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For those of us that have a "slight incline" to our driveway entrance does anyone have any good ideas on what I could buy or make to solve the problem of "scraping the front splitter"???? I really don't want to buy a "Bridjit" because it weighs a hefty 150 pounds. I live in a cold state where the city maintainers would just destroy that item in no time. So what Iam going to have to do is pick it up everytime and put it back in the garage after driving my new ZO6 that was ordered about 10 days ago. I already straddle or come down the driveway at a diagonal angle but its really "close" so I was hoping somebody had a good idea for me. THANK YOU. PS I would also like to say that you guys are "GREAT".
 

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you can get the front wheels that bolt to the underside so they hit first and roll u up...or raise the car up a few inches...or put air shocks in ....or buy a truck.....or back into your driveway
 
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The front rollers work well. I had them on my C5 to handle steep driveways. They protect your front end and they are inexpensive. Sold by most of the Corvette houses like West Coast Corvette or Mid America etc.. I had mine welded in place so they would not move under any conditions.
Jim...I don't seem to be able to find these. Do you have more info I can use to track these down? Thank you, Joel
 

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Please see revised post # 4 above.

This issue of whether the Z06 has a "greater" ramp/driveway problem than earlier Corvettes was specifically addressed by Chief Corvette Designer Kirk Benion at NCM's event two weeks ago. He stated that the Z06 has the same 9 1/2° ramp angle as was used in the ZR1.
 

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The front rollers work well. I had them on my C5 to handle steep driveways. They protect your front end and they are inexpensive. Sold by forum vendor Granatelli Motorsports.

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I had mine welded in place so they would not move under any conditions.
I really like this solution alot because then the "solution travels with you" wherever you go. Just need to find out if my dealer has a "welder" on the premises. Thank You very much.
 

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Glen; I take it if you back in then you will need to do a 180 so as to also "back out" of your driveway????
It does not work that way.

Raising your rear wheels a foot only slightly changes the rotation angle of the front nose of the car downward. So, if you back in, you can back up a much more aggressive angle than you can pull into (assuming the rise is only temporary and then flattens out).

Then once you wanted to pull out, the nose will have clearance as you drive forward (the ground falls down and away) not upward. Then, after your front wheels start down, again, your rears will only be slightly higher and the angle through which your car's nose turns down is minimized.

This all works well as long as the overall height of the obstacle you are climbing is not too high, and that the overall distance up which you follow the slope is not too long.

So, yes, you can back into higher places you cannot drive into, under certain conditions. Then, when you pull out, you are driving into a lower space, which works okay, too.
 
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