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Old 01-17-2013, 02:14 PM
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2012 BMW 750li bottoming out

Okay, So...

Today i traded in my beautiful Toyota Prius at the BMW dealership today and brought home my new 750li in which I waited a month for. As i pull into my driveway I hear this loud sound. So I get out of the car, parked halfway up my ramp and see the car had just hit the ramp . There was literally a pinky thickness between the bottom of the car and the pavement.

I managed to bring the car up safely into my garage not even 10 minutes ago. It did not scrape the rest of the way. As far as I could see, there was no chipped trim, but now i am worried about taking it to work tomorrow. I know it is a very long car, but has this happened to anyone else and is there anything else to do about it than rip up my driveway?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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I have a 4 car garage and one side of my garage is uneven and my car bottoms out so I've had to park in my small garage.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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Go sideway, one wheel at a time.

BTW, how do you like the mpg compare to the Prius?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:43 PM
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I think you're ok, but you should have someone to take a look at it. What does your driveway look like anyways?

Ohhhh, you're from Hamilton.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:01 PM
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Ohhhh, you're from Hamilton.
What's that supposed to mean?

Also try setting your suspension to Sport or Sport+, the hardest setting. The car should move a little less.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:17 AM
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:36 PM
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My driveway has a high ramp, and it goes flat, its an century old neighbourhood.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:39 PM
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Sorry to hear this. I would throw the thought of lowering springs out the window.

How about a pic of that driveway???
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:45 PM
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Problem solved

As a matter of fact I recently put about $60 000 of landscaping into the front of my house, which included a brand new paving stone driveway and I had the city install a new ramp Problem solved.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:27 PM
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Drive a Prius, if you don't want to bottom out. Just kidding. Go slow and take it right or front left wheel first, whichever is the best angle based on how you need to pull in. When I leave work, I go left wheel out first then straighten out and go right wheel.
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As a matter of fact I recently put about $60 000 of landscaping into the front of my house, which included a brand new paving stone driveway and I had the city install a new ramp Problem solved.
Sounds great. You know what they say, Pic's or it didn't happen.

Plus I am getting ready to redo my drive and might pick up some ideas on how you did yours.
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2012 BMW 750li bottoming out

Sounds like you have a big curb before your driveway. They make ramps that fill the curb and will eliminate you bottoming out.


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Old 08-15-2013, 10:09 AM
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Sounds great. You know what they say, Pic's or it didn't happen.
Agreed. Need to see pics of it scraping and spewing out sparks to fully be able to determine a solution to the problem. Video also acceptable.

If you have a rear wood shelf, it can be removed and placed under the car, so only the shelf will scrape. It is made of an indestructible non-malleable alloy which cannot be marred under any circumstances, so it will protect the underside of you car no matter what.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:13 PM
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With 60 large, you can get a lot of wood.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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With 60 large, you can get a lot of wood.
As long as its not fine line wood......
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:10 AM
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How to work the i Phone in your 750 LI

Hey I was having trouble with my I Phone playing audio in my 750 LI. so I went to the dealer.........***** the dealer didn't know how to work the I phone connection in the car. Well after going back a few times and trying to figure it out we inserted the white phone cable in the bottom of phone and it shows (Not Supported), so while I was walking out I was checking out a used 2012 750LI and I happen to see a cable in the console, so I said to the salesman "Hey what is this for"? and he said to operate the I Phone audio. "what the ----" Holly cow........... after all this time the service writer didn't even know. BMW owners There is a special cable called "Music Adapter" the dealer sells the part is for $80.00 and the part number is #61 12 2 338 491 however online it's only $16.00 enjoy your I phone clean audio :-)
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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2012 BMW 750li bottoming out

After Prius, getting a long 750 is a common practice IMO I did the same thing two days ago. My problem is 750 does not fit in the garage. I have to get rid of lots of junk first.


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Old 08-18-2013, 05:06 PM
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After Prius, getting a long 750 is a common practice IMO I did the same thing two days ago. My problem is 750 does not fit in the garage. I have to get rid of lots of junk first.


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