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UH-Matt

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Hi

Did the face lift (2006/2007 onwards) Gallardo have the front lift as standard, or has it always been an option only?

I am potentially looking for one, but must have front lift, so keen to know more.

Thanks,

LamboBrum

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Option Only

iandc

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Also I understand almost impossible to retrofit. Do you really need one as I have 07 Spyder without and have never had a problem.

UH-Matt

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Well to get to my parking area I have to go over a pavement (thats been dropped) but it has a bit of a hump to the pavement and isnt perfectly flat.... I currently have a V8 Vantage and with 2 people in the car the MIDDLE of the car between the front and rear wheels will sometimes rub ever so slightly, it is fine with just me in the car.

So I think the Gallardo is a lower car, and I do not want to risk buying a car that I cannot get on to my parking area.... The lift option seems like a sensible thing to aim for, as it should certainly remove the risk of rubbing?

ade/lou

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UH-Matt said:
Well to get to my parking area I have to go over a pavement (thats been dropped) but it has a bit of a hump to the pavement and isnt perfectly flat....
Had the same prob with my early Diablo, solved by paying the council to re lay the cross over cost me around £800. Best upgrade for my car !
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UH-Matt

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Hmmmmm... I am unsure they would be willing to do that, its a cobbled area rather than just tarmac (conservation area of St Albans) heh!

iandc

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Sounds like worse than "normal" speed bumps. I am sure someone with lifting gear on will be able to advise on the height it gives you. I spotted a couple in the workshop at Lambo London and they did look reasonably high so should solve your problem.
Good luck with your search and you won't look back once you've got one.

andrew.

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the lift is 40mm
the height is not as relevant as the ramp angle due to the front overhang

UH-Matt

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From research the "ride height" on my V8V is 5.5"

The ride height on the Gallardo is 5.1"

So assuming all things equal I lose about 1.5CM max between the two cars... What I am going to do is go and park my aston on the bump with 1 person in the car, and try to measure the gap, it may be I can get away with a non-lifting car, but I need to be very sure!

The nose is fine because its quite a gradual bump and the short nose means the front wheels go "up" before any rubbing, it is just when the car is directly over the pavement equally between the front and back wheels that the middle of the car has been know to very very lightly rub, so thats where I need to be very sure!

thanks for the replies..

ferdi p

663 posts

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I had a Gallardo with the lifting gear & IMO its essential, dont buy one without it..
Get yourself an F430, better ground clearance & NO Audi bits!!

iandc

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Hey we haven't had the "audi bits" comment for at least a couple of weeks now! I disagree wrt lifting gear. I can understand the OP situation as t s a diffcult problem but for normal speed bumps etc no different to the 430 and at least you get reliable Audi bits with the Lambo!

Dav_s

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ferdi p said:
I had a Gallardo with the lifting gear & IMO its essential, dont buy one without it..
Get yourself an F430, better ground clearance & NO Audi bits!!
Coming from the man who bought/was about to buy an R8!!
rofl

wink

iandc

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That will be an Audi R8 without Audi bits then!!

TimboL

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iandc said:
Also I understand almost impossible to retrofit. Do you really need one as I have 07 Spyder without and have never had a problem.
You certainly do need the front lifting system here in North London, otherwise you won't be able to negotiate the many speed bumps, lumps, and potholes that the Politburo Standing Committee of the People's Republic of Haringey apparently thinks it's important to have strewn around the place. Since the snow, there's some particularly fine combination speed bumps and potholes in Coppetts Road, on the hill up from the Coppetts Wood Hospital high-security infectious diseases unit.

I think you can have it retrofitted if you are feeling brave. Conveniently, I have a folded copy of the Lamborghini Original Accessories brochure wedged under the wobbly leg of my desk, so let me see ... it has ...

Lifting system kit for standard shock absorbers
Lifting system kit for sports shock absorbers
Lifting system kit for comfort shock absorbers

It is, however, the most recent edition of the brochure that doesn't have any prices in it: it's a bit like being given the ladeeez' menu in a restaurant.

Does anyone have the rechargeable torch from that brochure? The interior illumination in a Sypder is totally useless when you drop your keys down the side of the seat in the dark. I thought the torch thingy might sit quietly in the cigs lighter socket until needed?

Peter101

1,594 posts

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ferdi p said:
I had a Gallardo with the lifting gear & IMO its essential, dont buy one without it..
Get yourself an F430, better ground clearance & NO Audi bits!!
Utter bks, are Audi st then??? Lifting gear is not essential.

andrew.

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Peter101 said:
Lifting gear is not essential.
without lifting gear, i have around 100m of road to play with
for me, its pdf essential biggrin

ferdi p

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Excellent comments from all the Gallardo owners WITHOUT lifting gear!!!
I love the R8 & the Gallardo however I still believe that the Gallardo should have a bespoke Lambo interior..

LamboBrum

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Lifting Gear can be retrofitted and costs about £4K.

It gives you 50mm of front end lift. Can't help between the front and rear axles though!

andrew.

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LamboBrum said:
Lifting Gear can be retrofitted and costs about £4K.

It gives you 50mm of front end lift. Can't help between the front and rear axles though!
40mm at the front = 20mm in the middle ?

UH-Matt

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20mm is all I would need in the middle, even 10mm might make the difference according to my calculations!
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