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      05-30-2019, 05:23 PM   #36
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Drives: '19 Audi RS5 Sportback
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Originally Posted by maniz View Post
Is your driveway's approach angle (or that of the places you frequent) extremely steep? If not, I'm nor sure I understand the aversion to reduced front bumper clearance. I drive my car year-round and if the snow is deep enough for the front clearance to be an issue, the car can't be driven that day anyway because it wouldn't get through the snow depth even with my snow tires. An MPerf front lip and gentle lowering on MPerf springs has never caused me issues.

I do work from home full time and to your point, I'm able to avoid going anywhere when snow starts to pile up. And, while the front edge of the driveway to our new house is a bit steeper than the last house, an angled approach solves the issue. I suspect just a slightly more aggressive angle would be fine if I lower it.

I'm still wary though since my wife and I make relatively frequent trips to my parents house in Evergreen. Their driveway is quite ridiculous. For instance, below was the clearance with my old STI at stock ride height (granted, with a lip). The road is very narrow too, so trying to angle your way all the way down isn't really an option. I'd hate to miss out on driving the M3 up those amazing twisty roads into Evergreen, just because my car can't make it down their driveway.

Regardless, I'm still considering it...
'19 Audi RS5 Sportback

F80 ///M3 | Mineral Gray Metallic | 6MT

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