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Lowered my 488 on novitec springs, now tires are rubbing.

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by isight, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. isight

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    Just had my 488 lowered on novitec springs with 15/20mm spacers. But now tires are rubbing. Anyone else have this issue? Too low?
     
  2. Transman

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    I can’t understand why anybody would want to modify the 488 to make it lower at all


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  3. isight

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    Purely aesthetics, sits to high stock IMO.
     
  4. Autolove

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    It drives better too!
     
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  5. RayJohns

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    I can't understand why anyone would live in New York :)

    All kidding aside, I lowered my 458 15mm in the front. Looked a lot nicer and handled a bit better it seemed. I think the Ferraris are higher when sent to the USA (due to our regulations), but I have no direct evidence. They sure seem to have a huge fender gap, however.

    Ray
     
  6. Gh21631

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    They sit way too high stock and look like 4wd. Lowering looks better and will reduce some roll.
     
  7. isight

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    Agreed! Love the new stance and ride.

    Any if you guys get rubbing? I have stock wheels. Happens only w steering wheel turned to the max on either side.
     
  8. Rory breaker

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    Seriously, I can’t believe people keep these cars stock. Enjoy your 4x4 ;)

    No rubbing here, 458 on Novitec susp, 20/21 setup, 275s in front 355s in back. Would go back to your installer assuming you have one and have them readjust to not rub. They are not a set height, can adjust up/down some.
     
  9. GSF355

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    Get rid of the spacers...
     
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  10. B2FiNiTY

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    Just raise it a little.
     
  11. isight

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    Thanks for the input everyone
     
  12. Tamahal

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    Niiiice, the 488 came in , cant wait to see it ....
     
  13. Baitschev

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  14. REALZEUS

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    Obviously it doesn't...
     
  15. Autolove

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    Yes it does!
     
  16. REALZEUS

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    The poster whose tyres scrape, begs to differ...
     
  17. isight

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    Spacers removed, no more rubbing! Thank you for the input everyone. Most definitely drives better!
     
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  18. Tamahal

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  19. isight

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    Sweet, I'm down!
     

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