360 Approach angle of a Modena - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 5
Approach angle of a Modena

Hello,

I intend to rent a garage for a (future) F360, however I am a bit worry that the slope of the access road is too large. I measured it at about 11 degrees (and the garage itself is at ~ -0.5 deg). See the picture of the road (beware that it looks more impressive in reality) and a simulation I made with 11 degree. Do you think that would work?

Thanks!

Name:  Rampe.JPG
Views: 1629
Size:  44.0 KB

Name:  Profile.jpg
Views: 1763
Size:  35.0 KB
spookyGt3000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 08:54 AM
Owner
Elite Member
 
tazandjan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,859
Welcome to Ferrari Life. I did the same thing you did and got around 10 degrees, but you should be able to hit the ramp at an angle and give yourself more clearance. The trick is to have one wheel on or off the ramp before the lowest point of the front bumper bottoms. Usually, I do not like the skid plates under the spoiler, sold by Ricambi and others, because they actually reduce clearance slightly, but in your case, they are probably a good idea. Will take some very careful testing to find the best approach angle.

Taz
Terry Phillips

Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
tazandjan is online now  
post #3 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 5
Thanks for the answer! Of course, it's bit tight here so it won't be easy for the angle. I'll check those skids...
spookyGt3000 is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,131
You might also be able to get an aftermarket front suspension lift system fitted if need be.
Boxer is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 10:25 AM
Owner
 
lucca brazzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 862
360

maybe a car cover would also be a good idea,,once you figure out how to get it into the underground parking garage,,,California Car Cover has what you would be looking for,,,good luck..Brett
lucca brazzi is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Owner
 
voicey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: London, UK
Ferrari Life Posts: 117
I would tackle that slope in my car and it's very low. If you have any issues you can always approach it backwards.
voicey is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 5
Well, yes indeed, there is the KW lift system for Modena from which I could expect +35mm or perhaps +45mm on the front wheels. But you are looking at a $12'000 kit (+labour):
KW Variant 3 Coilovers w/HLS 2 Front Lift System Ferrari 360 Modena & Spider 99-05

A rough simulation shows that it would certainly work indeed (but imagine if it does not work after all!)
Name:  Rampeif.jpg
Views: 2339
Size:  17.3 KB
spookyGt3000 is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,323
From the looks of it, you'll make that straight in, you'll just have to go very slow.

Very Slow beign the operative phrase.

Of all the narcissists I know, I love me the most.
Killer58 is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Owner
 
champagne612's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Louis
Ferrari Life Posts: 10,022
I would find a different garage - at some point it's going to scrape.

If nothing else is available use the opposite entrance or exit to smooth out the grade.
champagne612 is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 11-11-2011, 08:28 PM
Owner
 
cliffleboeuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Louisiana
Ferrari Life Posts: 6
Throw a sheet of steel on the ground at the point of transition to create less of an angle by forming two lesser angles. You could also use two pieces of steel grating; in essence, creating a "ramp" to the road.
cliffleboeuf is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 01:38 AM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliffleboeuf View Post
Throw a sheet of steel on the ground at the point of transition to create less of an angle by forming two lesser angles. You could also use two pieces of steel grating; in essence, creating a "ramp" to the road.
Welcome to FLife.

How long have you owned your 360?
Boxer is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 02:39 AM
Owner
Elite Member
 
Pete04222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by voicey View Post
I would tackle that slope in my car and it's very low. If you have any issues you can always approach it backwards.
Backing in won't work. The approach angle from the rear is higher than than that of the front so you would dig the front spoiler harder that just driving straight in.

My 308 sits low and has a deep front spoiler. My driveway when I bought the car was steep. I had to enter the driveway slowly and at an angle. It would occasionally scrape. I had to back the car down the driveway to get out. If I turned around in the yard and tried to drive straight out the front spoiler smacked into the road.

The picture you've posted doesn't look as dramatic as my old driveway so you should be able to get a 360 in there with no problems. Just go slow.

Capt. Pete
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."
Pete04222 is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 04:16 AM
Owner
 
cliffleboeuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Louisiana
Ferrari Life Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
Welcome to FLife.

How long have you owned your 360?
Only about two months of pure enjoyment so far.
cliffleboeuf is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 11:17 AM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliffleboeuf View Post
Only about two months of pure enjoyment so far.
If you have a minutes, suggest you introduce yourself here:

Member Introductions - Ferrari Life

and post up pictures and info on your 360:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ners-list.html
Boxer is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Owner
 
430Addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliffleboeuf View Post
Throw a sheet of steel on the ground at the point of transition to create less of an angle by forming two lesser angles. You could also use two pieces of steel grating; in essence, creating a "ramp" to the road.
I was thinking along the same line. If tgis is your private garage, row on a steel plate to even out the sharp angle. You'll be spending way lesser than the KW lifters.
430Addict is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale