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vogel60232 11-10-2011 07:51 AM

ground clearance
 
2011 Z4. With the low ground clearance, am frequently scraping the front bumper"s underside, typically while backing out of a driveway that has a slight grade(even @ extremely low speed). Anyone else? Also, wondered if there might be something that could be applied to that area which would absorb the scraping.

rickb55 11-10-2011 06:15 PM

When backing out or pulling into my driveway, I go at an angle which helps prevent the scraping
..

BlueZ4AZ 11-11-2011 10:25 AM

Slight is a relative term. You probably have what most might consider more than a slight grade if the underneath portion of the front bumper keeps hitting the ground all the time.

I would suggest a short strip of duct tape as long as it is the underneath portion of the front bumper, so the tape cannot be seen.

zetmobile 11-11-2011 04:41 PM

I also had a problem with my sport 35i, which I think slightly lowered than non-sport. no matter how careful I am when backing out, it would scrape.
I found what helped me is to park backed in to driveway(ie, tail in first), since I did this I never scrapped. Not sure if there's any logic behind this or I'm just terrible driving reverse, but it solved my problem.

Zcar 11-12-2011 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickb55 (Post 6434070)
When backing out or pulling into my driveway, I go at an angle which helps prevent the scraping
..

I could barely straight into my driveway, the clearance is 1/4 inch. So, I had to make a full stop before driving on to or off from the driveway. But, nowbI am going at an angle, stopping is not needed, but slow down.

iwanna330cic 12-30-2011 09:01 AM

This happens quite often. Even with the sedan. Not long ago, I went to trade in my car for a new one and the used car appraiser said they would have to reduce the trade-in by $1,000 to fix the scratches under the front dam. What a racket. Of course I politely told him to take a leap, and I sold the car myself.

It's gonna happen no matter how careful you are. Some are just luckier than others. :(

Doug

mrgljahn 01-31-2012 07:26 PM

ground clearance
 
RPI makes aluminum skid plates that are cheap and easily installed.....google race precision instruments

jparnes1 01-31-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrgljahn (Post 6601086)
RPI makes aluminum skid plates that are cheap and easily installed.....google race precision instruments

Went to the site...could not find. Any help?

mrgljahn 02-01-2012 03:20 AM

Skid Plates
 
Try this link...

http://shoprpi.com/product_info.php?...487545580bfb85

My M coupe is a 2007....you may have to call them to see if they will fit the Z4 you own....


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