458 experiences

458 experiences

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JDH1

974 posts

206 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Quick question - how essential is the front lift? I've seen a nice car with decent spec but it doesn't appear to have front lift.

Mr Moley

330 posts

157 months

Saturday 22nd May
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JDH1 said:
Quick question - how essential is the front lift? I've seen a nice car with decent spec but it doesn't appear to have front lift.
It isn't IMO

Order66

6,553 posts

216 months

Saturday 22nd May
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JDH1 said:
Quick question - how essential is the front lift? I've seen a nice car with decent spec but it doesn't appear to have front lift.
No needed unless you are parking in some underground car park with an extreme entry angle. The 458 sits quite high as standard. I live on a private road with many speed humps, all of which caught all my GT3, but the 458 sails over no issues. If anything the lift kit prevents you lowering the car on the standard springs, so can be a negative.

Drl22

582 posts

32 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Order66 said:
No needed unless you are parking in some underground car park with an extreme entry angle. The 458 sits quite high as standard. I live on a private road with many speed humps, all of which caught all my GT3, but the 458 sails over no issues. If anything the lift kit prevents you lowering the car on the standard springs, so can be a negative.
Yes, make sure you don’t add the lift and then lower the car so that you do have an issue wink

Fast Eddie

277 posts

212 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Spleen said:
Eh? What a bizarre comment.
Absolutely. Talk about bringing down quite a fun thread

WCZ

8,649 posts

161 months

Monday 24th May
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Fast Eddie said:
Absolutely. Talk about bringing down quite a fun thread
it was just a bit of dry humour, didn't think people would be so sensitive x

Gibbo205

2,313 posts

174 months

Wednesday 16th June
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JDH1 said:
Quick question - how essential is the front lift? I've seen a nice car with decent spec but it doesn't appear to have front lift.
Had my 458 two and half years now, done over 10,000 miles around the UK, daily driving, NC500, Wales and its never scraped once, so if anything without lift is better, less weight. smile

Mine has never had an issue, so fingers crossed stays that way, do keep looking at 991.1 GT3 RS and 991.2 GT3 manuals but I honestly feel I would miss the event of the 458.

I've also driven the 488 and F8 and I found them boring to drive on the road in comparison, just too much grip and totally souless engines, car has got to be fun on the road at legal speed or certainly under 100mph and the 458 really delivers on this. The 488 and F8 were just boring at legal speeds, but on track are of course superior.


Fezzamania

192 posts

2 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Gibbo205 said:
Had my 458 two and half years now, done over 10,000 miles around the UK, daily driving, NC500, Wales and its never scraped once, so if anything without lift is better, less weight. smile

Mine has never had an issue, so fingers crossed stays that way, do keep looking at 991.1 GT3 RS and 991.2 GT3 manuals but I honestly feel I would miss the event of the 458.

I've also driven the 488 and F8 and I found them boring to drive on the road in comparison, just too much grip and totally souless engines, car has got to be fun on the road at legal speed or certainly under 100mph and the 458 really delivers on this. The 488 and F8 were just boring at legal speeds, but on track are of course superior.
Hasn't the F8 won engine of the year ? Have to say the engine's power and delivery with zero turbo lag was absolutely superb. Only complaint would be the exhaust sound but I've seen after market exhausts that sort that as well. Compared to current 458 prices which seem crazy high I think I would see more value in a 488 or F8 which have got to be "better" cars just by the fact that they are newer. Afterall 458s are 10 years old now

Edited by Fezzamania on Wednesday 16th June 18:24

NSC79

94 posts

44 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Depends on the metrics you use for “better”. I could have bought a 488 spider recently for pretty much the same money as my 458. I didn’t, which says quite a lot about the 458. It’s just really good fun.

garystoybox

488 posts

84 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Had two 458’s followed by a 488 spider (recently departed for an 812). Honestly, I found the 488 an infinitely better high day and everyday car.
If wanting to revisit in future I would go 488 every time. And no, you don’t have to be going daft speeds to notice the difference/superiority of the 488.
The 458 never really sounded particularly good to me anyway, although a wonderfully responsive engine.

Taffy66

4,669 posts

69 months

Wednesday 16th June
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garystoybox said:
Had two 458’s followed by a 488 spider (recently departed for an 812). Honestly, I found the 488 an infinitely better high day and everyday car.
If wanting to revisit in future I would go 488 every time. And no, you don’t have to be going daft speeds to notice the difference/superiority of the 488.
The 458 never really sounded particularly good to me anyway, although a wonderfully responsive engine.
We must be long lost brothers as i agree 100% with this post but was too cowardly to say it first. My 488 is so superior to my old 458 in every way imaginable and i even prefer the way it sounds.
However after driving an 812SF last week i find my 488 rather boring in comparison but at £90k less money its hardly surprising..

bosshog

1,308 posts

243 months

Tuesday 13th July
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I'm also considering a 458. What should I budget for maintenance/servicing costs per year?


johnnyreggae

2,626 posts

127 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Look up some of adamellisdj threads earlier this year - extensive discussions & advice

bosshog

1,308 posts

243 months

Tuesday 13th July
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johnnyreggae said:
Look up some of adamellisdj threads earlier this year - extensive discussions & advice
Cool thanks