect?
     
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  8. judge4re

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    tb = transverse berlinetta (fixed roof)
    ts = transverse spider (targa top, no t bar)
     
  9. jonix

    jonix Rookie

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    Many thanks for that explanation :)
     

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