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Carling

Drive way issue

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So when I went to reverse the car in the garage last night the front end scraped the floor as she’s quite low down and there’s a dip in the road (see pic below). It’s really minor mind so I’m hoping a cheap fix.
 

I was hoping to pop out today and pick something up to act like a ramp that I could put down and put away everytime I go to use the garage. 
 

Has anyone else had the same issue or does anyone recommend anything? I was thinking maybe some wood either side lining up to the tyres which I could drive over?

 

Appreciate any advice.

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Yea I'd just use a couple of pieces of wood. Free and easy. Unless you could apply for a dropped kerb?

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Yeah I’ll try that mate I think... prob is I don’t know anyone who would have any wood I could pinch. Is B&Q best for that do you think?

 

I rent the house so there’s no chance that would happen :P

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Old pallets. Building sites. Lots of places you can pick up a couple of bits of timber.

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So when I went to reverse the car in the garage last night the front end scraped the floor as she’s quite low down and there’s a dip in the road (see pic below). It’s really minor mind so I’m hoping a cheap fix.
 
I was hoping to pop out today and pick something up to act like a ramp that I could put down and put away everytime I go to use the garage. 
 
Has anyone else had the same issue or does anyone recommend anything? I was thinking maybe some wood either side lining up to the tyres which I could drive over?
 
Appreciate any advice.
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Grab some wood and cut the side so it's like an angle

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Wood didn’t work... drive over it and it snapped and the front bumper hit the road again :cry:

 

My only options I have are to raise the height a bit, so buy new springs and get them fitted or invest in something that actually works (but has to otherwise be a waste of money).

 

Heres some pics of my car and the ride height. Does anyone have any idea what size springs I need to get to raise the height? I’ve spoken to a garage and they weren’t sure. I don’t want to buy some springs and find out their the wrong type.

 

 

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that looks like someone has already highered the car , i thought the GT came with 30mm springs ..i lowered mine with 30mm eibach springs and mien sits a lot lower than that ..

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Unsure what to do then really the front end keeps on clipping the floor when I’m driving in :think:

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buy one of the rubber lips which wil knock against that rather than your bumper , yu can get them on ebay and they are very flexible especially if you bolt it on 

 

 

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What size tyres are fitted?, 40, or 45 profile?.

 

I can see they're crappy Nexen N'Fera SU1, but can't quite make out the size.

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No, that's the OE size. Had they been 40 profile, that would contribute to the lack of clearance.

 

It was worth asking.

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Could just get a really small bag of cement from B&Q for about a fiver and get a cheapo trowel.knock up a small bit of muck and just smooth it between the road and the kerb.Dont need a large amount,just enough to to take the height factor out a bit.If you do it neat enough and apply it just before it gets dark and when the forecast is dry,you wont attract any attention from busybodies and unlikely the council will be bothered either,if you only use enough for what you need.Simple enough to do,you wont affect the flow of rain to that drain or anything if you keep it nice and flush .Much better than buggering about with bits of wood.

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1 hour ago, Carling said:

Probably not but it will do, god knows how else to fix it.... so that will have to do. 

Try reversing in as the bumper is higher at the rear and by the time the front is at the kerb the back wheels will be in the garage and starting to pull the front up 

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