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May be a stupid question but does anyone know how the new Lambo's and Ferrari's raise their front ends when they go into driveways? My Rover rises too but I'm

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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May be a stupid question but does anyone know how the new Lambo's and Ferrari's raise their front ends when they go into driveways? My Rover rises too but I'm not exactly sure what it uses to do so, I assume airbags but I can't hear anything when I flick the switch.

Thing is I'm rubbing something awful on the driveway at the office and I can't go to most of the local food places even at the steepest of approach angles. I wouldnt mind adding a couple lbs of weight if its just a matter of putting a couple small lightweight airbags inside the springs and a small compressor.

I know adding weight is the worst sin but I feel like I'm going to lose this front end. The driveways in Malibu and Diamond bar (my two offices) are crazy and I really would like to take my coilovers down even lower if I could bump up the front for a minute or two.

Is this a stupid question? Maybe there's something already out there? (No I do not want hydraulics....HAHAHA)
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great question, i'd like to know the answer to this too.

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Thanks man...I wasn't feeling it either, too racer boy for me but loving it now.
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May be a stupid question but does anyone know how the new Lambo's and Ferrari's raise their front ends when they go into driveways? My Rover rises too but I'm not exactly sure what it uses to do so, I assume airbags but I can't hear anything when I flick the switch.

Thing is I'm rubbing something awful on the driveway at the office and I can't go to most of the local food places even at the steepest of approach angles. I wouldnt mind adding a couple lbs of weight if its just a matter of putting a couple small lightweight airbags inside the springs and a small compressor.

I know adding weight is the worst sin but I feel like I'm going to lose this front end. The driveways in Malibu and Diamond bar (my two offices) are crazy and I really would like to take my coilovers down even lower if I could bump up the front for a minute or two.

Is this a stupid question? Maybe there's something already out there? (No I do not want hydraulics....HAHAHA)
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Wholly crap those are pricey! What exactly does CAF stand for? I was thinking Canadian Funds but that wouldnt make sense.

Sure would be cool though, plus they don't fit my KW's...oh well, worth asking, thanks man!

Block of wood. For the price of the above I could hire a guy to ride in the passenger seat, jump out at every driveway and push the board...plus I'd have someone to talk to on the road

Can't get over how much they are, should of figured.
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Block of wood. For the price of the above I could hire a guy to ride in the passenger seat, jump out at every driveway and push the board...plus I'd have someone to talk to on the road

Can't get over how much they are, should of figured.
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an american company needs to copy that design and sell them for 1/3 the price.. It doesnt look Thhhhaat complicated.
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What Does Currency Adjustment Factor - CAF Mean?
A type of charge applied on top of freight costs by carriers servicing trade between the United States and Pacific Rim countries. The charge was developed due to costs that carriers incur from constantly changing exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies.
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The currency adjustment factor rises as the value of the U.S. dollar falls. It is applied as a percentage on top of the base exchange rate, which is calculated as the average exchange rate for the previous three months. Due to this added charge, shippers are now looking to enter into "all inclusive" contracts at one price, that accounts for all applicable charges, to limit the effect of the CAF.

They're just covering themselves in case the USD falls even more Basically it's a rough price.
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Block of wood. For the price of the above I could hire a midget to ride in the passenger seat, jump out at every driveway and push the board...plus I'd have someone to talk to on the road

Can't get over how much they are, should of figured.
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Midget's are not that easy to find. Tried to find one for a bachelor party once, she never showed. Bummed me out, would of been funny.
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Midget's are not that easy to find. Tried to find one for a bachelor party once, she never showed. Bummed me out, would of been funny.
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