GT4 nose clearance?

GT4 nose clearance?

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ecain63

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9,984 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Hi all,

Quick question for you: what's the ground clearance on the nose of the GT4? Also, how far back are the front wheels? I have a fairly steep driveway and the clearance as you approach is key to car ownership. Too low and it'll foul. My Giulia QF just clears it, but it's a low car for a saloon. Thanks in advance.


giles panizzi

284 posts

183 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Tricky one - I haven’t got my GT4 anymore but maybe worth getting someone to measure and compare to the Alfa?

Edited by giles panizzi on Sunday 10th February 14:56

ecain63

Original Poster:

9,984 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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giles panizzi said:
Tricky one - I haven’t got my GT4 anymore but maybe worth getting someone to measure and compare to the Alfa?

Edited by giles panizzi on Sunday 10th February 14:56
That's what I'm going to do. It'll rule out the pork if it's too low and / or too far back.

woodysnr

676 posts

178 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Had a 981 Spyder and think that was 80 I believe the GT4 is lower .Had the same issues on my driveway could not enter / exit it ,luckily have 2 entrances I can use .

ecain63

Original Poster:

9,984 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Just got home. Unladen the car sits at 13cm with 63cm of travel before the tyres hit the incline. That's the Alfa.


ags11

452 posts

90 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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It's the overhang that gives the most trouble. It's deceiving at times, speed humps used to worry me a lot, but they rarely bothered it.
The drive way at my in-laws was a big no no without planks of wood!

So

16,864 posts

172 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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ecain63 said:
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Is that a fat man in Cuban heels in a wheelchair?

ecain63

Original Poster:

9,984 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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So said:
Is that a fat man in Cuban heels in a wheelchair?
Define fat wink

Jim1556

1,587 posts

106 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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A quick Google found this...

Boxster7

269 posts

57 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Jim1556 said:
A quick Google found this...
Have you got this info for the 981 Spyder too ??

My Spyder just manages my drive, but I fear the GT4 is lower and I could have trouble.

Be nice if the new GT4 had a front lift.

jcosh

933 posts

182 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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I have a GT4 with a similar driveway issue. I overcome it by reversing on at a bit of on an angle. Was paroniod at first but it’s fine and just clears.

The front splitter has scrapped on a few speed bumps etc from time to time but it’s just a bit of plastic that can be replaced for about £100, but once scrapped you just live with it. No big deal.

ecain63

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9,984 posts

125 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Jim1556 said:
A quick Google found this...
Thanks buddy. Just the info I needed.

It looks like it'd be close thing so i may need to get one out to the house and try it under dealer supervision. I'll report back. Many thanks for the assistance smile

Mad Scientist

251 posts

29 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Just the slope of the path/kerb is enough on my drive to cause the odd scrape.

I too have two driveway entrances (this is Pistonheads after all) and the other one is a non starter.

Once nearly ripped the front off (in my head) on leaving a carpark with a mild slope exit, just as
I was trying to look cool because some young lads were taking pictures of my car.

Splitter is £300 ish. Consider it sacrificial.

Crispystork

198 posts

32 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Can afford a GT4.. can't afford to make the drive a bit less steep?

Get your local builder round smile

nudgerwilliams

165 posts

131 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Mad Scientist said:
Just the slope of the path/kerb is enough on my drive to cause the odd scrape.

I too have two driveway entrances (this is Pistonheads after all) and the other one is a non starter.

Once nearly ripped the front off (in my head) on leaving a carpark with a mild slope exit, just as
I was trying to look cool because some young lads were taking pictures of my car.

Splitter is £300 ish. Consider it sacrificial.
This.

Front scrapes crossing the pavement into my drive in and out as there is a big camber dip in the road. I spent £1,500 getting it flattened out as much as local highways department would tolerate. Turned out to be a waste of money as it's improved things a bit but not solved the problem. I've had my car from new and not needed to replace the splitter yet.

ecain63

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9,984 posts

125 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Crispystork said:
Can afford a GT4.. can't afford to make the drive a bit less steep?

Get your local builder round smile
I've only just had the double garage rebuilt and the driveway profiled to accommodate the Giulia lol

You never know the GT4 might just go up.

Akajak

778 posts

189 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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can you buy any temp ramps to get over the problem?

nudgerwilliams

165 posts

131 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Akajak said:
can you buy any temp ramps to get over the problem?
If the OP wants to go down this route, I've got a pair which I'd sell for a reasonable price (I'm in Surrey). They deal with the issue for me in my drive, but so much of a pain to use that I gave up and just treat the splitter as a consumable.

jcosh

933 posts

182 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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nudgerwilliams said:
If the OP wants to go down this route, I've got a pair which I'd sell for a reasonable price (I'm in Surrey). They deal with the issue for me in my drive, but so much of a pain to use that I gave up and just treat the splitter as a consumable.
Out of interest, what type of ramp / ramps are you referring to? Been considering this for my drive.

boxsey

3,457 posts

160 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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In my experience when encountering slopes in the GT4:

Go in reverse for an 'up slope' and go forward for a 'down slope'. It's not 100% effective but works best for me.

p.s. The above advice should be ignored when track driving and one should definitely not try going backwards up Eau Rouge! biggrin