Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
Michael- With that set-up, I would just replace the damaged shock, which is available. Think I know where I can find a used one (my techs) for a very reasonable cost. Maybe even rear ones because an FHP donor car has the Novitec suspension. Mannesman-Sachs shocks are generally indestructible, but you found an exception.
Rears only if you get a really good price on the updated ones, though.
If you have an updated shock ECU already, nothing else necessary. If 183960, need an update. In the cheek panel on the passenger side for LHD and likely mirror image for RHD.
FHP steering ECU is a big improvement for 550, 456M and 575M. Dave and John are the best source.
Go for 25 mm HE Type 2 spacers. I have them on my car. Hardened inserts and you do not need longer wheel bolts. Doubt you will notice much difference in handling, but they look better. Have titanium wheel bolts, too, used are pretty cheap ($750 for me) and make up for the spacer weight.
PSS tires are the best available.
If you want a squeaky brake upgrade, I have a set of OEM, take-off FHP pads. Bought before my ceramics were fitted.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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