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Old 22nd August 2006, 19:56   #1
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Low Clearance with H & R springs

Recently installed lowering springs cause the front air dam to get scratched up on steep driveways and speed bumps. Any one else experienced this?
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Don't have the springs, one reason is that exact issue. The regular setup is probably bad enough, but with the springs, I imagine the slightest incline would cause scraping. Setting EDC to 'sport' may lessen some of the front end dive, but I think it's the price you'll have to pay for better cornering and making the car look more bad-***
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Recently installed lowering springs cause the front air dam to get scratched up on steep driveways and speed bumps. Any one else experienced this?
I have the springs and the Hartge spoiler, resulting in very low clearance. I have to go up and down steep grades slow and sideways. Sometimes it is a hassle, but I guess I am used to it by now.
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Old 22nd August 2006, 20:44   #4
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Certain road undulations make the car pitch front to back, and it causes it to scrape. Also, I have scraped the front once while traveling at highway speeds going over certain dips.

I love how it looks though.

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Old 22nd August 2006, 21:36   #5
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I actually got truck bed liner (line-x) sprayed on the bottom of the lip of my other car because the nose is so low (far lower than the M5). It works very well. I've hit/scraped it a few times and you can't tell at all.
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A little scraping sometimes - you learn how to avoid it. Nothing that is visible unless you look under the car. Knowing what I know now, I would definitely do it over again.
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Having those H&R's installed today. Will use caution. Thamks!
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Old 23rd August 2006, 05:29   #8
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No scraping whatsoever. I'm pretty careful when going up steep grades and entering lots with sharp curbs though.
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I have the H&R springs and Hartge front splitter and I have to be careful with steep inclines and parking bumpers. Right after I got them installed I scraped the front a couple times, but you get used to it quickly.
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Do H&R springs really make a difference? With the three settings and the way I drive at the moment, stock seems great! I've driven 7's all my life so this beast feels wonderful! Are H&R's really for those who track alot? Don't get me wrong, I'm in the triple digits more often than not. What would springs do for me?
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