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Have any of you ever literally got stuck going up a driveway?

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Old 01-01-11, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Have any of you ever literally got stuck going up a driveway?

My car is lowered about .5-1 finger gap up front and 2gap in the rear riding on 20s. About two weeks ago I got stuck going up on a steep driveway in the weirdest way. So picture going up a driveway at angle with the front pass as the nose, the front pass susp. compresses the rear driver susp. is compressed and the rear pass is up in the air. I literally got stuck doing three wheel motion lol. At first I didnt know what happened and I thought I shot one of my struts or something, so I stayed there dumbfounded for a few mintues until my friend came up and said lets push it back down onto the street. Once back on the street everything was fine so I think. Since the first incident I've had my car almost get stuck twice but on each time I gave a little more gas to get the momentum to over come the incline. I dont know if something is wrong now because it seems like its becoming an issue, also it seems like my car is pulling to the right ever so slightly now. I've gotten 2 alignments this year from a lowered car specialty shop and its 60 per visit fml.
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Old 01-01-11, 07:32 AM   #2
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so you mean when you go up ramps/driveways one side of your car literally hikes up into the air off of the ground? thats NOT normal at all, unless youre on hydraulics no wheel should ever stay stuck in the air period. if that is what youre implying I would advise you take it to a shop asap and drive slowly incase a suspension component is ready to break off or loose.
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Old 01-01-11, 09:19 AM   #3
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If your suspension has that little amount of play then yeah it's going to come off the ground at an angle like that.
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Old 01-01-11, 12:46 PM   #4
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That's sorta happened to me at school before. Theres a steep entrance to one of the parking lots that you have to make a pretty sharp right turn to go up it. And for some reason they decided to put a speedbump right at the bottom of it. So when you turn you go over the speedbump and the right rear wheel get's lifted off the ground. Of course i have enough momentum to make it and get traction, but it does make a little 'chip' when that wheel catches.
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The same thing happened to me, and I had to push it back to get it off the incline. lol.
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Old 01-01-11, 07:49 PM   #6
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Never on my GS (yet) but I do have an 86 corolla solid rear axle on coilover and everyday coming up my driveway from work. You can see the tire maked from when the wheel comes back down.
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Old 01-01-11, 08:06 PM   #7
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wow? where do you guys live? those hills must be STEEP! am i the only one this NEVER happened to? i live and happened to have a home with a steep inclined driveway as well where i need to make a solid 90 degree turn to get in and this never happened?

take a pic next time! i have no clue what you guys are talking about :\
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my buddy has bc suspension its a bit stiff. when i set my suspension to stiff it will happen if u ride low. set it to a bit softer and it should be fine not too soft just play with the adjustment a bit.
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Old 01-01-11, 11:31 PM   #9
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if u have coilovers, it kinda keeps the wheel where it is at. its happened to me. i had to get out and have my frend push me.
thats why i went air drive low, park lower
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It happens when I try to go into my driveway since my bags are so short. It helps if you take off traction control to get it moving again.
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The only time I've ever had one or more wheels off the ground was in a closed circuit during time attacks. I suppose 4 wheeling counts as well
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Happens to me daily. Good thing I always carry 1 or 2 passenger. lol
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If you have coilovers, they usually only have like 2" of compression range. So it's actually quite easy to do the 3 wheel motion. I've done it a few times, but luckily I have a clutch type LSD so it doesn't faze my car.
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If you have coilovers, they usually only have like 2" of compression range. So it's actually quite easy to do the 3 wheel motion. I've done it a few times, but luckily I have a clutch type LSD so it doesn't faze my car.
your cars not fair in any situation cl puts at it lol :P surprised you didnt build ur own coilover setup yet! or did you?
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man....i was hoping for pics....LOL!!!
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