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Is No Suspension Lift a Deal Breaker on a V12 Lusso?

Discussion in 'FF/GTC4Lusso/F12/812S' started by BrntRubber, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. BrntRubber

    BrntRubber Karting

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    I have been hunting for a V12 Lusso and I have just been offered a spec I really like. The only option that is missing is the suspension lift.

    Given how the Lusso sits is this as big an issue as say a 458 or 488?

    Is this a big negative for resale?

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  2. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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  3. colonels

    colonels Formula Junior

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    it was a deal breaker for me on an F12. i am not sure if the Lusso is similar ground clearance. i researched adding the lift after and Novitec was the only one that offered a solution for roughly 10k USD.

    my F12 has the lift and there are many times where i don't activate it and it does scrape the bottom of the front spoiler, always underside where you cannot see, never the visible edges.
     
  4. BrntRubber

    BrntRubber Karting

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    Very helpful! KW make a system that’s £4k which isn’t too bad if it needs it down the line.
     
  5. Shabadoo

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    I never use mine on my FF. I just had it replaced for a pretty penny too.
     
  6. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I got the lift on my ff...never use it


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  7. colonels

    colonels Formula Junior

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    what's the replacement cost? can you specify what parts failed?
     
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  8. Lukeylikey

    Lukeylikey Formula 3
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    Don’t have it on my Lusso, semi-daily the car and never need the lift. Regularly use 3RS on the same roads and that does need the lift.
     
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  9. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Rookie

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    I only used mine just to see how it worked. Many times if you approach at an angle, and slowly, you either won't scrape or if you do it is minor and underneath the car.
     
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  10. BrntRubber

    BrntRubber Karting

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    Thanks guys! Glad it isn’t a deal breaker.
     
  11. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Rookie

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    Yea, it does depend on how much something means to you. As far as the lifter, I could have cared less. My two "must haves" were the front view camera and the panoramic roof.
     
  12. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

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    I have it on mine but rarely use it. All depends on where you live though


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  13. ScottS

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    Considered it a must have on my cars. My FF had it and I used it all the time. My F 12 has it and I use it all the time. When I don’t I scrape or bottom out on my Uneven brick paved Street and /or underground hospital parking garage exit.

    That said-
    My Lusso does not have it and I’m fine. If you check the Ferrari catalog on their website, the lifter is an option that can be added according to Ferrari.com
     
  14. deltona

    deltona Formula 3

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    I've an FF, F12 and Lusso all without lifter and never needed it. No scrapes yet.....
     
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  15. vraa

    vraa Formula 3
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    I use my FF lifter a lot, Houston just has too many bad roads / parking lots
     
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  16. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Interesting that some have to use it. My car is lowered with novi springs and never had to use it. Maybe because I’m used to being super low as my Testarossa front valence would scrape often


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  17. Way2fast

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    I only use for very steep driveways. Not very often

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  18. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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    Never used it on my FF and used it once on my F12. I dont have it on my Pista and it hasn't been an issue.
     
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  19. Shabadoo

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    The pump failed. It was ~$12k from the dealer.
     
  20. colonels

    colonels Formula Junior

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    i only use mine on entry/exit areas with a slope. roads are typically ok and potholes come up too fast to even consider using the lift.

    the f12 has so much sound insulation you probably never hear front end scrapes. with radio on i wouldn't be able to.
     
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  21. uhn2000

    uhn2000 Formula 3
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    1FF and 4 Lussos... only my current and hopefully last Lusso has the lift and I will use it only after we drop the car .5 inchs.. also I have the carbon front lip on this car so just paranoid to scratch it. Other then that my previous cars did not have it and I never wished I needed it. Gosh even my 812 does not have a lift and its fine, so interesting that everyone thinks these cars GT type cars need lifts but they have all been fine so far and Toronto is nasty.
     
  22. racerdj

    racerdj F1 Veteran
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    I had it on my Diablo but rarely used it. Not a deal breaker for me and I did not order it on the 812 either.
     
  23. BaronM69

    BaronM69 Formula Junior
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    4 lussos?!?!
     
  24. Jas

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    Deal breaker for me. I'd never buy one without a lift.
     
  25. BrntRubber

    BrntRubber Karting

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    Why have you had 4 Lussos!?
     

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