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      07-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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SCRAPES!!! I hate driveways!!! :(

Today is the second time I scraped my brand new M3! First time was so bad I had to get the cover behind the front bumper replaced.

Is it possible to never scrape or you will scrape sooner or later? I was wondering if there's someone on this forum that never scraped?

Does changing the EDC from normal to sport really make a difference, or when you will scrape then you will scrape?

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      07-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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45 degree angle! and slow... That's the key!
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      07-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #3
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45 degree angle! and slow... That's the key!
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      07-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #5
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I didn't know edc sport would make a difference!
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      07-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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I didn't know edc sport would make a difference!
EDC is the last line of defense. It minimizes the movement of the car as the weight shifts from front to back, side to side or back to front.
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      07-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #7
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I didn't know edc sport would make a difference!
I think that's more of an educated guess. Stands to reason that a stiffer suspension setting will allow for less change in ride height and clearance.
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EDC is the last line of defense. It minimizes the movement of the car as the weight shifts from front to back, side to side or back to front.
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      07-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #9
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No fat chicks haha I once had 2 really big friends lift the front of my car up by the front fender as i went up a drive way. <<< im joking
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this will help:
http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...curb+bridge.do
Provided that is your own driveway
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      07-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
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I don't go to places that will scrape my car.
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      07-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #12
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45 degree angle! and slow... That's the key!
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I didn't know edc sport would make a difference!
Even says so in the manual.
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      07-19-2011, 10:54 PM   #13
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I never have in almost 3 years until a couple days ago. I was so pissed cause I'm careful and I just made a misjudgement on the proximity of the curb. Got the underside of the front bumper skin a little bit.
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      07-19-2011, 10:58 PM   #14
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I have been super careful everywhere I go so I don't scrape, but I am putting on eibach springs and arkym lip so I'm sure it's gonna happen eventually just pray that it doesn't.
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45 degree and roll it slow my man.....in the last 10 years i've had 3 M3's, 4 corvette Z06's, a Corvette ZR-1, a lowered honda S2000 , and a Audi S5 as my sports cars and never ever scraped any bumpers and i live in NJ and drive in NY on the regular...just take it easy and keep an eye out for pot holes and high curbs.....
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If your not dropped and your scraping then your not going down/up
the incline correctly unless its on an isane angle lol. Go slowly
like people above have mentioned and on an angle.
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Had to start backing into my driveway almost immediately after delivery. It's a pain but worth it to save the front of the car. I've scraped about an inch of felt off each corner of the underside of my car.
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This is precisely the reason I don't want to lower my car....
Unless I slow to a crawl, I already scrap in some areas around my neighborhood.
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      07-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #20
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1. Take it slow

2. Its a fiber glass part, its tough but nothing to seriously worry about until you hit a small animal on the road and it goes underneath
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      07-21-2011, 02:05 AM   #21
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I got my car in June '08, it's lowered on H&Rs, and I haven't scraped the bumper yet. I've scraped the felt below the front bumper, but not the underside of the bumper itself.

and +1 on the proper angle on driveways, and avoiding places you know are too steep.
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