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post #1 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up an 09 Scud about 6 weeks ago. Loving it!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 07:39 PM
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. Look forward to seeing photos of your car.

In general, looking at your other question, lowering a Ferrari more than 15-20 mm requires shorter springs to maintain recommended suspension geometry. No clue on where rubbing starts. The Scud/16M cars are already lowered on titanium springs compared to the F430 and its steel springs and further lowering may cause real problems with ramps, driveways, tall mice, etc.

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Any pics of the Scud?

I own a 16M that is lowered to Euro Spec - done by the previous owner.

Apparently raising and lowering it is fairly simple at a cost of 400 - 500.00.

IMO - mine is too low and I have to be very careful - flip side it does look much better lowered so until I whack something it's staying at Euro spec.
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Welcome to FerrariLife You have the best made Ferrari car! Enjoy
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-27-2012, 09:14 AM
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Doug- You are correct, lowering is easy. All you do is adjust the threaded collar on the shock body and then reset suspension geometry to the correct settings. I am with you on the Scud/16M ride height, the stock settings are fine and the Euro settings are about as low as you want to go. That front spoiler is too vulnerable and too expensive to fix and even skid plates are not going to cure that. They even cut down on the clearance you have.

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Picked up an 09 Scud about 6 weeks ago. Loving it!!
Got mine about 5 months ago, still very much in the honeymoon period.
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Doug- You are correct, lowering is easy. All you do is adjust the threaded collar on the shock body and then reset suspension geometry to the correct settings. I am with you on the Scud/16M ride height, the stock settings are fine and the Euro settings are about as low as you want to go. That front spoiler is too vulnerable and too expensive to fix and even skid plates are not going to cure that. They even cut down on the clearance you have.
It's low - and there has been many times when I take a long swoop to an entrance.

Bigger concern is when my son jumps in - next time it's in the shop I will have it raised... til then keep my fingers crossed

Curious to see the F1 wheels - are these the same ones Capristo was selling?
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Doug- The wheels Capristo is selling are the F430 center lock Challenge wheels. The BBS F1s are similar to the GTO wheels.
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Doug- The wheels Capristo is selling are the F430 center lock Challenge wheels. The BBS F1s are similar to the GTO wheels.
Got it - still like the center lock look.
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