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My friend, the tuner, just showed me the Spyder he bought and how he lowered; they did not change any suspension parts as he showed me the stock setup allows for lowering without changing...so what is advantage of buying new springs etc. NO offense Formula Dynamics....
 

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The new springs give you much better handling, as they have a different ratio of "give". I also believe that if you lower stock springs, the suspension becomes much less firm, which means you cant handle turns as well.

On top of that, I believe I read somewhere that the stock springs can only lower so much before they start to mess with the skyhook system... The FD springs dont mess up the system.

Maybe Jeff or someone else can answer this better.
 

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My friend, the tuner, just showed me the Spyder he bought and how he lowered; they did not change any suspension parts as he showed me the stock setup allows for lowering without changing...so what is advantage of buying new springs etc. NO offense Formula Dynamics....
huge difference. replaced my stock springs (which I had lowered for an inch) with the FD springs. handles a lot better. the lowered stock springs wobble even when lowered. FD springs don't and stiffer.
 

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I know there have been threads about this in the past. The short version is that the stock springs are very soft, lowering the car on these soft springs makes the springs even software which is dangerous for handling and for your skyhook suspension. Your skyhook will try to compensate for this by stiffening up the dampening making the suspension harsh over bumps but still mushy with body roll in the turns.

We developed our springs to correct these problems and reduce body roll. FD springs are the correct rate, height and made from superior materials which affect how the spring actually works. You just get a better handling car that is the correct ride height because they are designed to work with Skyhook.

Many, many customers on this forum will tell you their positive experience from the springs. It's a small price to pay to have your Maserati handle as it should.
 

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I know there have been threads about this in the past. The short version is that the stock springs are very soft, lowering the car on these soft springs makes the springs even software which is dangerous for handling and for your skyhook suspension. Your skyhook will try to compensate for this by stiffening up the dampening making the suspension harsh over bumps but still mushy with body roll in the turns.

We developed our springs to correct these problems and reduce body roll. FD springs are the correct rate, height and made from superior materials which affect how the spring actually works. You just get a better handling car that is the correct ride height because they are designed to work with Skyhook.

Many, many customers on this forum will tell you their positive experience from the springs. It's a small price to pay to have your Maserati handle as it should.
Software based springs! What will you guys think of next?????? :D
 

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FD Spring Install?

I know there have been threads about this in the past. The short version is that the stock springs are very soft, lowering the car on these soft springs makes the springs even software which is dangerous for handling and for your skyhook suspension. Your skyhook will try to compensate for this by stiffening up the dampening making the suspension harsh over bumps but still mushy with body roll in the turns.

We developed our springs to correct these problems and reduce body roll. FD springs are the correct rate, height and made from superior materials which affect how the spring actually works. You just get a better handling car that is the correct ride height because they are designed to work with Skyhook.

Many, many customers on this forum will tell you their positive experience from the springs. It's a small price to pay to have your Maserati handle as it should.
Jeff - The group buy has me wondering: What is it going to take to get the FD springs (and ECU) installed right. I'd love to go to Vegas, but it's a hike from Miami.... Best - Bill
 

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Any good shop can install the springs... It is a pretty straightforward installation.

And in terms of aligning the wheels, etc. Any shop that can do shims can do that.

The ecu can be done by anyone with electrical knowledge
 

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let's get Jeff to roll thru Atlanta and on to Miami..or any shops in Atl?

I spoke to Jeff and he was up for it; I offered to cover all his expenses and pay him to do it; any shops in Atlanta someone likes?
 

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Road Trip!

I spoke to Jeff and he was up for it; I offered to cover all his expenses and pay him to do it; any shops in Atlanta someone likes?
Doc - Let me know what you turn up. I see a road trip coming! And new springs and an ECU and an exhaust if we can get the whole package up and running... Damn these cars are fun/expensive! Bill
 

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will let you know!

I will call Jeff again this week; my buddy here in Atlanta does tuning on Porsche and says they can do it but.....I would prefer someone that does Masi's all day long; as I tell folks, I may have a license to work on any species in the world but I don't think I want to work on an elephant!,lol;)
 

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I'll do some poking around for installers in your area. However honestly our products are fairly easy to install, we haven't had one installation that had any real troubles, we get a few questions now and then, but with instructions and a decent mechanic, it's just another day on the job for most of these guys. If we do have an install that's really tricky for a product, I'll be sure to let you guys know.

typical install times for springs are 4 hours: $250-400. The chip runs about 2 hours: $120-200
 

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Jeff, let's talk! We only trust you MAN!!!Listen to this!

I am looking to buy it all; springs,chip,Larini(need price) and air filter;maybe I can get a few guys to come to Atlanta and make a weekend of it....I will call or vice versa, need a package number........my brother just had my Porsche friend do a brake job on his 993 Twin Turbo....2 weeks later his ABS light is on, going to dealer tomorrow; I know it could just be a sensor but this is the type of stuff that scares me........not just a decent tech but one that has done this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Spring Install - Shelton in Fort Lauderdale.

I'll do some poking around for installers in your area. However honestly our products are fairly easy to install, we haven't had one installation that had any real troubles, we get a few questions now and then, but with instructions and a decent mechanic, it's just another day on the job for most of these guys. If we do have an install that's really tricky for a product, I'll be sure to let you guys know.

typical install times for springs are 4 hours: $250-400. The chip runs about 2 hours: $120-200
The problem is finding a decent mechanic, especially an independent, to work on Masers! Do you have a relationship with anyone Shelton Ferrari-Maserati in Fort Lauderdale, FL? (I seem to remember that they were the ones installing your chips into QPs.) Or can you recommend a shop/mechanic in South Florida who can do the ECU and possibly springs? Thanks -

Bill
 
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