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    Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    I am looking for a solution to solve the front lip from hitting the driveway as my driveway is very steep and any low car will hit when going up or down.
    What kind of kits are out there for raising and lowering the front end automatically with a button in the car?
    Or I thought at one time there was some sort of rollers that you can install in the front chassis that actually hit the ground before the front facia will so that it wont allow you to scrape it.
    ANy ideas?
    Thanks

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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    I've heard you can find airbag kits for front suspension on Ebay.

    The cheap solution is to build a steel skidpad underneath the front bumper. I actually saw one where a guy mounted a caster underneath a front lip spoiler - might have even been a skateboard wheel. It's an option anyway...

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    I used to sell a kit that had a couple of adj brackets and some rollers that went just underneath the front spoiler out of view. The rollers would catch on the driveway, and roll up as not to wreck the fiberglass ft spoiler.
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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    here's a pic of them installed on a chassis
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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver
    move! ;D
    That's too funny!
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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    That looks like it would work. Have you seen them in action?

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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    We did this on Brastic's car.


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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    You just need to make sure you hit the driveway head on. Because if the rollers hit the cement and they are being forced sideways would they not wear down.

    ...know what I mean?

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    Re: Frame Hitting on Steep Driveways

    Exactly. All it will take is one time going up a driveway with the wheels turned any direction but straight, and that urethane will be ripped away from its hub. Better keep a few extra pairs on hand, and make shure the bolts are easily removable.
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