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    Default Bottomed my car out yesterday ... OUCH

    Still on holiday at the mo down near barnstaple and decided to take the kids to a war museum out in the sticks , on the way we turned a corner with a steep decline and at an angle , Then we heard that horrible scraping sound and then it jolted to a stop , balls !!! Tried to reverse but again it had caught on something ...., everyone had to get out on a blind bend in the wet !! The wife and kids were pooing themselves but it had to be done , while they were out I put on full lock which raised the front end up slightly and luckily I was able to get it free , the people behind us told me that at one point I only had 3 wheels touching the ground !! Not checked underneath yet but I'm not looking forward to finding out that's for sure !!! That's what -65 mm does for ya !!!!
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    I would never lower my suspension. The amount to humptys on the roads them days and big holes. But everyone to their own. Hope you dont find 2 much damage.

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    Lets hope you just scuffed a "solid" part of the underneath "eh" Phil.

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    lets hope you dont find to much damage under there Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwillie View Post
    I would never lower my suspension. The amount to humptys on the roads them days and big holes. But everyone to their own. Hope you dont find 2 much damage.
    ^^^ in fact I went the other way, from SRi to Elite and I love the softer suspension, must be an age thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big phil View Post
    Still on holiday at the mo down near barnstaple and decided to take the kids to a war museum out in the sticks , on the way we turned a corner with a steep decline and at an angle , Then we heard that horrible scraping sound and then it jolted to a stop , balls !!! Tried to reverse but again it had caught on something ...., everyone had to get out on a blind bend in the wet !! The wife and kids were pooing themselves but it had to be done , while they were out I put on full lock which raised the front end up slightly and luckily I was able to get it free , the people behind us told me that at one point I only had 3 wheels touching the ground !! Not checked underneath yet but I'm not looking forward to finding out that's for sure !!! That's what -65 mm does for ya !!!!
    we went there, its good but an absolute nightmare to get to, I only had the car a couple of days.....

    did you go to big sheep - thats goos for kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big phil View Post
    Still on holiday at the mo down near barnstaple and decided to take the kids to a war museum out in the sticks
    Ah, Cobatton Combat Vehicle Museum - excellent. It is requiring a 4x4 to get there though.

    Barnstaple is where I grew up. A nice place to visit and plenty to do.

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    Hope you find your bottom is ok Mr Phill ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigknill View Post
    Ah, Cobatton Combat Vehicle Museum - excellent. It is requiring a 4x4 to get there though.

    Barnstaple is where I grew up. A nice place to visit and plenty to do.
    we want to move that way next year.

    either just north of exeter or south moulton.

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    I bet it will be fine Phil. It probably sounded worse than it is.

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