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Old 03-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #21
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There's a lot to be said for those hydraulic lift kits; most of it bad, but they would let you have ground clearance when you need it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #22
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Never really understood why people drop cars that low...no way it can handle that well....
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #23
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i just use a big piece of steel. doesn't have to be too thick (i used 1/4" cause that's all they had at the time), it's enough to support the car. i have it at my gf's house cause her dip is way worst than your picture lol it's more expensive than wood though. but i never remove it lol
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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Um, this is an issue with his drive way, not his car. If his driveway was flat he wouldn't be even making this thread. Just because some people in this thread don't like lowered cars, why are you bashing the ones that do? He's asking if you guys have any ideas on how to make ramps for his driveway, he's not asking for your opinion on his ride height.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #25
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #26
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Barbaros, youre a cool person, I remember speaking to you once, and I dont live far from queens... so if you need help with this I can give you a hand;
anyway, here is an easy, cheap, non permanant solution:
buy a sheet of pressure treated plywood 4X8
have home depot cut it for you;
I dont know the exact size of you door width or the length of the dip, but lets assume its about 7 ft wide and the dip is 2 feet long (which is what I can judge by looking at the photo)
cut the ply wood into three pieces:
20" X 7'
12" X 7'
3" X 7'
then stack them on top of each other, screw them together, and lay it down in the dip.
also, buy either 5/8" or 3/4", but you have to determine that based on the depth of your dip. place a straight edge across the dip and mearsure down fron the center of the straight edge down to the center of the dip; 5/8" X 3 = about under 2" and 3/4 X 3 = 2 1/4".
Under $20, and you can put in your garage if you want to remove it.
here's a pic to help with what I am saying:
Barbaros, i bumped this cause it might be useful,unlike many of the other posts lol.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #27
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I second the ply wood. If you leave it in the weather, and or it gets old you will see warping and might have to redo but that is going to be the best solution for what you have in front of you. It is sturdy, yet malleable enough to flex a little into the dip and not snap. I would disagree about connecting the boards together. When they flex they will slide along the surface slightly and it would be better to allow that sliding and not force them to bind.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #28
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I second the ply wood. If you leave it in the weather, and or it gets old you will see warping and might have to redo but that is going to be the best solution for what you have in front of you. It is sturdy, yet malleable enough to flex a little into the dip and not snap. I would disagree about connecting the boards together. When they flex they will slide along the surface slightly and it would be better to allow that sliding and not force them to bind.

I would say tell the land lord to fix that ish but then I realized your in NY and instantly understood why nothing would be done. Second option is to move. I don't know how any BMW stays in good shape in that city. I just moved my lady from Brooklyn (shes from Huntington and its a little better out there) and its horrible. Brand new M5 going down the LIE and the back bumper is all scratched from people bumping. Don't know how you do it.
I said to use pressure treated plywood, it will be last as long as your outdoor deck. also, it would flex across the middle(long ways) so securing the pieces together wont hinder flexing; plus it would be easier to install and uninstall as a unit, but thanks for the vote.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #29
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #30
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What if he realized it was a poop sandwich and decided to toss it and get a Ruben. NY has great Rubens.
yeah, and Carolina has great romin noodles with ketchup.
mmmmm, now that good Italian!
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #31
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**edit - just realized you must have been talking about North Carolina. Apologies.
and we have polite people and have wonderful beaches, have tons of sights to see, and things to do.
Most NYers are polite and helpful; dont believe what you see on T.V.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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maybe some type of foam or rubber? or some type of cheap filling that will absorb weight with a layer of foam or rubber on top?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #33
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #34
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About that pic of th OP's car with the penny,is that a pic of it on flat ground,or is it a pic of the car when it is grinding over the driveway at the hump?

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How about something like this

http://www.shercomindustries.com/pro...curbramps.html

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You use that Euro plate lots huh? How bout that bike rack for all those bikes you have...
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #38
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You use that Euro plate lots huh? How bout that bike rack for all those bikes you have...
cmaw daw. hella tite. roll hard to meets, yo. bike rack= xtra style points. dafuq
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I really appreciate both positive & negative feedback. Everyone has different taste in styling their cars or enjoying various performance setups. I know what you guys talking about but lowering the car does not do me or the car any harm. It still handles like a champ, and drives much better than most of the guys here who hate and talk BS about my setup. Does not bounce like the civic on cheap coils either. How many of you guys track? Maybe none. Me? No. How fast do you guys take corners? 100mph? No. Me? Definitely not fast. So even though it handles just fine, I don't have a reason for it to be handling like a race car. Ohh btw, my bike rack is not actually for extra style points, I do have bikes and do transport them.


@BeMyWhip! I love this idea man. Thanks for taking the time and drawing that for me. I will though, need help, PM sent!
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I really appreciate both positive & negative feedback. Everyone has different taste in styling their cars or enjoying various performance setups. I know what you guys talking about but lowering the car does not do me or the car any harm. It still handles like a champ, and drives much better than most of the guys here who hate and talk BS about my setup. Does not bounce like the civic on cheap coils either. How many of you guys track? Maybe none. Me? No. How fast do you guys take corners? 100mph? No. Me? Definitely not fast. So even though it handles just fine, I don't have a reason for it to be handling like a race car. Ohh btw, my bike rack is not actually for extra style points, I do have bikes and do transport them.


@BeMyWhip! I love this idea man. Thanks for taking the time and drawing that for me. I will though, need help, PM sent!
your welcome, but i never got your pm.
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