GT4 Front Axle Lift Kit Overview:
Despite coming from the factory with such low height clearances, a front axle lift option was never included for the 981/718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. This makes getting in and out of certain driveways and speed bumps without scraping close to impossible. Since there are many benefits to a lower ride height such as more aggressive alignment numbers and better aerodynamics, this leaves us in an unfortunate predicament choosing between practicality and performance. This is why we sought out to create a practical front axle lift kit for the GT4 so you can enjoy your car to its full potential!
The front axle lift kit comes with 2 air cups (2lbs each) installed just over the front springs. Since they are installed above the springs, this does not add any unsprung mass! These air cups are pneumatically controlled and expand when pressure is applied. This expansion raises the car up approximately 40-50mm. Actual height may vary due to available suspension droop. When pressure is not applied, the air cups fully compress effectively becoming a spacer. This ensures that ride quality is not affected in any way when the lift kit is deactivated. You can eat your cake and have it too!
For your convenience, we have also integrated a wireless system to activate and deactivate the front axle lift that can be programmed right into your garage door buttons on the rear view mirror. We also include 2 wireless remote fobs should you want to activate the lift kit from outside the car or simply run out of buttons to program. Don't worry about messy wire routing or drilling. With the press of a button you can raise your car from wherever you are! Our custom designed aluminum sheetmetal mounting bracket allows for a clean installation of the air compressor. All parts fit neatly underneath the front cowl just to the right of the battery.
*The lift kit is designed to operate at speeds up to 40mph and only intended for use to get around obstacles. Handling is affected when driving raised.*
Linear Spring Options:
*For reference: OEM springs are 257lbs front and 457lbs rear (lose 20mm adjustment) Option 1 will allow -30mm lower ride heights than the OEM spring + lift kit.*
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Each DBJ product goes through several rigorous design phases. Starting from scratch, we collect high accuracy scanned data from cars to ensure great fitment. Data is then processed and models and designs are created using CAD software. Prototyping using 3D rapid prototyping printers are used to confirm scans and fitment. Sometimes we are able to print out entirely functional parts for road and track testing.
Initial designs are tested using both finite element analysis (FEA) and computation fluid dynamics (CFD). Both these methods require several iterations to ensure proper performance and optimization of DBJ parts.
Finally once the design is completed, we test our prototypes on the street and track! Thoroughly test driving our products helps ensure that our customers have nothing but the best experiences when it comes to installation and performance results.