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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Stuh, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Stuh

    Stuh Karting

    Sep 25, 2004
    177
    Bucks
    Had the car 2 weeks now and grounded the front twice :(

    My Noble was also very low but never had the same problems on the roads around where i live. Is this normal or is it possible my car has been lowered? Is there any easy way of finding this out?

    The grounding today clipped the bottom of the plastic holder of my number plate causing it to split!
     
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  3. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
    807
    CT
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    Eric K
    I've only ground the car when coming out of petrol stations etc when there is a severe camber from the forecourt to the road - otherwise no problems whatsoever with speed bumps etc. What sort of circumstances have lead to the grounding?

    How much clearance do you have, will check mine for you.

    You can get some metal skid plates - a few people here had them fitted and will supply the link in due course I should imagine....
     
  4. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    Try Hill Engineering - Sponsor section from the UK. Excellent skid plates.
     
  5. Stuh

    Stuh Karting

    Sep 25, 2004
    177
    Bucks
    There is a large compression coming up a junction. It's caught me out twice now, doing approx 15mph!

    I just looked under the car and it's grazed the underside of the bumper :(

    I also appear to already have 2 petal plates on the underside. Are these standard or do i already have skid plates?
     
  6. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Eric K
    Hmmmm... bit difficult to say - I certainly have never ground the car whilst driving along a stretch of road - like I said only when going onto a forecourt or something with a large camber to the road.

    Can you go over speed bumps with no problem?

    If you have 2 metal plates under the front bumper then yes you already have skid plates.
     
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  8. Stuh

    Stuh Karting

    Sep 25, 2004
    177
    Bucks
    Yes, speed bumps are OK. All very strange..............
     
  9. ric355

    ric355 Guest

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  10. Jaz

    Jaz Formula Junior

    Jun 26, 2004
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    London
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    I have found that the main thing that always scrapes and catches and eventually falls of is the front numberplate holder. I prefer to have it stuck directly onto the front bumper.
     
  11. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    mine seemed ok aprt from when i parked it on a kerb at asda :D
     
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  13. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Happens all the time - you soon learn to 'read' the road and just take it a bit slower. The over hang at the front is the problem - don't think the Noble is that long.

    Speed bumps do my head in - avoid them at all costs.

    Rick
     

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