488 Pista, no front lift, deal breaker?

488 Pista, no front lift, deal breaker?

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sone

Original Poster:

4,592 posts

241 months

Sunday 26th May
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I’ve noticed a good few of these don’t have front lift, is it crucial?

Cheers
Steve

PVX593K

153 posts

181 months

Monday 27th May
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100% not

R11ysf

1,944 posts

185 months

Sunday 16th June
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If you live in London 100% yes.

I've hit my splitter on a speed bump only once. Forgot to press the button, never again

Super Sonic

5,825 posts

57 months

Sunday 16th June
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Can it not be retrofitted?

subirg

732 posts

279 months

Thursday 27th June
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I recall reading somewhere that adding front lift also requires changes to spring set up. Is that true?

MDL111

7,050 posts

180 months

Friday 28th June
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I doubt is is a deal breaker, but it depends on where you live and where you drive. I never had front lift on any of my cars, but it does mean I can't get into certain parking garages etc.

Chris355

798 posts

199 months

Friday 28th June
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In the UK I had no probs without lift, across Europe I had a number of issues (especially with underground/covered parking). If you are using it in Europe then definitely want one with lift.

It can be retro fitted, but is hugely expensive.

ANOpax

867 posts

169 months

Friday 28th June
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subirg said:
I recall reading somewhere that adding front lift also requires changes to spring set up. Is that true?
V12 cars with lift have 10% softer springs so I imagine the same would apply to the V8s.

andyr

369 posts

287 months

Friday 28th June
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You don’t need lift - until you do.

I wouldn’t buy without lift as an option. It’s just not worth it.

andrew

10,011 posts

195 months

Friday 28th June
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crawling around on your hands and knees to see if your car can make it into the venue car park is not a cool look
apparently

MDL111

7,050 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th June
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andrew said:
crawling around on your hands and knees to see if your car can make it into the venue car park is not a cool look
apparently
nah you only start crawling around at home when you heard the crunch earlier in the day (reversing again while suppressing a few tears to not look like a baby in front of the crowd)

blueSL

629 posts

229 months

Yesterday (01:31)
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I would say a lift is essential, in fact I think it’s pretty feeble effort - too slow to lift, should lift higher and work up to 60 kph. The speed bumps increasingly and the entry and exit of villages in France are a royal pain.

andrew

10,011 posts

195 months

Yesterday (15:05)
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MDL111 said:
andrew said:
crawling around on your hands and knees to see if your car can make it into the venue car park is not a cool look
apparently
nah you only start crawling around at home when you heard the crunch earlier in the day (reversing again while suppressing a few tears to not look like a baby in front of the crowd)
laugh