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458 spider open top while driving hack

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by veilstylez, Sep 11, 2019 at 1:16 AM.

  1. veilstylez

    veilstylez Formula Junior
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    So the 488 spider, pista spider, and F8 spider top can be open while driving up to 30mph, but the 458 spider can't. Anyone figure out a hack for this? I mean they use the same convertible top mechanism...but Im sure something is stronger on the new models, but it would be nice to have the option to open the top while driving.
     
  2. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

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    Mods4cars.com I have it on my car so have many users. You can even close/open with the car turned off.
     
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  3. veilstylez

    veilstylez Formula Junior
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    ahhhh..ok thank you!
     
  4. MalibuGuy

    MalibuGuy F1 Rookie

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    Looks like a very nice upgrade. After watching the video, I was a little concerned about the one touch auto opening of the top. My concern was if you mistakenly hit that button and was driving fast, the wind might damage the top. I suppose you could quickly hit the close button and reverse the process.

    But I like the ability to open and close windows and the top using the key remote, as well as being able to open and close the top while driving slowly.
     
  5. veilstylez

    veilstylez Formula Junior
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    I was just thinking the same ....say you want roll the rear window down while driving on the freeway and you accidentally the open top button since they are next to each other.
    But I do want the option to open while driving slowly.
     
  6. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

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    After 40km/h it will not open no matter what you press, you need to drive it under 40 or the process stops.
     
  7. fossilfuel

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    I got this a few months ago and it is a GAME CHANGER for me!!!

    I have a very narrow parking spot for my 458 spider and it is very hard to get into with the window up. With the Mods4cars.com module, I can double click as I walk up to the car and it opens just the windows--- 100x easier to get in the car! Same if I want to drop the top before i get in and after I get out and walk away. Also, not for nothing, it is fun / cool to watch the top operate from outside the car :)

    Being able to operate while moving at slow speeds is also helpful in certain situations.

    Highly recommended !

    -mark (aka fossilfuel)
     
  8. Steinhart

    Steinhart Karting

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    did you install it yourself? what is all involved, I saw the install instructions, just don't know how difficult it is, thanks
     
  9. fossilfuel

    fossilfuel Karting
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    Yes, did it myself. Followed the instructions that came with it---was a teeny bit tricky getting the panel off, but not too bad.

    The whole thing took less than 30 minutes.

    I would categorize myself as "fair" with DIY stuff.

    Hope that helps,

    -mark

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