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But isn't the car permanently raised with these spacers? Phil
Yep.

There's nothing really available other than expensive adjustable air suspension that will do it. Easiest option is to do something with the driveway. Probably a few hundred quid to have it dug out and levelled.
 

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Yard of sand in the boot ? :unsure:;)
 

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or not park on the drive....
 

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Would adding 12mm spring packers make the difference to getting the car on the angled drive though? I'm sort of doubting it if the angle is that severe.
 

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Would adding 12mm spring packers make the difference to getting the car on the angled drive though? I'm sort of doubting it if the angle is that severe.
Good question, it would also depend on which front bumper it has.
 

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Good question, it would also depend on which front bumper it has.
how about getting the " we've been doing a job up the road and we've got 6 tonne of tarmac left" boyes round?
 
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Bit too short in length then for most of those options.

Are they both your garages? Have you tried going up diagonally and swinging in?
 

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My garage is the white door, the neighbours is the black. Yes, I have tried diagonally.
 

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A couple of long ramps from the road to where the car would stop should do it.


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Suddenly remembered that some sports and super cars have a lift system specifically for this purpose. They have a hydraulic lift system, usually for the front, that can raise the front a few inches for steep driveways, speed bumps etc. You can buy aftermarket kits, not cheap mind you.


It’s just a hydraulic pump. The special sauce is the little “puck” that sits inside the system and expands to create the lift.


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I have just bought a 2013 Sportbrake. Unfortunately, I cannot get it up my steep driveway, because the front bumper would scrape on the ground.

Is there a way of somehow raising the front just for maneuvering? Could the front be jacked up on the level and something be put in the front suspension that locks it in its extended position? Obviously unsuitable for driving but perfectly OK for walking speed maneuvering. It is just for those times I want it close to the garage for maintenance so that I don't have the bonnet up etc in the road.

The other option is ramps but they would have to be long and cumbersome to overcome the transition between the pavement and my driveway.

Final option is to move house, but I don't want it to come to that.

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"It is just for those times I want it close to the garage for maintenance so that I don't have the bonnet up etc in the road"

it's a lot of, what's the term?, faffing about for the occasional lifted bonnet...tbh
 

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Save me going through the whole thread; has the option of reversing onto the ramp been mooted?
 

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Save me going through the whole thread; has the option of reversing onto the ramp been mooted?
yes.

what stuff goes in your grey bin?
 

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There's probably no reason why some scaff boards placed 90 degrees to the driveway might just lift it enough to get it in. It'll be safer than trying to drive them onto the boards lengthways.
 
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