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  1. speedmoore

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    Can someone please do me a big favor and measure the height of roof to ground of a stock 550 and a stock 599? I need to see if I can haul one to Cavallino with us in the race transporter. The way we do it for the best accuracy is to take a 6' level to the highest part of the roof and measure down to the ground on pretty level concrete.

    Thanks in advance

    David
     
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  3. Qksilver

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    Just checked the manual in the 550. 50.27 inches.
     
  4. ddemuro

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    The 550 is 50.3 inches high; the 599 is 52.6 inches.
     
  5. speedmoore

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    Did you do this on a car or from the manual?
     
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    I did both... measured under 51"... manual says 50.27
     
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  8. ddemuro

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    These are Ferrari's quoted heights for both vehicles.

    I imagine physically measuring it on a car would ultimately prove to be less accurate than the quoted heights.
     
  9. TexasMike

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    It would be if they change the ride height for the US market, which I've heard they do. I'm not sure if it's true though.
     
  10. speedmoore

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    FYI for all.

    The cars have a range that puts the roof at 48" up to 54" depending upon where the spring perches are at after cornerbalance. Measuring the car with a level on flat ground is a good way to be accurate for the roof. The only reason I needed the roof height before I got the car was to give me an idea how much we would have to turn the spring perches to fit in a 50.5" floor to celing height on either deck of our big transporter. We work on quite a few 550's but did not have one in the shop at the time.

    thanks

    d
     

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