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328 to low for trafficramps

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Mantinger, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Mantinger

    Mantinger Karting

    Jul 30, 2004
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    Netherlands, Drenthe
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    Henk
    In the Netherlands it is almost impossible to drive at normal speed when leaving the main roads. Trafficramps everywhere! When driving I have to reduce speed to almost zero to avoid serious damage. This is very irritating for me and traffic behind me. My 328 has standard hight and tires.
    Question:
    I'm searching for electical adjustable shockadsorbers (like Lamborghini has) or something like that. Where to find? Are there other ways to highten my car while driving?
     
  2. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    May 5, 2001
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    I've never come across any mention of a way to raise/change a 3x8's ride height while in flight.

    Not quite sure what 'trafficramps' are, possibly what we call 'speed bumps' here in the states. ie: raised asphalt strips about 3" high across the road?
     
  3. Mantinger

    Mantinger Karting

    Jul 30, 2004
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    Thanks Verell. They are so-called speedbumps and raise about 20 cm. with an angle of 30 degrees. There are many variations in speedbumps. There's no standard hight.
     
  4. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Our speed bumps on this end of the pond are 2 inches at times. :(
     
  5. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    I learned about non-std the hard way, just finished repairing the chunk one took out of my Euro spoiler a couple of years ago...
     
  6. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
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    I had a similar problem with my 328,but are you sure the car is scrapping? as on mine it was the number plate.
    Dave Mc
     
  7. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Wasn't any doubt about the speed bump I hit, stopped & looked. It was about 1/8" higher than the front of my Euro spoiler!

    A couple of months later it was replaced with one about 3/4" lower, so it was exceptionally high. I should have asked the city to pay for repairing my spoiler.
     

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