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Who is planning to buy the front end lift system?

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  • Who is planning to buy the front end lift system?

    My Better half is strongly suggesting me to buy the front end lift system for the c8.

    who here thinks that is an option they will order?

    any downsides to getting such technology?

    maintance ? Weight?

    Cost will probably be around ?


    Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

  • #2
    I’ll be ordering it. Where I live, I’m Sure it will pay for itself from not breaking carbon fiber. As a guess, I think around $1800.00. To me it sounds like money well spent.
    Regards. Brian

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    • #3
      Great thread JB. Thank you. The primary factor why we believe it could be an option, is a leaked CAD drawing. This CAD which clearly shows
      conventional coil over shocks, with at the bottom, an attachment coupling and hydraulic line to power such a system.

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      While my C7 factory CF splitter remains intact, that is because there are places we drive up to and realize, whoops, can not get in there, or must use an alternative driveway which is less step, etc. However, I will pay more than $1,800 for a front axle lift system (FALS) if offered, e.g., Porsche’s system is $2,500.

      Second, though a much more minor reason why I suspect GM would offer it, is that GM is looking for brand conquests, many coming from other exotics which most often have a FALS.
      Last edited by John; 12-26-2018, 06:37 PM.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

      Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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      • #4
        Does it come with a joystick? Click image for larger version

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        Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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        • #5
          How about a center console switch. There are YouTube videos of Porsche’s FALS and the McLaren’s. The Porsche FALS is a simple switch. The McLaren one is a three sequential step process.
          Last edited by John; 12-26-2018, 06:49 PM.
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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          • #6
            I think I'll be getting it, especially if it also allows you to lower the car below the normal ride height.
            Upcoming Vette:
            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package

            Current Vettes:
            '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
            '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
            '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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            • #7
              I will probably order that option.

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              • #8
                Will this front lift option require some other option combo to get it?

                i think Im going to follow the advice of forum members ...if its 1800 or less...what the heck..

                i hate that scrappjng noises lately...lol

                thanks guys...

                you guys think the will be a stand alone option
                Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                • #9
                  Best guess, for we sure do not have definitive information, that the FALS will be both a stand alone option and standard within the 3LT (upping that level’s interior base price and therefore its profit), and since so many choose that interior, this will greatly increase the take rate for the FALS (spreading its development costs over a much larger base). Again just a guess, for it well could be a totally stand alone option.
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

                  Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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                  • #10
                    Doesn’t someone offer one that works off the front camera system. When it detects something coming up, it automatically raises? Perhaps I’m Just imagining things again but I thought I read someone has or was developing it.

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                    • #11
                      1800 dollars to not hear the scrapping sounds like a plan...

                      3LT..not so much..i never buy fully loaded cars...i like to cherry pick ..

                      so far Im imagining...c8 z51 dct, npp, mrc , 1lt, and fals..

                      all these code letters.... will we get secret decoder rings with every purchase?



                      jmo

                      thanks guys
                      Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1969lolat70 View Post
                        Doesn’t someone offer one that works off the front camera system. When it detects something coming up, it automatically raises? Perhaps I’m Just imagining things again but I thought I read someone has or was developing it.
                        I am unaware of any such system other than one that raises the license plate if the LP is mounted really low, but nothing to raise the splitter nor other parts necessary for getting over speed bumps, sharply raised driveway aprons or dips. Is anyone aware of such an aftermarket option system please?
                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

                        Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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                        • #13
                          It might of been one of the guys working on it for their SLC. There is a lot of talent with some of those fellows. I had curb feelers on my 59 Caddy. Maybe I'll have to add some on the front of the C8.
                          Regards Brian

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                          • #14
                            Who is planning to buy the front end lift system?

                            Probably not me. I'll be going for the "base" model and won't tracking or anything like that.

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                            • #15
                              For me it all depends. Height of the front end, how the splitter is mounted if there is one and the material it’s made from. We’ve got stage one on the Z06 and the flexible splitter is ok to live with. Can’t see how you could drive a carbon fiber one around here without breaking it.
                              There is a madness to my method!

                              2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                              2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
                              79 coupe Silver/oyster
                              All one owner
                              Museum lifetime members

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