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Old 05-09-2003, 05:43   #1 (permalink)
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Speed Bumps - Undercarriage Damage

Just a word of warning, I visited my Westfield Doncaster in Melb today and for the first time parked on the roof.

I've never had a problem in any of their other car parks but on the roof there are some nasty speed bumps with metal caps.

I went over with next to no speed, practically stopped before taking the bump but still scraped badly and have some dints on the muffler below the front seats.

My car has stock AU1 pre update suspension, so 1 inch higher than other AUs. I've never had a problem on any other speed bumps.

This also came up a while ago here

Watch those speed humps!!!!
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Gee's mate thats no good i would definitly be looking at getting compensation from the Westfields. An AU1 Forte pre-update is definitly very high my XR6 would be totalled going throught that speed hump if yours is damaged that bad.
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I think it should be illegal to have speed bumps that any legal height car can touch over
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Well as a matter of fact they are illegal, the maxium hight of a speed bump must not exceed 75mm and the lowest part of the car legally must be more than 100mm.
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complain to managament, they will tell you write a letter what happend, quote how much it cost and they should pay you out. Every store in the shopping center pay public liability insurance, so 90% chance of getting money to fix the damage.

happend to me at epping shopping center.
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Well as a matter of fact they are illegal, the maxium hight of a speed bump must not exceed 75mm and the lowest part of the car legally must be more than 100mm.
Do they have to take into account angles etc also depending on how abtrupt they are they can cause the suspension to compress as a car passes over them bringing the car lower
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Saw my brother earlier today and mentioned it to him and he knew instantly which speed bump I was talking about.

His car scrapes badly too, it's a completely stock XE Stationwagon!

I'm not all that irate but with the amount of BMW's in that area Westfield could have some major issues. Stock BMW's are way lower than my Forte.

Although I have never seen a BMW parked on the roof, maybe this is why.

I may still go in and see the Centre Manager, even if just to suggest that they are too high.
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think thats bad theres a right turn in greensborough i scrape if i go at the speed limit! now thats stupid.
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we used to have plastic speed bumps at wesfield belconen till some smart arse did burn outs on them melting them all over the ground so thay replaced them with big steel things that are very squear and as u drive off the the car compresses the springs heaps and bang u hit the bastard
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Muffler's nothing.... try going over even gentle speed bumps when you've got superlows! Rooted the stabiliser bar on my diff pretty good.
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