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Old 28 Aug 2008, 01:53 pm
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I have had my GT for almost 1 year now...the only gripe I have is that some time I am in a bit of a rush and I scrape my lower chin on the curb or parking lots....which has led to a few white line scratches in the plastic bumper on the very bottom edge...today however I bumped into a curb while pulling in to park and took a good chunk of paint off....luckily my factory paint touch up of Inferno Red touched it up niceley. Glad I cancelled my previously ordered Mopar Ground effects kit......Guess I need to slow down...Anyone else scraped their chins?????I read in a car magazine that had a 300SRT8 for a long term test that they replaced the front lower bumper 3 times......at least I haven't broken mine.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 02:10 pm
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In the vette yes, in the PT it's almost impossible to do it. By your mods list it doesn't seem like your car is lowered? Why do you park so close to the curb anyhow? Next time it might be your radiator or the oil pan that gets damaged by parking so close to the curve or by going over one.

This is what I consider low; and I was just getting off the drive-way at the house. I owned that car for almost six years, and I only had to touch up my front chin once because I let a "friend" drive it. I sold it almost a month ago to buy the PT, and I'm liking the change and the extra-extra space lots.




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Old 28 Aug 2008, 02:31 pm
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nice looking mustang !!
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 07:14 pm
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Is the GT lower in the front? One problem is I have to drive over a full curb/sidewalk to get into my front attached garage. I try to angle the car as that helps. I agree I need to be more careful when I park in front of those small yet high enuf concrete rectangles they put in front of parking spots.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 07:24 pm
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Default Re: Lower front chin too low

I sometimes hit the curb, but it's only because I am getting too close. Just park away from it a bit more and you should be fine.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 07:55 pm
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Even my wife's '04 has chin rash from stupidly made driveways. My '03 GT was lowered with Eibachs. I got pretty good at angle entering and exiting steep driveway entrances. Sometimes, though, it was unadvoidable not to scrape.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 08:59 pm
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The second time I drove the soonercruiser after the PTeazer bumperette was installed and painted!!!!
I simply forgot, and pulled up against one of those parking slot concrete logs.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 09:08 pm
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Those concrete logs are there for a purpose, usually. Some parking spots face other parking spaces and I lost count of the number of minor crashes (we dont' call them accidents) that I've been called to. Some people actually depend on those concrete stops to tell them when to stop. How scary is that? Think for a moment of how they stop when the concrete isn't there.

Back to your question, I've hit them a couple times when pulling in to close.
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It's annoying to hear that scrapping noise from a curb with the bottom of your car...Everyone looks like you just got T-Boned and it's kinda embarassing, lol.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 04:16 am
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It's funny that you don't hear anything when you pull OVER them, but really scrape LOUD when you back up. With our 2002, I was always scraping things and when we traded up to the 2006 it did NOT scrape in those same places. At our local Home Depot I used to angle in, but now I can drive straight in the driveway. I believe that the front "scraper" was shortened up some, a 1/4" would make a great difference when the2006's were remodeled.
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