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Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

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That just means you are not driving it hard enough ;)

Benefits of a JDM Boy racer/drift background... Helps you utilise AWD better

It was fine on the track - but then the brakes went soft, but that's another story. :)



Offline Wattens

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It was fine on the track - but then the brakes went soft, but that's another story. :)

Lambo handbrakes have always been shit,

Maybe you needed carbon ceramic for your track endeavours

Or maybe just one of those "ohhh well, bloody Lamborghini..."
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Lambo handbrakes have always been shit,

Maybe you needed carbon ceramic for your track endeavours

Or maybe just one of those "ohhh well, bloody Lamborghini..."

No, I'm a fan.  I've driven more than 80,000km in my Lambos and enjoyed most of them. They aren't perfect though. ;)



Offline BenC

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  • Joined: Feb 2014

  • Drives: cars
  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Ben
Welcome!  Nice garage you've got there - I really love the blue colour on the S5.  It's a rarity to see an Audi in anything other than silver or grey, which is a real surprise considering they have one of the cheapest 'paint to match' programs I've ever come across.

Re the RWD conversion on the Gallardo - are you pulling out the front diff completely or just disconnecting the driveshafts but leaving the hardware in place?  I had an 05 G and now a Balboni 550-2, and I find the biggest advantage of the RWD setup is the reduction of weight over the front axle, giving a noticeably sharper turn-in and less tendency to push understeer on the track.

Either way, it should completely change the car from feeling like a big Audi TT to something that you have to show a heap more respect to drive quickly.  Enjoy!
Hi Mate,

Pulling out the front diff, half shafts and prop shaft.  About 140lbs worth of gear.  I purchased a hub kit from the US for around 400 bucks that plugs the front wheels and basically thats it.  Its a pretty simple conversion.  Ill try to post pics once Lui starts the work.

In other news, does anyone have an LP550-2 in sydney that they'd let me take a few photos of?  I can supply the beer.





Offline Richie

  • I need Lambo drugs...

  • Joined: Dec 2008

  • Drives: my wife crazy
Congrats Ben and welcome to the forum!



Offline jamesatfish


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Hi Mate,

Pulling out the front diff, half shafts and prop shaft.  About 140lbs worth of gear.  I purchased a hub kit from the US for around 400 bucks that plugs the front wheels and basically thats it.  Its a pretty simple conversion.  Ill try to post pics once Lui starts the work.

Sounds like a good bang-for-your-buck modification and the 70kg weight loss is around a 5% difference from stock so pretty substantial.  I'd be very interested to see some pics of the conversion as it goes along.



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