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488 What’s everyone’s opinion on the vorsteiner carbon kit?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by 4583414, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. 4583414

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  3. FFan5

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    I like the diffuser. Hate the spolier. The side skirts are too big, looks like it should retract after you step into the car.
     
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    I find the 488 lends itself well to quality aftermarket parts. Some of these look good to me, and I'm considering a spoiler on the Pista. Not a huge fan of the side skirts and front lip, but the backside is cool.
     
  5. 3POINT8

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    a little overdone but not that bad. the color combo looks great
     
  6. MANDALAY

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    The most appealing thing on this 488 GTB is for American cars and hiding those hideous reflectors on the bumpers.

    At least they are less obvious on the Pista and F8
     
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  8. Gh21631

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    I like it.
     
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    Hopefully some place nice.
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    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I love it.
     
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  13. JJiiSS

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    One of the better looking kits no doubt
     
  14. mdrums

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    These aftermarket kits look like something the kids down my street do to their Honda's and Hyundai's ..... the add on parts stick out/ stand out and do not flow with Ferrari body work. These kits make the car look so cheap. None of the Ferrari 488 race cars have this mess on them.
     
  15. 4583414

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    I ended up ordering the Pista carbon side skirts and carbon rear diffuser. After much thinking the vorsteiner just wasn’t for me
     
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    Must say I agree with the above. They look like add-ons and not something that belongs on the car. To my eyes it does not look right at all.

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    #15 Actualizer, Feb 16, 2021
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    You’re quite right !. I have been a strictly OEM man all my life . I just felt that the 488 needed that slightly less of an effeminate feel I felt. So stepped into this venture knowing it was risky. You’re absolutely spot on . It was a nightmare. It was as if the kit was made for some other 488 from nowhereland, I’ve spent days looking fir mechanics and top shops to mound, pressure press, straighten and align all body kit parts to fit in a homogenous way , no instruction manual by the way. Tyre size sent was wrong so the front tire scraped on my lower B PILLAR mud flap area with constant threat rub, I even sent a video of the defect to Vorsteiner . On their advise I bought $1200 of new tyres. 16 out if 20 bolt and screw holes were not aligned to the 488 underbody holes so it was not a bolt on exercise. The right lip skirt was not as low as the left skirt which was not aligned either, I have pics of all labor done to show how much correction had to be done. This , despite the fact that I had the OEM Cf body kit installed . Now that it’s near completion, I will have a look and if I don’t like it than I won’t bring it home...I’ll just put my OEM kit and wheels back. So lesson learned . Don’t look at aftermarket kits. Best to go for small parts like side mirror cars , exhausts etc. I was going to go for NOVITEC EXHAUST but with this experience ...might defer. Also, they don’t tell you that it would be inevitable that we buy the the Novitec springs as the distance between the wheel nad the arch is comically high . That’s another $3000 to $5000 incl fitment . You don’t get told that such a spring set is essential fir car aesthetics to not look ugly . So my total bill is AUD$45000 so far and adding up,
     
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