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post #1 of 9 Old 03-28-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Front clearance before dragging the valance

I have ordered a 2Lt and wondered if I am going to wear out the front plastic when I pull in the driveway. My Daughter has an 08 cobalt and my son a 04 Malibu they both drag in the front when they pull in the driveway from the street. They don't always when they go at an angle. Do you think I will have the same issue with my new Convertible?

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I'm thinking so ... I scraped mine this morning pulling off the grass onto my driveway somehow ... was strange circumstance and is first time it happened but compared to a cobalt or Malibu, it would seem

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I should have said pull in or back out. Does that make more sense?

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if a cobalt and a Malibu scrape then the Camaro will drag. Its intresting though that you have that problem in Mobile, its fairly flat around there.
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I should have said pull in or back out. Does that make more sense?

Yes, but I'm not sure one will make anymore difference than the other. If you back in, then you will have to worry about the street as the car angle increases. If you pull in, of course you have the driveway. I think the pulling in at an angle is most likely to have the best result and then straighten out, but I'm not sure. Try them both with someone who actually knows what you are trying to determine watch and tell you. Go SLOW either way.

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Buy a 'Vette if you want to do a lot of scraping. It all comes with owning a muscle or sports car!!


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Your drive way between the side walk and the paved street......can you place a thick strong board to even out when you drive in or away????

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Your drive way between the side walk and the paved street......can you place a thick strong board to even out when you drive in or away????

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Yes, if he lived in a ghetto. He needs to pull in and out on an angle. If he does this he will have no issues.

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Yes, if he lived in a ghetto. He needs to pull in and out on an angle. If he does this he will have no issues.

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I guess he has too but for myself if he scrapes a little plastic underneath well that practically 99% of the Camaro population so he shouldn't feel so bad.

I myself am more worried about the actual painted metal chin under the bumper that comes to a point! Now if I banged that up that would be a big bummer Allot of times when I park or drive into lots I either have to enter the ramp/drive way very slowly in the hopes not to bang/scrape anything and f I get past that I back in the the parking space cuz the concrete stops vary in height a little. I don't beleive there a standard size at all.

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