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      03-12-2020, 08:43 AM   #1
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I recently signed a lease on a place while our house gets some work done, and itís driveway is one of those angled entry types that is quite steep. I havenít had a chance to see if the M2 can get up onto the driveway unscathed (a snapped Achillesí tendon makes driving a 6MT problematic) but from the eyeball test I am certain my front splitter will scrape.

So, my question is, has anyone here got the same driveway curb problem and what contraption did you purchase to fix it?

Iím thinking of something like this http://https://www.amazon.com/Car-Vehicle-Curbside-Driveway-Ramp/dp/B07RCTXSYY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=driveway+ramps+for+lo w+cars&qid=1584020228&sprefix=driveway+ramp&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVldUS 0VTMjhNSkQ5JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDM2NDA1MVhGN1RNUUJ UOVpUMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDI5NTIySFdUWTdHRks5U EhWJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3R pb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= but havenít done a lot of other research yet. Suggestions welcome! Thx.
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I've experienced this. Never buy a house with a steep driveway. Kills you when selling. Good your renting. Any pics of driveway. I had a lowered miata and very steep driveway. Backing in is helpful if really steep as push vs pull seemed to matter. Don't go slow up the driveway. Mine was slightly less steep on one side vs the other. Entering at an angle helped. Mine was less of an issue with front or rear scraping. More of frame rails if entering or exiting driveway incorrectly
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My parent's house has a flat driveway but a really steep curb that steps up to it; I absolutely have to pull in/back out at an angle when I go visit them - even my wife's totally stock Accord scrapes
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I've experienced this. Never buy a house with a steep driveway. Kills you when selling. Good your renting. Any pics of driveway. I had a lowered miata and very steep driveway. Backing in is helpful if really steep as push vs pull seemed to matter. Don't go slow up the driveway. Mine was slightly less steep on one side vs the other. Entering at an angle helped. Mine was less of an issue with front or rear scraping. More of frame rails if entering or exiting driveway incorrectly
I donít have a pic on me unfortunately but it closely resembled circled example here.

I was thinking of having a wood plank cut to shape but to be honest itís such an awkward shape, not sure it could even be done

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I wouldn't use anything that you would be upset about someone running off with. Do you have to worry about blocking water drainage flow? If not you could just pay to have some concrete poured to fix it to your liking.
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I wouldn't use anything that you would be upset about someone running off with. Do you have to worry about blocking water drainage flow? If not you could just pay to have some concrete poured to fix it to your liking.
It's a rental, so I wouldn't be able to pour concrete.

And yeah, that was my first worry, someone running off with the wedges. It will definitely happen.
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Wood is your friend if you are ready to put it on and off.
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Get some wood dowel, spray paint color of concrete, and use a few dabs of liquid nails to adhere to concrete. You'll be able to pull it up if needed, but someone would have to put in effort to remove it. And it's cheap
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Going to try these on sloped driveway: https://sliplo.com/
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Get some wood dowel, spray paint color of concrete, and use a few dabs of liquid nails to adhere to concrete. You'll be able to pull it up if needed, but someone would have to put in effort to remove it. And it's cheap
Great idea thanks !!
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It looks less than ideal (although I have added more gravel now, picture was a WIP!) but still has good drainage and it's removable when I leave this place, or if the local council take issue with what I've done. Driveway dips down right before a very high camber piece of road, so the car just scrapes on the way out. Not anymore!
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I used to have to back into the driveway in my old house. As long as the nose was facing out the car could make it up.
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This is what you want. Not cheap, but these are common in CA which has steep curbs for drainage.

https://www.bridjit.com/
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This is what you want. Not cheap, but these are common in CA which has steep curbs for drainage.

https://www.bridjit.com/
This is what we're using with an added middle section hence it's four total sections. More than 1/2 my neighborhood has them, and they work great. It's a semi-flexible and very dense material, and it bolts together with a unique method that allows some movement between sections. All told it is very heavy and not easily stolen. None have been swiped in this area, but this is a very low crime area too. It also has a relief all the way through the middle of it, so when it sits in the drainage half-moon between road and driveway, water can flow underneath it.

Buy direct from Bridjit. Shipping is free and fast. Resellers charge more than direct purchase and have longer lead times. We had it two or three days after placing the order last year.
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This is what we're using with an added middle section hence it's four total sections. More than 1/2 my neighborhood has them, and they work great. It's a semi-flexible and very dense material, and it bolts together with a unique method that allows some movement between sections. All told it is very heavy and not easily stolen. None have been swiped in this area, but this is a very low crime area too. It also has a relief all the way through the middle of it, so when it sits in the drainage half-moon between road and driveway, water can flow underneath it.

Buy direct from Bridjit. Shipping is free and fast. Resellers charge more than direct purchase and have longer lead times. We had it two or three days after placing the order last year.
Wowsers, 400 bucks! It looks great but I'm only in the rental for 12 months. Might give the wood dowels a go first but thanks for the heads up on this.
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Wowsers, 400 bucks! It looks great but I'm only in the rental for 12 months. Might give the wood dowels a go first but thanks for the heads up on this.
Check amazon because they have cheaper versions of this concept. I'm going to have to purchase something myself and want to go cheap.
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Check amazon because they have cheaper versions of this concept. I'm going to have to purchase something myself and want to go cheap.
Agreed - I think I'm gonna go with this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Car-Driveway-...s%2C183&sr=8-6

Looks flexible enough to morph over any sort of curved curb.
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Agreed - I think I'm gonna go with this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Car-Driveway-...s%2C183&sr=8-6

Looks flexible enough to morph over any sort of curved curb.
Saw that one. Supposedly someone cut it in half for both wheels. Should work.
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It looks less than ideal (although I have added more gravel now, picture was a WIP!) but still has good drainage and it's removable when I leave this place, or if the local council take issue with what I've done. Driveway dips down right before a very high camber piece of road, so the car just scrapes on the way out. Not anymore!
Maybe it's the camera angle, but that doesn't look too bad to me at all lol. Did you scrap pulling straight in or at an angle?
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