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Old 06-03-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
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Your suggestions please

This forum is awesome. But your probably getting sick of me already.

Anyway, heres the problem. I have an incredibly thin driveway. When I back out of the driveway, i sometimes rub the sidewall of the tires against the curb on the passenger side. I really hate to do this because they are pretty expensive tires and i know i'm reducing their overall life. My other option is to park the truck on the street, but, even though i live in a pretty good neighborhood, i really don't want to do this.

I was thinking that maby there was something i could place over the inside of the curb (some type of liner) to lessen the friction and thus the wear on the passenger side tires. i know this may sound crazy, but anyone got some ideas??

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Old 06-03-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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I doubt it... your best bet would probably be to spend the money on curb work.

Do you have a picture of this driveway entry in question?
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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I was thinking of looking for a heavy duty ~25' rubber "L" shaped run to place over the curb. Im not sure how I would go about securing it however. Anyway, its out on the street for the truck until i can figure out a solution.

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Old 06-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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move to Montana so you can get 50 acres for like 20g's.... thats all I got.. sorry
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maybe you could bolt a decent sized piece of nylon(very hard plastic) to the bottom of the curb, should be relatively easy on your tires??!!
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Very, very, very easy. Don't hit the curb!!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:27 PM   #7
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Very, very, very easy. Don't hit the curb!!!
geeze, i diddnt see that one coming...
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Build a curb extension or build a 45 degree wood platform along the curb. This way you can actually park ON the curb without damaging your tires. If these don't work, shave your curb to 45 degrees or whatever angle that works for you or even build it up with cement. Any concrete cutting guys can grind it down for you.
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You might try what I did when the curb in front of my house was to sharpe of an angle for my lowered sports cars (kept scrapping my front spoilers). I filled in the space between the top of the curb and the street with some bagged asphalt that you can buy in a hardware store. You could do the same thing by filling in the space between the top of your curb and driveway, thus when you get to close to your curb, you would just be riding on this asphalt filler which will prevent you from rubbing the tire on the side of the curb.
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