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View Poll Results: How to you takcle speed humps?
Ah! I spent $$$ on my suspension I want to keep it! 40 76.92%
Pfft! The car will be fine..Full speed ahead! 12 23.08%
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Old 08-17-2004, 17:48   #1 (permalink)
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Ah Speed hump demons!

Well lately I have been shaking my head in disbelief...I donít really care when the chicks in her red laser or black Hyundai hammers over speed humps (although if they could slow down a little so I could get a second glance it would be better...lol).

But when people in there new, or old for that matter, XR8's and 6's absolutely fly over speeds I get a bit angry. Do these people have no consideration for there car??!

This is at Deakin Uni by the way, and I think the majority of the offenders are staff with company cars, but still!

I have to crawl over them at a max speed of 10kph, these people would be doing 60-70 easy. Can new cars handle this? I know it shouldn't bother them but still, a little restraint would be nice.

So what do you do? Crawl over them and sometimes have to do the 1-2-Shuffle (tm), or do you not worry and go it kamikaze style?
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Old 08-17-2004, 17:59   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ah Speed hump demons!

My konis seem to be alright no matter what speed (within reason) but for my own comfort i like to go slow.
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Old 08-17-2004, 18:00   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ah Speed hump demons!

if its a smaller sized speed hump i go streight over it very slowly, but if its a large type i have to go sideways very very slowly over it. I have a huge dent in my middle muffler from a speed hump catching it. Also i never bake while going over the speed hump as that puts even more wear on your suspension.
i know what you meen about deakin, theres some crazy people there, and speed humps every 10 metres
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Re: Ah Speed hump demons!

Sped humps? Posted speed. I know of someone who died going over a speed hump at 80km/h. Smashed their head on the roof. Not a nice way to go...
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Sped humps? Posted speed. I know of someone who died going over a speed hump at 80km/h. Smashed their head on the roof. Not a nice way to go...
yes shock horror but most of the people speed around the back of uni :/ Its posted I think at 50, but yeah no one does it.

And how the heck can you hit your head on the roof? No seatbelt?
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Re: Ah Speed hump demons!

Yeah, I think it was a no seatbelt incident. But still.. why go 80 over a bump? If I'm not mistaken, the person who died was doing it as a bet with some mates. Happened maybe 11 - 12 years ago.
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Yep, I take my time over the speed humps. Monash Uni has some shockers, come to think of it there's a couple at Knox City I need to inch over and my car isn't even that low!!

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Sped humps? Posted speed. I know of someone who died going over a speed hump at 80km/h. Smashed their head on the roof. Not a nice way to go...
Gees, must have been some whack on the head
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yes those speed humps at know are a prick, i went through with 4 heads in the car and had to pile them all out to push me off it, avoid them at all costs!!! speed wise on any speed hump 5-10km/h and sideways.
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Re: Ah Speed hump demons!

don't fancy belting the body kit, or risking the suspension on the XR8, so it's slow for me.
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Yep, I take my time over the speed humps. Monash Uni has some shockers...
Monash Uni eh? I suppose you're referring to the Clayton campus?
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