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Old 05-31-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Anyone in West Los Angeles have an SS?

Still strugling with the "will it go up my driveway" issue? If you live in West LA and would like to make a couple of bucks, let me know. Not asking you to ruin your car, just do a carefully controlled attempt to drive up my driveway.
I Live in Pacific Palisades.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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How do your other cars make it up your driveway? Or do you drive just SUVs now? I dont see a problem. The front wheels of the Camaro are moved a bit more forward than most sportscars, as you can see in the pics. So, I think it can easily clear any driveway. If you have driven the 80's Camaros, the front lip always rubbed on inclines and speed bumps but you learn to approach at an angle to clear. So if u have a steep driveway, just approach an angle and you'll be ok.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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I have worked this issue pretty carefully

Just don't want to make the investment and have to park it on the street.
Here's the scoop. I have a 99 Passat which I lowered somewhat. It has 8 inches of ground clearance on the front spoiler whereas the Camaro has 5. Also the Passat has a 19" shorter wheelbase and is 12" shorter from the center of the front wheels to the nose. The driveway is very narrow which limits the angle attack opportunities. Also, the water main in the street broke a few years ago and raised the street about 5 or 6 inches and it only went down about 3 so there is a bump.
Trust me, I have worked this and worked this and just want to know I can get the car in the garage without tearing up the front end. Even with the Passat I have to be very careful not to scrape the front while backing up our drive. I am not a rookie with lowered cars, just being cautious. As I said, I buy the car then can't get it into the garage. Not good.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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Go test drive a Vette or Mustang. I'm sure if they don't scrape, the Camaro won't.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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SSOCH- great idea. Call me stupid

The local Chevy dealer won't let a Camaro off his lot but Vettes are so marked down he'll probably be happy to let me take a ride. LOL, however, a guy I know, one street over, keeps a couple of planks by his driveway to drive his Vette up and down his driveway. Not gonna do that. I know I'm a little anal but I want one of these cars so bad, but have limits.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:34 PM   #6
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if I had one I'd give it a whirl for you...but alas, I don't have one yet.

if you can't find anyone maybe rent one for a day? bonus, you get to drive it around for the day.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:36 PM   #7
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If I'm not mistaken, the 'vette is a lot lower than the Camaro..my dad has a C6 and it scrapes on everything.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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Waiting for Avis to get Camaros

I have waiting for AVIS to get one to rent but so far no one at Avis seems to know when they'll arrive. That's why I was trying this alternative. Renting is obviously the best deal because I can push it a bit whereas with a private owner I wouldn't expect them to scrape up their spoiler for my benefit. I'll put in a pix tomorrow.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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Any pictures of the driveway?
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:24 PM   #10
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Go rent one for an hour at Budget in Beverly Hills. They have 2 for rent

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Old 06-06-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Go rent one for an hour at Budget in Beverly Hills. They have 2 for rent

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They have Camaros for rent???
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:33 PM   #12
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Last word I got was for June 18 on my war. I drive to Santa Monica for work. I'll check the boards to see if you've been able to find someone by then.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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Hope whoever built these was fired!


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Old 06-06-2009, 09:51 PM   #14
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Hope whoever built these was fired!


LOL.... if thats California, I'll show you my Beach House in Arizona later...

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #15
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Still strugling with the "will it go up my driveway" issue? If you live in West LA and would like to make a couple of bucks, let me know. Not asking you to ruin your car, just do a carefully controlled attempt to drive up my driveway.
I Live in Pacific Palisades.
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Yes indeed.....

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #16
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it will probably cost just a few hundreds to re-do the bottom of your driveway to lessen the initial drive up angle. Not only are you fixing it for the camaro but for future lowered cars as well.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #17
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Google the "Steep Driveway" photos, and you'll see this here...
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #18
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i REALLY doubt it would scrape, unless you are talking about a really nasty driveway. I live around a college campus that has giant speed bumps and huge dips and my camaro doesnt scrape anywhere
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