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EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE #442175 Apr 13, 11:12pm Apr 13, 11:12pm
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EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE
ive got a steep driveway...and my front bar scrapes when i go up and down my drive way...any suggestions on what i can do eg planks of timber underneath the tyres?

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: tinkx1] #442176 Apr 13, 11:21pm Apr 13, 11:21pm
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dont drive staight up the driveway.. turn your car at an angle


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: kmlgts] #442177 Apr 13, 11:32pm Apr 13, 11:32pm
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Originally Posted by kmlgts
dont drive staight up the driveway.. turn your car at an angle



yups... thumbsup

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: Virgilson] #442178 Apr 13, 11:46pm Apr 13, 11:46pm
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yeh i know even though i go on a angle still nearly scrapes wid a stock front bar...i need to do something fast b4 i get a bodykit

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: tinkx1] #442179 Apr 13, 11:59pm Apr 13, 11:59pm
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I had the same prob with my Miata. I had to come in at an angle as previously suggested. I had comtemplated building a set fo ramps that would decrease the angle and bolt them into my garage. Then I rolled the car... problem solved thumbsdown

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: lop] #442180 Apr 14, 2:05am Apr 14, 2:05am
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Get some concrete, and smooth out the worst part.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: celicat23] #442181 Apr 14, 3:48am Apr 14, 3:48am
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set planks of wood or some type of steel down (make sure it doesnt rust if you dont want it too), and make a ramp type thing.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: Rick] #442182 Apr 14, 6:17am Apr 14, 6:17am
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what a goddam hassle, worrying about yer own driveway, and probly everyone elses's driveway you're ver in!! I've actually gotten my car RAISED with higher profile Coopers than the stock tire, but the underside of my nose is already horribly scraped from the stock height...the xtra 1" makes a huge difference. I haven't bottomed out anywhere in 4 months since I got the new rollers.


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: jonnyess] #442183 Apr 14, 7:13am Apr 14, 7:13am
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Park your car on the street if you can...


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #442184 Apr 14, 7:37am Apr 14, 7:37am
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here's your solution:

Go to Menards or Home Depot.
Grab 4 - 5 bags of pre mixed asphalt.
Pour it where it is very steep.
Then grab a piece of wood and lay it on top.
Drive your care back and forth to hard the asphalt in place.


Either that or you could just place couple wooden ramp.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #442185 Apr 14, 7:54am Apr 14, 7:54am
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Originally Posted by SPec_ceLICA
Park your car on the street if you can...
Yeah, I scrape my front bumper going into/out of my drive way. Where I live, I have to abide by the Housing Authority's rules, so we're not even allowed to have cars outside in the driveway as it ruins the "view". I haven't even got my body kit put on yet - it scrapes with stock kit!


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: bajoconstruction] #442186 Apr 14, 8:33am Apr 14, 8:33am
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i have the same problem too..and i can't put concrete on it because it's an apartment..i might have to try that wood tho..i'm getting my kit put on in june and i'm getting 18's so it'll raise my car up higher so hopefully it'll help a little bit going into my garage.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: celiwhite] #442187 Apr 14, 10:44pm Apr 14, 10:44pm
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reverse park confused spineyes


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: Creep1234] #442188 Apr 14, 10:45pm Apr 14, 10:45pm
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i moved rofl

seriously.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: spaztikid] #442189 Apr 14, 10:52pm Apr 14, 10:52pm
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i say move your car is more important j/k

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: spaztikid] #442190 Apr 15, 5:58am Apr 15, 5:58am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i moved rofl

seriously.
LMAO


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: Creep1234] #442191 Apr 15, 9:29am Apr 15, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by Creep1234
reverse park confused spineyes


that's what I was thinking, have you tried going up backwards?


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Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: SurgicalRizz] #442192 Apr 15, 9:39am Apr 15, 9:39am
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along with the headaches of lowering your car...

just put some suspension on my car, so I've been pushing it to it's limits. Got out of my car yesterday and realized that I rolled my passanger fender up a bit (damn 18's). I thought that with the little body roll I have now that I wouldn't have to worry, but I gues I was wrong. Looks like I need to get some 35 series tires instead of the 40's I am riding on. these cars never stop eating your money, but as long as mine keeps treating me right, I will keep feeding it more cash.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: LiquidG] #442193 Apr 15, 9:44am Apr 15, 9:44am
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yeah caliGTS reverses his car backwards ALL the time so he wont scrape and he barely makes it too haha

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: RookieGTS] #442194 Apr 15, 11:30am Apr 15, 11:30am
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hey atleast you dont have a hump angry
my driveway has a hump

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: g96818] #442195 Apr 15, 3:13pm Apr 15, 3:13pm
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that just sucks for you dude. i would move too. thumbsup get some bags and you won't have that problem.

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: trikdcelica] #442196 Apr 15, 3:49pm Apr 15, 3:49pm
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id reverse my car on an angle going up my driveway but i can only so much coz i got a fence and i cant alter the concrete on my driveway coz itz the councils bit of driveway n i cant touh it...sux heapz i gota come up with something

Re: EVERY LOWERED CAR OWNERS HEADACHE [Re: tinkx1] #442197 Apr 15, 5:12pm Apr 15, 5:12pm
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i put a thick board on the ground so the hump isn't so big thumbsup

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