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Damage to Undercarriage from Speed Bump? (archive)

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Posted by Rick/Los Altos on November 12, 2000 at 19:09:17:

I dropped my daughter off at the high school the other day and was amazed that while only doing ~2-3MPH in a line of cars in the parking lot, I 'bottomed out' after my front wheels cleared a large speed bump... it felt like the car frame banged down on the speed bump.

...I didn't think that any damage was done, and the steering feels OK, but I"m a hypochondriac and am wondering if something may have been a little bent.

...I notice that there is kind of protective skeleton of black metal tubing under the front of the car protecting the drip pan and the transmission.

I think that I hit this protective cage or perhaps the two I-beams behind the cage that seem to be the car's frame.

Any opinions?

RIck/Los Altos


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