Newbe Needing Help

Newbe Needing Help

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Urban.Myth

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1 posts

1 month

Friday 4th June
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HI all

I am on the brink of buying my first Mclaren (570s) but need some help before i push the button on this.

I live in North Essex and have a steep drive on the front of my house.
My GT3 has lift on it and gets up it fine but i don't know if a 570S would ?.
So are there any of you living in North Essex that would be able to drop by my house and try.
I will pay for you fuel. I know this is a lot to ask but i don't know how else to solve this one.

Many Thanks

Smoothound

137 posts

13 months

Friday 4th June
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My 540 had a lift but occaisionally I forgot to use it and it was fine crossing onto our drive which was steep but short from a heavily cambered road. Sorry I can't help with the other part. As an aside I think you will find most if not all 570's will have lifts?

AndM

450 posts

162 months

Friday 4th June
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I installed speed ramps on mine to lift over a grounding line between footpath and steep drive. Bought off ebay here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114661460587?ssPageName...

Worked perfectly as it lifts the front wheels up and raises the whole car for long enough to get over the crest. Looks slightly odd having a speed ramp on a short driveway but it works. I used 2 rows of them but one may suffice.

Edited by AndM on Friday 4th June 15:06


Edited by AndM on Friday 4th June 15:08

993AL

1,904 posts

185 months

Friday 4th June
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The approach angle for the 570S is 8.3 degrees with lift down and 10.4 degrees with lift up. A spirit or digital level with angle measurement will give you a reading for your driveway. Good luck.

Edited by 993AL on Friday 4th June 15:35


Edited by 993AL on Friday 4th June 15:41

Ferruccio

1,565 posts

86 months

Friday 4th June
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Urban.Myth said:
HI all

I am on the brink of buying my first Mclaren (570s) but need some help before i push the button on this.

I live in North Essex and have a steep drive on the front of my house.
My GT3 has lift on it and gets up it fine but i don't know if a 570S would ?.
So are there any of you living in North Essex that would be able to drop by my house and try.
I will pay for you fuel. I know this is a lot to ask but i don't know how else to solve this one.

Many Thanks
If a dealer thinks you’re serious, surely they’ll do this?
I’ve had cars brought in to check that they fit.

Fezzamania

191 posts

2 months

Friday 4th June
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I would think a GT3 is a lot lower than a 570S so you should be fine

RBT0

1,400 posts

86 months

Friday 4th June
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If GT3 with lift is ok then as long as the 570S has lift you’ll be fine.

Ferruccio

1,565 posts

86 months

Friday 4th June
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The only way to tell is with an actual car.