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Anonymous Poster

Feb 18, 2008, 8:20 PM

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My step-dad has a porshe and we just moved into a house where the driveway drops off into the street at a very steep angle and his car bottoms out when he backs it in or out. He's been using big pieces of wood, but I'm assuming there's gotta be some sort of ramp out there. Anyone know of something like this and where i can find it? THanks!


Feb 18, 2008, 8:27 PM

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I dont know if he has tried it yet but going sideways up or down it works well.

Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 19, 2008, 5:09 AM

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If driveway is wide enough a high angle approach may work at the trouble spot. I've known folks to alter the driveway to solve this as if it happens to one car it will happen to some other's too,

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Feb 20, 2008, 3:29 PM

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Even at a steep angle it doesn't work.

Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 20, 2008, 6:31 PM

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They do sell ramps that would be rated for a light car - usually used for loading trucks. I'd fix the driveway if you own or make up something you can tolerate out of wood that will do,

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