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458 Suspension lift retro-fit

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by HertsTif, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. HertsTif

    HertsTif Rookie

    Dec 7, 2019
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    I'm looking to get a 458 Spider but many of the cars I'm seeing do not seem to have the front lifter option. I've got quite a nasty driveway and so I think I'd feel peace of mind having this feature just in case. I was just wondering, is this option retro-fittable? And if so, what sort of price are we talking? Or do I really need to be narrowing down the cars I'm looking at to ones with it factory fitted?
     
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  2. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    France
    The lift is available from Ferrari as part of the "Genuine" program; I have no idea about the price but a Ferrari dealer should provide it as it's part of the available equipment list.
    https://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/ferrari-genuine-accessories/equipments/000000000000002/detail/P000000124/
     
  3. Rexcat458

    Rexcat458 Rookie

    Dec 11, 2019
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    Texas
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    Steve
    I’m in the same boat bruddah, my driveway entrance requires a Sherpa guide, oxygen tanks and Mt. Everest worthy climbing gear to prevent dragging and damage.

    Therefore, I limited my search to models with the lifter option already installed and I’m glad I did... I understand that it can be retrofitted by a Ferrari dealer, but if you can find a car with the options and spec you want - with the lifter included, then you are sitting pretty!

    Cheers and good luck to you in your search!


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  4. Need4Spd

    Need4Spd F1 Veteran
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    Feb 24, 2007
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    Novitec used to have an aftermarket version, but I don’t know if they still do.


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  5. HertsTif

    HertsTif Rookie

    Dec 7, 2019
    3
    Thanks for all of the advice everyone. I'll try and find one with one but it's good to see there are factory, Novitech and also another Japanese company I can't quite recall for options
     
  6. Ianjoub

    Ianjoub Karting

    Dec 22, 2019
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    Homosassa, FL USA
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    Ian Joubert
    I do not have the lift and have never had the front drag on anything. There is more room than you think. Test drive one to your house and try your driveway!
     
  7. HertsTif

    HertsTif Rookie

    Dec 7, 2019
    3
    It's a great idea, but unfortunately there aren't any for sale near enough to me that I could return home and back again on a test drive without them thinking I've stolen the car :)
     

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