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Author Lowering, speedbumps - food for thought.
–DAN–
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29th Nov 05 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just a couple of things since I joined this site which baffle me everytime I read em...

1. Some of the cars you guys have modded look fantastic with your lowered skirting etc, but as we live in a society obsessed with speed bumps, how the hell do you manage to get anywhere without rippping the f**k out of the bottom of em?

2. Removing rear wipers – I can see looks-wise why you'd want to do it, but surely the practiclity of them outweighs this? Or do the majority of you not use interior mirrors?

maybe its just me...?
Ally
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29th Nov 05 at 14:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1. Drive very slowly

2. Dunno, i rarely use my rear wiper, and when i do its only because its hammering down with rain/snowing
dna23
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29th Nov 05 at 14:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1. drive slow over them or have the council remove them if they break the regulations on speed bumps

2. rear wiper wise i use rainX or polish on rear windscreen to make most water trickle off, its cleaned weekly so dirt isnt a problem and in the rain it's not that bad anyway when ure moving....

i know about both as i've done/suffer from them
Kif
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29th Nov 05 at 14:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ally
1. Drive very slowly

2. Dunno, i rarely use my rear wiper, and when i do its only because its hammering down with rain/snowing


Listen to that. I smacked my front bumper on a speedbump which was unpainted and snapped it just off centre. Proper pi**ed me off aswell
James_DT
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29th Nov 05 at 14:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If I made my car as low as some on here I'd never get out of my drive, let alone out of the street.
Rear wipers are a must around winter in farming country, too.
RKS
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29th Nov 05 at 14:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as sed before for point 1. Drive slowly and you will be fine!

and point 2.... I'm used to driving without using the rear view mirror, as my dad has vans that have been boarded off and I use them a bit so dont really look in the rear view now.
Lynny
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29th Nov 05 at 14:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i couldnt handle having lowered car with the number of speed bumps around here, plus would be a nightmare n the multi-storey at work!
a_j_mair
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29th Nov 05 at 14:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by James_DT
If I made my car as low as some on here I'd never get out of my drive, let alone out of the street.
Rear wipers are a must around winter in farming country, too.


Rubbish!! my car is pretty low. i stay on a farm with a long approx 1km drive that is not the best to strips of concrete either side and i manage. I also manage to survive without a rear wiper and i live way out in the sticks with all the shitty roads!
James_DT
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29th Nov 05 at 15:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I feel you haven't seen my street, let alone the roads near me. I've had the standard bumper at standard height scrape the roads on both the 306 and Laguna at 35mph.
MatthewR
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29th Nov 05 at 15:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u'd be suprised how much u dont miss a rear wiper
L33 LEG
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29th Nov 05 at 15:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why wud u need a rear wiper

jst drive slowly over bumps and sometimes it helps to go on them on an angle , then again alot of cars tht u see which are highly modded never touch the roads
a_j_mair
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29th Nov 05 at 15:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont have many speed bumps just random wildlife on the road and completely random potholes
broster
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29th Nov 05 at 15:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

speed bumps are there to make you go slower, so end up driving slowly over them, no problem there then.

loss of rear wiper, well there was so much rust there it about fell out anyway. lack of vision thru the rear window is a pain on motorway, but with taper throttle bodies and no interior motorways aint my favortie place
CCA
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29th Nov 05 at 15:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take extra care with speed bumps and go slowly and gently

I dont use my rear wiper anyway, i think its just there for deoration really
Gez G
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29th Nov 05 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1. In the corsa, scrape my way over speedbumps

2. Hardly use it at all so not an issue
j10E W
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29th Nov 05 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i try to go routes without speedbmps i dont even attempt some my front even catches on pot holes sumtimes
–DAN–
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29th Nov 05 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by L33 LEG
why wud u need a rear wiper

jst drive slowly over bumps and sometimes it helps to go on them on an angle , then again alot of cars tht u see which are highly modded never touch the roads


Wow! that must be one helluva mod?
DO they travel through time when they hit 88mph as well?
–DAN–
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29th Nov 05 at 17:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I suppose the verdict is such that the rear wiper option is down to preference, and lower is only problematic if you live in shit road/builtup areas like Leeds.
CCA
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29th Nov 05 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lowering also depends on the drop and the wheel size
Krammy
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29th Nov 05 at 17:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1- dont buy the biggest bodykit ever...and you will be ok..something subtle...and a good drop..be fine... go slow

2- im riddin mine, i dont use it
Sam
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29th Nov 05 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I seldom use my rear wiper on the Astra.
mav
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29th Nov 05 at 17:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.) go slow oh so slow...

2.) my old 2.0 had wiper smoothed away, never missed it really.
cossie_corsa
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29th Nov 05 at 18:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1. hydraulics
2. never had a problem without my wiper

[Edited on 29-11-2005 by cossie_corsa]

 
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