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craigolfmk4
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PostSubject: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptySun Jun 20 2010, 18:08

So other than the daily rubbish of having difficulty dealing with speedbumps and other objects that more cars at standard height can deal with quite easily it now appears I have great difficulty in getting the car up some ramps to get underneath to change the oil.

Who else out there faces similar problems? Must be a few i'm guessing....
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Cymro
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptySun Jun 20 2010, 21:16

i cant drive through middle of my town Laughing but theres nothing there anyway.

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20v-turbo
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptySun Jun 20 2010, 22:44

when i ha d the mk2 i had to plan my route, cudnt go on rams, gt a cats eye shaped dent on the sump, speeedbumps arrghh, had t be carefull when reversing, it was a good snow plow nd grass cutter lool
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyMon Jun 21 2010, 11:42

Cymro wrote:
i cant drive through middle of my town Laughing but theres nothing there anyway.

i can get over that hump...just, if i go realy slowly lol

one problem i get is any humps or bumps in the road, at night the hedges light up with a trail of sparks, i should rely check what it is thats slowly being worn away lol
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyMon Jun 21 2010, 11:56

and it ruins your suspension! mounts etc

exhaust scrape is nothing most speedbumps are doable.
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyMon Jun 21 2010, 12:40

roads aroound bangor are just horrible,potholes galore!
camber's a killer and all specially coming off the roundabout by penrhyn castle!
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyThu Jul 08 2010, 20:31

I scrape my subframe and jacking points on cambered roads, my splitter on everything, and it takes 2 jacks to raise my car, a widowmaker to lift it from the pinchweld, so i can get a trolley jack under the jacking point Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyFri Jul 09 2010, 08:53

SubframeScraper wrote:
I scrape my subframe and jacking points on cambered roads, my splitter on everything, and it takes 2 jacks to raise my car, a widowmaker to lift it from the pinchweld, so i can get a trolley jack under the jacking point Razz

Ever thought about driving it on to bits of wood.

Makes it so much easier to get a jack under then
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyFri Jul 09 2010, 11:12

i use a brick! easyyy
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BigGR5
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyFri Jul 09 2010, 17:20

I hate it when you drive over a dead animal and drag it along the road - bits of dead badger stink when they cook on the exhaust !! lol The gripes of running your car low... 360957
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyMon Jul 26 2010, 23:34

Ive had to make some beam guards on the notch, and they are already wearing thin! looks cool at night though Very Happy and my old man managed to maroon it on the curb outside my house a few years back, had to get the jack out to get it moving Laughing
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Cymro
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyTue Jul 27 2010, 08:40

unwrapping squirrel from the subframe isnt nice.

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McLOVIN - RE: Polo Show 2011 - There was a ginger alert at the gate?? Man that place is well ahead of the times, next they'll be installing gas fittings into the shower heads in the gingers showers...

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20v-turbo
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyTue Jul 27 2010, 12:57

Cymro wrote:
unwrapping squirrel from the subframe isnt nice.

i had a polecat wrapped round my cv and drive shaft not pretty
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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyTue Jul 27 2010, 14:08

^^^thats beats a squirrel as pole cats are a rare species Laughing

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McLOVIN - RE: Polo Show 2011 - There was a ginger alert at the gate?? Man that place is well ahead of the times, next they'll be installing gas fittings into the shower heads in the gingers showers...

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PostSubject: Re: The gripes of running your car low...   The gripes of running your car low... EmptyTue Jul 27 2010, 19:05

Cymro wrote:
^^^thats beats a squirrel as pole cats are a rare species Laughing




oh ummmm, shit looool well his fault not mine
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