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Hello! I have a cat coming very soon (she shipped thursday) and while my awd SXT has no trouble with my steep driveway, the new cat is longer and lower in the front. The sxt splitter has about 3-4" extra space at the worst part of the angle on one side, 2" on the other.
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As I rent I cannot regrade it, though I am going to attempt to work out a deal with the landlord. I'd rather not move.

Ramps every time seem obnoxious. It's too short to cut an angle (only about a foot longer than the challenger). I am considering inch thick rubber matts like what worked for another member with a dip as well.

Airbags would work but I am worried about destroying the handling with air suspension, though I love the idea of adjustable ride height to eliminate any clearance issues I may face.

So I am left wondering: is there any way to install a separate nose lift system like Porsches and Corvettes have? That raise the front by an inch or so at the push of a button then drop it back with another once you've cleared the obstacle?

All thoughts appreciated.
 

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Hello! I have a cat coming very soon (she shipped thursday) and while my awd SXT has no trouble with my steep driveway, the new cat is longer and lower in the front. The sxt splitter has about 3-4" extra space at the worst part of the angle on one side, 2" on the other. View attachment 611055
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As I rent I cannot regrade it, though I am going to attempt to work out a deal with the landlord. I'd rather not move.

Ramps every time seem obnoxious. It's too short to cut an angle (only about a foot longer than the challenger). I am considering inch thick rubber matts like what worked for another member with a dip as well.

Airbags would work but I am worried about destroying the handling with air suspension, though I love the idea of adjustable ride height to eliminate any clearance issues I may face.

So I am left wondering: is there any way to install a separate nose lift system like Porsches and Corvettes have? That raise the front by an inch or so at the push of a button then drop it back with another once you've cleared the obstacle?

All thoughts appreciated.
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You might be able to just enter it at an angle. That's what I do. If SXT can take it straight, stock HC probably should be able to go at an angle.

The driveway is almost the exact length of the car and the garage doors are about as wide as the car (about a foot wider) and the interior is as small as it can get, with very little wiggle room for anything but hitting it near perfectly straight, making taking angles very challenging. Further, all the spaces are usually taken, so it's not a reliably available option even if I do figure out the perfect path to crank the nose around. Basically, this driveway/garage was designed by satan. Or a cyclist. Same thing really.

Was hoping to find solutions that allow me to back in straight.
 

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Could you make something relatively light that you could just toss in the trunk that is a small, elevated (by an inch or two) bit in the middle with a slope on either side, so you could drive the car up to The Critical Spot, then place the temporary ramps, drive a foot or so forward to just get you over the potential problem spot, then move them back into the trunk?

Someone, somewhere probably makes hydros for the car, but it would require removing some important components, wouldn't it?

Does backing in as you do eliminate the problem in one spot but still allow it in another spot?
 

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Could you make something relatively light that you could just toss in the trunk that is a small, elevated (by an inch or two) bit in the middle with a slope on either side, so you could drive the car up to The Critical Spot, then place the temporary ramps, drive a foot or so forward to just get you over the potential problem spot, then move them back into the trunk?

Someone, somewhere probably makes hydros for the car, but it would require removing some important components, wouldn't it?

Does backing in as you do eliminate the problem in one spot but still allow it in another spot?
If I drive in the problem spot is at the bottom before the car levels out. If I back in it's at the top. Backing in the nose doesn't drop when you brake, so it's the better option IMO. Easier to exit the garage at a slow even pace than pull in). Maybe a little lift from a board under the tires at one critical point is all it will take.

For the first day I bring her home (unfortunately gonna be dead of winter....) I am having a tow truck friend with me with his ramps and expertise to get her in safely. I am also leaving the banana on, because well. This is its purpose after all haha. It'll come off once I know I can get her in and out without scraping. I'm really hoping that by backing up slowly it'll clear without issue. If it goes in without scraping it should also come out without scraping. Fingers crossed I won't need to modify anything at all!
 

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I've seen people use a heavy metal plate for this situation, like a curb to driveway transition. Eight or twelve inches wide X width of car. Won't slide or hurt anything, and too heavy to steal! Find an old cutting edge from dozer or scraper cheap.
 
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