Howdy boys feels like I have been missing for some time.
So most of you know I finally received my Diablo Roadster less than 2 weeks ago to my absolute delight. The car is more amazing every day I drive her.
Unfortunately last Fri on my first long trip with her I cooked the front differential.
When I received the car I mediately changed the wheels to Murcielago wheels and the right spec of tires. My Roadster had Michellen sport Pilot so I purchased the same. I read every thread about tire change, not once did they mention about exact tire dimension. And when I say exact I'm talking about 1/2 inch out in total.
If I would have put the Pirelli tires on it there would have been no issues as they are slightly lower profile. But I did not
so driving around town was no problem, or short trips etc.. but my last trip was over 6 hrs, just enough time to boil the oil and cook the front end
I made it to Calgary and into ZR Exotics where she sits today. I was lucky I have heard horror stories about seizing front ends before.
The story is not all bad though
I have read about 2wd conversion and was very interested in performing this on my Roadster. When lambo introduced the AWD in the VT Diablo, it literally tamed the beast.
There was over 20% HP loss, gas mileage increased significantly, clutch life shortened, in town drivability affected, 0-60 time diminished, top end speed diminished as well.
So why add the AWD system, apparently much better to control car in wet conditions as these things have so much torque if the tires are slightly cold or wet very easy to loose it.
After a bit of searching I talked to several owners that have done this exact conversion, they all said the same thing your car will come alive you will not regret it. Good enough for me
I hunted down some SV axel deletes, this what basically my car is without awd an SV minus the extra 20 HP, I reduce weight by 110lbs, I set up to SV specs and voilą, Hyper car is born
Unfortunately I have to wait a little longer do to the earthquake in Italy as they shut down Lamborghini factory for period of time. Cest La vie