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post #101 of 112 Old 01-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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Hidden Launch Control:

Start car, select 1st gear with right paddle. Turn off traction control, CST off mode, foot on brake, pull left paddle, should see flashing "L". To launch, left foot brake and raise revs to 5k rpm, release brake and floor it.

You can do this and not do a launch, just pull both paddles back and select neutral. Cool to show friends now and again without actually doing it.

I certainly understand "the smile". Always have one after driving the Scuderia.

1st mod to do would be to open the valves, or install Capristo remote valve kit. Huge difference in sound excitement factor.

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Pretty bland interior.

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I would like to know about LC. Info is never bad. Car is home today. Just got delivered. What a car! Ducati still feels faster but that's expected.
Is that a Panigale?

Great choices for a speed fix.

Suggest staying away from the modification thread - unless you feel the need for cf and an extra 40 hp
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Mark how do I open valves? Disconnect vacuum and plug it up?
Is there a DIY step by step? Any side effects from doing so?

Yeah the bike is a pani. Just twist the throttle and use quick shift without clutch.
Real quick shifting its impressive.
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Mark how do I open valves? Disconnect vacuum and plug it up?
Is there a DIY step by step? Any side effects from doing so?

Yeah the bike is a pani. Just twist the throttle and use quick shift without clutch.
Real quick shifting its impressive.
For valves easiest way to get to them is put it on a lift, remove rear carbon diffusor, disconnect vacuum lines and plug them with golf tees. Drive the car for a week or so and see if you like it.

Capristo remote valve kit plus install should be less then 1k total.

Over on Fchat one owner got a valve switch for his 458 installed for less than $500. He might know the shop owner though.

There is a huge difference in the down shift blip sound with fully open valves vs. the way the stock setup sounds.

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For valves easiest way to get to them is put it on a lift, remove rear carbon diffusor, disconnect vacuum lines and plug them with golf tees. Drive the car for a week or so and see if you like it.

Capristo remote valve kit plus install should be less then 1k total.

Over on Fchat one owner got a valve switch for his 458 installed for less than $500. He might know the shop owner though.

There is a huge difference in the down shift blip sound with fully open valves vs. the way the stock setup sounds.
I made a video somewhere on here. Revs with open and closed valves.
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Jose...

Jose,

love the angle on the ptr with the ducati. i dont know if you intentionally shot it to show the curves better but i never liked a straight side ptr of the F430. You did good.

Thanks for the tips on colors guys...I will have to hold out for Red as i dont want to regret later on. I've got an itchy trigger finger and will most likely buy the first F430 i go look at. There is a silver 6 sp in town and i am fighting to stay away for fear, i will proabbaly buy it...okay i have a little more self control...imagine the schmiegel character in Lord of the Rings....that would be me at the Ferrari dealership...
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post #108 of 112 Old 01-18-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks cheng. No intent on the shot. Just shot it. Can't find a bad angle.

Good luck on your future purchase. Don't miss out for a few thousand dollars. It's gona hurt up in that range but you get a real nice reward. But it is a good idea to know your upper limit and stick to it. You'll find your car.
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Wow, I thought I was a boss for buying a 350z in cash at 19 but damn this is just on a whole nother level...
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post #110 of 112 Old 01-27-2013, 07:27 PM
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I just read this thread for the first time and would like to congratulate you on a fine car. Enjoy it in good health. Good to know another south Florida FL member.

I have dealt with The Collection for many years and they are straightforward.

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post #111 of 112 Old 01-28-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Ernie

I'm near Sarasota right now. I'll be back in Miami around may permanently. We should get together.
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post #112 of 112 Old 02-05-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Ordering capristo exhaust valve control tomorrow. I read their instructions seems straightforward DIY. Any advice on the install appreciated. Thanks

I love this car thus far!
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