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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 05-26-2014, 12:58 PM
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Drove Over Parking Block

While pulling out of a parking spot and then slowly driving away, somehow I managed to drive completely over a random concrete parking block. It was so abrupt and startling that I couldn't tell if only one side ran it over or if both tires went over together.

The front tire impact was jarring but not too bad, but as I kept going (because I thought it was a big pothole) the rear impact was super loud, like thick metal from the underside striking the parking block. I made it over the parking block completely, which is amazing because had it been a taller block, then I'm sure I would gotten stuck on top of it. I didn't hear any scraping, just the loud initial bonk of the tires and then big slam just before the rear tires cleared.

The car seems to drive fine; no alignment issues, no fluids leaking, and no strange noises thereafter. But should I be concerned about any type of damage?

Ugh, it was such a knucklehead move, but I just didn't see it there. There were three floating parking blocks in the middle of the lot which seems super dangerous. I highly doubt this was the first time someone had done this at that lot.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:03 PM
Polite Canuck Polite Canuck is offline
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Sorry to hear that. Take a gander at the underbody for any signs of dents, dings or scrapes. Other than that, I would be worried about the rims bending; stock BMW alloys are not known for being particularly hard. If they are bent, you might only notice at highway speeds. Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:03 PM
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I drove over a curb the other day, which I normally don't do; heard a loud thud on the passenger's side; and expected a $1,000.00 body shop bill. Nothing. Inspected the underbody, wheel, frame, fender. The jacking point apparently saved me. It was scraped some, and I just cleaned it up.
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